Mikumi National Park
Located north of the Selous Reserve, less than 300 km. from Dar es Salaam, is the Mikumi National Park.
Because of its accessibility its considered an important centre for education where students go to study ecology and conservation.
The Mikumi flood plain, with its open grasslands, dominates the park together with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides.
A wide range of wildlife inhabits its 3,230 sq km area.
Lion is commonly seen as are packs of wild dog, rare elsewhere in Africa.
Elephant buffalo, civet, eland, giraffe, impala, kudu, reedbuck, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest are commonly found
At the southern end of the flood plain, in the Kikoboga area, families of yellow baboon live while wallowing hippos are frequently joined in their pools by flocks open-billed storks, hunting for tasty mollusks.
Over 400 species of birds have been observed in the park, many of which are Eurasian migrants who stay between October and April.
Getting there: – A four-hour drive, or a one-hour flight, from Dar es Salaam.