Mikumi National Park

Size: 3,320 km2 (1,282 mi2) Established: 1964

Main habitats: Dry miombo woodland, flood-plain grassland.

Seasons: Dry: June–November. Wet: December–May. There is little seasonal variation in wildlife.

Activities: Game drives

Mikumi Map

Mikumi National Park Map 2023 Tanapa

Map made by: Kevin van der Gugten

Data: ERSI Server TANAPA Data

Source: https://www.tanzaniaparks.go.tz/national_parks/mikumi-national-park

Mikumi was made a National Park in 1964 and is 3,230 sq. km (1,250 sq. miles) in size. This enormous area links the Julius Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) with the forested abundance of the eastern arc mountains, and so is an important part of a huge ecosystem of rivers, flood plains, forests and woodlands. The northern plains that surround the Mkata River are readily accessible and is the best place to go for wildlife. A good network of tracks means that a wide variety of wildlife including buffalo, cape hunting dog, cheetah, and lion are approachable and can be enjoyed at close quarters.


Mikumi abounds with big game, including buffalo, elephant, the big cats, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, eland as well as smaller species. Some of the more unusual species such as sable antelope, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and greater kudu inhabit the wooded areas surrounding the Mkata plains and are more of a challenge to find. But they’re there!


• Game drives

• Night game driving

• Guided walks

Mikumi National Park is located 288km (about 173miles) west of Dar es Salaam via Morogoro town about 107km (67miles) by the highway We take clients from Dar and Morogoro to Mikumi National Park.

Our recommended accommodation 

Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Nestled in the forests of the Vuma Mountains that overlook the Mkata Flood Plains

-Classic Tents (comfortably furnished, with a shaded veranda & en suite bathroom)

-Restaurant & Bar Area (with views of the sun setting over the Mkata Flood Plains below)

-Full Board (Meals)

-Swimming Pool

-Game viewing from your own veranda & around camp

Foxes Accommodation Vuma Hills Mikumi