Common Wildlife

Elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, elands, impalas, buffaloes, topis, fringe eared oryx, beisa oryx, black rhinos, gerenuks, lesser kudus, African wild dogs, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, and over 450 species of birds.

Park Size

3,245 sq. mi. (2016 sq. mi.)

Driving Distance

4 hours driving time from Arusha.

Mkomazi National Park
What to Know

Mkomazi National Park


Remote and initially inaccessible, Mkomazi National Park was established in 1951, but never attracted the financial support provided for the better known wildlife strongholds such as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Only since 1989, when the Tanzanian Government re-examined the reserve’s status and designated it a National Priority Project, has its true significance and importance been recognized. Mkomazi now functions as an important stronghold for the conservation of the critically endangered Black Rhinoceros and the endangered African Wild Dog.

Why Mkomazi?

A lot of Mkomazi National Park's charm comes from the fact that it's not very well-known. Because the crowds are small, you can observe animals behaving naturally. Mkomazi is vital refuge for two endangered species: the black rhino and African wild dog.

TAT Tip!

Be sure to have your birdwatching guide handy! This park boasts some of the greatest birdlife viewing opportunities that Africa has to offer.

What to Do

Sights & Activities for Your trip

AM/PM Wildlife Game Drives

When you're riding in one of our custom-built safari vehicles with a professional driver and guide, you will feel like a real adventurer. Search for wildlife and explore the African wilderness from the comfort of your seat.

Rhino Sanctuary

Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary is one of the best places to see the endangered Black Rhinoceros on a Tanzanian Safari.

Guided Bushwalk

A must for wildlife enthusiasts, taking a guided bushwalk tour is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with some of the area's most commonly spotted wildlife. An armed park ranger will guide you and your party through the African bush, granting you endless opportunities to witness the region's diverse flora and fauna in action.

Where to Stay

Our Lodging Recommendations

We recommended these lodging options for Mkomazi National Park. More lodging options are available, and you're welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.

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