Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is one of the famous parks in the South of Tanzania. It was established in year 1964. Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest park in Tanzania covering 3,230 sq km.

Mikumi is bordered by Selous Game Reserve in the south, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Uluguru Mountain on the other side.

Mikumi National Park is greatly compared to Serengeti National Park. The north-west is defined by alluvial plain of Mkata river basin. This area displays mainly Palm, tamarinds, acacia and baobab. Furthest to the area, there are rock formations called Uluguru and Rubeho mountains.

The South-east side of the park is less accessible. Therefore, it has very little wildlife.

The animals that you are likely to see are lions, giraffes, zebras, impalas, kudus, elands, buffaloes, wildebeests, black antelopes, baboons and many more. It also has two hippo pools, 5 km on the north of the park. Mikumi National Park also exhibits over 400 species of bird life.

Best selling itinerary is a 2 days to Mikumi National Park. However, we recommend a 3 days to Mikumi National Park for a complete adventure.

Moreover, you can also combine Mikumi National Park with Selous Game Reserve for 5 days or 4 days Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

1 Night / 2 Days to Mikumi National Park

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National park

Pickup from DSM city center and proceed to south of Dar es Salaam, along the Tanzania / Zambia Highway. Have hot lunch on the way. Afternoon, game drive of Mikumi National Park.

Dinner and overnight (L,D)

With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller.

Day 2: Mikumi National Park – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, morning game drive through the Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch.

Afternoon, return to Dar es Salaam City (B,L).


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