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This is a short holiday break ideal for people from Arusha and Moshi to Mkomazi national park where they will enjoy a rewarding game viewing experience. Located about 190 km from Arusha and 126 km from Moshi Mkomazi national park is setting on an arid low land overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro to the north and surrounded by the Usambara and Pare Mountains to the south. It is among the few places in Tanzania where you can see the pack of wild dogs during game drives and black rhinos in the restricted sanctuary. Common animals which you can see on game drives during Mkomazi safari include elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hartebeest, oryx, eland and a varied species of antelopes. Predator such lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetah and jackals can also be seen during your safari in Mkomazi.
For bird lovers there is doubt that your safari in Mkomazi has the real value for your money because this park has over 400 species of birds. Among the common birds that you can see during your visit include bustards, ostriches, hoopoe, eagles, kingfishers, cormorants, flamingos, plovers and stocks. Mkomazi safari is indeed ideal for all people eg solo travelers, families, small groups and large groups.
Any increase in park entry fees, taxes and concession fees will be charged even if booking has been previously confirmed and invoiced. Note that these current rates as published by Government are subject to Change without prior notice
- Park fees(For non-residents)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water(On all days)
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed
Arusha / JRO / Moshi to Mkomazi National Park
Today early morning we will pick you up from the hotel in Arusha or Moshi and drive to Mkomazi national park with picnic lunch. As we arrive we will continue with game drives into different areas of the park exploring its beauty and wilderness. Mkomazi Park shares its ecosystem with Tsavo national park which forms the largest and important ecosystem on Earth. Animals tend to migrate between the two parks at different season of the year triggered by the rainfalls and drought.
The river umber which flows into the park is the main source of water for the animals in dry season. Game viewing experience in this season is easy and spectacular as it done along the river banks where animal use to graze. It is common to see herds of animals move down and up from the river to drink. However during wet season game viewing experience is still good as the park receives little rainfalls which don’t allow grass to grow taller to the extent of blocking the sightings. Common animals that you can see during game drives in Mkomazi safari include buffalos, eland, zebra, elephant, hartebeest and more. Predators such as lions, hyenas, leopard and cheetah can also be spotted hunting or lying under shade during the day as the temperature is high. In the evening you will drive to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Mkomazi to Arusha / Moshi
Breakfast and after that departs to Rhino sanctuary tour where you will get the chance watch this strong and endangered creature at a close range. The rhino are restricted in a fenced area of 55 square kilometers inside the park. This is the only rhino sanctuary in the country with 13 individual black rhino which you can see them easily than those which move freely in the wilderness like in Ngorongoro and Serengeti national park. Afternoon return to the camp for lunch and after lunch pack your luggage ready to depart back to Arusha or Moshi