What Makes Mikumi National Park Special

As accessible as it is, Mikumi is the most appealing Park to a safari. This Park will give a true taste of an African safari while preserving your precious time.

The Park has a variety of wildlife that can be easly seen. Its closeness to Dar makes it an ideal place for weekend visitors who don’t have to spend a long time on an extended safari itinerary.

The park derives its name from a palm tree called Borassus palm which once grew there and covers an area of 3,230km2

A thing that makes Mikumi Park special is that it shares borders with the Udzungwa as well as the Uluguru mountains while at its southern border with is the Nyerere National Park previously called Selous Game Reserve with the annual migration between Mikumi  and the Nyerere Park seasonally.

This National Park is known for its diverse population of uncommon wild animals. These include different species of antelope including the rare eland and the unusual Lichtenstein’s hartebeest among others. Other animals that you are likely to spot on a visit to the park include giraffes, buffalos, baboons, elephants and the rather fascinating tree climbing lions.


The Park experiences bi-modal rainfall season with short rains starting from October to early November and long rains from March to May and dry season is from late June to September.

It is located at an altitude between200m a