If you're too short on time in Tanzania for a multiday safari, you can still enjoy the chance to see African wildlife on this full-day tour from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park , located at 3230 square km ,between the Uluguru Mountains to the north and the Lumango Mountains to the south-east . Mikumi National Park is home to giraffe , that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated or Somali giraffe , elephants, lions, zebras, leopards, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. According to local guides at Mikumi, chances of seeing a lion that climbs a tree trunk is larger than in Manyara (famous for being one of the few places where the lions exhibit this behavior). At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two artificial pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park.