Mikumi National Park

 

The park covers an area of 3,230 square kilometers. The park can easily visited from Dar es Salaam or Iringa which are 294 kilometers and 217 kilometers away respectively. The Mikumi National Park covers the flood plains of the Mkata River and also has grasslands and woodlands. In Mikumi there is abundant birdlife on the wetlands and you'll see animals not normally found in north circuit of the country. These include violet-crested Turaco, brown-necked parrot, white-backed night heron, green pigeon and the white-headed black chat.

On the western corridor is the Grumeti River with its numerous crocodiles and other reptiles. During the Great Migration these reptiles obtain abundant food as the wildebeest and zebras cross the river to the Maasai Mara.

The landscape of the Mikumi National Park
A Turaco - commonly seen in Mikumi
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