Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park


Location: Morogoro

Area: 3230 km²


Description of Mikumi National Park


Mikumi National Park is a nature reserve near Mikumi in central Tanzania.  Mikumi National Park was found in 1964 and today covers an area of 3230 km². This natural biosphere contains two lodges as well as three luxury tented camps and three campsites.



Mikumi Park is located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango Range and borders the Selus Hunting Reserve and the Uzungwa Mountains National Park. Together with them, the park forms a popular safari route.

Rare acacias can be found along the Mkata River in the park.

Through the territory of the park there are migration routes for animals such as zebras, warthogs, impalas and buffalos. In addition, giraffes and elephants live in the park, and hippos live in ponds located 5 km north of the main entrance. In the flooded meadows you can find cannons, which are the largest antelopes in the world, as well as large kudu and black antelopes. This diversity attracts lions who like to sit on the tops of termite mounds or on trees.

The park has more than 400 species of birds.

Mikumi National Park is a very attractive tourist destination in Tanzania, largely due to the fact that an asphalt road from Dar es Salaam was built before it. The proximity to the largest city in the country contributed to the fact that people began to come to the park for the weekend. Most visitors are attracted to the Big Five park: cheetahs, lions, elephants, buffalos and rhinos.