Mikumi National Park 3Days 2Nights

Although comparatively small in area, Mikumi is rich in wildlife and contains buffalo, elephant and lions. There are also wildebeests, zebras, impalas, wart hogs, hippos, cheetahs and giraffes. Most of the animals can be seen at all seasons within a short drive of Mikumi Wildlife Lodge and in the vicinity of the Hippo Pool and Mikumi Wildlife Camp. Elephants can be seen throughout the area, and buffalo totaling some 3,000 are to be found on the treeless grassland. A family of hippo lives at Hippo Pool 5km from the park gate.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$560 - $1200
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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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.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam/Mikumi National Park
Pick clients at the place of staying in Dar es Salaam and drive to Mikumi National Park over the Uluguru Mountains. 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. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 2: Mikumi National Park Full day
Morning after breakfast with packed lunch a full day game viewing in the park. Animals commonly found Include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Dinner and overnight will be at the campiste/Hotel/Lodge.

Day 3: Mikumi National Park/Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast proceeds with game viewing. 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 water birds. In the afternoon game en route back to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive late evening and drop off at the hotel or airport.

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What included:- Pick /drop ex airport/seaport or hotel before and after the trip  -Park entrance fees into the game reserve, Accommodations and meals as per itinerary, The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide,  game drives and activities as per itinerary, Drinking water, Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a roof hatch that pop up to enable easy game viewing and photography, Group size is 5 participants on private.

Not included in the cost:-Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages, Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary. Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and etc, Airport departure tax, Local/International flights, Visas, Travel/flying doctors rescue services, Personal and baggage insurance.

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Since: Dec 2006

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
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Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Hyena
Hyena
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Bird watching
Bird watching
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