Mikumi National Park
Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across the plain in a russet halo. A herd of zebras, confident in their camouflage at this predatory hour, pose like ballerinas, heads aligned and stripes merging in flowing motion.
Mikumi National Park is the closest Park to Dar es Salaam and is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, and the Rubeho Mountains, Udzungwa Mountains and the Rift Valley escarpment to the south west. As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conversation area.