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Mikumi National Park

Southern Circuit - Tanzania


About the park

The seemingly infinite horizon and rich wildlife make you feel like being on the Serengeti Plains – but you are not. Welcome to the Mkata Floodplain, the flagship attraction of Mikumi, safely tucked in between the Rubeho and Uluguru Mountains. 

Picturesque at every time of a day, the ligh at dusk and dawn makes a visit to the plains truly mesmerizing. The only roar you will hear is not of cars, but of the king of the jungle.


Most visitors come to Mikumi National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino), and they are always not disappointed. Hippo pools provide close access to the mud-loving beasts, and bird-watching along the waterways is particularly rewarding.

The main feature of the park is the Mikumi flood plain, along with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides. Open grasslands dominate in the flood plain, eventually merging with the miombo woodland covering the lower hills. Also, its bordered by the Lumango and Uluguru mountains.

Other animals that can be sighted although rare are the Sable Antelope resident in the southern part of the park bordering the Selous, the Greater Kudu, leopard, and the wild dog also known as the African Hunting Dog. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, including European migrants during the rainy season, the yellow-throated longclaw bateleur eagle and lilac-breasted roller.


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