Introduction to Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is a natural wonderland, offering visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.
It comprises vast savannah plains, rolling hills, and diverse wildlife, making it a must-visit destination for adventure seekers.
So, if you’re interested in going on a safari to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and other majestic animals, Mikumi has something for you!

Why visit Mikumi National Park?

  • Mikumi houses diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, wildebeest, hippos, and many more.
  • The park’s landscape is breathtaking, with rolling hills, savannah plains, and stunning waterfalls.
  • It’s a photographer’s paradise, and visitors can take in the views while hiking, biking, or driving through the park.
  • It’s also less crowded than other national parks, so you can enjoy a more peaceful safari experience.
  • Mikumi is one of the more affordable national parks in Tanzania, making it a more budget-friendly option.

Getting to Mikumi National Park

By Road

Mikumi National Park can be reached by road from Dar es Salaam. The journey from Dar es Salaam takes around 280km/5 hours drive.

By Air

Daily scheduled flights to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam with Auric Air and Coastal Aviation; flying time is 1.5 hours from Dar es Salaam.

Best Time to visit Mikumi National Park

The best time to see Mikumi National Park is during the dry season, from June to October.
The dry season is also an excellent time for game drives because navigating the park is easier.
Moreover, the weather during this time is generally sunny and warm, with fewer chances of rainfall.
During this time, the vegetation is less thick, and wildlife is easier to spot as they gather around water sources.
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Things to do in Mikumi National Park

From game drives, walking safaris, and bird watching to camping and cultural tours, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Wildlife in Mikumi National Park

From majestic elephants and towering giraffes to fierce lions and graceful antelopes, Mikumi houses some of the most iconic African animals.

Birds in Mikumi National Park

Bring your binoculars and get ready to explore the incredible world of birdlife in Mikumi National Park!

Landscape in Mikumi National Park

From rolling hills and open savannahs to winding rivers and towering mountains, Mikumi has it all.

Where to stay in Mikumi National Park

Several accommodation options are available in and around Mikumi National Park to suit every budget and preference.

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Top questions answered for Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is unlike anywhere you’ve been before. So, you have questions. We’ve been visiting for decades. So, we have answers.

Mikumi National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Visitors can witness large herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and buffalos.

Other animals residing in the park include lions, leopards, hyenas, and wild dogs. This beautiful park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 400 bird species, including the yellow-billed stork, bateleur, and fish eagle.

Furthermore, Mikumi National Park is known for its sable antelopes, greater kudus, and hippos. The park’s wildlife can be seen during game drives, walking safaris, and from designated viewpoints.

There are several activities that visitors can enjoy in Mikumi National Park, including:

  • Game drives: Visitors can take game drives to explore the park and see its wildlife. Morning and evening game drives are particularly popular as animals are more active during these times.
  • Walking safaris: Visitors can take guided walking safaris to get close to the park’s flora and fauna. These safaris are led by experienced rangers who provide information about the park’s ecosystem.
  • Birdwatching: Mikumi National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 400 bird species. Visitors can go on guided birdwatching tours or observe birds on their own.
  • Photography: Mikumi National Park offers excellent opportunities for photography with its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
  • Cultural tours: Visitors can also take cultural tours to nearby villages to learn about the local culture and traditions.

Yes, Mikumi National Park is generally safe for visitors. However, following safety guidelines and listening to your guide’s instructions are important to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Yes, Mikumi National Park is generally safe for visitors. However, it is important to follow safety guidelines and listen to your guide’s instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Visitors to Mikumi National Park are advised to take precautions against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. It is recommended to consult a travel health professional before your trip.

Yes, visitors are allowed to bring their vehicles into Mikumi National Park. However, having a 4×4 vehicle and following park regulations for safe driving is important.

No, the Great Wildebeest Migration does not occur in Mikumi National Park. However, visitors can still see large herds of wildebeest and other animals throughout the year.

Night safaris are not allowed in Mikumi National Park. However, visitors can still enjoy early morning safari, offering unique and exciting experiences to see the wildlife of Mikumi National Park.

Combining a visit to Mikumi National Park with other parks in Tanzania is possible. This includes Nyerere National Park, Ruaha National Park, and the Serengeti.

Easy Travel offers packages that include multiple parks.

No, it is not safe to walk around Mikumi National Park due to the presence of wild animals. Visitors are only allowed to walk in designated areas under the guidance of a park ranger.

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