Mikumi National Park, located in southern Tanzania, is a captivating wildlife reserve often referred to as “The Little Serengeti” due to its remarkable biodiversity and picturesque landscapes. Covering an area of approximately 3,230 square kilometers, Mikumi is one of Tanzania’s largest national parks and a crucial component of the country’s conservation efforts.


Expect to encounter a diverse array of African species, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and a multitude of antelope species.

Park Size

3,230 sq. km. (1247 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

4.5 Hours from Dar es Salaam

What to Know

Mikumi National Park Overview

Mikumi National Park Highlights

The park is a true wilderness, with its vast and picturesque landscapes providing an enchanting backdrop for wildlife enthusiasts. Its diverse ecosystems and abundance of wildlife ensure that every visitor can experience the wonders of the African savannah.

About Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park has a rich dating back to its establishment in 1964, emphasizing its importance as a protected area for the conservation of wildlife and natural landscapes in Tanzania. Over the years, it has grown to become a key part of Tanzania’s national parks system and a testament to the country’s dedication to preserving its natural heritage.

Birdlife in Mikumi National Park

The park is a haven for birdwatchers, offering a rich tapestry of avian life. With over 400 bird species, Mikumi provides a rewarding birdwatching experience. Visitors can expect to spot an array of species, including the lilac-breasted roller, the Bateleur eagle, and the lilac-breasted roller, adding a delightful element to their safari adventures.

What to Do


Game drives

Guided game drives are the primary activity in Mikumi, providing an opportunity to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and witness the wildlife in their natural habitat. Knowledgeable guides lead these safaris, ensuring you have the best chance to encounter the resident fauna.

Walking Safaris

Experience the park on a more intimate level with guided walking safaris. These excursions allow visitors to observe smaller wildlife, tracks, and vegetation up close while learning about the park’s ecosystem.


Bird enthusiasts can relish in the park’s avian diversity, spotting a wide variety of species during guided birdwatching excursions. Whether you’re an avid birder or a novice, the birdlife of Mikumi is sure to impress.

Where to Stay


More lodging options are available, and you’re welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.




Mid Luxury



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