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Mikumi National Park is an offbeat yet extremely pretty place in Tanzania. Perfectly transacted by the surfaced road between Dar and Iringa and is thus the most accessible area of a 75,000 square kilometre tract of wilderness.

Mikumi’s real beauty is showcased through its sun-kissed vast landscape, acacias, baobabs and tamarinds dot the savannah, verdant rainforest, diverse vegetation camping grounds and amazing wildlife.

With all these, this national park has been a wonderland and point of interest for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, from all over the World.

The Ruhebo and Uluguru mountains as well as some interesting rock formations can be seen close to the northern boundary of the park and the Mkata plains are by far the best place for game viewing.

The park is famous for its healthy populations of elephants and buffaloes, giraffe, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, sable, eland, Liechtenstein’s hartebeest, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and jackal which are rarely seen in other Parks.

You can also find yellow baboons near Kiboga, at the southern end of the park. The tamarind trees are a favourite spot for elephants and giraffes that spend hours eating the fruits.

With some of the most beautiful birds, the park harbours more than 400 bird species.

The most common residents are the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle, joined by a host of European migratory birds from November to April.

The hippo pool and Mwanambogo dam are a good place to see some of the water-associated birds like African fish eagle, African spoonbill and hamerkop, and the MkataRiver offers great views of African open bills fishing.

Covered by the Acacia woodlands, diverse wildlife and colourful birds, Mikumi National park definitely makes a great setting and a soothing treat to the eyes of visitors.

Road to Mikumi National Park

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