Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park, with almost guaranteed wildlife sightings thus making it an ideal safari destination for those without much time.
Mikumi is the most accessible park from Dar-es-Salaam. Its principal feature is the flood plain of the Mkata River, the haunt of many elephants, buffalo, lion, hippo and a great variety of other animals. Bird life is extremely varied with many colorful and interesting species residing here which are not found in the northern parks.
Since the completion of the paved road connecting the park gate with Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park has become a hotspot for tourism in Tanzania. Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and only a few hours’ drive from Tanzania’s largest city. The park has a wide variety of wildlife that can easily be spotted. Its proximity to Dar es Salaam and the amount of wildlife that live within its borders makes Mikumi National Park a popular option for weekend visitors from the city or for business visitors who don’t have to spend a long time on an extended safari itinerary.