Matembezi Safari lodge is a mid- range accommodation found in Morogoro just 1km from the center close to the famous Mikumi national park Tanzania region . The lodge is situated 15 minutes by car from the parks’ south gates overlooking the amazing views. The best way to travel to Mikumi national park from ARUSHA CITY is a flight and From Dar-el-salaam it takes about 5-6 hours’ drive to the close airstrip then few minutes to be transferred to the lodge. The lodge is perfect for safari adventures to travellers and tourists who want to explore and discover Mikumi national park with its beautiful views.
Matembezi safari lodge consists of over 5 spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the endless view of the wildlife and surrounding landscape that reflects African traditional building style with thatched roofs and modern comfort. There are camping grounds for camp lovers with tents for hire.
Rooms are well decorated and furnished with private en suite facilities with flushing toilets, bathroom with hot and cold showers , wrapped mosquito nets, comfortable tropical wooden beds with clean beddings, free toiletries, complementary bottled water, white pillows and sheets, Slippers and many more.
The rooms have terraces, large sitting areas and private balconies overlooking the stunning view of the wilderness, wildlife roaming around the lodge since it’s not sizes fenced and surrounding area. There is cracking fireplace where guests relax and share stories about the safari as they enjoy warmth during chilly nights. Rooms are in different categories and with single beds for individuals, double /twin beds for sharing as well as family rooming options
Deluxe Double Room
Max Guests: 2 persons
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights
The region’s activities and attractions include Udzungwa hikes, waterfalls, flora and fauna, as well as wild game. The lodge is set up as an idyllic, romantic weekend escape and a magnificent family vacation getaway. With 40 en suite rooms, the lodge has been carefully constructed to cause minimal impact on the surrounding Udzungwa forest, which acts as a catchment area for water that is used domestically in the village and for irrigation in the sugarcane plantations.
Mikumi National Park (Nearest to Matembezi Safari Lodge)
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is one of Tanzania’s most outstanding, pristine, paradise and unique exciting wilderness mountains forested with greatest altitudinal range of forest. It is one of thirty-four “World Biodiversity Hotspot” and one of 200 WWF Ecoregion of global critical importance.
This lodge is just 55kms from Mikumi National Park.
Because of its accessibility Mikumi is one of the most popular National Park in Tanzania .
It is about 300km to the West of Dar es salaam along the Dar-Mbeya highway
The park is also decorated by its superbly scenic plains and baobabs and it is home to various wild animals and birds species.
The park is endowed with spectacular concentration of wildlife which are rarely seen in other parks like magnificent Sable antelope, African hunting dog, blue wildebeest, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and others.
The gentle foothills and vast miombo woodland savanna in the southern parts of the park are quite spectacular.
- Mikumi houses diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, wildebeest, hippos, and many more.
- The park’s landscape is breathtaking, with rolling hills, savannah plains, and stunning waterfalls.
- It’s a photographer’s paradise, and visitors can take in the views while hiking, biking, or driving through the park.
- It’s also less crowded than other national parks, so you can enjoy a more peaceful safari experience.
- Mikumi is one of the more affordable national parks in Tanzania, making it a more budget-friendly option.
Mikumi is a year-round destination that can be explored at any point of the year. Still, for picking the best time to explore the region, months from June to October is the best time to explore the Mikumi national park. With low vegetation and limited water source, capturing the wildlife is quite easy. Low humidity, clear weather and pleasing weather condition with less rainfall is best for safari. If not the dry season, the month of September to October is preferred best to spot the giant hippos at the hippo pool. But the season can be busy with lots of travellers and cab lined up at the area. Being the calving season, you will not only see the wild, the newborn babies but the hunting and dramatic predator and prey relationship.
Mikumi national park is accessible from the major cities of Tanzania via the land route and the airways. With public and private transfers, you can choose your convenient mode to reach Mikumi National Park.
Via air: The nearest airport to Mikumi lies at Dae-es Salaam and Arusha city of Tanzania. International travellers can get into Tanzania and later board a charter flight to reach the national park.
Via land: There is a good network of road that connects the National park from the city of Dar es Salaam or Morogoro and Udzungwa, Ruaha during the dry season.
Nicknamed as little Serengeti national park is Mikumi national park, its rich with a wide range of wildlife. The park hosts large number of the big game that covers four members of African bi five only missing Rhinos. Mikumi is a home of large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Sable Antelopes, Great Kudu, and many more. The chances of seeing tree climbing lions in Mikumi national park are higher than in the famous tree climbing lions home that is Lake Manyara national park.
.Birds is one of the key Attractions in Mikumi national park, the park has over 400 bird species with both permanent habitats and migratory birds. This large number of birds has made the park one of the birding destinations in the Southern part of Tanzania. The long lists of birds can be achieved with patient Mikumi national park safaris that last beyond 3 days. However much the size of the park is not all that very big but the diversity of the ecosystem and the vegetation has attracted different bird species. The most sighted birds are: Black billied bustard, Secretary bird, Guinea fowl, Ox peckers, Bateleur eagles, cattle egret.
Mikumi national park is situated in the middle of mountains hence making mountains some of the key Attractions in Mikumi national park. The scenic views of the mountains that have unique formation system attracts more guests especially writers, photographers and researchers to the park. The most common and famous mountains are Uluguru mountains that every guests wants to try to hike during their safari to Mikumi national park. Other mountains around the park include: Udzugwa Mountains, Malundwe Mountains which is the largest and the highest mountain. Its found in the center of the national park connecting Uluguru mountains with Udzungwa mountains and Uvidunda. Malundwe Mountains is consist of three peaks with the highest peak found on the Southern part reaching up to 1290 meters.
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