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Horizons and abundant wildlife

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Tour Operator: Mercury Tours

Mikumi National Park 3Days 2Nights

Although comparatively small in area, Mikumi is rich in wildlife and contains buffalo, elephant and lions. There are also wildebeests, zebras, impalas, wart hogs, hippos, cheetahs and giraffes. Most of the animals can be seen at all seasons within a short drive of Mikumi Wildlife Lodge and in the vicinity of the Hippo Pool and Mikumi Wildlife Camp. Elephants can be seen throughout the area, and buffalo totaling some 3,000 are to be found on the treeless grassland. A family of hippo lives at Hippo Pool 5km from the park gate.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $560 - $1200
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited TanzaniaTanzania
Parks visited Mikumi
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
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Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous – and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000 square kilometre (47,000 square mile) tract of wilderness that stretches east almost as far as the Indian Ocean.

The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.

Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi’s elephants.