Mikumi Wildlife Camp
Mikumi Wildlife Lodge or Kikoboga is situated within the National Park near to the main gates and Mikumi National Park Head Quarters. This lodge is a great place to have a meal as the restaurant area overlooks a waterhole where large numbers of buffalo and elephants frequently come to drink. Also large numbers of birds can be seen from the bar area including several brightly coloured splendid starlings that hop around your feet scavenging for crumbs. Still the lodge has 12 very comfortable, large stone and thatch bandas spread on a grassy field that is often frequented by impala, zebra and other antelope.
The food at Mikumi Wildlife Lodge is a good combination of European style dishes, with a Swahili twist all served by friendly and efficient staff. As guest enjoy there meals at the lodge, they always get a chance to see semi-resident herd of ageing old male buffalo wallowing in the mud around the pools. And after sunset is a good time for viewing, as several herds of elephant often come one after an other for their evening drink. The camp has commanding views across the Mkata Flood Plains and is within easy reach of some of the more interesting areas of the park including the hippo pools.
The Camp facilities include: the bar and restaurant set under a huge fig tree overlooking two waterholes, around a swimming pool and an observation tower, spacious individual stone chalets, Electricity is supplied by a generator, normally off between 11pm and 6am gift shop if you need to fit in some souvenir shopping, and a full wonderful sunset view.
Activities: The camp concentrates primarily on game drives however by special arrangement visitors can take a walking safari to the source of the Kikoboga River to relax rather than going on a game drive.
The best time to visit: Mikumi camp and a National Park as well can be enjoyed during the dry months from May to December but the excellent network of good roads mean a visit can be made at any time.