About Mikumi National Park

Discover the Untamed Beauty of Mikumi National Park with Lyimo Expeditions

Greetings, globetrotters and nature lovers! Are you ready to explore one of Tanzania’s hidden gems? Allow us to introduce you to the breathtaking Mikumi National Park, a land where the wild things roam free, and nature’s grandeur is on full display. At Lyimo Expeditions, we specialize in crafting unforgettable experiences tailored to your adventurous spirit.

So, fasten your seatbelts and journey with us into the heart of Mikumi National Park, where the call of the wild is impossible to ignore.

Welcome to Mikumi National Park

Nestled in the southern part of Tanzania, Mikumi National Park is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Often overshadowed by the more famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Mikumi offers a serene yet equally captivating safari experience. Established in 1964, this park is part of the vast Selous ecosystem and covers an impressive area of over 3,230 square kilometers.

Here, you’ll find a mesmerizing landscape that ranges from open savannahs to lush woodlands, all home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. If you’re looking to escape the crowded parks and enjoy an intimate encounter with nature, Mikumi is your dream destination.

Wildlife Wonders Await

Mikumi National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Picture this: an endless horizon dotted with majestic baobabs and acacias, under which graze herds of elephants, zebras, and wildebeests. The park is teeming with life, and you never know what you might encounter around the next bend.

The Big Five and Beyond

While Mikumi may not be as famous for the "Big Five" as some other parks, it still offers plenty of opportunities to spot these iconic animals. Lions, leopards, elephants, and buffaloes are all residents of this park. The elusive rhinoceros, however, is a rare sight here.

One of the park’s highlights is the Mkata Floodplain, often referred to as the "mini-Serengeti." This area is a hotspot for wildlife, including giraffes, hippos, and the ever-graceful impala. The floodplain’s open vistas make it ideal for spotting predators like lions and hyenas on the prowl.

Birdwatcher’s Paradise

For the avid birdwatcher, Mikumi is nothing short of paradise. With over 400 bird species recorded, this park offers a spectacular array of avian life. From the striking lilac-breasted roller to the majestic martial eagle, you’ll be treated to a symphony of colors and songs. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and a good camera to capture these feathered beauties in all their glory.

The Magic of Mikumi: Unique Experiences

At Lyimo Expeditions, we believe that every safari should be a unique and personal experience. Mikumi National Park offers a range of activities that cater to all kinds of adventurers. Here are some of the unforgettable experiences you can look forward to:

Guided Game Drives

Our experienced guides are passionate about the wildlife and ecosystem of Mikumi. They’ll take you on thrilling game drives, sharing their knowledge and insights along the way. Whether it’s an early morning drive to catch the sunrise or a late afternoon excursion, you’re in for a treat. Our guides know the best spots for wildlife sightings and will ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Walking Safaris

For those who crave a more immersive experience, walking safaris are a must. Feel the earth beneath your feet and the wild breeze on your face as you venture into the heart of the bush. Our trained guides will lead you safely, pointing out tracks, plants, and smaller creatures that you might miss from a vehicle. It’s a chance to connect with nature on a deeper level and appreciate the intricate details of the ecosystem.

Birdwatching Tours

Birdwatching tours in Mikumi are a delight for both novice and experienced birders. Our guides are experts at spotting and identifying the park’s diverse birdlife. You’ll have the chance to see rare and endemic species, and learn about their behaviors and habitats. It’s a serene and rewarding way to spend your time in the park.

Cultural Visits

Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage is as captivating as its wildlife. We offer visits to nearby Maasai villages, where you can learn about traditional Maasai life, customs, and crafts. It’s a unique opportunity to engage with the local community and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

Where to Stay: Accommodations in Mikumi

After a day of thrilling adventures, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest and recharge. Mikumi National Park offers a range of accommodation options to suit every preference and budget. At Lyimo Expeditions, we ensure that your stay is as memorable as your safari experience.

Luxurious Lodges

For those who seek luxury in the wild, there are several lodges that offer top-notch amenities and services. Picture elegant rooms with private balconies overlooking the savannah, gourmet dining, and refreshing pools. These lodges provide a perfect blend of comfort and wilderness, allowing you to unwind in style.

Cozy Campsites

If you prefer a more rustic experience, there are well-equipped campsites within the park. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild and wake up to the chirping of birds. Camping brings you closer to nature and adds an element of adventure to your safari. Our team will ensure that your camping experience is safe, comfortable, and unforgettable.

Tented Camps

For a unique and intimate experience, consider staying at a tented camp. These camps offer the charm of traditional safari tents with modern conveniences. Imagine sitting by the campfire under a starlit sky, sharing stories of the day’s adventures. It’s a magical way to immerse yourself in the safari spirit.

Why Choose Lyimo Expeditions?

With so many tour operators to choose from, you might wonder what sets Lyimo Expeditions apart. Allow us to share with you why we’re the perfect choice for your Tanzanian adventure.

Expertise and Passion

We are passionate about Tanzania and its incredible natural beauty. Our team consists of experienced guides and travel experts who are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional safari experience. We know the parks, the wildlife, and the local culture inside out, and we’re excited to share our knowledge with you.

Personalized Service

At Lyimo Expeditions, we believe that every traveler is unique. We offer personalized itineraries tailored to your interests, preferences, and budget. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, we’ll create a safari experience that exceeds your expectations.

Sustainable Tourism

We are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism. We prioritize the well-being of the environment, wildlife, and local communities. By choosing Lyimo Expeditions, you’re supporting conservation efforts and contributing to the preservation of Tanzania’s natural treasures.

Hassle-Free Planning

Planning a safari can be overwhelming, but with us, it doesn’t have to be. From the moment you contact us, we’ll take care of all the details. From accommodations and transportation to permits and activities, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the adventure.

Book Your Mikumi Safari Today!

Are you ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime? Whether you’re a seasoned safari-goer or a first-time visitor, Mikumi National Park promises an unforgettable experience. And with Lyimo Expeditions, you’re in the best hands to make your dream safari a reality.

Contact Us

Email: info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com
Phone: +255718442953

Don’t wait any longer! Reach out to us today and let’s start planning your Tanzanian adventure. The wild wonders of Mikumi National Park are calling, and we can’t wait to share them with you.


Mikumi National Park is a hidden gem that offers a rich and immersive safari experience. With its diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and unique activities, it’s a destination that should be on every nature lover’s bucket list. At Lyimo Expeditions, we’re dedicated to making your safari dreams come true. So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and let’s explore the magic of Mikumi together. Book your tour with us today, and let the adventure begin!

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