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Tanzania national Parks

Tanzania National Parks – Combine the Best Experiences

Tanzania national parks can broadly be divided into North, South and West amongst which are the most famous safari destinations but also a few hidden gems.

19 Tanzania national parks and nature reserves in Tanzania cover about 37% of the country. These 155,000 square miles of protected areas are home to an incredible 310 mammal species, including the Big Five and over 910 different types of birds.

Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Mkomazi National Park is 120km east of Moshi and shares boundaries with Tsavo National Park in Kenya. Animals move freely between the countries in the Mkomazi-Tsavo ecosystem. The usually rare gerenuk and oryx are easily sighted here and wild dogs have recently been reintroduced. Mkomazi has the Big 5, rhinos are in a fenced-in area.


Size: 1,256sq miles / 3,254km²

Notes: good sightings with fewer crowds



Full-Day Mkomazi National Park Wildlife Safari with Lunch & HOME OF THE BLACK RHINO


During your visit to Mkomazi you will be able to do a Game drive, site seeing, bird watching, walking safari. This park offers a unique opportunity to visit a Rhino Sanctuary.


Tanzania’s newest national park, Mkomazi, lies between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Tanzania coast and is bordered on the north by Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park. The two parks together form a vast ecosystem. Within Mkomazi is an intensive breeding program to save the endangered black rhino, and wild dogs have recently been introduced to the region. The park is rich in ungulate species (including a large population of gerenuk and concentrations of oryx) and more than 750 bird species, while all of the big five are regularly spotted. Due to its lack of name recognition and distance from Tanzania’s more famous parks, Mkomazi is less frequently visited, allowing those who take time exploring the park to reap the rewards of its unique appeal.


Travel Time. Moshi | Kilimanjaro to Mkomazi National Park: 2.5 hours by safari vehicle.



This morning your driver-guide will collect you from your pick up location and take you East towards Himo and then down the coastal highway till Same Town. 


Stop At: Mkomazi National Park, Usambara Street/Independence Avenue, Tanga Tanzania


You enter Mkomazi National Park at Zange gate. This park is a non-standard safari park locatied in North-eastern Tanzania. The park is quite large and offers views to the north west of Mount Kilimanjaro and to the south is the Pare and Usambara mountains giving spectacular scenery throughout. 


Commonly seen animals: Zebra, wildebeest.

Occasionally seen animals: Buffalo, giraffe, black rhino

Rarely seen animals: Lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog, hippo, elephant


Duration: 4 hours


Stop At: Mkomazi National Park, Usambara Street/Independence Avenue, Tanga Tanzania


In the afternoon you drive into the center of the National Park and swap to the parks open 4×4 vehicle. The park ranger will take you into the Rhino sanctuary to view these magnificent but shy creatures from up close. 


Duration: 1 hour




Price: From 380 USD per person sharing 


What’s included :

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission – Mkomazi National Park

What’s excluded

  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages