MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK
Mkomazi national Park is located at slope of the Usambara and the Eastern Arc Mountains. The park covers the area of 3,245 Kilometers squares. Mkomazi National Park is untouched and an amazing beauty with an exceptional natural treasure, that add value of an enjoyment for the visitors. The park borders with the Tsavo National Park of Kenya on its West. The park has its name from the Pare Tribe of the Kilimanjaro Region which stands for the “Scoop of Water” referring to little water.Mkomazi national park, is an ideal destination for bird lovers as it a habitat of over 400 bird species where some of them are endemic species such as the Colbat-chested guinea fowl. Other big populations of birds are secretary birds, ostrich, ground hornbill, Kori bustard and the migratory birds including the Eurasian roller, the park also support habitation for several dry country specialist species such as the fringe eared-oryx, with its long back-sweeping horns, and the spiral-horned lesser kudu. Oddest of all is the gerenuk, a gazelle distinguished by its slender neck, bizarre alien- like head, and habit of standing tall on its hind legs stretch for acacia leaves that other browsers cannot reach. Nevertheless, Mkomazi National Park is vital refuge for two highly endangered species, the charismatic black rhino and sociable African wild dog, both of which were successfully reintroduced in the 1990s, whereby expect to see the wild dog almost anywhere in the park, but black rhino are restricted to a fenced sanctuary, ensuring their safe keeping for future generations enjoyment and prosperity. With these conservation strategies, the population is being noted to be big than in any park in Tanzania.
Hence, Mkomazi National park is the best destination for Wildlife safari and bird watching and walking tour.