MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
The Mikumi National Park is the fourth-biggest national park located near Morogoro region between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango in Tanzania. The Park was established in 1964 and covers an area of about 3,230 km². Mikumi National Park is crossed by highway road that passes from Morogoro to Iringa region. The park is widely open and this confirms wild life sightings while moving across the park. The openness makes a perfect safari goal for those who are busy and have less time to travel with expectation of seeing a number of wild animals. , two days or more can give travelers opportunities to explore the brilliance of mikumi national park.
As the park being located along a highway which connects Mikumi national park and Dar es Salaam – Tanzania, an active and largest city full of activities, Mikumi National Park has been scheduled to be a major hotspot of the tourism sector in Tanzania. Mikumi National Park has a wide variety of natural life that can be simply spotted and as well as very much suitable for viewing during game drive. Being neighbor to Dar es Salaam as well as presence of plentiful wildlife living inside, this makes Mikumi National Park a well-known choice for most travelers who don’t have much time but also want
to enjoy a wildlife safari while being in Tanzania.
Mikumi national park is crosser to most famous Uluguru Mountains and Ruhebo Mountains which are found on the Eastern part of the park as well as surrounded by mountains Arcs across all directions. In the West and the north sides, the park is surrounded by the Mazunyungu hills, Madzini hills and Mbesera hills. Mikumi National Park is one of the best and very famous parks as it has great wildlife ecosystems. Its unique structure surrounded by the mountains and the hills has given the park more reflection of light, good scenic and fabulous colors around the park. The views of the sunset and sunrise are good especially if you hike to the top of any mountains and hills to observe the sun rise or sunset.
Mikumi National Park has a diversified ecosystem that is further more divided by the road that passes across the park. The road divides the park into two sections one is North West and the other is South East. Both sides have different ecosystems with little in common. For example the North West it’s dominated by the open alluvial plains that are characterized by more Acacia trees and the large Boababs tree. The North West is more like the Tarangire National park and here in this region travelers will get more African Elephants. On the other side of the road which is less accessed for Mikumi national park safari and game viewing. The vegetation is thick and dominated by shrubs with few wildlife found in the area hence making it less exploited.