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Mkomazi National Park

#2 of 4 things to do in Tanga Features Animals
Tanga, Tanzania
+255 717 200 575
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3234sq kilometers of splendid wilderness to yourself

Not as packed with large mammals as its siblings in the northern circuit, but way more exciting... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Johan S
via mobile
Perfect getaway!

We have camped here number of times, last time in March. Although it cannot compete with the busy... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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17 Apr 2017
“3234sq kilometers of splendid wilderness to yourself ”
17 Apr 2017
“Perfect getaway!”
Tanga, Tanzania
+255 717 200 575
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Not as packed with large mammals as its siblings in the northern circuit, but way more exciting! As before we had the park entirely to our selves, driving for hours, days without meeting or hearing another vehicle. The main roads are in good shape. The...More

2  Thank Johan S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have camped here number of times, last time in March. Although it cannot compete with the busy parks further up north, Mkomazi offers something quite different to rest of the parks - a privacy. On our last visit, we have stayed for three nights,...More

Thank jirih74
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Mkomazi is a hidden gem of a National park. It can't compete with the more well known parks in the Northern circuit, but if you want a feel of real wilderness away from the crowds of tourists, then this is the place to go. Mkomazi...More

Thank Jan-Erik N
Reviewed 17 December 2016

set below the verdant slopes of the pare mountains and the iconic snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro. mkomazi despite its breathtaking beauty and immense sense of space remains one of Tanzania natural treasures

Thank haikaexpedition
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This beautiful park, lies between Tanga and Kilimanjaro, 3 hours driving from Moshi, If you want to see the most of it with fewer tourists in the park, go to Mkomazi, almost all animals are found in this park, Also our clients competed on sport...More

1  Thank Zuri Tours & Sa... L
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Many people say that Mkomazi is not a good park - what a mistake! It's great! Yes, it is very dry, but this apparently attracts the lesser Kudu - we saw really plenty of them, but of course you have to watch careful between the...More

2  Thank Schlumpfine_SP
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Out of the way park, very large w. very few visitors. Although there are plenty of animals, they aren't concentrated therefore somewhat disappointing after Arusha, Manyara, Tarangire and the other parks of the Northern circuit. That being said, still plenty to see WITHOUT lines of...More

1  Thank pttuva
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Disappointing! As large as the park is there is a small area to travel and site see. The Rhinos are not there as they are being kept in an area for breeding purposes.

Thank TexasGirl78253
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow – capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space - adds to the fulfillment of...More

3  Thank UKARIMU
Reviewed 1 November 2014

A peaceful and unspoiled part of the world - perfect if you are wanting to get off the beaten track and explore 'real' Tanzania.

3  Thank Gill_loui171
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Leonard U
I want to know if there hotel inside the park and what the name of hotel?
7 March 2017|
Response from Jan-Erik N | Reviewed this property |
There is a tented camp/lodge called Babu's Camp. That is the only lodge inside Mkomazi. It is great for a real safari feeling, and it serves wonderful food. Check it out here at Tripadvisor. In nearby Same town a suite at... More
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Hello, we like to visit quiet places and Mkomazi seems a good one for that. Does anyone know how January is (hot? too hot?)? How long does it take to drive from Arusha? How to get there and where to stay? I found Babus camp and I suppose they could organize a transport if asked. Any other tip is welcome! thanks!!!
20 August 2016|
Response from Emmanuel G |
Sorry for delayed response, January is neither hot nor cold, just moderate, it takes five to six hours drive from Arusha, If you are looking for good cheap accomodation use Elephant Motel just outside the park, inside the... More