Mikumi National Park is tightly sandwiched in between the Uluguru and Rubeho peaks and the Rubeho and Udzungwa mountains. It is a mind-blowing National Park that engrasps you in a wildlife experience to remember. Have you ever seen wildlife if you haven’t seen the big five in their natural habitat while they silently await their prey?
Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth-largest. It’s also the easiest to get to from Dar-es-Salaam. The ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) are always visible at Mikumi National Park, and tourists are seldom unhappy.
If you’re short on time and are thriving a quick glance at all those animals you’ve seen on TV for so long, then Mikumi is the way to go. Not everyone has time to wait patiently for game watching.
Mikumi National Park has been anticipated to become a vacation hub in Tanzania ever since the paved road linking the park entry to Dar es Salaam was made. The park includes a diverse range of species that is easily visible and great for wildlife watching. Mikumi National Park is a favorite holiday destination for Dar es Salaam residents since its located close to the city and has abundance of wildlife.
Hundreds of mucky beasts and water-dwelling animals may be seen up close in hippopotamus pools. The bird-watching experience along the canals is also fascinating. Elephants, zebras, moose, lions, giraffes, buffalo, wildebeest, and a variety of birds can all be found at Mikumi National Park.
Huge groups of zebras, impalas, buffalos, wildebeests are common on the grasslands. There are yellow baboon troops and vervet monkeys as well! Some of the names are so uncommon that most of you would never even have heard them!
You’ll enjoy the excitement when a large herd of animals approaches. Have your cameras ready whenever you visit this fantastic national park because there will be loads to see and so much to experience. Lions and spotted hyenas are abundant.
Many species typical of the African savannah can be found in the fauna at Mikumi. The odds of sighting a lion climbing a tree trunk are higher in Mikumi than in Manyara. As we said before, it’s a hub for easy game-watching. The park is home to a giraffe subspecies that scientists believe represents the link between both the Masai and the Somali giraffe.
The Mkata Floodplain, crisscrossed by an excellent loop of wildlife-viewing roads, is possibly Tanzania’s most consistent spot for views of the mighty eland. The mighty eland is the world’s largest antelope. Now that’s a story to tell your friends! You’ve seen the largest antelope in the world!
The miombo-covered foothills of the highlands that rise from Mikumi National Park’s borders are home to the extremely spectacular kudu and sable antelope. Indeed, this area will show you lots of antelopes. Mikumi’s atmosphere is frequently compared to the Serengeti, and the topography is somewhat similar.