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3-Days Safari Mikumi National Park Journey into Tanzania's Wildlife Haven

From $690 per person sharing

3-Days Safari Mikumi National Park Journey into Tanzania's Wildlife Haven

From $690 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 3-day safari to Mikumi National Park, a gem nestled beside the vast Selous Game Reserve, creating a distinctive and thriving ecosystem. This adventure offers a deep dive into the heart of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich territories, where the open landscapes and diverse animal populations of the Mkata Floodplain are often likened to the famed Serengeti Plains.

In Mikumi, experience the thrill of discovering an array of majestic wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more, roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park’s varied terrain, from open plains to acacia woodlands, provides a perfect backdrop for game viewing and nature photography.

Bird lovers are in for a treat, as Mikumi boasts an impressive record of over 400 bird species. The park’s avian residents, such as the vibrant lilac-breasted rollers, the melodious yellow-throated longclaws, and the regal bateleur eagles, are joined by a variety of European migrants during the rainy season, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise.

This 3-day safari is not just a journey into the wild; it’s an immersion into the heart of African wilderness, offering an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses a mid-range lodge and a Classic tented camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam.

car

Game drives

Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-2
Mikumi National Park
Vuma Hills Tented Camp
2
Silver
Day 3
Mikumi NP – Dar es Salaam
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Dar es Salaam to the Wilds of Mikumi National Park

Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from Dar es Salaam. Relish the 6-hour drive to Mikumi National Park, where the bustling cityscapes give way to the untamed Tanzanian wilderness. Upon arrival, enjoy a warm welcome with a delightful hot lunch at the camp featuring a blend of local and international dishes.

In the afternoon, set off for a captivating game drive, where you’ll encounter a rich array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, and many others in their natural environment. As dusk falls, proceed to Vuma Hills Tented Camp, a classic and comfortable retreat nestled in the park’s hills. Here, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend your night in the cosy, tented accommodations, perfectly blending comfort with the rustic charm of the African bush.

Day 1 Journey from Dar es Salaam to the Wilds of Mikumi National Park (Medium)

Day 2: Immersive Safari in Mikumi National Park

Awaken to the serene ambience of Vuma Hills Tented Camp, and start your day with an early breakfast. Today, immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the Mkata Floodplain, an area often likened to the renowned Serengeti Plains for its expansive wildlife and breathtaking landscape

During your full-day safari, keep an eye out for lions, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, and buffaloes roaming the plains. The park’s varied terrain offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing, from termite mounds to tree perches, especially during the rainy season. Bird enthusiasts will be thrilled with the diversity of over 400 bird species, including the vibrant lilac-breasted roller and the soaring bateleur eagle.

After a day filled with exploration and awe-inspiring sights, return to the tranquil comfort of Vuma Hills Tented Camp for your evening meal and another night in the heart of the wilderness.

Day 2 Immersive Safari in Mikumi National Park (Medium)

Day 3: Mikumi National Park to Selous(Nyerere National Park)

Leave Mikumi early in the morning and set off for Selous (Nyerere National Park), a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its pristine wilderness and varied ecosystems encompassing riverine forests, expansive grasslands, and dense thickets. The journey from Mikumi to Selous (Nyerere National Park) presents a noticeable shift in scenery, moving from the drier landscapes of Mikumi to the lush, green terrains of Selous (Nyerere National Park).

Upon arrival at Selous Kinga Lodge, settle in just in time for a captivating sunset boat safari on the Rufiji River. This exceptional adventure offers a chance to observe hippos and crocodiles up close, all against the stunning backdrop of a classic African sunset, providing a serene and memorable end to your day.

Day 3 Mikumi National Park to Selous(Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 3: Farewell to Mikumi, Return to Dar es Salaam

Begin your last day at Vuma Hills Tented Camp with a leisurely breakfast, surrounded by the early morning beauty of Mikumi National Park. Take a moment to reminisce about the unforgettable experiences and encounters from your safari. After breakfast, embark on a final game drive through the park, cherishing the last glimpses of its diverse wildlife and scenic beauty.

Then, journey back to Dar es Salaam, enriched with memories of your extraordinary Tanzanian safari. The trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or the airport in Dar es Salaam, marking the end of a remarkable adventure in one of Africa’s most captivating wildlife destinations.

Day 3 Farewell to Mikumi, Return to Dar es Salaam (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Dar es Salaam
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water and thermos with hot tea or coffee in the safari car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
5 Jan – 30 June 2024
$ 1,494
$ 954
$ 870
$ 756
$ 745
$ 690
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 1,602
$1,014
$ 947
$ 816
$ 815
$ 750
1 Nov – 23 Dec 2024
$ 1,494
$ 954
$ 870
$ 756
$ 745
$ 690
24 Dec – 4 Jan 2025
$ 1,602
$1,014
$ 947
$ 816
$ 815
$ 750

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 3-day safari to Mikumi National Park, a gem nestled beside the vast Selous Game Reserve, creating a distinctive and thriving ecosystem. This adventure offers a deep dive into the heart of Tanzania's wildlife-rich territories, where the open landscapes and diverse animal populations of the Mkata Floodplain are often likened to the famed Serengeti Plains.

In Mikumi, experience the thrill of discovering an array of majestic wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more, roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park's varied terrain, from open plains to acacia woodlands, provides a perfect backdrop for game viewing and nature photography.

Bird lovers are in for a treat, as Mikumi boasts an impressive record of over 400 bird species. The park's avian residents, such as the vibrant lilac-breasted rollers, the melodious yellow-throated longclaws, and the regal bateleur eagles, are joined by a variety of European migrants during the rainy season, making it a birdwatcher's paradise.

This 3-day safari is not just a journey into the wild; it's an immersion into the heart of African wilderness, offering an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses a mid-range lodge and a Classic tented camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam.

car

Game drives

Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-2
Mikumi National Park
Vuma Hills Tented Camp
2
Silver
Day 3
Mikumi NP – Dar es Salaam
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Dar es Salaam to the Wilds of Mikumi National Park

Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from Dar es Salaam. Relish the 6-hour drive to Mikumi National Park, where the bustling cityscapes give way to the untamed Tanzanian wilderness. Upon arrival, enjoy a warm welcome with a delightful hot lunch at the camp featuring a blend of local and international dishes.

In the afternoon, set off for a captivating game drive, where you'll encounter a rich array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, and many others in their natural environment. As dusk falls, proceed to Vuma Hills Tented Camp, a classic and comfortable retreat nestled in the park's hills. Here, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend your night in the cosy, tented accommodations, perfectly blending comfort with the rustic charm of the African bush.

Day 1 Journey from Dar es Salaam to the Wilds of Mikumi National Park (Medium)

Day 2: Immersive Safari in Mikumi National Park

Awaken to the serene ambience of Vuma Hills Tented Camp, and start your day with an early breakfast. Today, immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the Mkata Floodplain, an area often likened to the renowned Serengeti Plains for its expansive wildlife and breathtaking landscape

During your full-day safari, keep an eye out for lions, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, and buffaloes roaming the plains. The park's varied terrain offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing, from termite mounds to tree perches, especially during the rainy season. Bird enthusiasts will be thrilled with the diversity of over 400 bird species, including the vibrant lilac-breasted roller and the soaring bateleur eagle.

After a day filled with exploration and awe-inspiring sights, return to the tranquil comfort of Vuma Hills Tented Camp for your evening meal and another night in the heart of the wilderness.

Day 2 Immersive Safari in Mikumi National Park (Medium)

Day 3: Mikumi National Park to Selous(Nyerere National Park)

Leave Mikumi early in the morning and set off for Selous (Nyerere National Park), a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its pristine wilderness and varied ecosystems encompassing riverine forests, expansive grasslands, and dense thickets. The journey from Mikumi to Selous (Nyerere National Park) presents a noticeable shift in scenery, moving from the drier landscapes of Mikumi to the lush, green terrains of Selous (Nyerere National Park).

Upon arrival at Selous Kinga Lodge, settle in just in time for a captivating sunset boat safari on the Rufiji River. This exceptional adventure offers a chance to observe hippos and crocodiles up close, all against the stunning backdrop of a classic African sunset, providing a serene and memorable end to your day.

Day 3 Mikumi National Park to Selous(Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 3: Farewell to Mikumi, Return to Dar es Salaam

Begin your last day at Vuma Hills Tented Camp with a leisurely breakfast, surrounded by the early morning beauty of Mikumi National Park. Take a moment to reminisce about the unforgettable experiences and encounters from your safari. After breakfast, embark on a final game drive through the park, cherishing the last glimpses of its diverse wildlife and scenic beauty.

Then, journey back to Dar es Salaam, enriched with memories of your extraordinary Tanzanian safari. The trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or the airport in Dar es Salaam, marking the end of a remarkable adventure in one of Africa's most captivating wildlife destinations.

Day 3 Farewell to Mikumi, Return to Dar es Salaam (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Dar es Salaam
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water and thermos with hot tea or coffee in the safari car
  • Taxes

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips - (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
5 Jan – 30 June 2024
$ 1,494
$ 954
$ 870
$ 756
$ 745
$ 690
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 1,602
$1,014
$ 947
$ 816
$ 815
$ 750
1 Nov – 23 Dec 2024
$ 1,494
$ 954
$ 870
$ 756
$ 745
$ 690
24 Dec – 4 Jan 2025
$ 1,602
$1,014
$ 947
$ 816
$ 815
$ 750