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Big Five -Day Trip

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Tour Operator: Experience Zanzibar Tours & Safaris Ltd

Mikumi National Park Safari Day trip from Dar-es-Salaam

Mikumi National Park Safari Day trip from Dar-es-Salaam takes you to Tanzania’s fourth largest national park, covering an area of 3,230 km² (1,250 miles²). It borders Africa’s biggest game reserve - the Selous Game Reserve and is well-known for its boundless opportunities to spot the famous African Big Five – Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and of course Lion.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices and Dates: $265 - $395
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 1 day
Best months: All year
Countries visited TanzaniaTanzania
Parks visited Mikumi
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Self-drive
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Mikumi National Park Safari Day trip from Dar-es-Salaam takes you to Tanzania’s fourth largest national park, covering an area of 3,230 km² (1,250 miles²). It borders Africa’s biggest game reserve - the Selous Game Reserve and is well-known for its boundless opportunities to spot the famous African Big Five – Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and of course Lion.

Accompanied by a qualified and knowledgeable guide, you will experience the best of the top destinations in South Tanzania. Three of the big five can be regularly sighted within the Mikumi borders: lion, elephant and buffalo, many of which having characteristics specific to this area.

Mikumi lions are famous for exhibiting the rare behavior of climbing on trees, and there is the unusual phenomenon of ‘midget elephants’, which are smaller than the normal African elephants, and have less distinct tusks. Mikumi is also popular for sightings of the world’s largest antelope – the eland.

A subspecies of giraffe, that has been classified as a link between the Masai giraffe and the Reticulated or Somali giraffe, can be found grazing among the savannah’s baobabs, tamarinds, acacias and rare palms.

In the north of the park, hippopotami inhabit the two artificial ponds, and are joined by an array of water birds. Mikumi is popular with bird watchers, as it provides living and breeding space for over 400 species of birds, including European migrating birds using it as their winter residence.