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Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park is located in on the Kenyan border, in Kilimanjaro Region and Tanga Region established as a game reserve in 1951. The park covers up more than 3,234km2area, it’s a set of the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain Ranges and overseen by iconic snow – capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi is a virgin breath-taking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space – which adds to the fulfilment of high visitor’s enjoyment expectations – a much needed bridge between northern circuit and coastal attractions.

  • The name Mkomazi is the combination of two words, ‘Mko and Mazi’. Mako means a traditional tiny wooden spoon used by the Pare people for eating and Mazi means water.
  • Mkomazi National Park is known best for its black rhinos but is also home to oryx, dik-dik, eland, and many birds and butterflies.
  • To save the territory from continuous poaching, and illegal hunting The Mkomazi project was created in 1989.
  • Diversity of Flora and Fauna, the only protected area where the large and visible population of Gerenuk can be spotted
  • The large population of various mammals can be spotted including Wild Cats, Silver Backed Jackals, Lions, Cheetah, Leopards, Lesser Kudu, Giraffes, Grant’s gazelle, Hyenas, Hartebeest, Warthogs, Buffaloes, Elephants, and Zebra.
  • Hiking Mbula Hill Trait (5KM) which takes about 4hours to ascend and descend
  • A good number of reptiles can be spotted including Python, crocodiles, and Agama Lizards
  • More than 450 bird’s species makes the place a great spot for bird viewing

Getting There

Flight
Charter flights are available to Kisima airstrip.
Road
By road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via same, which lies on the surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es Salaam.
Note
The Park is also easily accessible on special arrangement from Kilimanjaro airport, and the nearby existing tourist attractions in Eastern Arc Mountains, The Coast and Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Good to Know

Country
Tanzania
Visa Requirements
Visa needed for Foreigners
Languages spoken
English & Swahili
Currency used
USD or Tanzania Shillings

Best Time To Visit

  • Late June – early September is the best time for large mammal and bird watching.
  • Scenic beauty is at its peak during March – June.

Activities

  • Wildlife Safari
  • Bird watching Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Camping Safari
  • Walking Safari
  • Trekking at Mbula(uphill) trail

Accomodation

  • There are few semi – permanent tented camp and lodge near the Park headquarters and few designated basic campsites.
  • There are several small campsite, lodge, hotels and guest houses in Same and Hedaru town