was gazetted as a National Park in 1964 and
is named after the spindle shaped Borassus palm
trees. The Mkata plain supports vast herds of
plains game such as wildebeest, impala, zebra
and giraffe, hunted by their associated predators;
while you are more likely to find Lichtenstein's
hartebeest, greater kudu, roan and sable antelope
in the surrounding less fertile hills. Although
game sightings can never be guaranteed, there
are lots of sightings of the African 'wild dog'
hunting the plains in packs.