Do you know the difference between Mikumi National Park and Selous National Park?
Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park are both popular wildlife destinations in Tanzania, but they have some differences.
“Even though of many differences between Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park, I have one big distinction this is due to the experience which Zanzibar Destination team had in Tourism, At Selous Game Reserve off-road Game drive is allowed which helps tourists to get closer to animals, on another hand, Mikumi National park no off-road game drive is allowed.”
Size: Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area in Africa, covering an area of 50,000 square kilometers, while Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 square kilometers.
Wildlife: Both parks have a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and many more. However, Selous Game Reserve is known for its large population of wild dogs, while Mikumi National Park is known for its large herds of buffaloes.
Activities: Selous Game Reserve offers a wider range of activities such as boat safaris, walking safaris, and fly camping, in addition to game drives. Mikumi National Park, on the other hand, mainly offers game drives.
Accessibility: Mikumi National Park is easily accessible by road from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, while Selous Game Reserve is more remote and requires a flight or a long drive.
In summary, Selous Game Reserve is larger, offers a wider range of activities, and is more remote, while Mikumi National Park is more accessible and is known for its large herds of buffaloes.