Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Short Overview

Offering fantastic views of Kilimanjaro and a large population of African game, Mkomazi is an often overlooked Tanzanian gem with a number of species easier to see here than anywhere else in Tanzania.

Animals large and small call the park home, including big cats, silver-backed jackals, kudu, giraffes, Grant's gazelle, hyenas, hartebeest, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, and zebras.

Details

Details of Mkomazi National Park

Size: 3,245 square kilometres.
Location: Northern Tanzania between Kilimanjaro and Tanga.
Best Time: Late June to early September.
To Do: Game viewing, bird watching, camping, hiking, and walking safaris.
Known For: Black rhinoceros and African wild dogs.

On the shores of the Umba River, Mkomazi translates into 'The source of water' in the Pare language.

Offering spectacular views of Kilimanjaro as well as a game viewing experience that includes the rare black rhinoceros and African wild dogs. Other rare inhabitants include the endangered gerenuk (which can be found nowhere else in Tanzania) and the African elephant.

The park is also home to crocodiles, leopards, lions, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, and zebra to name a few. Its semi-arid conditions make it a great place to spot the regal oryx, and the park is also home to a large variety of bird life and exotic plants.

Addons

Attractions

In addition to its amazing views of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi is also one of the best places in Tanzania to see the Gerenuk antelope, black and white colobus monkeys, and oryx.


Located on the shores fo the Umba River, the park is a beautiful woodland that is home to a variety of wildlife and a number of iconic and endangered species of tree.


Its unique landscapes included acacia woodland and riverine forest.

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