Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6.5
Mammals: 8
Birds: 8.5
Reptiles: 7.5
Trees: 7.5

Lookout for

Elephant
Lion
Spotted Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Impala
Sable Antelope
Eland
Warthog
Baboon

Mikumi National Park lies along the northern frontier of the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. This easily accessible national park is only around 4-5 hours drive from Dar Es Salaam and is conveniently located in the heart of Tanzania's southern circuit on the border of Selous and within a few hour's drive of Ruaha. A wide variety of ecosystems exist in Mikumi, from the open Mkata floodplain to the miombo woodland. Visitors can expect to see Africa's larger antelope species, including Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope and Eland. With over 400 bird species so far recorded, Mikumi is a birding hotspot. General game viewing is great, with large herds of buffalo and healthy elephant populations present. If you are looking to get away from the crowds of the northern safari circuit (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater etc.), then Mikumi is perfect for you.

Why we like it

Birding hotspot; Large herds of elephant and buffalo; Less congested than Northern Circuit; Easily accessible

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 3230 sq km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Sable Antelope
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Iringa

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Stanley's Kopje, Mikumi National Park Full Board
Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Mikumi Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Mikumi and Selous 6-Day Tour, Tanzania Super Luxury 6 days

Key Species

MAMMALS
Greater Kudu
Sable Antelope
Elephant


BRIDS
Open-billed Stork
Long-tailed Fiscal
Violet-crested Turaco
Bateleur Eagle
Yellow-throated Longclaw


REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor Lizard


TREES
Baobab
Acacia Sp


HABITAT TYPES
Flood Plain
Grassland
Riverine
Miombo Woodland
Thornveld Thicket