Founded in 1964, Mikumi National Park is one of the most convenient destinations for seeing a host of common African animals (lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and impala). Though most visitors stick to the central loop of the park, I would highly encourage travelers to head south into the wooded hills, where there is incredible bird life and you’re likely to be totally alone with nature.

I truly loved my time in this park and especially enjoyed the proximity of the animals to the camps and bandas where I stayed. No matter where you go in Mikumi, you are surrounded by wildlife.

Comments

  1. zamira Garcia
    Mendoza,Argentina
    November 27, 2012, 12:03 am

    me encanto tanzania es hermoso

  2. Ken Greig
    November 27, 2012, 8:11 am

    Beautiful !

  3. Ten Tanzania Travel Tips – Digital Nomad
    January 10, 2013, 10:06 am

    [...] and virgin Indian Ocean shore, stay in Saadani, for elephants and proximity to civilization, go to Mikumi, for total exotic, delve into Udzungwa, and for chimpanzees, venture over to Mahale and [...]

  4. Francis Hoti
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
    May 12, 2013, 12:25 am

    I am a tourists guide, current am working with Art in Tanzania as a team leader and tour guide, visiting Mikumi National park is one of my favourity park even during the rain seasoan, the park shared the same ecosysteme with the Selous Game Reserve. Also you can combine Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains rain forest for hiking through the rainforest along the escarpment and enjoying, forest birds, waterfalls and endemics species of flora and fauna.