Description: Mikumi, transected by the surfaced road from Dar es Salaam to Iringa is the most accessible park in the Southern circuit. The centerpiece of Mikumi is the abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplains that draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds. It is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania to view the eland, the world’s largest antelope.
Location: Southern Tanzania, between Selous and Ruaha
Things 2 Do: Game Drives and Guided Walks
Time: 1 night minimum, up to 3 nights
Animals: Lions, Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Buffalo, Crocodile, Elephants, Giraffe, 400 Bird Species, Eland, Greater Kudu and Sable Antelope.