The Rhinoceros sanctuary, the regained glory of a former gem, now the newest of Tanzania’s National parks with a growing population of wildlife in between mountains and the Indian Ocean.
Your visit to Mkomazi can be combined with Saadani National Park, where bush meets the beach, the northern parks, or your beach holiday at the Pangani coast.
Lying under the slopes of the spectacular Usambara Mountains and the Para Mountains (Eastern Arc Mountains), monitored by the snow-capped top of Kilimanjaro, you will find Mkomazi.
This virgin beauty with the unique natural treasures and a sense of space, are increasing the satisfaction of the visitor's expectations.
A great experience and well worth visiting situated between the parks in the north and Tanzania's coastal gems.
On one of the busiest highways, a few kilometres from Mkomazi National Park, thousands of people pass daily. You, and all other safari travellers in the northern national parks, are now invited to discover Mkomazi's slopes and plains. - The home to large herds of giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo and elephants.
The park is also a vital refuge for two endangered species extinction detection, the charismatic black rhino and the social African wild dog, both successfully re-introduced in the 1990's.
As the wild dogs, by nature, have a nomadic life, they can be seen almost across the park, while the rhinos have a fenced sanctuary to ensure their safety for future generations of visitors.
Mkomazi has several animal species, particular for dry areas, than you can find elsewhere in Tanzania.
These include the amazing fringe-eared oryx, with its long backward-looking horn, and the magnificent lesser-kudu, crowned with spiral horns.
The rarities among them all is the gerenuk, a gazelle with distinguished slender neck, bizarre alien-like head, and who has a habit of standing upright on it’s hind legs, while eating acacia leaves, that other bush eaters will not reach.
A Game Reserve since 1951, now a new National Park named after the Pare-tribes word for little water.
It is also a fantastic destination if you are interested in birds, since the park has more than 450 species recorded.
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