2 Days Mkomazi Safari & Rhino Sanctuary Tour
Mkomazi safari ; Safari in Mkomazi: This is a short holiday break ideal for people from Arusha and Moshi to Mkomazi national park where they will enjoy a rewarding game viewing experience. Located about 190 km from Arusha and 126 km from Moshi Mkomazi national park is setting on an arid low land overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro to the north and surrounded by the Usambara and Pare Mountains to the south. It is among the few places in Tanzania where you can see the pack of wild dogs during game drives and black rhinos in the restricted sanctuary. Common animals which you can see on game drives during Mkomazi safari include elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hartebeest, oryx, eland and a varied species of antelopes. Predator such lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetah and jackals can also be seen during your safari in Mkomazi.
For bird lovers there is doubt that your safari in Mkomazi has the real value for your money because this park has over 400 species of birds. Among the common birds that you can see during your visit include bustards, ostriches, hoopoe, eagles, kingfishers, cormorants, flamingos, plovers and stocks.
Mkomazi safari is indeed ideal for all people eg solo travelers, families, small groups and large groups.
Mkomazi safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha / JRO / Moshi to Mkomazi National Park
Today early morning we will pick you up from the hotel in Arusha or Moshi and drive to Mkomazi national park with picnic lunch. As we arrive we will continue with game drives into different areas of the park exploring its beauty and wilderness. Mkomazi Park shares its ecosystem with Tsavo national park which forms the largest and important ecosystem on Earth. Animals tend to migrate between the two parks at different season of the year triggered by the rainfalls and draught. The river umber which flows into the park is the main source of water for the animals in dry season. Game viewing experience in this season is easy and spectacular as it done along the river banks where animal use to graze. It is common to see herds of animals move down and up from the river to drink. However during wet season game viewing experience is still good as the park receives little rainfalls which don’t allow grass to grow taller to the extent of blocking the sightings. Common animals that you can see during game drives in Mkomazi safari include buffalos, eland, zebra, elephant, hartebeest and more. Predators such as lions, hyenas, leopard and cheetah can also be spotted hunting or lying under shade during the day as the temperature is high. In the evening you will drive to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Mkomazi to Arusha / Moshi
Breakfast and after that departs to Rhino sanctuary tour where you will get the chance watch this strong and endangered creature at a close range. The rhino are restricted in a fenced area of 55 square kilometers inside the park. This is the only rhino sanctuary in the country with 13 individual black rhino which you can see them easily than those which move freely in the wilderness like in Ngorongoro and Serengeti national par. Afternoon return to the camp for lunch and after lunch pack your luggage ready to depart back to Arusha or Moshi
End of Mkomazi safari
Mkomazi Safari Price
Solo $ 720
2 people: $ 450 per person
3 people: $ 400 per person
4 people: $ 350 per person
5 -6 people : $ 320 per person
Mkomazi Safari Cost Includes
Full board accommodation in Mkomazi
Service of the professional driver/guide
Transport in 4WD safari vehicle
Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi town
Drinks and beverages
Tip for driver guide and Camp/Lodge staff
Expenses of the personal nature