Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest park in Tanzania with an area of 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles). It abuts the northern border of Selous Game Reserve which is also the largest game reserve on the African continent. Mikumi National Park is very accessible by vehicle because of a tarmac road that runs from Iringa to Dar es Salaam. The road makes nearly 75,000 sq. kilometers (47,000 sq. miles) of the park accessible. The Mkata Floodplain is home to the eland, the world’s largest antelope. The sable antelope and the greater kudu are found in the foothills of the mountains that rise from the park’s boundaries. There have been more than 400 species of birds recorded in the park. There are also road connections to Udzungwa Mountain National Park, Ruaha National Park and in the dry season to Selous Game Reserve.