Welcome to Mkomazi!
Still relatively undiscovered, yet very accessible, Mkomazi National Park is the perfect place to get off the beaten tourist trail and experience Tanzanian wilderness at its best. Mkomazi is located near the town of Same, just 110km from Moshi, 140km from Kilimanjaro International Airport and 450km from Dar es Salaam.
The best time for game viewing in Mkomazi is during the dry season, from June to November, when animals congregate around the waterholes. But the park can be visited all year round as most roads are all weather, and across the seasons a variety of different species may be encountered, particularly migratory birds. Even in the hot season from December to March it cools down pleasantly at night due to it’s altitude of 800-1.000m.
There are a number of special and public campsites within Mkomazi National Park. The special campsites are at Dindira and Maore. The public campsite is at Zange (about 1km from the HQ and main entrance gate). Available facilities at Zange public camp site include bathrooms, toilets, kitchen and solar power. TANAPA also opened new bandas at Zange Gate which have been well received and meals can be provided. Booking is mandatory and can be done through firstname.lastname@example.org or the Mkomazi Park Warden Tourism email@example.com.
Map of Mkomazi National Park (an update coming soon)
For information on fees please visit the Tanzania National Parks website. Currently there is one tented camp, Babu’s Camp, inside the park, contact is firstname.lastname@example.org/mobile +255 786 434838. There are also several accommodations outside the park, in the town of Same, such as Amani Hostel (recommended) and the Elephant Motel.
BREAKING NEWS: The Axmann family is establishing a new tented camp at Dindira Hill – the opening is planned for May 2022!