Le parc national de Mkomazi se trouve en Tanzanie à proximité du légendaire Kilimandjaro et la ville portuaire de Tanga. Il est la continuité du parc national de Tsavo Ouest qui se situe au Kenya, ce qui constitue une base commune troupeaux d’éléphants, d’oryx et de zèbres. Le parc a été fondé en 1951 mais a seulement été reconnu parc national en 1989. Avec ses 3 500km de superficie, le parc est un véritable sanctuaire pour les rhinocéros noirs.

Why go to Mkomazi National Park?

Mkomazi National Park was once a poaching ground, which is why it is now home to several endangered species such as the black rhino and the wild dog.

The park strives to reproduce the black rhinoceros, so that their offspring will live on in Tanzania, as they represent 30% of the country’s total population. During your safari, you will learn about their way of life and the measures that have been put in place in the park to protect them.

The black rhinos are in semi-captivity, while the wild dogs (also an endangered species) are in total captivity.

During your safari , you’ll be lucky enough to spot a number of different animals.

  • Leopard
  • Antelope
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Hornbills
  • Lion
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Oryx
  • Elephant
  • Impala
  • Gazelle
  • Martial eagles

In total, more than 400 species of birds are recorded in the park. Among them are some species from the arid regions of the north

It’s an ideal place for birdwatching: martial eagles, hornbills, weaverbirds, guinea fowl and many more.

With its immense surface area (3,500 km), the park will provide satisfaction for hikers. You can meet wild animals in dry landscapes, and take magnificent photos in a unique setting.

When to visit the park

The best time to see large mammals and birds is from June to early September. If you want to observe the beauty of its flora, we recommend the period from March to June.

How do I get to Mkomazi Park?

Access to Mkomazi National Park is fairly straightforward, with several African towns serving it:

  • Allow 4.5 hours’ drive from Tanga
  • About 6 hours’ drive from Pangani
  • Or a 5.5-hour drive from the Usambara Mountains

Where to stay?

There is a semi-permanent camp close to the park offices.

You can also find small hotels or even bed and breakfasts in the town of Same.

If you’re looking for seclusion in the heart of the wilderness, this is the ideal accommodation for you. Away from the beaten track, you’ll have the chance to see herds of zebra and elephant on the plains. However, the camp has only 5 tents, which is quite limited.

To afford this magnificent accommodation, you’ll need to spend around $270 per person per day on a full-board basis.

Park fees and regulations

Park entrance fee :

  • 30 per day for over-16s
  • 10 for children aged 5 to 16