The park is in Morogoro region. It is the nearest park to the commercial city of Tanzania, Dar es salaam about 283 km (175 miles). Mikumi is the fouth largest park in Tanzania.
The park is rich in wildlife. The Mkata river plains are the feeding ground of large herds of buffaloes, warthogs, zebras, impalas, lions, wildebeests and elephants which can been easily throughout the year.The park also harbors different species of birds, over 400 species of birds have been recorded.
Game drives and guided walks. Visit nearby Udzungwa or travel on to Selous or Ruaha.