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Wildlife in this quiet national park includes elephant, giraffe, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, sable, eland, Liechtenstein’s hartebeest, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and jackal. You can also find yellow baboons near Kiboga, at the southern end of the park.

In the two pools north of Mikumi’s main gate, hippos are frequently joined by flocks of openbilled storks and other waterbirds. More than 300 bird species have been recorded here, such as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle.

The closest park to Dar-es-Salaam, Mikumi National Park is transected by the surfaced road between Dar and Iringa and is thus the most accessible area of a 75,000 square kilometre tract of wilderness. It is part of a much larger ecosystem centred on the vast Selous Game Reserve.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: African elephant, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, spotted hyena, yellow baboon, eland
  • Where: Morogoro Region, Tanzania
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Stanley’s Kopje

This camp sits on a rocky outcrop on the Mkata floodplain of Mikumi National Park. The restaurant and bar offer 360 degree wildlife viewing and a fine panorama over the plain and Mwanamboga waterhole. Eight large en suite tents with shady verandahs create a true bush safari atmosphere.