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Day Trip to Mikumi National Park

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: $230 - $275
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 1 day
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Mikumi
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Self-drive
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.

Day Trip Safari Itinerary 0600 Hours: Depart Dar-es-salaam by road after an early morning cup of tea/coffee or hot chocolate. The drive takes about 5 Hours and covers a distance of about 300 Kilometers from Dar es Salaam. Once at Morogoro town you will enjoy breakfast and proceed on to Mikumi National Park.

1030 Hours: Arrive at the Park and proceed on a Game Drive. Animals to be seen include: Yellow baboon, Vervet Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Eland, Buffalo, Greater Kudu, Bushbuck, Waterbuck and Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest etc. Tree-climbing Lions (rarely) can be spotted here as well as Giraffes, Elands, Hartebeests, Impalas, Leopards, Warthogs, Wildebeests and African Wild-dogs! The park is an excellent birding destination with over 400 species. The landscape of the park is defined by baobab, acacias, tamarinds and some rare palm trees.

1230 Hours: Lunch at Mikumi Wildlife Camp. Right after lunch plus a little rest, continue for an afternoon of game-drive within Mikumi National Park. 1530 Hours: Depart Mikumi by road back to Dar-es-Salaam with stopover in Chalinze Town for washroom. You will be able to have 3 to 4 Hours of Game Drive around the Park. Mikumi National Park is about 280 Kilometers west of Dar-es-Salaam.

1930 Hours: Drop you off at your home or hotel in Dar es Salaam.

Day Trip Safari Price includes: * Park entrance fees * Breakfast and Lunch * Safari transport vehicle (4×4 land Cruiser) with fuel * Services of our English speaking professional Driver Guide

Day Trip Safari Price Exclude: * Visas * International flights * Accommodation in Dar es Salaam * Airport departure tax Tips, drinks and all items of personal nature

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