3 Days Mikumi National Park Safari

  • Easily accessible by road from Dar es Salaam in about 4 hours
  • Discover the rich wildlife of the Mkata floodplains, home to four of the big five: leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes
  • Popular for sightings of the world’s largest antelope – the eland
  • Has a wide variety of vegetation types, woodland, swamp and grassland
  • Enjoy the glorious sunrise and sunset

Mikumi National park is located 286 km from Dar es Salaam and is the fifth largest National Park in Tanzania. The park is one ecosystem with the Nyerere N. P. and therefore elephants, buffalos and zebras are migrating to and from the northern part of Mikumi N. P. The grass savannas of the Mkata Floodplains in the northwestern part of the park can be compared to those of the Serengeti. The southern depressions form water courses which flow to Mkata River and supporting large population of wildlife including buffalo, wild dog, eland, elephant, giraffe, hartebeest, zebra, leopard, lion, impala, sable antelope, warthog, waterbuck, wildebeest, and greater kudu. Yellow baboons, impala and reedbuck are commonly seen at Kisungura area along the Mkata River. The Park habitat is also among one of the richest in the world for residence and migratory birds. More than 400 species of birds have been observed in this park.

  • Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park
    In the Morning after breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel or from the airport in Dar es Salaam and drive to Mikumi National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we will do a game drive in the national park.

    Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Possible accommodations: Bastian Campsite (budget), Bastian Lodge (mid-range)

  • Day 2: Mikumi National Park
    After breakfast you will have a full day game drive with a stop at one of the picnic areas in the park where you can enjoy your picnic lunch combined with the beauty of nature. In the evening we drive to one of the two unique viewpoints to watch the sunset.

    Meal plan: breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner

    Possible accommodations: Bastian Campsite (budget), Bastian Lodge (mid-range)

  • Day 3: Mikumi National Park - Dar es Salaam
    After an early morning breakfast, you leave the lodge for another game drive to the two water holes “Mkata” and “Chamgore”. These water holes offer a good opportunity for game viewing as animals are attracted to these water holes. Apart from the saddle-bill stork, l'umbretta and malachite kingfisher, you will also find there monitor lizards and pythons inhabiting the pools. Afternoon drive to Dar es Salaam with a stop for lunch in Morogoro town, then you proceed directly to the agreed drop off point in Dar es Salaam.

    Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

    Accommodation: no accommodation on this day.

South & Coast
  • Transport from and to your hotel/residence or airport/seaport
  • Park entry and nature trail fees
  • Professional, English-speaking driver/guide
  • All accommodations and meals as mentioned in the itinerary or as agreed. N. B. accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is dependent on availability at the time of booking; alternatives of a similar class may be booked instead
  • All camping gear (if applicable)
  • Game drives and activities as per itinerary
  • 4 × 4 safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Drinking water during the game drives/walking safari 
  • Driver’s salary and allowances
  • International/national flights and visa fees
  • Extras, personal expenses i.e. soft- and alcoholic drinks, telephone, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Travel, medical, injury and luggage insurance
  • Flying doctor rescue services
  • Government-imposed increases in taxes and/or park entrance fees
  • Tips to the driver & guide
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Optional activities not outlined in the itinerary
  • Visiting a Maasai village
  • On request other tour languages possible
  • Flights Dar es Salaam – Mikumi – Dar es Salaam can be arranged
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Extension of stay or additional program is possible / or have a look at our other offers

  • The best time to visit the Southern Circuit National Parks is during the dry season from June to October. It is test time for wildlife viewing because the vegetation is less dense. the temperature is hot and dry during the day, cooler at night.
  • From November to February It becomes more sultry and greener.
  • Rainy season is from March to May routes are almost impassable and lodges and camps very often closed.
  • Usually our tours require a minimum of 2 persons to run. Single travelers can join a tour or ask us for a tailor-made safari.
  • We offer discounted prices for children.

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