Tanzania’s most accessible park
“At the southern end of the plains yellow baboon, impalas, reedbucks and other antelope can be seen, while to the north it’s hippo country…”
Mikumi is possibly the most easily visited of Tanzania's national parks – either in tandem with other southern parks or as a round trip from Dar es Salaam.
The open grasslands of the Mukimi flood plains, bordered on two sides by mountain ranges, are home to all kinds of wildlife. Giraffe, elephant, buffalo and eland gather on the Mkata Plains, the woodland supports sable antelope and greater kudu, lion and spotted hyena are common, and African wild dogs often pass through. To the north, numerous hippos wallow in natural pools. The plains that surround them are home to an array of game, from Lichtenstein's hartebeest to wild dog.