Lies between the city of Dar es salaam and iringa town, Mikumi national park is one of the largest national parks abundant in wildlife perfect for a getaway from Dar es Salaam city.
Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous – and is transacted by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000 square kilometer (47,000 square mile) tract of wilderness that stretches east almost as far as the Indian Ocean. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. More than 400 bird species have been recorded.
Hippos are the star attraction of the pair of pools situated 5km north of the main entrance gate, supported by an ever-changing cast of water birds.
. Fourth Largest National Park in Tanzania.
. Shares boundary with Selous Game Reserve in the south which is transected by the main road from Dar es Salaam to Iringa.
. Animals migrate between the Mikumi National Park and the Selous Game Reserve.
. 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.
WHEN TO GO
Climate is tropical and the park is accessible year round. The best time to visit the park is during the dry season which is June through February. During the rainy season (March through – May) some of the park roads may be impassable. The park lies in a horseshoe of towering mountains and forested foothills which almost enclose the flood plain of the Mkata River.
• Safari drives within the national park with 4×4 vehicles.
• Guided walks in selected areas.
• Visit the nearby Selous Game Reserve r Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
. Meet and greet services
. All national park entry fees
. Transfers to Dar es Salaam
. Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
. Use of our 4*4 safari vehicle during the safari
. Service of our English speaking drive guide
. Accommodation in Dar es Salaam (BB Basis)
. One bottle of mineral water per day
. Tips and gratuities
. All flights (domestic and international) and Visas
. Laundry, telephone bills etc.
. Any other expense of person nature.