The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Flood plain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, is often compared to the more famous Serengeti Plains. The park is very accessible by surfaced road from Dar es Salaam. The grasslands of Mikumi support large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and impala. Giraffe and elephant are also common. Predators, like lions and spotted hyena, are present but sightings are relatively rare.


Game driving, birdwatching, walking safari

Suitable for a weekend get-away from Dar es Salaam

Best time to visit : June - November.