MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK
Mkomazi National Park is located in northeastern Tanzania on the Kenyan border. The Park covers an area of 3,245sq km. The park finds itself in a beautiful setting with both the Pare and Usambara mountains towering above its boundaries. Mkomazi National Park is under the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro and depending on the weather, Mount Kilimanjaro can also be seen from the park. To the south the pare and usambara mountains form a dramatic backdrop and to the north, Kenya’s vast Tsavo National Park shares a border with Mkomazi National Park and makes common ground for migratory herds of elephant, oryx and zebra mostly during the wet season. Together with Tsavo, Mkomazi National park forms one of the largest and most important protected ecosystems on earth.
Mkomazi National Park can be accessed by road and air. Through a road way, Mkomazi National Park is 120km from Moshi Kilimanjaro and it is about 164Kms from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The distance from Same to the nearest entry gate is 6km on a graveled road. The Park is also easily accessible on special arrangement through Njiro, Kivingo and Umba gates. By Air, Chartered flights are available to Kisima airstrip in the center of the park near the rhino sanctuary.