Mikumi National Park

Wildebeest just chillaxing.
Photo by: Marc Veraart, Creative Commons

Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth largest national park and game reserve. It is about 3200 square kilometers, located near Morogoro, Tanzania. If you are interested with on-foot savannah-safari quests, the Mikumi National Park is highly recommended for you.

At the borders of the park are the Udzungwa and Uluguru mountains. The warm-tropical climate of the region causes a temperature range of 60 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The northern part of the park is a grass land. The savannah has acacia and rare palms too. The southern part has more inaccessible terrains and trees, but with more wild life.

The place is best to visit during the dry season. Usually, there are less species visible on wet months like April and May. During the warm and dry days, one can have the luxury of watching several game species. These include several types of giraffe, kudu, eland, gnu, zebras, wildebeests, lions, black antelopes and buffaloes. In the northern half, there are pools where you can see swimming hippos.

Mikumi is also an ideal spot for bird watching. The abundant water and food supply attracts some 400 bird varieties. Other species can only be found in the region too.

The flora and fauna of this national park is comparable to that of the Serengeti. Guided walks and game drives can be done throughout the entire year. Because of its location, it is also easy to visit the Ruaha and the Selous parks too.

After a day’s safari trip, there are comfortable huts and lodges like the Mikumi Wildlife Camp. It even has a swimming pool at the center of the park. There are several restaurants and bars too, which provide a nice scenic view of animals and butterflies.

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