Welcome to Mikumi Town
Mikumi is the last of the lowland towns along the Dar es Salaam–Mbeya highway before it starts its climb through the Ruaha River gorge up into the hills of the Southern Highlands. Stretched out along a few kilometres of highway, it has an unmistakable truck-stop feel. It is of interest almost exclusively as a transit point for visits to the Mikumi or Udzungwa Mountains National Parks, although it’s quite possible to visit both without overnighting here. If you do find yourself here for longer, there are good excursions with the local cultural tourism program.