Distance: 192 Km (Tarmac Road + Rough Road)
E.T.A: 3 Hours
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Mkomazi National Park (3,245 sq km) for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunch. Set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow – capped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space adds to the fulfillment of high visitor enjoyment expectations. Home of large herds of giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo and elephant and a 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, but black rhino are restricted to a fenced sanctuary, ensuring their safe keeping for future generations enjoyment and prosperity. Mkomazi supports several dry – country specialists’ species that are rare elsewhere in Tanzania; these include the spectacular fringe – eared Oryx, with its long back – sweeping horns, and the handsome 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.
Meal Plan: L
Walking Safari and Visiting the Rhino Sanctuary.