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Mikumi borders the Nyerere National Park and game migrates between the two. The main focus of Mikumi is the extensive Mkata floodplain. Here, sweeping yellow grasslands are interspersed with twisted acacia trees, where you will often find giraffe browsing on the leaves.

Wildlife of Mikumi National Park

Characteristic of the grassland are large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and impala. There are families of warthog, troops of yellow baboon and vervet monkeys. Elephant can be seen from afar and lion and spotted hyena are common.


There is a road running through the park, which can detract a little from the feeling of wilderness. For this reason we’ve chosen a small camp, tucked well-away near the Mkata floodplain. As this park is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, we recommend it for two nights at the beginning of your safari before heading off into Nyerere National Park or Ruaha.

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Map of Mikumi National Park

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