Mkomazi National Park

mkomazi national parkThe park lies below the slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare mountain ranges. The savannah and grasslands are home to 2 endangered species; the black rhino and the African wild dog. Giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, elephant, buffalo, fringe eared oryx, the spiral horned lesser kudu and the generuk are wildlife that call this park home.
It is a fantastic destination for birding enthusiasts with it’s 450 species of birds such as the cobalt chested vulturine, kori bustard and ground hornbill but to name a few.

About the Mkomazi National Park

Size: 3,245 sq km (1,240 sq miles)
Location: Northern Tanzania split between Kilimanjaro and Tanga administrative regions. The park also borders Tsavo west National Park in Kenya. The Zange entrance gate lies 112 km (69 miles) from Moshi, 550 km (341 miles) from Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere International Airport - Dar es Salaam, 142 km (88.7 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 120 km (75 miles) from Kilimanjaro National Park – the roof of Africa and 6 km (3.7 miles) from the town of Same.

How to get there

By road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via Same, which lies on the surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es Salaam. The Park is also easily accessible on special arrangement through Njiro, Kivingo and Umba gates. Park can also be easily accessed from nearby/close existing tourist attractions in Eastern Arc Mountains, Coast and Kilimanjaro Mountain. Charter flights are available to Kisima airstrip.

What to do

Game drives, camping, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari, and hiking (uphill). Learn more about conservation and rhinoceros at Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.