Mkomazi National Park

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    Mkomazi National Park The Home of Black Rhino

     

    The Park is located in the in the northern part of Tanzania within Kilimanjaro and Tanga Regions. In the northern part, the park borders Tsavo west National Park in Kenya.

    The park lies about 120 kilometers east of Moshi town

    The park fall into Mkomazi-Tsavo Ecosystem, which is the second largest trans-boundary ecosystem in East Africa After the famous one, Serengeti- Mara Ecosytem.

    Mkomazi along the Umba river, hosts a number of rare colobus monkeys which move with its riverine forests.

    The park has a semi-arid climate with bimodal rainfall distribution pattern

    The southern Extension of the ‘’Sahel’’ habitat characterized by Acacia-Commiphora species is found in the Park.

    The Park is rich in mammal species where about eighteen (18) have been reported including the big five. Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in the Park.

    Mkomazi National Park has a number of uniqueness’s .It is among few protected areas in Tanzania with large and visible population of gerenuk and massive concentration of Beisa Oryx.

    This park is one of the richest savannahs in Africa and possibly in the world in terms of the number of rare and endemic fauna and flora evidenced by the presence of wild dogs and black rhinoceros.

    Park Size: 3,245KM

    Distance from Moshi : 120km (75 miles)

    Leave Moshi at 8:00am

    Arrive at Mkomazi gate at 10:00am

    Spend 6 hours in the park

    Leave park at 5:00pm

    Arrive Moshi at 7:00pm

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