Mikumi National Park
Mikumi is Tanzania National Park on the banks of the Ruakha River. Mikumi is one of the most famous national parks in the country, located on an area of 3220 km2. It was founded in 1964 and popularity is only gaining momentum every year, because there is something to see: picturesque landscapes, mountains, abundance of animals. The very name of the park arose from the name of the palm tree growing here - Mikumi.
Mikumi is located between the mountains of Uluguru and Lumango, adjacent to the Selus hunting reserve, as well as the Udzungwa-Mountins national park. Like other Tanzania parks, Mikumi usually holds all kinds of safari, air tours, and films about nature. In particular, flights on balloons are in demand here, from which it is convenient to follow the animals, creating for them interference and anxiety. Covered with fog, hidden from sunlight, Mikumi National Park leaves an unforgettable sensation at sunrise. The first sun's rays glide with fluffy green grass, animals convinced of their safety peacefully graze on huge savannahs, while they are being watched from above from the balloon.
Mikumi is one of the best places for family vacations. You can get here from the city of Dar es Salaam, and a small aircraft airfield has also been built on the territory of the park, and guests of Mikumi Park can get a job in one of the wonderful hotels or a campground.
On the lands of Mikumi there are migration paths of zebras, warthogs, antelopes, buffaloes. In addition to them, you can see giraffes, elephants, in lakes hiding from the heat of a hippo. On flooded meadows, one of the representatives of the antelopes runs - deerbiki, kudu, black antelopes. In Mikumi, lions guarding their borders freely feel. They remain here even during the rainy season, while the rest of the animals go to the plains or to the forests. About 300 varieties of birds found shelter in the park. Many migratory birds from Europe arrive here.
For the convenience of visitors to the park, observation towers were built, with them an amazing panorama of Tanzania opens. For its beauty, the park has become the most visited park in the country, as well as Serengeti or Kilimanjaro.