Mkomazi National Park, nestled in the northern part of Tanzania, is a hidden gem celebrated for its captivating landscapes, unique ecosystems, and wildlife conservation efforts. Covering an area of approximately 3,234 square kilometers, this park provides a pristine and off-the-beaten-path safari experience for nature enthusiasts.          


African species such as Black Rhino elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and numerous antelope species. The park is also known for its conservation efforts for the critically endangered African wild dog.

Park Size

3,234 sq. km. (1248 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

8 Hours from Arusha

What to Know

Mkomazi National Park Overview

Mkomazi National Park Highlights

Mkomazi National Park offers a unique blend of landscapes, including vast savannahs, arid plains, and mountainous terrain. Its remote location ensures a peaceful and uncrowded safari experience, and the park’s dedication to wildlife conservation and ecosystem preservation is evident throughout.

About Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park has a history rooted in wildlife conservation and habitat preservation. Established in 1951, the park has played a crucial role in the conservation of endangered species like the African wild dog and the black rhinoceros.

Birdlife in Mkomazi National Park

The park is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 450 bird species recorded. Mkomazi’s diverse habitats, including acacia woodlands and the Umba River, attract a wide variety of avian life. Visitors can expect to spot birds like the Somali ostrich, the violet wood-hoopoe, and the Usambara weaver.

What to Do


Game drives

Guided game drives are the primary activity in Mkomazi, providing the opportunity to explore the park’s diverse landscapes and observe its rich wildlife. Knowledgeable guides lead these safaris, ensuring you have the best chance to encounter the resident fauna.

Walking Safaris

Experience the park on foot with guided walking safaris. These excursions allow visitors to observe smaller wildlife, tracks, and plant life up close while gaining insights into the park’s ecosystem. Walking safaris are accompanied by knowledgeable guides who provide valuable information about the park’s natural history

Conservation Tours

The park offers educational tours that focus on its conservation efforts, including initiatives to protect endangered species. Visitors can learn about the park’s work to safeguard African wild dogs and other threatened wildlife.

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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