This 2 days Mikumi National Park safari, starting from Daressalaam or Zanzibar, is a short but very rewarding safari. It is suitable for travelers that intend to have an experience of the wildlife in a limited amount of time. The safari starts from Daressalaam or Zanzibar, departing very early in the morning, taking 5-6 hours by jeep to arrive at the park. The activities will include game drive in the park to see the wildlife.
Mikumi National Park borders Selous Game Reserve on the south, the two areas form a unique ecosystem. It is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and is reachable from Daressalaam & Zanzibar. The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti with its large plains but it is much more humid due to its river deltas and is therefore much greener throughout the year. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. The area north-west is characterized by the alluvial plain of the river basin Mkata. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah, dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the Uluguru Mountains.
The fauna 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. In addition, Mikumi is the only place where you can find the dwarf elephants that have adapted to dense rain forest with smaller bodies and shorter ivory. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. About 5 km north of the park, there are two pools inhabited by hundreds of hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park. Most visitors come to Mikumi National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), and they are never disappointed. The hippo pools provide close access to the mud-loving wildlife, and bird-watching along the waterways is particularly rewarding. Mikumi National Park borders the Selous Game Reserve and Udzungwa Mountains National Park, and the three locations make a varied and pleasant safari circuit.
Highlights of Mikumi National Park
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|Group Size||Price per person per day|
|1 person||USD 500/person|
|2- 3 person||USD 300 /person|
|4- 5 people||USD 190 /person|
|6- 10 People||USD 145 /person|
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All accommodation during safari
A professional driver/guide
All transportation during safari
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
International flights(From/to home)
Round trip airport transfer (can be arranged at an extra cost)
Accommodation before and at the end of the tour (can be arranged at an extra cost)
Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Early in the morning, you’ll meet the driver in your hotel then drive to Mikumi National Park (5 hours drive). You’ll be arriving in time for a game drive until sunset then drive to the hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. While at Mikumi, the clients will get a chance to see lions, zebras, antelopes and buffaloes just to mention a few.
● Meals: Lunch & Dinner
In the morning after breakfast, you’ll leave the hotel and drive through Mikumi National Park. You’ll see lots of game on the way back to Dar es Salaam. But you’ll still have time to spot the animals.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch box
Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.
Für höchste Flexibilität kann jederzeit eine private Abreise nach deinen ganz individuellen Reisedaten arrangiert werden. Eine Gruppenabreise hat einen geplanten Zeitplan an einem bestimmten Datum und lässt dich einige Kosten während der Reise teilen. Wenn du also ein begrenztes Budget hast und Freunde aus der ganzen Welt treffen möchtest, kannst du dich einer unserer Gruppen anschließen.
Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.
Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.
*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows: