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Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park - Tanzania - Best Tourist Guide

Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest park in Tanzania covering an area of 3,230 sq km (1,225 sq miles). It lies 300km to the west of Dar es Salaam and is easily accessed from the city being on the main Mororgoro and Iringa road and is an easy 4-hour drive from Dar es Salaam. The main road runs through the park.

Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi National Park has a wide variety of wildlife that is easy to spot and well-acclimatized for game viewing. Its proximity to Dar es Salaam and the amount of wildlife that live within its borders makes Mikumi National Park a popular option for weekend visitors from the city, or for business visitors who don’t have long to spend on an extended safari itinerary.

The road continues to Ruaha National Park, another great park in Tanzania. Not only is Mikumi a great place for ‘getting your eye in’ on game drives, but it is also a fantastically colourful place. The open grasslands stretching out before you change through the spectrum of orange and yellows throughout the day – a photographers paradise!

Mikumi National Park is stunning in the early morning and late afternoons when its panoramic views are enhanced by the light and its wildlife is at its most active. Game drives around the Kisingura Circuit, Hippo Pools, and Vuma Hill are among the most rewarding.

Why Go on safari in Mikumi National Park

The park is also decorated by its superbly scenic plains and baobabs and it is home to various wild animals and birds species. The park is endowed with spectacular concentration of wildlife which are rarely seen in other parks like magnificent Sable antelope, African hunting dog, blue wildebeest, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and others.

The gentle foothills and vast miombo woodland savanna in the southern parts of the park are quite spectacular. Perhaps most unique to Mikumi are its African Wild Dog population and its large eland population. The largest member of the antelope family cuts a striking figure as it grazes on the open fields, and the park’s huge array of bird life (over 400 species) make it a birder’s paradise as well.

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Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

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Best Time To Visit Mikumi National Park

When to Visit Mikumi National Park for safaris

Generally, Tanzania is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Mikumi National Park entry fees for 2024

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

TSH

Child

TSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

Adults

USD

Child

USD

7500

3000

35

15

35

15

Please note the rates are subject to change.

 

How to Pay for Mikumi National Park Fees

How do you pay for Mkomazi National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the Tanapa Account, create an account, and select Mkomazi National Park to pay for the park fees. 

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Tanzania National Parks FAQs

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Which National Park in Tanzania is the best?

Serengeti National Park. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park easily makes its way into most bucket lists. This fascinating park presents all kinds of ecosystems which allows it to host a variety of plants, birds and animals.

What is the largest park in Tanzania?

Nyerere National Park is now the Largest National Park in Tanzania with the size of 30,893km square…. 

How many national parks are in Tanzania?

There are 22 national parks in Tanzania, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, which have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

What is Serengeti National Park famous for?

It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

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