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Tanzania National Parks >> Mikumi Game Reserve

This relatively small (3230 sq km) National Park lies 300 km west of Dar-es-Salaam and is the closest park to the capital.
It is nestled between the Uruguru mountains to the East and the Rift Valley escarpments to the Southwest. As it is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefor part of it, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area, while it is easily to access. Although less spectacular regarding Flora and Fauna, the Mikumi national park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is suitable very well for a short visit.

There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos.

Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills.

Vuma Hill Tented Camp
Vuma Hills Tented Camp, is an easily accessible and attractive camp set in a peaceful location on a rise about 15
minutes from the entrance to Mikumi National Park. “Vuma” translates from Kiswahili to mean “good gossip spread on
the blowing wind;” this camp has the right ambiance and peace for you to listen to hear the gossip.

The 16 luxury tents all have a double and single bed, good bathroom, private veranda and each is tastefully decorated in colonial style. The public areas are set around the small swimming pool and with views over the Mkata River flood plains.
The lodges is managed by the Fox family and with their Africa experience they have made this a relaxed, unpretentious camp with a cosy feel.


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