Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is lying just to the North of the famous Selous Game Reserve. Gazetted in 1964 covering an area of 1070 km2, it was later extended in 1975 to cover the current area of 3,230 km2. The park is the fifth largest National Park in Tanzania, it Shares the name ‘Mikumi’ with the village just beyond its Western border of the Dar es Salaam – Iringa highway, which traverse the park for 50km. The small town in turn takes the name from the palm tree (Borassus spp.) which once grew there in profusion but no stem is visible in the village.

How to get there:
By road: About288 km from Dar es Salaam; a four hours drive.

By railway: From Dar es Salaam to Man’gula and from Man’gula using road to reach the park.

By aircraft: The Park can also be reachable by Charter flights

Best time to visit
The best time to visit the park is during the dry season (May- October). However, the Northern part of the park is accessible through- out the year.

Tourism Activities
Game drives – This activity is conducted from 0630 – 1830 HRS, no additional fee for this activity. Four wheel (4X4) drive vehicles are recommended.

Walking safari – Short walking safari

There are 3 walking trails: Kikoboga, Vuma and Lodge.
The total distance for all trails is 14 kms where by Kikoboga 4 km, Vuma 6 km and Lodge 4 km
The walking duration for the trails is 1.30 HRS for Kikoboga, 3 hrs for Vuma and 1.30 HRS for Lodge
The best time to conduct walking is from 0630 to 0900 and 1600 to 1830HRS
Booking must be done in 12 to 24 HRS

Main attractions

The spectacular concentration of variety of animals in Mkata flood plain including four of the big five, elephant, buffalo, Lion and Leopard.
The ever changing skies and light producing glorious sunrise and sunset.
Other games including the worlds’ largest Antelope – Eland, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelopes, Defassa waterbuck and African hunting dogs.
Mikumi offers an outstanding diversity of bird life. From the striking turkey-sized group hornbill to the tiny sunbirds. Eagles are often seen soaring in the intense blue skies, and the Lilac-breasted rollers add brilliance to their background.
Mikumi has a variety of vegetation types ranging from seasonally flooded grassland to woodland and riverine forest. The Afromontane forest found on the summit of Malundwe Mountains is part of forest type that is renowned for its unique flora and fauna


Inside the park: There are park’s Tourist bandas, rest house and three

Private tented camps and campsites (both public and special). Public

Campsites have basic facilities namely toilet, kitchen, water and bathroom. Special campsites are

just natural sites where water and bathrooms facilities are not provided.

Why choose us

There are so many companies from which to choose when planning your African adventure that the list can be dizzying. How do you choose the right one? Price is definitely a major factor for most people. At Nakwenda Safaris, we aim to offer competitive prices without jeopardizing our ethical standards, the level of quality we assure, and the safety and satisfaction of our clients. This has resulted in high rankings on SafariBookings.com,Yourafricansafari.com, and Safarireviews.com. In addition, we are accredited by the Tanzania Tourist Board. But when all is said and done, it is the Nakwenda Safaris commitment that really differentiates us from other tour companies
  • A response to your quote request within 24 hours of receipt, and timely communication thereafter;
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  • Expertise and knowledge to clearly understand your needs;
  • Sensitivity regarding any special needs you may have;
  • Relentless efforts to make sure your program includes everything you require;
  • Superbly designed itineraries;
  • Caring drivers who put a premium on safety, and, importantly, know their stuff;
  • A new, well-maintained, and comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle fleet, with good openings for wildlife spotting and photography;
  • High-quality equipment, especially for mountain expeditions;
  • Accommodation with the highest standards;
  • Ongoing collaboration with our suppliers to ensure that best practices are being followed in healthcare and safety;
  • A seamless holiday where everything goes like clockwork and as promised;