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Mikumi National Park Southern Tanzania
With its 3230 km2 Mikumi has been a national park since 1964. In the park you may be lucky and see some African hunting dogs, one of Africa’s rarest mammals.
The birdlife is profuse and includes red-bills oxpeckers, marabou storks and the turquoise and blue lilac-breasted roller.
Mikumi National Park Tanzania can be visited all year round but many of the park roads become slippery or impassable during the long rains (end of March – May) and sometime during the short rains (Nov. – Dec.).
The best concentration of wildlife is between December and March but animals are most easily seen from mid-August to the end of October.
The best time for visiting is in the dry months between June to February. Vuma Hills Tented Camp remains open all year round, but access to some areas of the park may be limited during March to June, due to the rains. Birdlife during this time of year is glorious and compensates for the scarcer viewings of game animals.
Safari Lodge - Safari Holiday Camps
|Fox's Safari Camp The Fox's luxury tented safari camp is set on a rocky kopje in the Mikumi National Park. The restaurant and bar have a spectacular 360° views over the Mkata river plain and a nearby waterhole which attract herds of animals which come to drink. The rooms are eight luxury safari tents on raised platforms scattered on the hill below the lodge buildings. Each has an en-suite bathroom with solar heated water, flush toilets and electricity whilst the lodge generator is on. The site of this lodge is marvellous and the warm campfire atmosphere in the evening and good food makes this lodge a wonderful place to stay. |
Vuma Hill Tented Camp
Set at the top of a hillside in thick woodlands some 15 minutes drive from the park gate, Vuma Hill Tented Camp is a haven of tranquillity after a day’s safari. The food is good and the pleasant swimming pool clear and inviting. There are a total of 16 tented platform rooms, which are spacious and stylishly decorated with large bathrooms. The terrace raised above the forest gives beautiful views over the Mkata floodplain below. This is an excellent spot also for children and is much favoured by resident ex-pats visiting from Dar es Salaam.
Child policy: Children under 12 sharing with 2 adults are 50% of sharing rates.