Mikumi National Park attractions. Mikumi National park is one of the most beautiful Africa safari destinations that a number of travelers look to visit whilst on a stay in Tanzania. Mikumi National Park is especially a hotspot for travelers after a short Tanzania safari, especially those in Dar es Salaam; a Mikumi National Park day trip is especially sought after even from Zanzibar.
Mikumi National Park is the 4th largest Tanzania national park inhabiting a wide variety of wildlife among so many other Mikumi National Park attractions. Below are the various Mikumi National Park attractions to encounter whilst on a Tanzania safari tour;
- Big 5 animals
Mikumi National Park inhabits all the big 5 animals that are sought after by travelers on any Africa safari tour. The big 5 animals in Mikumi National Park include elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards and lions. While on a lucky day one can see all the big 5 animals in Mikumi National Park whilst on a Mikumi National Park day trip, a multiday Mikumi National Park like a 3 Days Mikumi Park Safari is ideal that you shall have more time to explore the park and see the different animals in Mikumi National Park including the much sought after big 5 animals.
- Over 450 bird species
There are over 450 species of birds in Mikumi National Park. Some of the common and sought after birds in Mikumi National Park include the rare Zanzibar Red Bishops, Yellow Throated Long-claw, and Lilac breasted roller, among so many others can be seen while on Mikumi National Park safari. While some bird species can be spotted all throughout the year, the best time to see birds in Mikumi National Park with a birding safari is in the wet season which is in the months of November and March through April where migratory birds are present.
- Various other animals in Mikumi National Park
Apart from the much sought after big 5 animals in Mikumi National Park, there are a number of other animals in Mikumi National Park that travelers can spot whilst on a Tanzania wildlife safari in the park. Other animals in Mikumi National Park that travelers can spot while on a Mikumi National park safari include hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, hyenas, zebras, cheetahs, antelopes, among so many others can also be seen. Animals in Mikumi National Park are especially found in the north western part of the park, while the southern part has much less animals that one has to spend more time to see them.
- Landscape and Scenery
Away from the animals and birds in Mikumi National Park, the sheer scenery and landscape of Mikumi National Park is amazing to experience whilst on a Mikumi National Park safari! The north-western part of the park not only inhabits carious wild animals in Mikumi national Park but also some of the most amazing scenic areas and attractions like open savanna grassland, giant baobab trees and tamarind trees that spot the park beautifully, as well as the rare palm plants. The rocky formations of Mount Ulgururu and Rubeho in the far side add beauty to the park, to amaze you while on a safari in the park.
- Kinole Waterfalls.
Sights of the Kinole waterfalls that are located in Uluguru Mountain in the village of Kinole adds an attraction and scenic beauty to Mikumi National Park. The Kinole waterfalls are a great swimming spot as well as offers a hiking experience to get to them. Birds can also be seen here, so travelers after birding safaris in Mikumi National Park can visit here as well.
With the amazing attractions in Mikumi National Park, the dry season that runs in the months of June through October is by far the best time to visit Mikumi National Park for amazing wildlife safari experiences. In the wet season, the animals in Mikumi National Park tend to move further in the park away from tracks followed for game viewing thus making it hard to sight them whilst on a game drive in Mikumi National Park. in the dry season, the animals and other wildlife in the park make use of the few waterholes for a dip or drink thus converging in big numbers, making animal viewing much easier then.
There are a number of activities or things to do in Mikumi National Park that travelers can enjoy given the above mentioned Mikumi National Park attractions. Activities in Mikumi National Park that travelers can enjoy include game drives, night game drives, guided walking safaris, as well as bird watching.
With a number of attractions in Mikumi National Park you can spend up to 3 days in the park for a Tanzania wildlife safari. Get in touch with a reputable Tanzania safari planner for a chance to enjoy the various Mikumi National Pack attractions, with a chance of extending your Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National park and Nyerere National Park and beyond as per your availability.