Mikumi National Park in the Morogoro region covers an area of 3,230 square kilometres and is well known for its population of wildlife. Elephants, giraffes, zebras, elands, kudu, wildebeest, and antelope. As these animals wander over the verdant grasses they are hunted by large numbers of tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild dogs, and the black-backed jackal.
The park’s landscape is beautiful, with surrounding mountains and hills. The lighting of the area is superb, and it is a popular venue for wildlife photographers. Elephants, lions, leopards and giraffes. Mikumi National Park shares an eco-system with the Selous Game Reserve and the Kilombero Game Controlled Area also bordered by the Uluguru Mountains, and the southeast is fringed by the Rubeho Mountains. The Mkata River Flood Plain is the main feature of the Mikumi National Park.
The park is also well known for its incredible variety of birds, with over 400 species making it their home. These colorful specimens include the red-billed Ox pecker, lilac breasted roller and Marabou Stork. More exotic bird species live in the Miombo Woodland with covered Mikumi National Park. Shelley’s double collared Sunbird, the pale billed Hornbill, and the violet-crested turaco can all be found here. It is a bird watchers paradise and a true joy to watch these dazzling creatures flitting through the air.