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Mikumi National Park

Discover Tanzania's Wildlife Haven Near the City

Mikumi National Park, recognized as Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park, provides a convenient safari destination from Dar es Salaam. Simba Safaris invites you to experience this region rich in wildlife, situated between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range. Ideal for those pressed for time but longing for adventure, Mikumi offers diverse wildlife and easy sightings amidst the backdrop of the unique Borrassus palm trees. Here, you can experience the wonders of nature just a short drive from the city's hustle and bustle, making it a perfect blend of convenience and wilderness.

Simba Safaris – Tanzania – East Africa, has Followed this simple yet successful formula for over Fifty years and it has earned us a reputation as the finest luxury safari operator in East Africa. Despite the challenging global situation, we have no plans to change our “modus operandi” and we plan to enhance it further.


We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

Things to do


Mikumi National Park, close to Dar-es-Salaam, offers more than wildlife safaris, with diverse activities perfect for weekend getaways and short trips, catering to time-conscious travellers.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking Safari
  • Bush Meal
  • Cultural Tours
Expert Led- Wilderness Adventures

Exploring Mikumi In Simba’s Way

With over 54 years of expertise, Simba Safaris transforms your Mikumi adventure into an exceptional journey. Our team's deep knowledge of the park's diverse ecology, wildlife, and local culture enriches each safari. We offer personalized, enchanting experiences, ensuring a safari beyond the ordinary.

Mikumi National Park

When To Visit

Mikumi National Park offers splendid wildlife viewing all year, with the optimal period being late June to October, during the dry season. During these months, thinner vegetation and dwindling water sources draw large herds to waterholes, enhancing wildlife spotting. For bird enthusiasts, November to February is the ideal time to visit.

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  • Green Season
  • Long Rain Season
  • Dry Season
  • Short Rain Season
Mikumi’s Wild Residents

Wildlife In Mikumi

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Mikumi National Park


Mikumi National Park is renowned for its accessibility and a landscape reminiscent of the Serengeti. It's home to a diverse array of wildlife, including four of the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards. The park's Mkata floodplain is a hotspot for game viewing, offering spectacular wildlife encounters.

Mikumi National Park is situated in the Morogoro region, nestled between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range. It lies approximately 288 kilometres west of Dar-es-Salaam and 107 kilometres from Morogoro town, making it easily accessible by road.

Mikumi National Park boasts a variety of trees, including baobabs, tamarinds, and rare palm trees. The park is also characterized by miombo woodlands, swamps, and ravine forests, contributing to its diverse ecosystem.

The optimal time to visit Mikumi National Park is during the dry season, from June to October. This period offers easier wildlife spotting due to thinner vegetation and animals congregating around waterholes.

Mikumi is home to a variety of animals including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and a wide range of antelopes. The park's Mkata floodplain is particularly known for large herds of buffaloes and elephants.

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