Established in 1964, this 3.230 sqkm park is named through the “borassus palm tree”, “mkuma” in sweahili, which is typical of this area.
The park is crossed by the Mkata River. The Mkata plains are inhabited by herds of buffalos and elephants, giraffes, some prides of lions.
The forests by gnous, zebras, baboons, warthogs. A pond has been made for hippos and crocodiles.