Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari

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Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari; Mkomazi National Park is a magnificent, 3,500 square kilometer national park and is located in North Eastern Tanzania.

Northwest of Mkomazi National Park is Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit. To the south, the Pare and Usambara Mountains form a dramatic backdrop.

The park is less than 200 km northwest of Arusha Town Tanzania and borders Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park.

Mkomazi National Park in the North shares a border is Kenya’s vast Tsavo National Park making common ground for migratory herds of elephant, Oryx and zebra during the wet season.

Together with Tsavo, it forms one of the largest and most important protected ecosystems on earth.

Mkomazi National Park animals includes Giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, hartebeest, lesser kudu, eland, impala and Grant’s gazelle, elephant, buffalo, and numerous predators, including lion, leopard and cheetah. In all, 78 species of mammals have been recorded.

The birds of Mkomazi are even more numerous, with over 400 recorded species. Doves, hornbills, weavers and guinea-fowl are all present in large numbers – as well as such striking species as the martial eagle and violet wood-hoopoe.

Why should you visit to Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania?

* Mkomazi National Park has almost all species of wildlife found in Tanzania Parks
* Mkomazi National Park is vital refuge for 2 highly endangered species, the black rhino and African wild dog
* Mkomazi National Park offers a less expensive alternative safari from the northern Tanzania National Parks likes of Serengeti, Ngorongoro etc
* The landscape and stillness of the Mkomazi National Park is very enjoyable and makes it a worthwhile side trip for those who wish to go somewhere extremely peaceful away from touristic parks

Mkomazi National Park Tanzania Highlights | What to Do and See

Mkomazi Park has rare indigenous flowers, plants, moths and colorful butterflies. Flowers and butterflies are best seen December – April. It is (home to some of the 3,500 species of butterflies), and a far greater variety of moth.

Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary: Visit the breeding programme for the black rhino population, together with ongoing monitoring and anti-poaching patrols.

Mkomazi National Park Game Drives: is one of the few places where you can see endangered black rhinos, the endangered wild dog as well as many other species such as giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo, elephant and the long necked gerenuk.

Bird Watching: Bird spotting is excellent with more than 450 avian species recorded including endemics such as the cobalt-chested vulturine guinea-fowl.

Others include large ground birds such as ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird and ground hornbill. Migratory species are also present here such as the Eurasian roller.

Foot Walking Safaris: The wilderness and dense vegetation nature of Mkomazi National Park is ideal for hiking and walking safari. While walking or hiking you will have the chance to see re-introduced African hunting dogs and other big mammals.

It is a paradise for bird lovers; birds like Shelly’s Starling, Fisher’s Starling, Somali Long-billed Crombec Carmine Bee-eaters, and Spotted Redshank are commonly seen.

Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari Itinerary

Day 1:Arusha/ Kilimanjaro – Drive to Mkomazi National Park

0800 Hours: Depart Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport you will Tanzania by road and head eastwards away from the famous ‘Northern Circuit’ into the opposite direction.

You pass famous Mount Kilimanjaro and the Northern Pare Mountains until you reach Mkomazi National Park. Once a game reserve and now Tanzania’s latest National Park.

The journey takes some 3 to 3.5 hours. Mkomazi is located between the two mountain ranges of the Pare and the Usambara Mountains and serves as a buffer to the adjacent Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

1230 Hours: Arrive at Mkomazi National Park and proceed to your camp for lunch. After lunch relax before setting out for the afternoon game-drive.

1530 Hours: Start exploring Mkomazi National Park on a game drive.

1830 Hours: Return back to your camp/ Lodge for overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Babu’s Camp, Mullers Mountain Lodge, Mullers Mountain Lodge
Mid Range Accommodation: Mkuzu Creek Resort, Elephant Motel, Kaisgau Base Camp
Budget Accommodation: Tona Lodge, Swiss Farm Cottages, Shellu Lodge
Meal plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Full Day in Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania

Spend a full day of game driving in the park. Although there are not as many animals as in some of the more well-known Tanzania National Parks, you have the possibilities of spotting some.

There are Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Black Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena and Wild Dog.

Mkomazi has the largest population of Eland and Gerenuk antelopes in Tanzania. Bird enthusiasts can observe approximately 450 recorded species of bird life.

Mkomazi is also famous for its breeding projects of African wild dogs, as well as the rare black rhino run by the George Adamson/ Tony Fitzjohn African Wildlife Preservation Trust. If possible you can visit the project and see the wild dogs and rhinos.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: 
Babu’s Camp, Mullers Mountain Lodge, Mullers Mountain Lodge
Mid Range Accommodation: Mkuzu Creek Resort, Elephant Motel, Kaisgau Base Camp
Budget Accommodation: Tona Lodge, Swiss Farm Cottages, Shellu Lodge
Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Mkomazi Game Reserve- Drive to Arusha/ Kilimanjaro

0630 Hours: Today you go out and explore the park on an early morning game which takes you up to Dindira Dam where often drinking animals can be watched.

0900 Hours: Enjoy your bush breakfast under open sky and proceed on another game drive before returning to the camp.

1200 Hours:  Lunch at the Camp/ Lodge

1400 Hours: After lunch you depart and return to Arusha/ Kilimanjaro.

1830 Hours: Return back to Arusha/ Kilimanjaro.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari Prices

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Notes

* Kindly note that our Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari departs from Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport

Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari Rates Includes:

* Park entrance fees
* All meals included while on safari
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Services of our English Speaking driver guide
* Regular Game drive as indicated in the Itinerary
* Accommodations of your choice in Mkomazi National Park
* Return Road transfers from Arusha/ Kilimanjaro to Mkomazi National Park
* Safari transport by 4 x 4 with a roof hatch that pop up to enable easy game viewing and photography

Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Accommodation in Arusha/ Kilimanjaro
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary


Booking & Reservations for Mkomazi National Park Tanzania 3 Days 2 Nights Safari Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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