Photo Gallery: Mikumi National Park

Founded in 1964, Mikumi National Park is one of the most convenient destinations for seeing a host of common African animals (lion, leopard, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and impala). Though most visitors stick to the central loop of the park, I would highly encourage travelers to head south into the wooded hills, where there is incredible bird life and you’re likely to be totally alone with nature.

I truly loved my time in this park and especially enjoyed the proximity of the animals to the camps and bandas where I stayed. No matter where you go in Mikumi, you are surrounded by wildlife.