Mkomazi will be the latest game park found by the wealthy foothills of the spectacular Usambara and also Pare Eastern Arc mountain and even overseeing snow point from the Kilimanjaro. The park takes this name from the local Pare tribe language interpreted as ‘little water’. It occupies a distance of 3,200sq km and additionally borders Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park towards the south.
Mkomazi is mostly a virgin beautiful wilderness, regularly entered by adventurers within the northern circuit Tanzania safari. There is certainly everything to watch; starting with the semi arid savannah plains habited by the herds of giraffes, eland, hartebeests, zebras, buffalos, as well as elephants. Many other common animals include the lesser kudu, gerenuk gazelle plus the edge eared orynx
Mkomazi is vital sanctuary for not one but two very rare species; the charismatic black rhinocerous along with African wild dog, all have been effectively reintroduced around the 1990s. The wild dog is likely to be viewed almost anywhere in the park, however black rhino will be visited in the fenced shelter primarily for protection and conservation for generations to come.
The park is also a excellent resort for birders, with around 450 bird species recorded, among them dry land types such as vulturine guinea fowl, the ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird, ground hornbill and some migratory species.
The park is situated in north eastern Tanzania around Kilimanjaro and Tanga administrative regions. The Zange gate lies 112 km from Moshi, 550 km from the JK Nyerere International Airport, 142 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 120 km via Kilimanjaro National Park as well as seven km using Same town. Charter flights will be around for Kisima airstrip.
Using the road, Mkomazi will be easily accessible through Same, which can be found around the tar highway from Arusha to Dar es Salaam. The Park can also be easily accessible on private arrangement via Njiro, Kivingo and also Umba gates. It is sometimes quickly reached in addition to close by tourist attractions in Eastern Arc Mountains, the coastal beaches and Kilimanjaro Mountain.
Things to do
Game drives, camping out, site seeing, watching birds, walking safari, and hiking . Find out more on conservation and rhinos by Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.
When to go
The later part of June up to early September is normally ideal for great wildlife and even bird watching. Natural beauty reaches the best when it comes to March to June.
One particular temporary tented camp outside of the Park head office. Handful of preferred campsites where by one ought to carry his/her tenting gears and even food items. There are several small hotels as well as guest houses around Same town.