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Mkomazi National Park

Peak Time

Jun - Oct

Best Time To Go

Year Round

Breeding Grounds For

Rhinos & Wild Dogs

Price Per Day

$ 500 - $ 2500

Size in Sq.Km

3,245 Sq.Km

Introduction to Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park, one of the newest additions to Tanzania’s national parks, serves as vital breeding grounds for endangered species such as rhinos and African wild dogs. Spanning approximately 3,245 square kilometers, this park provides a sanctuary for these species, contributing to their conservation and reintroduction into the wild. Visitors to Mkomazi can witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat, benefiting from the park’s dedicated conservation efforts.

Beyond its role in wildlife conservation, Mkomazi National Park offers stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems. The park features semi-arid savannas, acacia woodlands, and the scenic backdrop of the Pare and Usambara mountains. Visitors can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and bird watching, discovering the rich biodiversity that includes elephants, giraffes, and over 450 bird species. Mkomazi’s pristine wilderness and commitment to conservation make it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

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Explore Mkomazi National Park to discover its expansive landscapes and rich biodiversity. As one of Tanzania’s newest national parks, Mkomazi offers a diverse range of habitats, from savannas to acacia woodlands, against the backdrop of the Pare and Usambara mountains. Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives, guided walks, and bird-watching excursions to encounter elephants, giraffes, and an impressive array of over 450 bird species. Mkomazi National Park promises an immersive safari experience amidst its pristine wilderness and stunning natural beauty.

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Mkomazi National Parks faq's

Mkomazi National Park is located in northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border. It lies between the Pare and Usambara Mountains and covers an area of about 3,245 square kilometers.

The best time to visit Mkomazi National Park is during the dry season, from June to October, when wildlife viewing is at its best. The weather is cooler and animals tend to gather around water sources, making them easier to spot.

Mkomazi is known for its diverse wildlife, including species like elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and a variety of antelope species such as the oryx and lesser kudu. It’s also a great place for birdwatching, with over 450 species recorded.

Mkomazi National Park offers a range of accommodations, including campsites and lodges. Some popular options include the Babu’s Camp and the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary Camp.

Visitors can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and birdwatching safaris in Mkomazi National Park. Guided tours to the Usambara Mountains and visits to the nearby Maasai communities are also available for cultural experiences.

Mkomazi National Park is accessible by road from major cities like Arusha and Dar es Salaam. The park can also be reached by air through Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by a road transfer.