Mkomazi National Park

Although Mkomazi does not have as much wildlife as other Tanzanian parks, the wild beauty more than makes up for it, with mountains rising in every direction. Depending on rainfall patterns, migratory herds of elephant, zebra, and oryx pass between the park and Kenya’s large Tsavo West National Country on the park’s northern boundary.

The park is in Tanzania’s northern region, between the Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions. The park shares a northern boundary with Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park.

About 120 kilometers east of Moshi town is where the park is located.

The park is part of the Mkomazi-Tsavo Environment, East Africa’s second largest trans-boundary ecosystem. Following the famed Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem.

Mkomazi, which is located along the Umba River, is home to a number of endangered colobus monkeys that migrate through the riverine woodlands.

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

The Park has the southern extension of the ‘’Sahel” environment, which is typified by Acacia-Commiphora plants.

About eighteen (18) animal species have been reported in the park, including the big five. The Park is home to around 450 different bird species.

Mkomazi National Park is unusual in a variety of ways.

It is one of Tanzania’s few protected sites with a huge and visible population of gerenuk and a dense population of Beisa Oryx.

This park is one of Africa’s, if not the world’s, richest savannahs in terms of uncommon and indigenous wildlife and vegetation, as indicated by the presence of wild dogs and black rhinoceros.


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