Attractions at Mikumi national park .The middle and the end of the dry season that runs from late June to October is the best time to view wild life in Mikumi national park. During the wet season, wildlife/animals move deeper into the park far away from the tracks there by making it bit difficult to catch a glimpse of them unlike in the dry season when they gather at the water pools to drink and cool off.
During the month of June and October wildlife gather around the water pools. There is less rainfall during the months of June and October deeming it the best time to conduct safari to Mikumi national park in Tanzania.
June to October still marks the high season with so many tourists filling the park. While the low season comes in April to May. The peak of the wet season sets in during March and April, therefore not the best to time to visit the park
Mikumi national park takes on the 4th largest position among Tanzania’s National parks, after Serengeti , Katavi and Mkomazi.
The big numbers of elephants, baobab trees (these grow in the open acacia) on top of buffaloes, impalas, giraffes, zebras, lions etc give wonderful sightings which render Mikumi national park an amazing safari destination in Tanzania on top of of its proximity to Tanzania’s biggest city.
3230square kilometers is the surface area that this park covers. This park gives you many chances as it is habitat to plenty of wildlife like zebras, searching for underground streams in the dry river beds, flocks of up to about 300 elephants can be found. The water holes gathered around by migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, hartebeest buffalo and other smaller mammals. Also regularly spotted are the dry country antelope like the long necked gerenuk and fringe eared Oryx.
Mongoose colonies are often hosted by abandoned drifts (anthills).The thick vegetation usually hides the main predators that are always there but cannot easily be seen just like any other parks in southern Tanzania.
Birding in Mikumi national park.
Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 440 different bird species are housed with the swamps that are spread all over Mikumi. For bird lovers, who find themselves taken up for a long period of time, this makes Mikumi a famous safari destination for you.
As a dominant feature within this park, Mkata flood plains . Even when it is very dry, the park has thick vegetation with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. The huge baobab trees that are scattered around in huge numbers make your safari trip a memorable one.
There are a number of chances to explore the region on walking safaris even if the park is hidden and relatively unknown. Walking safaris give you a more learning experience about the smaller animals within the bush land and a better way of spotting the animals at close range without disturbing them.
Taking into consideration of what you are looking for in terms of wildlife and birdwatching, you can travel to Mikumi national park for your safari to Tanzania. The dry season offers you the best time to watch lots of animals which comes between June and September being the best time to go on a safari.