MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
The Mikumi national park cover an area of 3,230 sq km (1250 sq miles) is the closest park from Dar-es-salaam after the Saadani national park, the commercial capital of Tanzania and is quite accessible by road and by charter plane.
The national park is located 300 Km (about 175 miles) west of Dar-es-salaam, north of the Selous Game Reserve, and en-route to Ruaha and Udzungwa Mountains National Parks as well as Sanje waterfalls. Additionally there is an airstrip near the park and from Dar-es-Salaam is one hour flight.
Birdlife: Over 300 species of birds have been observed in the park some of, which are Eurasian migrants who stay between October and April.
Wildlife: The famous lion climbing tree are also found here but it always get hard to see them, other animals are African rare wild dogs, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, wildebeests, eland, and litechrstein's hartebeest crocodiles, monitor lizard and python are also found in the area. At the southern end of the flood plain, in the kikoboga area families of yellow baboon live.
The hippo pools are about 5 Kms northwest of the main park gate and it is usually possible to see