This 3-day Mikumi Safari Package starting from Dar es Salaam is undoubtedly the best safari tour that one can take from Dar; the commercial capital of Tanzania. Mikumi National Park is the most accessible park close to Mikumi. If you are short of time when traveling to Dar es Salaam for business or want a quick getaway for residents of Dar es Salaam then this 3 days Safari in Mikumi from Dar es Salaam is your best option.
We pick you up from any point in Dar es Salaam City, so you can start right from Dar es Salaam International Airport (JNIA) in case you arrive early enough to allow you to start your safari straightaway. We also pick up from residential areas in Dar es Salaam or at any hotel within the city, at no extra cost.
3 days Mikumi safari from Dar es Salaam; Outlined itinerary
The short safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi will be as per the below brief outline itinerary; which we will provide in detail by email if you are interested in this tour.
Day 1: Pick up from hotel/residence in Dar es Salaam, transfer from to Mikumi National Park for the afternoon safari.
Day 2: Spend the full day doing game drives in the Mikumi National Park.
Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Mikumi National Park, Drive back to Dar es Salaam.
3 days Mikumi safari from Dar es Salaam; Where to visit?
This short safari package takes you to Mikumi National Park which is a beautiful pack located about 280 Kilometers from Dar es Salaam; the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam along the Tanzam Highway (T1) that links Tanzania and neighboring Zambia. The highway literally crosses the Mikumi National Park between Morogoro and Iringa regions, making it a common thing to sight animals like elephants, Giraffes, Gazelles and even sometimes lions along the Highway.
Mikumi National Park lies between the beautiful Uluguru and Lumango Mountains offering great views from the park. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is also just nearby, a one-hour drive from Mikumi.
The park can be accessed both by road and by air, but there is currently no frequent flights to the park, and therefore one must book as early as possible. The park can be visited any time of the year including April & May.
What to see during the 3 days safari in Mikumi National Park.
The park is gifted with a rich diversity if wildlife including; very large schools of hippos commonly seen in the mud pools and several herbivores which you can see during the exciting game drives. Common sightings include elephant, giraffe, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, sable, eland, Liechtenstein’s hartebeest, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, jackals, baboons, and many other animals.
Mikumi National Park is also a great place for birding safaris. The park has recorded more than 400 bird species, with the most common sightings being; Black-billed bustard, Secretary bird, Guinea fowl, Ox peckers, Bateleur eagles, cattle egret, Open billed stork, Yellow-throated long claw, Zanzibar red bishop, Lilac-breasted roller, Martial eagle, Francolin, Superb Starling, Straw-tailed Whydah, Boehm’s bee-eater among others.
Visit the Mikumi National Park information page to see other animals and birds that can be spotted in Mikumi National Park.
The same 3 days safari in Mikumi National Park can be taken starting from Dar es Salaam and from Zanzibar Island with a domestic flight included from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.
|Mikumi National Park
|Daily (private tours only)
3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam – Itinerary
Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park
Today morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam, or from the Dar es Salaam international Airport by one of our representatives from Safari Desire who will brief you about your safari adventure.
The drive to Mikumi National Park take about 6 hours or less depending on the traffic on your way out of Dar es Salaam. To the south it is bordered by the renowned Selous Game Reserve, while the Uluguru Mountains and the Udzungwa mountains are on the other side, with great views from within the park.
You will arrive in the afternoon, and before you transfer to your accommodation you will have your first game drive in the park. You expect to see some of the wild animals that call Mikumi home such as; elands, giraffes, wildebeests, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, various antelopes as well as impalas. Later on in the late afternoon you will proceed to your overnight accommodation, check-in, freshen up and have dinner. Overnight at Camp Bastian or similar. Lunch and dinner included.
Explore Mikumi National Park
You will rise up very early in the morning, have breakfast and then set out for a game drive in the unspoilt wilderness of Mikumi National Park. This entire day is dedicated to game viewing and you guide who is very knowledgeable about the animals in this park will drive you to areas that will offer you best game views. The pop-up roof on your car will give you uninterrupted opportunities for game viewing and photography.
The park covers an area of 3230 square kilometers which makes it one of the largest national parks in Tanzania. As you explore its wilderness, some of the animals you will see include elephants, hartebeests, buffalos, kudus, zebras, elands, wildebeests and impalas, hyenas, baboons, lions, wild dogs, giraffes, warthogs and hippos are the other animals you can always look out for.
Apart from wildlife, more than three hundred (300) different types of birds have been recorded within this national park, a thing that will give you great opportunities to see them. Some of the bird species found within this park include: Boehm’s bee-eaters, African fish eagles, lilac-breasted rollers, starlings, yellow-throated longclaws, Bateleur eagles, Dickinson’s kestrels and straw-tailed whydahs.
You will explore the varied wildlife habitats which include the seasonal floodplains, the grassland which are scattered with giant baobab trees and thorny trees (these are very similar to those in the Serengeti), Miombo woodlands, swamps, riverine forests and low hills.
You have the option of doing safari game drives until later in the afternoon then proceed back to the lodge for late lunch then relax at your lodge with options to swim at the swimming pool, or do a full day safari in Mikumi with lunch taken a tone of the nice picnic sites.
In the late afternoon you will head back to your accommodation where you will have your dinner and spend the night. Overnight at Camp Bastian or similar. All meals included.
Morning Game Drive, Drive back to Dar es Salaam
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
End of this amazing 3 days Mikumi safari in Tanzania starting from Zanzibar or from Dar es Salaam city in Tanzania.
It is worth noting that the distance between Dar es Salaam and Mikumi is a long one and the drive takes about 6 hours.
Please notify our Southern Tanzania safari circuit about your plans on day 3, so that we can plan your tour accordingly, and customize it to suit your requirements and travel plans.
3 days Mikumi safari from Dar es Salaam – Prices
|2 Persons travelling together (1 Double / Twin Room
|USD 625 Per Person Sharing
|4 Persons travelling together (2 Double / Twin Room
|USD 462 Per Person Sharing
|6 Persons travelling together (6 Double / Twin Room
|USD 420 Per Person Sharing
Tour Price Includes:
3 Days private safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi for 2 – 6 Persons
2 Nights’ Full Board Camp Bastian or similar lodge
An extra lunch meal on Day 1 (Lunch on the way to Mikumi)
Full time English speaking Professional Driver/Guide
Park entrance Fees Mikumi National Park
Game drives in Mikumi National Park in private 4×4 safari vehicle (Unlimited Mileage)
Bottled Mineral Water within the Safari Vehicle
Government Taxes, VAT plus TDL
Not Included in the Tour Price
Transfers at Dar es Salaam if needed, can be arranged at extra cost
Visas fees and travel insurance
Any Items and expenses of personal nature
Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff (tip separately)
Extra cold and hot beverages
Laundry services at the lodges / camps