MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Mikumi National Park is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty and high biodiversity. It is the closest National Park to Dar es Salaam, nestled between the Uluguru and the Rubeho mountains.
As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from a high game density and supports a wide range of large mammals including elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, giraffe, sable antelope, zebra and buffalo. Like Ruaha or Selous it is still possible to spend a day in the park without seeing another tourist vehicle.
Besides recreation,Mikumi National Park offers a unique conservation, education and research opportunity. More Tanzanians visit Mikumi than any other National Park in Tanzania, not only through organised visits, but also through education and research programmes.
Resident mammals include African Wild Dog, Elephant, and giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Cape buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Eland and Litchtenstein’s Hartebeest. At the southern end of the flood plain, in the Kikoboga area, live families of Yellow Baboon.