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Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa's biggest game reserve - the Selous – and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000 square kilometre (47,000 square mile) tract of wilderness that stretches east almost as far as the Indian Ocean.

The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.

Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi's elephants.

Criss-crossed by a good circuit of game-viewing roads, the Mkata Floodplain is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania for sightings of the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope. The equally impressive greater kudu and sable antelope haunt the miombo-covered foothills of the mountains that rise from the park’s borders.

More than 400 bird species have been recorded, with such colourful common residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. Hippos are the star attraction of the pair of pools situated 5km north of the main entrance gate, supported by an ever-changing cast of waterbirds.

 

Southern National Parks

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Southern Tanzania Safaris

 
 

Cultural Sightseeings

Do you like to dunk in history and Tradition of Tanzania as well as in the great animal and plant richness?! It is definitively worthwhile to have a stop or a side trip to some cultural places between the national park visits.
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Lake Tanganyika

The pearl and lifeline of western Tanzania is Lake Tanganyika, longest and second deepest freshwater lake of the earth. 676 km long, 50 km broad and 1470 m deep are the Olympia masses of this species-rich underwater world.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is not only the highest point in Africa but also the highest free standing mountain on earth. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah.
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