Mkomazi National Park is the youngest National Park of Tanzania (2006). It is located in North Eastern Tanzania on the Kenyan Border. It was established as a Game Reserve in 1951 and is found in Kilimanjaro Region and Tanga Region.
Mkomazi is one of the only places in the whole Tanzania to spot the black rhinoceros. The Reserve covers over 3,200 km² and is dominated by Acacia-Commiphora vegetation; it is contiguous with Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park
Mkomazi supports several dry – country specialists’ species that are rare elsewhere in Tanzania; these include the spectacular fringe – eared Oryx, with its long back – sweeping horns, and the handsome spiral – horned lesser kudu. Oddest of all is the gerenuk, a gazelle distinguished by its slender neck, bizarre alien – like head, and habit of standing tall on its hind legs stretch for acacia leaves that other browsers cannot reach.
By road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via same, which lies on the surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es Salaam. The Park is also easily accessible on special arrangement through Njiro, Kivingo and Umba gates. Park can also be easily accessed from nearby/close existing tourist attractions in Eastern Arc Mountains, Coast and Kilimanjaro Mountain. Charter flights are available to Kisima airstrip.
The activities carried out are game drives, camping, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari, and hiking (uphill). There are several guest house and hotels in the same town, and if one desires to camp they have to bring their own gear and food.