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Mikumi National Park Tanzania

Kili Footprints / Mikumi National Park Tanzania

Mikumi National park Tanzania Situated in the southern region of Tanzania, Mikumi National Park captivates visitors with its expansive vistas and rich wildlife, often drawing parallels to the renowned Serengeti Plains. The park shares its borders with the Selous Game Reserve to the south, creating a distinctive and interconnected ecosystem. Notably, Mikumi offers a unique safari experience, with a higher likelihood of witnessing the extraordinary sight of lions climbing trees and sable Antelope —an uncommon occurrence in many other parks.

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Distance from Dar es Salaam:

Mikumi National Park is conveniently located approximately 283 kilometers (176 miles) from Dar es Salaam, making it an easily accessible destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. The journey from the bustling city to the tranquility of Mikumi takes around 4-5 hours by road, offering a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Tanzania.

Mikumi national park Entry Fees:

As of the last update, the entry fees for Mikumi National Park vary for different visitors. Tanzanian citizens and East African Community residents enjoy a different fee structure compared to non-residents. It’s advisable to check with the Tanzania National Parks Authority or local tour operators for the most current entry fees.

1.Adult non resident entry fee 30$ children under 16yrs 10$

2. Adult East Africa  resident 5000Tsh while children 2000Tsh

3. Mikumi national park concession fee 25$ per night kids 10$ while East African residents pay 20,000Tsh.

4. Mikumi camping fees at special campsite 50$ per person 10$ for children

Attractions in Mikumi:

Mikumi National Park boasts a rich tapestry of landscapes and wildlife, making it a captivating destination for safari enthusiasts. Some key attractions include:

  1. The Mkata Floodplain: Stretching across the park, the Mkata Floodplain is a picturesque expanse teeming with diverse wildlife, including herds of elephants, buffalos, and antelopes.
  2. Mwanamboga Dam: This serene water body attracts a variety of bird species, making it an excellent spot for birdwatching. Keep an eye out for colorful kingfishers and majestic fish eagles.
  3. The Hippo Pools: Witness the playful antics of hippos in their natural habitat as you explore the park’s designated Hippo Pools.

How to Get There: Mikumi National Park is accessible by both road and air. The most common route is by road from Dar es Salaam, offering a scenic drive through the countryside. Alternatively, domestic flights to the nearby airstrips provide a convenient option for those seeking a quicker journey.

Where to Stay: Accommodation options around Mikumi cater to various preferences, from tented camps to lodges. The Mikumi Wildlife Camp, Vuma Hills Tented Camp, and Stanley’s Kopje are popular choices that offer a blend of comfort and an authentic safari experience.


Tanzania Luxury safariWhat is so special at Mikumi National Park?

Because of its accessibility Mikumi is one of the most popular National Park in Tanzania . The park is also decorated by its superbly scenic plains and baobabs and it is home to various wild animals and birds species.

What animals are in Mikumi National Park?

Common Animals Found in Mikumi: Mikumi is home to a diverse array of wildlife, making every safari excursion a unique adventure. Commonly sighted animals include lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, and a rich variety of bird species.

3 Days mikumi national park safari From Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam

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03 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam – Perfect for the business traveler who is in Dar es Salaam for just a few days or for people on beach vacations in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, this safari to Mikumi can take as few as two days or 3 days and 2 nights as per the itinerary here below. A quick short safari from Dar es Salaam or even from Zanzibar Island.

3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam Itinerary

Day 01: Dar Es Salaam to Mikumi

Embark on an exciting safari as you are picked up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam or the airport. The journey to Mikumi National Park unfolds along the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro highway, with the park nestled amidst the Uluguru Mountains and the Great Rift Valley Escarpments. A scenic drive of approximately 4 to 4.5 hours brings you to Mikumi. Arriving around noon, your first day includes exhilarating game drives with a packed lunch at a scenic picnic site. In the late afternoon, head to Camp Bastian, a charming lodge located just outside Mikumi National Park, for dinner and overnight stay. The lodge offers all the amenities of a luxury accommodation, with beautiful gardens and a refreshing swimming pool to unwind. Lunch box and dinner are included.

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                                                                          Mikumi national park sunset

*Luxury accommodations are available at Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Mikumi Wildlife Camp (additional cost), upon request.

*Midrange lodging options include Tanswiss Lodge or Mikumi Park Bandas.

Day 02: Full Day Mikumi National Park

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Mikumi National Park with a full day of game drives, complemented by a packed lunch, or opt for morning and afternoon game drives with a break for lunch at the lodge or tented camp. Mikumi, part of the vast Selous Ecosystem, is home to an impressive array of bird species and wildlife. Spot giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, elands, and various antelopes during your exploration. For a different adventure, consider a guided walking safari led by an armed ranger. Overnight at Camp Bastian or Matembezi Safari Lodge at Mikumi, situated just outside the park. Lunch box and dinner are included.

Day 03: Mikumi to Dar Es Salaam

After breakfast, check out of the lodge or camp, and embark on the return journey to Dar es Salaam. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the way as you drive back to the city. The safari concludes upon your arrival in Dar es Salaam, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport for your onward journey, whether it be heading home or catching a flight to Zanzibar.

2 people 670 usd per person

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 460 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 417 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for price

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

03 days private safari from / back to Dar es Salaam

Transport and game drives in clean well maintained 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

All game reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned

02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camp as per your itinerary

One and a half liter mineral water per person / day during game drives

Tourist Development Levy

Wildlife Management Area Fees where applicable

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

All items of a personal nature

Tips and gratuities for safari guide & lodge /camp staff

Travel insurance

Accommodation at Arusha before/after the safari

Laundry services during the safari

Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks & beverages

Flights from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

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