Mikumi National Park
Forming the northern borders of Africa's biggest game reserve the vast Selous -
Open grasslands dominate the flood plain, eventually merging with the Miombo woodland covering the lower hills. The woodland is the favorite haunt of the lion, sometimes perching high in the trees to keep their feet dry from the sticky black mad of the wet season. Observation towers above the tree line allow panoramic views of the plain laid out below, home to formidable herds of buffalo.
Mikumi's elephants are more compact than those in the rest of the country, but still a formidable sight when viewed close up. The rains swell the park's population of birds to more that 300 species as European migrants see refuge in Mikumi, joining resident stars like the lilac-
Mikumi's road network provides visitors with easy game viewing drives, with hippo, zebra, giraffe, hartebeest and wildebeest abounding. The park is accessible all year around