Crossed by the road linking Dar es Salaam to Iringa, the Mikumi National Park is located north of the vast Selous Game Reserve. This is the most easily accessible southern park from Dar Es Salaam. The Mikumi landscapes and the Mkata plain savanna are similar to those of the Serengeti in the north.

Mikumi is the Tanzanian park where you will have the best chance to watch elks, the largest antelope in the world, as well as the rare black sable antelope and the elegant kudu. North of the park, two lakes are home to many hippos and the entire park hosts more than 400 bird species.

Situation

The park surface is 3 230 km². It is located 280 kilometers west of Dar Es Salaam and north of the Selous Game Reserve.

How to get there

Four hours’ drive from Dar Es Salaam via Morogoro on good asphalt road. Charter flights from Dar, Arusha and Selous.

Activities

4wd safaris and hiking.