Sharing a common border and ecosystem with Selous Game Reserve to the south, Mikumi National Park is only three to four hours drive from Dar es Salaam, lying astride the main highway to Zambia, and en route to the National Parks of Udzungwa Mountains, Ruaha and Kitulo. The main feature of the park is the Mikumi flood plain, along with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides. Open grasslands dominate in the flood plain, eventually merging with the miombo woodland covering the lower hills.
Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 sq km, and is rich in wildlife including buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephant, impala, hippos, baboon, giraffe, warthog, waterbuck and eland which can be viewed throughout the year. Reptiles including crocodile, monitor lizard and python are also resident in the park. Other animals that can be sighted although rare are the Sable Antelope resident in the southern part of the park bordering the Selous, the Greater Kudu, leopard, and the wild dog also known as the African Hunting Dog. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, including European migrants during the rainy season.
Mikumi National Park is one the most popular visitor points sold from our Dar es Salaam branch office. Being close to Dar es Salaam on good road, day trips are popular especially for those who have little time to spend an overnight there. But it is recommended to spend at least a night in Mikumi to enjoy a fulfilling game drive in this beautiful park. A number of accommodation facilities are available in Mikumi.
We’ll meet at your hotel in Dar es Salaam at 06:30 am and transfer to Mikumi NP.
Our tour driver will drive you from Dar–es- Salaam to Mikumi National Park. This journey will take about 5 to 6 hours and you will stop for lunch in Morogoro Town.
You will start the day with a cultural visit to a local Maasai village in Mikumi. If time allows, we’ll pass by the local women’s market. The Maasai are a popular traditional tribe in Tanzania and Kenya.
What will you see during game drive in Mikumi NP?
At this park, you will get an opportunity to see the most fascinating animals such as huge African elephants, king of the jungle lion, wild dogs, zebras, giraffes, impalas, hyena, buffalo, wildebeest, one of the biggest antelope in the world, elands, hartebeest, crocodiles, lizards, and other residents. The park also has over 300 species of birds that have been observed.
Later, you will exit the park towards Bastian lodge for dinner and your overnight relaxation.
We will start our journey back to Dar-es-Salaam. Travel Bug Safaris will ensure a smooth booking process, easy to use payment methods are available, and the safari experience will be top notch from start to finish.
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