Welcome to Mikumi National Park


Mikumi is an important educational and research centre. Among the various projects being carried out is an ongoing field study of yellow baboons, which is one of just a handful of such long-term primate studies on the continent.

To the south, Mikumi is contiguous with Selous Game Reserve.


Top experiences in Mikumi National Park

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Mikumi National Park activities

$650 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Dar es Salaa to Mikumi National Park 2-Night Private Safari

Day 1: Dar to Mikumi National Park.In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar and you will travel to Mikumi National Park via Morogoro town. This trip will take about 6 hours of standard driving speed with a stop in Chalinze breakfast and refreshments break. Will continue with drive and when you arrive at the park you will be checked in and taken to your accommodation to refresh and have lunch. Later on the day will start evening and sunset game drives. • Accommodation: Mikumi Park Cottages Overnight • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Soft Drink Day 2: Mikumi National Park.On this day you will have sunrise game drive starting from 06:45 hours and come back to the cottages for breakfast at around 08:45 hours. Will continue with game drive till lunch time whereby you will have lunch at the Mikumi Wildlife Camp where you have the chance to view animals as they wonder around the camp watering holes while having your meals. After lunch and a little rest you will continue with game drive in another part of the park till sunset around 18:30 hours and that will be the end of full day game drive. In Mikumi expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalo, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos and more than 300 bird species . • Accommodation: Mikumi Park Cottages Overnight • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Soft Drink Day 3: Return to Dar es Salaam. After an early morning (sunrise game viewing) game drive, return to your accommodation for breakfast and prepare to check out. By noon, you will start driving back to Dar es Salaam and have lunch at Morogoro Town. Your guide will bring you back to the airport in the early evening.

$2860 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Days Explore Tanzania's Southern Wildlife Circuit

ItineraryDay 1: Dar es salaam to mikumi national parkStop At: Zepisa African Safaris, Iringa, Iringa RegionPick-up from your hotel. • Start your safari by driving to Mikumi National ParkDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at park official cottageDay 2: Full game drive Mikumi national park Stop At: Mikumi National Park, Mikumi National Park, Morogoro RegionHave breakfast and go on a full day game drive in Mikumi national park. • Enjoy your lunch at one of the picnic sites, which your driver guide will select. • Mikumi national park host Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopards, Elands, Zebra and more. • Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Dinner and overnight at park official cottage Day 3: Mikumi national park – ruaha national parkStop At: Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Iringa RegionHave breakfast and drive to iringa for lunch .After lunch Drive to Ruaha National Park, which is known to be one of the more natural, unspoiled as well as one of the largest Parks of Africa. Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness areas where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape.  • Stay overnight at park's official bandasDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Dinner and overnight at park official bandas Day 4: Full day game driveStop At: Ruaha National Park, Iringa, Iringa RegionHave breakfast and leave with a lunch box for a full day game viewing in the park.  • The exciting Great Ruaha River features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog and other species such as waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog, eland, zebra and elephants. Grant’s gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. • Stay overnight in the park bandas.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Dinner and overnight at park official bandasDay 5: Ruaha To UdzungwaStop At: Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Kidayi, Morogoro RegionHave breakfast and drive to Udzungwa National Park.  • Visit prince Bernard waterfall and village market on reaching there. Udzungwa is the largest national park with most biodiversity and a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania.Duration: 8 daysMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Dinner and overnight at the official park bandasDay 6: Udzungwa to Dar es salaamStop At: Dar es Salaam Zoo, Dar es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam RegionHave an early breakfast and drive to the starting point of Udzungwa trekking. • Drive back to Dar es Salaam,Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$4550 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Tanzania's Southern Wildlife Circuit Mikumi,Selous Ruaha,Udzungwa

DAY01Dar es salaam to mikumi national park Start your safari by driving to Mikumi National Park. Leave the park and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Park official cottage  DAY02Mikumi national park Have breakfast and go on a full day game drive in Mikumi national park. Return for dinner. DAY03Mikumi national park – ruaha national park Have breakfast and drive to Iringa for lunch. Drive to Ruaha National Park, which is known to be one of the more natural, unspoiled as well as one of the largest Parks of Africa.  Stay overnight at park's official bandas. DAY04Ruaha national park Have breakfast and leave with a lunch box for a full day game viewing in the park.  Stay overnight in the park bandas. DAY05Ruaha national park to udzungwa national park Have breakfast and drive to Udzungwa National Park.  Visit prince Bernard waterfall and village market on reaching there. Udzungwa is the largest national park with most biodiversity and a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Stay overnight at Twiga hotel DAY06Udzungwa national park  Have an early breakfast and drive to the starting point of Udzungwa trekking.  Overnight at twiga hotelDAY07Udzungwa-selous game reserve Have breakfast and drive to Selous game reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. Stop for some refreshments before heading to the Selous Riverside Camp. Later, go for a sunset cruise and spot hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoy the spectacular sunset over this enormous river. Overnight at Selous riverside camp DAY08Selous game reserve After breakfast, go for a full day game drive with picnic lunch box. Explore large number of animals, including lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra etc. Overnight stay at the camp. DAY09Selous game reserve Enjoy a Full day game Drive in Selous Game Reserve. Explore  its massive herds of elephants and Cape buffalos. Overnight at River Camp. DAY10Departure After breakfast, go for a walking safari, the most exciting experience, unique in Tanzania, accompanied by rangers for about two hours and then drive back to Dar es salaam.

$4050 Cultural & Theme Tours

09 Days Southern Tanzania Budget Road Safari

Day 1 : Dar es Salaam  - Selous Game ReserveDepart from Dar es Salaam city centre or Arusha  by 4x4 to the Selous Game Reserve to start your exciting African budget safari.Enjoy a late lunch at the Rufiji River Camp. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to Rufiji River Camp  or  Lake Manze Tented Camp for dinner and overnightDay 2 : Selous Game ReserveEnjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives - exploring the bush in open 4 x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area.Meals and overnight at Lake Manze Tented CampDay 3 & 4 : Selous Game ReserveAfter breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a waking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to shoot them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants.Meals and overnight at Lake Manze Tented CampDay 5 : Selous Game Reserve  to Ruaha National ParkAfter breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope, and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap. Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled.Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River LodgeDay  6 & 7: Ruaha National ParkEnjoy a full day game drive in the park. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted within the park. The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains.Meals and overnight at Ruaha River LodgeDay 8: Ruaha National Park to Mikumi National ParkAfter an early breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park. Lunch at Vuma Hill Tented Camp, followed by an evening game drive in Mikumi National Park. The park is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, and greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope.Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge.Day 9: Mikumi National Park back to Dares SalaamAfter breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi National Park. Return to the camp for lunch and then depart for your return to Dar es Salaam .Drop off in the city centre.

$1300 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Fascinating Southern Tanzania Safari

Day 1 Dar es Salaam to Mikumi ParkAt around 7 am you will drive for about six hours and with packed lunch to Mikumi Park. If you are lucky, you may also see the lion and leopard. Another attraction in the park is the hippo pools, where you can watch hippos wallowing and snorting at close range. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Camp Bastian. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.Day 2: Travel to Ruaha National ParkSoon after breakfast, you will drive for about six hours with packed lunch to Ruaha Park. Inter the park and proceed with the game drive en route till sunset. Late evening drive to Ruaha cottage for dinner and overnight. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Day 3: First round at Ruaha National ParkLunch will be packed so you can enjoy a full day of game driving in Ruaha National Park. Your dinner and overnight stay will again be at the Ruaha cottage.Day 4: Second round at Ruaha National ParkAfter breakfast you go for another full day game drive in Ruaha national park with packed lunch enjoy your lunch on one of picnic site which your guide will choose. Dinner and overnight inside the park at Ruaha Tanapa Cottages inside the Park.Day 5: Ruaha National Park to Mikumi National ParkAfter a relax breakfast, drive for about six hours with your packed lunch back to Mikumi National Park, if the time will allow enjoy a late-evening game drive then have dinner and an overnight stay at Camp Bastian Mikumi. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.Day 6: Mikumi National Park- Dar es salaamAfter breakfast proceed with a morning game drive or return to Dar Es Salaam depending on planned arrival time in Dar Es Salaam. Arrival in the late afternoon/early evening including transfer back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam or catch the last ferry for Zanzibar that leave daily at 4 pm. Breakfast and lunch included.

$410 Cultural & Theme Tours

MIKUMI NP 2 DAYS

MIKUMI NP 1 NIGHT 2 DAYSMikumi is Tanzania’s fifth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, it makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time.Day one:Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National ParkYou will be picked up from Dar es Salaam early morning (5am) and drive to Mikumi National Park via Morogoro town, this drive will take up to 6hrs. You will arrive for lunch in mikumi national park then you will start afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Tanapa Tourist cottage. (Inside the park).Mikumi was gazetted as a National Park in 1964 and is named after the spindle shaped Borassus palm trees. The Mkata plain supports vast herds of plains game such as wildebeest, impala, zebra and giraffe, hunted by their associated predators; while you are more likely to find elephants, buffalos, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, greater kudu, roan and sable antelope in the surrounding less fertile hills. Meal Plan: – Lunch and Dinner.Day two:Wake up for early morning game drive in Mikumi National Park untill 0830hrs then drive back to the tourist cottage for breakfast.After breakfast you will continue with game drive until 1100hrs then start to drive back to Dar es Salaam, you will stop in Morogoro town for hot lunch. On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be dropped at your hotel, airport for late flight back home or to other destination.Meal Plan: – Breakfast and Lunch.End of Safari. 

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