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2 Days Mikumi National Park

Visit Mikumi National Park with us and discover the unique ecosystem of the forth largest national park in Tanzania. Highlights are the large hippo herds and elephants. It is reachable from Daressalaam and Zanzibar

2 Days Mikumi National Park vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

2 Days Mikumi National Park with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Start your journey on a 2 Days Mikumi National Park with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

2 Days Tour Overview:

This 2 days Mikumi  National Park safari, starting from Daressalaam or Zanzibar, is  a short but very rewarding safari. It is suitable for travelers that intend to have an experience of the wildlife in a limited amount of time. The safari starts from Daressalaam or Zanzibar, departing very early in the morning, taking 5-6 hours by jeep to arrive at the park. The activities will include game drive in the park to see the wildlife.

Mikumi National Park borders Selous Game Reserve on the south, the two areas form a unique ecosystem. It is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and is reachable from Daressalaam & Zanzibar. The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti with its large plains but it is much more humid due to its river deltas and is therefore much greener throughout the year. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. The area north-west is characterized by the alluvial plain of the river basin Mkata. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah, dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the Uluguru Mountains.

The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. The park contains a subspecies of giraffe that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated giraffe. In addition, Mikumi is the only place where you can find the dwarf elephants that have adapted to dense rain forest with smaller bodies and shorter ivory. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. About 5 km north of the park, there are two pools inhabited by hundreds of hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park. Most visitors come to Mikumi National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), and they are never disappointed. The hippo pools provide close access to the mud-loving wildlife, and bird-watching along the waterways is particularly rewarding. Mikumi National Park borders the Selous Game Reserve and Udzungwa Mountains National Park, and the three locations make a varied and pleasant safari circuit.

Highlights of Mikumi National Park

  • See the unique dwarf elephants
  • Humid sea climate, very green
  • huge plains
  • hippos
  • Uluguru Mountains
  • Visit a Maasai village

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Early in the morning, you’ll meet the driver in your hotel then drive to Mikumi National Park (5 hours drive). You’ll be arriving in time for a game drive until sunset then drive to the hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. While at Mikumi, the clients will get a chance to see lions, zebras, antelopes and buffaloes just to mention a few.

● Meals: Lunch & Dinner

In the morning after breakfast, you’ll leave the hotel and drive through Mikumi National Park. You’ll see lots of game on the way back to Dar es Salaam. But you’ll still have time to spot the animals.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch box

  • Park fees

  • All activities

  • All accommodation during safari

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation during safari

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinks

  • International flights(From/to home)

  • Round trip airport transfer (can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Accommodation before and at the end of the tour (can be arranged at an extra cost)

  • Tips

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees


Group Size Price per person (USD)
1 person 690,-
2 people 550,-
3 people 510,-
4 people 480,-
5 people 460,-
6 people 440,-
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Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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