Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 sq km (1250 sq miles), 283 km west of Dar es salaam north of Selous, and en route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and Kitulo. The good surfaced road connects Mikumi to Dar es salaam via Morogoro a roughly 4 hour drive. Mikumu National Park is rich in wildlife including buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephant, impala, hippos, baboon, giraffe, warthog, waterbuck and eland which can be viewed throughout the year. Reptiles including crocodile, monitor lizard and python are also resident in the park. Other animals that can be sighted although rare are the Sable Antelope resident in the southern part of the park bordering the Selous, the Greater Kudu, leopard, and the wild dog also known as the African Hunting Dog. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, including European migrants during the rainy season.