Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest park in Tanzania and covers an area of 3230 km2. It is bordered by Uluguru Mountains in the North and Rubeho Mountains to the south-east. The main feature in the park is Mkata River Flood Plain. The common animals found in the park elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.
More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April. There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley’s double collared sunbird, and pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling
The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers. The main activities carried out are game drives, guided walks and visit nearby Udzungwa or travel on to Selous or Ruaha.
The easiest way to get there is through surfaced road connects which Mikumi to Dar es Salaam via Morogoro, a roughly 4 hour drive. There are Also road connections to Udzungwa, Ruaha and (dry season only) Selous and Charter flight from Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Selous. Local buses run from Dar to park HQ where game drives can be arranged.
There park is accessible all year round and there are accommodations which are in plenty for instant there are two lodges, three luxury tented camps, three campsites. There are also guest houses in Mikumi town on the park border. One lodge is proposed at Mahondo and one permanent tented camp at Lumaaga