Mikumi forms the northern border of the Selous Game Reserve, and is
one of the most accessible of the Tanzanian national parks. Mikumi
is rich in wildlife and contains buffalo, elephant and lion. Also
found are wildebeest, zebra, impala, warthog, hippo, and giraffe.
Most of the animals can be seen at all seasons. Elephants can be
seen throughout the area and buffaloes totaling some 3,000 are to be
found on the treeless grassland. Vegetation: The Mkate River Floor
Plain with its hard ridges, swamps and black clay grassland, the
miombo woodlands lie on hills of east and west, and the rivers with
their fringe of tall trees and dense thickets. The TAZARA
(Tanzania-Zambia) railway line marks the boundary of Mikumi with
Selous to the south.