"Mikumi National Park" Mikumi National Park by Zanzibargirl

Mikumi National Park Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 105 photos

Entertwining of Trunks

The third largest National park in Tanzania, the park strides the highway that links Dar Es Salaam to Mbeya. It covers 3230 square kilometres, and as traffic flows the highway, there is lots of wildlife to see which quite often results in traffic having to give way. Because of the highway, this makes it extremely accessible, as if you are driving down this road, as we were, you cant not drive through it.

It was gazetted as National Park in August 1964 and was named after a town on its western border "Mikumi". The park gate is 96 km from Morogoro along the Tanzania - Zambia Highway, 288 km from Dar es Salaam, 216 km from Iringa and 80 km to Udzungwa National Park.

Somewhere along the highway as we travelled towards Zambia about midway we watched several giraffe and the most incredible thing was the elephants that held trunks in a bond. It was amazing... I couldn't believe I got to witness something so cool... Sweet and amazing!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Highway safari
  • Cons:cant slow down
  • In a nutshell:Animals on the roadside hugging
  • Last visit to Mikumi National Park: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 29, 2004
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  • safardreams's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2004 at 5:32 PM

    Hi, too bad this pic came out looking funny. It would have been really something. Mikumi was very nice to visit. David

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