Welcome to Mikumi National Park

This is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park, and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed year-round wildlife sightings, Mikumi makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time. Within its 3230 sq km – set between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, the Rubeho Mountains to the northwest and the Lumango Mountains to the southeast – Mikumi hosts buffaloes, wildebeests,... Read More

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$600 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Safari in Mikumi National Park

Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival at the Dar ES Salaam International Airport, you will be met by a driver who will transfer you to the Transit Motel for an overnight stay. Day 2: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park. At around 7:30 AM, you will be picked up from your Motel and driven to Mikumi National Park with your packed lunch. Arrive for an afternoon game drive that will last until sunset. Enjoy an evening drive to the Morio Motel in Mikumi town for dinner and an overnight stay. All meals includedDay 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.

$681 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mikumi Wildlife Experience

Day 1: Pick Up, Transfers and Evening game drives Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar at around 05:30am.After greetings/introduction you will start your trip to Mikumi National Park via Morogoro town. This trip will take about 6 hours of standard driving speed with a stop in Chalinze for breakfast and refreshments. When you arrive at the park you will be checked in and taken to your accommodation to refresh and have lunch. Later in the day you begin evening and sunset game drives. Stay at the Park Cottages or Mikumi Wildlife Camp includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments.  Day 2: Full day Game drive in Mikumi  On this day you will have sunrise game drives starting from 6:30am and come back to the cottages for breakfast around 8:30am. Then, continue with game drives until lunch time. At the Mikumi Wildlife Camp you can watch animals as they wonder around the camp water holes while having your meals. After lunch and a little rest, you will continue with game drives in another part of the park until sunset around 6:30pm. This will conclude the end of your full day game drive. In Mikumi you can see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos and more than 300 bird species. After the game drive will go back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments  Day 3: Sunrise game drives and transfer to Dar Es Salaam.  Early morning you will have sunrise game drives till about 8:00am, have breakfast at your lodge, and then drive back to Dar Es Salaam to connect to Zanzibar. (If traveling to Zanzibar by boat on the same day – we can also book boat tickets for you at an extra cost). When you arrive in Dar you will be transferred to your residency or ferry and that will be the end of your Mikumi Wildlife Experience with Watu Safaris. Meals plan Includes breakfast, lunch and refreshment

$681 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mikumi and Udzungwa Wild Animal and Adventure Guided Tour

Day 1: Transfers and full day game drives in Mikumi National Park- (B, L, D)You will be picked up from your residence in Dar Es Salaam city at 5:30 am and head out for your first day of game drive to Mikumi National Park. This trip takes you via Chalinze whereby you will have stop for breakfast and then continue through Morogoro town. When you arrive at the park you will be checked in and have time to relax at your accommodation within the park. After lunch, you will have an evening/ sunset game drive until the end of the day. In Mikumi National Park you can expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, more than 300 bird species and various plant species. You will stay overnight in the park at the park cottages. Day 2: Sunrise Game Drives and Transfers to Udzungwa Mountains - (B, L, D)Early in the morning you will leave for a sunrise game drive from 6:30 am to 8:30 am, then have breakfast and continue with game drives around the park. Later on after lunch break within the park or in Mikumi town, you will be transferred to Udzungwa National Park, and stay overnight at Twiga Hotel in Udzungwa.Day 3: Trekking in Udzungwa Mountains and Transfers back to Dar Es Salaam - (B, L)The purpose of this trip is to show you the Natural habitats of Udzungwa National Park. Early morning you will be picked from your hotel in Udzungwa and start climbing the Sanje route to be able to see the 4 stages waterfalls. Udzungwa is one of 34 World Biodiversity hotspots. Expect to see Primates. Udzungwa has 11 primates species; 2 of these being found no where else in the world. You may also have the opportunity to see habituated Sanje Mangabeys, different endemic plant species, birds, reptiles and Amphibians, Butterflies, waterfalls, etc. Aftre climbing, you will start driving back to Dar Esalaam with a stop in Mikumi/Morogoro town for lunch break. When you arrive in Dar Es Salaam you will be taken to your residence. This will conclude your tour, and you will be returned to your departure point.

$6318 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Safari of Southern Tanzania

Day 1: Transfers to Selous Game Reserve (L, D)You will be picked from your airport or hotel in Dar and be transferred to Selous. Once you arrive, you will have lunch, then go on an evening boat safari. Dinner and overnight camping at Jimbiza Lodge.Day 2 to Day 3: Full-day Game Drive in Selous (B, L, D)On this day, you will leave early in the morning with a packed breakfast and picnic lunch to enjoy a full day game-drive in this largest game reserve in Africa. Each safari will cover different area of the park, so you'll be able to enjoy different vegetation and the animals they support there. Dinner and overnight camping at Jimbiza Lodge. Day 4: Game Drive en-route to Mikumi National Park (D)On this day, your game drive will take you to Mikumi, via Kisaki village. Depending on the time you arrive in Mikumi, you may have a sunset game drive, or just go on to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay within the park.Day 5: Full-day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park (B, L, D)You will have a sunrise game drive, starting from 06:30 AM, and will have breakfast at around 08:30 AM. You'll then continue the drive until lunch time, which you will have the park. After lunch, you will finish the day with a drive in another part of the park until around 16:30 hours. In Mikumi, you should expect to see animals such as lions, buffalo, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, impalas, warthogs, elephants, hippos and more than 300 bird species. Dinner and an overnight stay at the park's cottages.Day 6: Walking Safari and Evening game drives (D)Start the day with an early morning, three hour walking safari, and experience Mikumi wildlife on foot. After the walk, you will have lunch a break, then continue on with a game drive around the park. Later on in the evening, you will be transferred to Udzungwa Mountains for dinner and an overnight stay at Twiga Hotel.Day 7: Trekking in Udzungwa and Transfer back to DarThe purpose of this day's trip is to show you the natural habitats in Udzungwa National Park. You will be picked from your hotel early in the morning for a drive to Udzungwa Mountains. After registering, you'll start climbing, taking the Sanje route in order to see the 4-stage waterfalls. Udzungwa is one of thirty-four world biodiversity hot spots. Here, you can expect to see primates, as Udzungwa has 11 primate species, two of which are found nowhere else in the world. Also, you may have the opportunity to see habituated Sanje mangabeys, different endemic plant species, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, waterfalls, etc.After you come down you will be transferred back to Dar via Morogoro town. Once you arrive in Dar, you will be transferred to your residence/airport and that will be the end of your safari.

$444 Day Trips & Excursions

Mikumi National Park Guided Safari Day Trip from Dar es Salaam

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam to start your day safari with the roughly 3-hour drive to Mikumi National Park. On arrival, go straight into a game drive for a few hours, and then stop for lunch. After lunch, continue with the game drive for more wildlife sightings. Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. You'll have the chance to see a variety of animals, such as buffalo, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, and crocodiles. Around 3pm, drive back to the city where you will be dropped off at your hotel to end your tour.