Mikumi National Park National Park in the southern Tanzania borders Selous Game Reserve. These two areas form a unique ecosystem. These areas bordering the national park are the Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains. Mikumi includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. The park contains a subspecies of giraffe that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. 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.