Mikumi Safari 3 Days
This tour takes you to visit one of the spectacular’s southern circuit National parks of Tanzania. This is not any other than Mikumi National parks where you will stay for 2 nights. The park hosts small and large mammals including variety of birds species and reptiles, accommodation can be at the standard or luxury lodges, luxury Tented camp or budget camping sites. Accommodation can be in lodge, tented camp or basic camping booked on full board arrangements.
You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90%
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Dar es Salaam
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Departure Time: 0830 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2
Best Time: All round the year
Day 1: Dar – Mikumi National Park
In the morning at 0830hrs pick up from your hotel OR airport in Dar – Es – Salaam and travel 283km to Mikumi National Park where you will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed with afternoon game drives in the park a home to Elephant, Lion, Wild dog, Zebras, Hyena, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Eland, Hartebeest, Crocodile, Lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park. You will have dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Camp/ Kikoboga Tented Camp/ or budget at Genesis Motel FB.
Day 2: Full day in Mikumi National Park
- Breakfast followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in Mikumi National Park. You will have all meals in your accommodation FB.
Day 3: Mikumi – Dar es Salaam
- Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning game drives in Mikumi, then at 0845hrs drive back to the lodge or camp for breakfast. After breakfast check out and drive while sporting game enroute back to Dar where you will arrive in the early afternoon.
Tour Price Includes:
- Flying Doctors Emergence
- Arrival and departure Airport Transfers
- All entrance fees.
- Full board accommodation on tour
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari for game viewing
- Driver's Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Mileage is built in the price
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Complementary bottle of water daily
- Complementary of printed Safari hat and T-shirt
- Government taxes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight
- Departure tax
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
- Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)
Mikumi National Park
Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across the plain in a russet halo. A herd of zebras, confident in their camouflage at this predatory hour, pose like ballerinas, heads aligned and stripes merging in flowing motion.
Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa's biggest game reserve - the Selous – and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000 square kilometre (47,000 square mile) tract of wilderness that stretches east almost as far as the Indian Ocean.
The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.
Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi's elephants.
Criss-crossed by a good circuit of game-viewing roads, the Mkata Floodplain is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania for sightings of the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope. The equally impressive greater kudu and sable antelope haunt the miombo-covered foothills of the mountains that rise from the park’s borders.
More than 400 bird species have been recorded, with such colourful common residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. Hippos are the star attraction of the pair of pools situated 5km north of the main entrance gate, supported by an ever-changing cast of waterbirds.
About Mikumi National Park
Size: 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles), the fourth-largest park in Tanzania, and part of a much larger ecosystem centred on the uniquely vast Selous Game Reserve.
Location: 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and en route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and (for the intrepid) Katavi. .
How to get there
A good surfaced road connects Mikumi to Dar es Salaam via Morogoro, a roughly 4 hour drive.
Also road connections to Udzungwa, Ruaha and (dry season only) Selous.
Charter flight from Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Selous. Local buses run from Dar to park HQ where game drives can be arranged.
What to do
Game drives and guided walks. Visit nearby Udzungwa or travel on to Selous or Ruaha.
When to go
Accessible year round.
Two lodges, three luxury tented camps, three campsites.
Guest houses in Mikumi town on the park border. One lodge is proposed at Mahondo and one permanent tented camp at Lumaaga
Mikumi National Park Safari
Mikumi National Park is a superb park for a weekend getaway visit or as a part of a longer trip on to Udzungwa and Ruaha National Parks. Within 5 minutes of entering the park you will have seen up to 10 species of large mammals. Mikumi is also excellent for birdwatching and is classified as an important bird area by the IUCN.
Mikumi National Park is now the fourth largest of Tanzania's parks and is one of the least well known on an international level. Mikumi National Park is easily accessible, located only 300 km from Dar on the Tanzam Highway. Only a small section of the park, about 20% has been developed for tourism and it lies to the north of the highway. South of the road Mikumi shares its border with the Selous Game Reserve, but this largely wooded hilly area remains fairly inaccessible.
The main feature of Mikum National Park is the extensive Mkata River Flood Plain, comparable to the open grasslands of the Serengeti. The plain is flanked by the Uluguru Mountains to the north, and the Udzungwa Mountains to the south. A typical game drive will reveal elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest and impala all in impressive numbers. There is even the chance to see lion, hyena, jackal and eland. The bird-life at Mikumi is exceptional, with one guest seeing 180 species without leaving his lodge!