Mikumi national park southern circuit Tanzania

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  • Mikumi National Park is the first stop on the southern safari circuit allowing visitors to enjoy wildlife viewing experience in the park or on route to Udzungwa and Ruaha National Parks.
    Mikumi National Park the fourth-largest park in Tanzania found in southern circuit, Size: 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles).Located 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and en route to Udzungwa and Ruaha Parks.Mikumi is easily accessible and shares its border with the Selous Game Reserve, but this largely wooded hilly area remains fairly inaccessible.
    The main feature of Mikumi National Park is the extensive Mkata River Flood Plain, comparable to the open grasslands of the Serengeti. The plain is flanked by the Uluguru Mountains to the north, and the Udzungwa Mountains to the south. A typical game drive will reveal elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest and impala all in impressive numbers. There is even the chance to see lion, hyena, jackal and eland. Mikumi National Park has an excellent opportunity to view a diverse number of animals and birds in short period of time without too much of driving around.