Vuma Hill Tented Camp in the southwest of Mikumi National Park is your oasis amidst a chaotic mind. It’s where you want to be to recharge, refresh, and let go to all your stresses and just immerse in beautiful nature. Surrounded by wildlife, Savannah, and acacia trees, this is the perfect accommodation for a retreat, intimate time with a loved one, or if you wish to spend quality time with the family. Vuma Hill Tented Camp boasts an outdoor pool, a bar, a restaurant serving world-class cuisines and more. Sixteen tents are available, furnished with all the amenities to provide utmost comfort and relaxation. Vuma Hill Tented Camp is an excellent choice for lodging in the area, near remarkable attractions, especially if you’re hoping to spot the Big Five safari animals.
The sixteen tents are comfortably furnished, so sleeping under canvas at Vuma is a far cry from the discomfort usually associated with camps. Complete with shaded wooden veranda at the front and en suite bathroom facilities at the back there is not much more to be asked for.
The cosy bar area centres around a roaring log fire, opening onto a large decking area from where you can take in the setting sun over the Mkata plains below. Under the same thatch, the dining area enjoys widespread views through the lush trees, and overlooking the swimming pool.
Vuma Hills Double Tent
Max Guests: 2 persons
Max Guests: 2 persons
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights
The little-known Mikumi National Park is well stocked with big game, a wide variety of birds, all set in beautiful golden grasslands, against a backdrop of the Udzungwa and Uluguru Mountains. The keys to an outstanding game drive are experience, knowledge and a suitable vehicle. All game drives around the park are taken in open 4 wheel drive vehicles. These vehicles have been designed to ensure maximum visibility for all passengers. All have 2 way radio in case of emergency. The game drives are led by a trained, experienced English speaking guide who will ensure that you get the most out of every safari you make. The Tanzanian landscape includes several small isolated mountain ranges. Each of these have a unique mixture of habitats and animal species and none more so than the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Home to at least ten species of primate and several recently discovered species of bird, a rainforest trek here will be one you never forget.
Mikumi National Park:
The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, is often compared to the more famous Serengeti Plains. At the end of the Dry season the waterholes, including the hippo pool, become a wildlife magnet and huge herds of elephant and buffalo visit these spots throughout the day.
- 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 National Park can be reached by road from Dar es Salaam. The journey from Dar es Salaam takes around 280km/5 hours drive.
Daily scheduled flights to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam with Auric Air and Coastal Aviation; flying time is 1.5 hours from Dar es Salaam.
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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