Top 5 Best Mikumi National park lodges
The wide sceneries and diverse wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, are typically compared to those of the more renowned Serengeti Plains. At the end of the Dry season, the ponds, especially the hippo pool, become a hotspot for African wildlife, including elephant and buffalo herds visiting these areas throughout the day.
The best time to watch wildlife in Mikumi is between late June and late October (the Dry season). During this season, vegetation is sparser and animals congregate around waterholes. The end of the Dry season (September and October) is very interesting as vast herds of animals congregate at the last watering holes to drink. As a result of the area’s diversity of wildlife, there are various Mikumi accommodations , but here are the highest-rated Mikumi safari lodges .
1. Vuma Hills Tented camp
One of the best lodges in Mikumi national park, Vuma Hills is a quiet getaway from the heat of a day’s game drive, hidden in the forests of the Vuma Mountains, with views of the Mkata Plains of the Mikumi beneath.
The sixteen tents are comfortably equipped, so sleeping under canvas at Vuma is a vast expression of the discomfort commonly associated with camps. With a pleasant wooden terrace in front and a private bathroom in the back, there is nothing more that could be expected.
2. Stanley’s Kopje
One of the best Mikumi hotels, Stanley’s Kopje is nestled on a rocky kopje offering 360-degree panoramas of the Mikumi wilderness, while the 12 tents are scattered around the lower rim of the hill and provide breathtaking views of the plains.
Stanley’s Kopje comes from being the unique elevated land within a plain. A nearby waterhole attracts wildlife beyond the view of the Camp, and the whole Mwanamboga area is thought to be the best place in the park to see wildlife. The Camp is named after the explorer Morten Stanley, who tested an expedition across Mikumi National Park and passed the Camp’s area.
Camp Bastian Mikumi is situated about 10 km away from the main entrance of Mikumi National Park, Morogoro. The camp, which is surrounded by the park’s natural surroundings, is perfect for travelers who want to visit Mikumi National Park and can accommodate families and couples. There is free WiFi offered.
Budget cottages featuring en suite bathrooms may accommodate up to two guests, while family cottages with three bedrooms can accommodate up to eight. Each cottage has a balcony, bathroom, coffee/tea-making facilities, and bottled water.
Guests may taste African meals prepared with locally grown and homemade dishes from the garden’s variety of vegetables. Additionally, free breakfast is offered to all visitors.
Tan-Swiss is a lodge and restaurant located in Tanzania and is owned by a Swiss family. The lodge provides pleasant and comfortable staying in guest rooms, bungalows, and camping, with Tanzanian charm and Swedish hospitality.
The lodge features spacious rooms that may accommodate up to three adults. The rooms have mosquito nets, heaters, televisions, and en suite bathrooms. Each room has its own private balcony. Each of the five roomy bungalows may accommodate up to four people or three adults and one kid. The vast campsite has clean bathrooms with hot showers. Your tent is surrounded by a fireplace and huge trees.
5. Mantis Lodge & Camping site
Mantis lodge & Camping site is sited in Mikumi forests surrounding to buffer zone of Mikumi National park, 1.2 kilometers drive from the Tanzania—Zambia Highway on the right if you are driving from Iringa and on the left of the exit gate of Mikumi National Park if you are driving from Morogoro 7KM from Mikumi township. Mantis Lodge has just been designed and constructed to fit into its scenery without losing the luxury and comfort of our guests. It is the perfect setting for Mikumi camping and Mikumi tours.