Southern Circuit

Mikumi National Park: A Breathtaking Safari Destination

African Elephant found in Tanzania

Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth largest national park and was established in 1964. The park is relatively undeveloped and covers an area of 3897 sq km. This area includes grassland, mountains, lakes, rivers, dry forest, caves, and large herds of animals such as lions, elephants, zebras, and buffalo. Hippos are also commonly seen in the park. So what activities ...

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Mikumi National Park

Location and Description: Mikumi National Park was gazetted as a National Park in August 1964 and is the 4th largest park (following recent extension of Katavi) in Tanzania covering 3230 square kilometres. The park is named after the village just beyond its western border on the TANZAM (Dar es salaam-Iringa) highway which bisects the park for 50 km. Main features: ...

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Ruaha National Park

This is one of Tanzania’s least accessible parks and as such it is totally untouched and remains one of Tanzania’s most exciting game reserves. One of the best Tanzania’s best kept wildlife secrets is the Ruaha National Park. Previous inaccessibility ensured it remain virtually unchanged for centuries, unaffected by ravages of mankind. Ruaha, the second largest (after the Serengeti) of ...

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Selous Game Reserve

Description: The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area in Africa at 55,000, 4 times the size of Serengeti. A UN World Heritage site; this pristine, uninhabited area is larger than Switzerland.  Selous can justifiably claim to offer unparalleled wilderness. Located in southern Tanzania, it is home to the largest populations of some of Africa’s most sought ...

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Location:Udzungwa Mountain National Park is recently established conservation area of 1,990 sq. km (770 sq miles);  South central Tanzania in Iringa and Morogoro regions in the Eastern Arc Mountains. Udzungwa is about 10km south west of Mikumi National Park. Park HQ is at Mangula. Background: The word “Udzungwa” is probably a linguistic corruption possibly by the Germans of the word “Wadsungwa” which means ...

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