Welcome to Mkomazi National Park


Apart from birding, the main reason to visit is to appreciate the evocative nyika bush landscapes studded with baobab and thorn acacia and broken by low, rocky hills. Despite its relative ease of access, Mkomazi is still well off the beaten track, and you will often have it completely to yourself.


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$1200 Kid Friendly

3 Days 2 Nights Mkomazi National Park

ItineraryDay 1: Departure from Tanga City to MkomaziStop At: Mkomazi National Park, Tanga, Tanga RegionAfter breakfast departure from Tanga City at 8.30am to Mkomazi National Park with our 4WD car, arriving Mkomazi at 12.30pm.Lunch inthe Park and proceed for half day game drive.Dunner and Overnight at the campsite.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: At the campsite or Lodge in the parkDay 2: Mkomazi National Park-Full Day Game DriveStop At: Mkomazi National Park, Tanga, Tanga RegionAfter breakfast full Day game drive, stop in the afternoon for 1 hour of lunch (Lunch will be served in the park), Dinner and overnight in the parkDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: At the campsite or Lodge in the park or outside the parkDay 3: Mkomazi National Park- Half Day Game driveStop At: Mkomazi National Park, Tanga, Tanga RegionAfter breakfast proceed for half day tour in the park, later on have a lunch in the park.Departure from the park at 3.00pm back to Tanga City.Dinner and overnight in Tanga CityDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Dinner • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: In Tanga City Hotel or Lodge

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Mkomazi National Park

About the Mkomazi National ParkSize: 3,245 sq km (1,240 sq miles)Location: Northern Tanzania split between Kilimanjaro and Tanga administrative regions. The park also borders Tsavo west National Park in Kenya. The Zange entrance gate lies 112 km (69 miles) from Moshi, 550 km (341 miles) from Mwalimu J. K. Nyerere International Airport – Dar es Salaam, 142 km (88.7 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 120 km (75 miles) from Kilimanjaro National Park – the roof of Africa and 6 km (3.7 miles) from the town of Same.How to get thereBy road, Mkomazi is easily accessible via Same, which lies on the surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es Salaam. The Park is also easily accessible on special arrangement through Njiro, Kivingo and Umba gates. Park can also be easily accessed from nearby/close existing tourist attractions in Eastern Arc Mountains, Coast and Kilimanjaro Mountain. Charter flights are available to Kisima airstrip.What to doGame drives, camping, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari, and hiking (uphill). Learn more about conservation and rhinoceros at Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.When to goLate June – early September is best for large mammal and bird watching. Scenic beauty is at its peak March – June.AccommodationOne semi – permanent tented camp near the Park headquarters. Few designated basic campsites where one must bring his/her camping gears and food. There are several small hotels and guest houses in Same town.

$1300 Kid Friendly

MKOMAZI - 4 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Driving to Mkomazi main entry gatesStop At: Mkomazi National Park, Tanga, Tanga RegionTrip can start from Dar es Salaam or any other part of Northern Tanzania, on day 1 we shall have a full day game drive inside Mkomazi and later proceed to budget camping inside the parkDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Mid-range camping site inside the parkDay 2: Full day game drive inside the parkStop At: Mkomazi National Park, Tanga, Tanga RegionToday we have all chances of spotting the wildlife and nature inside Mkomazi park, later proceed to our booked campDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Mid-range camping site inside the parkDay 3: Kikuletwa Hot springs, Moshi town tour on bikesStop At: Kikuletwa Hotsprings, Moshi, Kilimanjaro RegionToday will go for a day trip at Kikuletwa Hot springs for swimming enjoy the natural beautiful view of the springs, traditional and cultural tour at the coffee plantations of KNCU, biking city tour and shopping as we get ready for driving back to our final destination on the next dayDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Zebra HotelDay 4: Driving back to Dar es salaam or ArushaPass By: Dar es Salaam Zoo, Dar es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam RegionRight after breakfast depart and drive back to the same picking up pointMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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