With slightly over 3000 square kilometers Mikumi is relatively small National Park. It lies between the Uruguru mountains to the East and the Rift Valley escarpments to the Southwest, around 300 km west of Dar Es Salaam. It is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefor part of it. Although less spectacular regarding flora and fauna the landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. There is a rich variety of bird species (around 400) as well as large animals such as giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards and hippos. You can also see zebras, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeests, wildebeests, impalas, warthogs, elands and antelopes. Most of the mentioned animals I was lucky enough to see myself. Now you can have look at the effects of my photographic hunting in the gallery above. During my stay in Mikumi I also visited local Snake Park and had a chance to see some of the most venomous and dangerous snakes of Africa such as spitting cobras as well as black and green mambas. I certainly wouldn’t like to see those in nature.
Hunting in Mikumi