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Ten reasons why you must visit Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam

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If there is one hidden natural wonder of Africa that one should not miss if one ever visits Dar es Salaam, it definitely has to be the Mikumi National Park located just under 300 km from Tanzania's financial capital. 
HERE ARE 10 GOOD REASONS WHY ONE SHOULD VISIT THE PARK:
REASON 1: BIG GAME + DIVERSITY OF OTHER WILDLIFE
Mikumi is home to an amazing diversity of big game including 4 of the the famed big 5 of Africa- elephants, buffalos, lions and the leopard. 
The Park also has a staggering diversity of lesser-wildlife/ small game and game birds, apart from the big game. It is a dream destination for bird lovers, with over 400 species to sight and photograph from. Apart from birds there are many species of insects and reptiles that roam here.  REASON 2: GAME CONCENTRATIONS The wild animal numbers here may not rival the spectacular concentrations of the parks near the Kenyan border like Serengeti or Ngorongoro, but the numbers are still amazing. If this is your first visit to Africa…

Tanzania's Mikumi National Park- A safe haven for Africa's big game

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Mikumi National Park is tucked in a corner of Tanzania, far from the gaze of the well-known parks of the country like Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. The park is spread across an area of over 3,000 sq. km. Here are some images of the big game found in the park taken during a trip made to this park during Easter (March) 2016 vacations.






















The lesser known wildlife of Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

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Mikumi National Park is known for its variety of wildlife. The northern part of the park located in the Mkata flood plain is a favourite haunt of four of the big five of Africa- elephants, wild buffaloes, lion and the leopard. But hidden amidst these fairly common animals are an amazing array of creatures particularly the winged ones and the slithering ones.

During my visit to the park in March 2016, I documented some of the birds, insects and reptiles that I came across both on the main highway as well as the safari roads.
















--- Here are a few other posts on Mikumi National Park that may interest you: 1) Tanzania's Mikumi National Park- A safe haven for Africa's big game 2) Ten reasons why you must see Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam 3) Drive to Mikumi National Park- the Great African Plains, from Dar es Salaam
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