Mikumi National Park
ABOUT MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Mikumi borders the Selous Game Reserve and the game migrates between the two. The main focus of Mikumi is the extensive Mkata floodplain. Here, sweeping yellow grasslands are interspersed with twisted acacia trees, where you will often find giraffes browsing on the leaves.
Wildlife Of Mikumi
Characteristic of the grassland are large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, and impala. There are families of warthogs, troops of yellow baboons, and vervet monkeys. Elephants can be seen and lions and spotted hyenas are common.
There is a road running through the park, which can detract a little from the feeling of wilderness. For this reason, we’ve chosen a small camp, tucked well away near the Mkata floodplain.
As this park is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, we recommend it for two nights at the beginning of your safari before heading off into the Selous or Ruaha.
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