Mikumi is the fourth-largest National Park in Tanzania. It is crossed by a paved highway that connects Dar es Salaam and Southern Tanzania; this makes it the most accessible park from Dar es Salaam. The park is located between the Lumango range and the Uluguru Mountains; its landscape is made up of grassy plains, baobabs and a number of hardwood trees. Due to its favorable location, Mikumi is an ideal destination for viewing wild animals year-round.
Mikumi Supports wildebeest, giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, kudus, impalas, leopards, lions, wild dogs, crocodiles and over 400 species of birds. Bird lovers will enjoy watching birds along the waterways inside the park.
Best Time to Visit
The park is accessible throughout the year, but the best (recommended) time to visit is during the dry season between May and November; during this time, the park dries up forcing the animals to gather around water holes.