Activities To Do In Mkomazi National Park : Mkomazi national park is located in Tanga region within the Northern part of Tanzania, it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1951, and later it was established as a national park in 2006 hence ranking it to be among the newest game parks in the country. This game park shares boarders with other game parks in other countries like; Tsavo national park in Kenya. More so, Mkomazi national park covers a total surface area of about 3234 square kilometers and it is part of the Mkomazi tsavo ecosystem, which is considered as the second biggest transboundary ecosystem.

The unique and interesting thing to know about this national park is that it was formed  due to the combination of two game reserves such as; Mkomazi game reserve which is located in the west side and Umba Game reserve which is within the East. Mkomazi national park is worth visiting during the rainy season because it is when the vegetation is greenery and best time for bird lovers because the migratory birds always provide stunning vistas however, the dry season is considered the best time for one to visit and this is between months of June to October when less rainfalls are received and the grass vegetation is always short which enables individuals to capture classic views of the park. And exploring around this game park gives tourists chances to participate in so many activities where they gain new experiences and some of these things to do include the following below;

Things to do in Mkomazi national park.

Game drives.

Game drives are considered as one best things to do while in Mkomazi national park because it gives you chances to tour around many different parts of the park in a short period however, these drives are conducted in different sessions such as; in the morning, afternoon and evening/ night game drives. And on these drives, individuals are always accompanied with park guides whose role is to lead them through different trails and because they have a lot of knowledge concerning the attractions and everything in the park therefore they are in a good position to answer any questions that tourists would love to understand better while on their safari. More so, while on the game drives, tourists are able to sight see nocturnal species and other species like; impala, topi, lesser kudu, several creatures, elephants, impala, rhinoceros and many others.

Wildlife Viewing.

Touring around Mkomazi national park blesses tourists with great opportunities to be overlook at many wildlife species due to the fact that this game park is a home to over 78 mammal species such as; leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, dik dik, giraffe, zebras, wildebeest, Oryx, lesser kudu, grant’s gezelles, elands, antelopes, wild dogs, black rhinos, hartebeests, cheetahs, impalas and many others.

Activities To Do In Mkomazi National Park
Mkomazi National Park

Bird watching.

Mkomazi national park is considered as a birding paradise where bird lovers can visit while on their safari in Tanzania because it is known to be a home to over 450 bird species. More so, this game park is ranked to be among the top birding destinations in the country alongside; Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro crater. And some of the bird species available in this park include; ostrich, golden breasted starling, vulturine guinea fowl, kori bustard, bare eyed thrush, long tailed fiscal, long tailed fiscal, buff crested bustard weavers, rufous crowned roller, rosy patched bush shrike, rufous crowned roller, von der dickens hornbill, ostrich, marital eagle and many others.

And part from the mentioned above, there are more activities that tourists can choose to embark onto while on their safari in Mkomazi national park and these include; guided nature walks which involves people to walk on foot as they are being led a park guide or ranger whose role is to lead them through different trails and protect them from the hazardous creatures around the park, they can also go for camping which is an outdoor experience which helps you to get close and feel the closeness to the beautiful nature of the park, Hiking  which is best done during the dry season when the pathways always appear to be dry hence making it easy, Visiting the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary where you get chances to see the endangered black rhino species which are rarely spot in the country and the other place to see them apart from this park is from Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro crater, community visits, cultural encounters where they get chances to interact with the local people and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about what is there to do in this national park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your Tanzania safari in Mkomazi national park in Tanzania.

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