Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is considered a flood plain nestled between Uluguru and Udzungwe Mountains. Its size is 3230km2 and it is next to the northern border of Africa's biggest game reserve - the Selous.
The Park is easily accessible from Dar-Es-Salaam and boasts open landscapes against a mountain backdrop, making game viewing fairly easy and relaxed.
Being part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from a high game density and supports a wide range of large mammals. 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 organized 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 and almost 400 different species of birds are found in this Park.