Mikumi National Park
This small park measures 1,300 km2 and is located closeby to Dar Es Salaam. There is not that is offered to visitors although it is a pretty park. Mostly used by residents of Dar Es Salaam for a weekend getaway. The park has resident game species which can be seen throughout the year.
Because of its accessibility, it is one of the most popular Parks in Tanzania and is an important centre for education where students go to study ecology and conservation. It is named after a village, which in turn takes its name from the Kiswahili word for the Borassus palm which once grew there abundantly. Its annexed location to Selous lends to its reputation for diversity and abundance of wildlife.
Mikumi National Park is found astride the main Dar es Salaam to Mbeya highway, to the north of Selous Game Reserve, and only 285 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam. Mikumi is en route to both Ruaha and Udzungwa Mountains National Parks.
Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 square kilometres and is the third largest Park in Tanzania. However it forms part of the Selous ecosystem, the world’s largest game reserve.