Wildlife Encounters

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is another wildlife viewing destination that can be visited in the southern part of Tanzania. The national park consists of acacia woodland, floodplains, savannah plains and baobab trees which can be visited during wildlife safaris across Tanzania.

Different wildlife species can be spotted during safaris in Mikumi National Park and they include zebras, buffalos, impalas, lions, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, kudu, sable antelopes among others.

 

Activities to do in Mikumi National Park

There are different activities for tourists to engage in during their wildlife safaris around Mikumi National Park and they include the following;

  • Game drives

Game drives in Mikumi National Park can be done in the morning and afternoon in search of different wildlife species such as zebras, buffalos, lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, impalas, waterbucks, kudu among others.

During game drives around Mikumi National Park, tourists can explore different parts of the national park and encounter different wildlife species on safari.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
  • Nature walks

Another way to explore Mikumi National Park during safaris is by engaging in guided nature walks around the savannah plains and other parts of the destination.

Nature walks also involve observing different animals on foot around Mikumi National Park.

  • Bird watching

Bird-watching experiences can also be conducted during safaris around Mikumi National Park which is home to numerous wildlife species.

Best time to visit Mikumi National Park

The dry season is experienced around June to October during safaris in Mikumi National Park and is considered a good time for wildlife viewing around the destination. Different conditions like thin vegetation in the dry season and wildlife gathering around water points make it easy to see the wildlife during safaris.

Wildlife safaris can also be carried out during rainy seasons in Mikumi National Park from March to May and around November.

How to get to Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park can be accessed by flying to Kikoboga Airstrip from Julius Nyerere International Airport or by driving to and from Dar es Salaam.

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