About Mkomazi National Park

MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK

About Mkomazi National Park

Set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space, adds to the fulfillment of high visitor enjoyment expectations, a much needed bridge between northern circuit and coastal attractions.

Mkomazi is vital refuge for two highly endangered species, the charismatic black rhino and sociable African wild dog, both of which were successfully reintroduced in the 1990s. Nomadic by nature, wild dog might be seen almost anywhere in the park, but black rhino are restricted to a fenced sanctuary, ensuring their safe keeping for future generations enjoyment and prosperity.

A game reserve since 1951, this new National Park takes its name from Pare tribe’s word for “scoop of water”, referring to little water. It is a fantastic destination for birdwatchers, with more than 450 avian species recorded, among them dry – country endemics such as the cobalt – chested vulturine guinea fowl, other large ground birds such as ostrich, Kori bustard, secretary bird, ground hornbill and some migratory species including Eurasian roller.

Getting there: 
By road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via same, which lies on the surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es Salaam.

Highlights

  • SOME MEMBERS OF THE BIG FIVE
  • ACTION PACKED GAME DRIVES AND SAFARI PROGRAMME
  • BIRD WATCHING

ACTIVITIES

  • Twice daily game viewing drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles with sunrise and sundowner stops.
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners at spectacular locations
  • Camping
  • Site Seeing
  • Walking Safari and Hiking

WILDLIFE

They include the spectacular fringe-eared Oryx, with its long back sweeping horns, and the handsome spiral-horned lesser kudu. Oddest of all is the gerenuk, a gazelle distinguished by its slender neck, bizarre alien-like head, and habit of standing tall on its hind legs stretch for acacia leaves that other browsers cannot reach.