On this tour clients will benefit a visit of 2 Parks at the same time, Mikumi NP clients will have 2 nights in mikumi and a visit to udzungwa to explore the udzungwa waterfalls, arriving at udzungwa NP, clients will do the hiking and swim on the water falls after the hikki. Udzungwa is very famous for its Monkeys and Birds species. The picnic lunch will take place at the beautiful view overlooking the kilombero river.
Where is Mikumi National Park?
About 300 Kilometers from Dar es Salaam, and covering an area of 3230 Km sq, Mikumi National Park is basically like an extension of the larger Selous Ecosystem and the park’s plains have often been related to the endless plains of the Serengeti so you expect vast savannah plains in which many animals thrive as well as the Miombo Woodlands and great scenic views over the rolling hills of the Uluguru Mountains; one of the Mountain ranges that make up the ancient and legendary ‘Eastern Arc Mountains’ of East Africa that spreads from this area to Eastern Tanzania including Pare and Usambara Mountains and as far as the Taita Hills in South Eastern Kenya.
Best Time to do this 2 days safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
Best time to visit Mikumi just like other parks in Tanzania is the Dry season, that stretches from June to October, for wildlife viewing in the park. Mikumi is however an all year park (including April / May) due to the tendency by the animals gathering around very predictable water sources such as the Mkata River in the vast wildlife rich Mkata flood plain that stretches for the better part of the park.
2 day Safari from Dar es Salaam Itinerary
Leave Dar es Salaam for Mikumi National Park.
This early morning you will be picked up by your safari guide from your residence in Dar es Salaam or your hotel or even from the Airport if you arrive early enough and you will drive out of the city as quick as possible to beat the traffic jams. Soon you will be out of town and drive at a steady pace along the Mbeya Highway via Chalinze and Morogoro town arriving by mid-morning or early afternoon depending on your departure time from Dar es Salaam. Lunch can be taken at a camp inside the park or along the way and as soon as you register at the park’s entrance at Mikumi National Park you will embark on your first game drive in search of wild animals and birds. You will do game drives until later in the afternoon before dark when you will check in at a lodge camp at Mikumi National Park or just outside the park for a well deserved refreshing shower followed by dinner and overnight. Overnight at Camp Bastian; a nice budget lodge just outside the park’s boundaries. (Lunch and Dinner included).
Other camps also available depending on your budget and preference for an upgrade.Day 2
Mikumi National Park – back to Dar es Salaam.
Early morning breakfast then you will enter the Mikumi Park again for one last game drive to see any animals that you might have missed on the first day. This is also a good time to try your luck in spotting some nocturnal species as well as other animals which tend to line up along the game viewing tracks as they avoid the morning dew. After enough game drives and depending on your plans you will leave Mikumi National Park and drive back to Dar es Salaam with drop off being at the Airport if departing, or at your hotel in CBD or residence.Breakfast and Lunch included.
It is important to note that this safari involves long drives of about 4 to 5 hours and sometimes more depending on the traffic floor and traffic police control along this busy highway to Mikumi National Park.
End of your 2 day safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park.