WildlifeNOW | Mkomazi National Park


1968 - 150 – 250 rhinos in Mkomazi Game Reserve
1988 - 0 rhinos left in Mkomazi
Game Reserve

A Magnificent African Wilderness The Mkomazi National Park is a magnificent, 3,270 square kilometer park in Tanzania. Remote and inaccessible, it was established in 1951, but never attracted the financial support provided for the better-known wildlife strongholds such as the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Parks. Only since 1989, when the Tanzanian Government re-examined the reserve’s status and designated it a National Priority Project, has its true significance and importance been recognized. The Mkomazi National Park is a spectacular wilderness. Within sight to the northwest is Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest summit. To the south, the Pare and Usumbara Mountains form a dramatic backdrop and, to the north, Kenya’s vast Tsavo National Park shares a border with Mkomazi, making common ground for migratory herds of elephant, oryx and zebra during the wet season. Together with Tsavo, it forms one of the largest and most important protected ecosystems on earth.       continued . . .

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