Day Trip – Mikumi National Park
Mikumi covers an area of 3,230 square kilometres and is well known for its population of wildlife. Elephants, giraffes, zebras, elands, kudu, wildebeest, and antelope.The park is also well known for its incredible variety of birds, with over 400 species making it their home.
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Your Daigle Tour guide will meet & greet your group at 03:30 hrs. You will have a short briefing of the day's activities and shortly after at 04:00 hrs depart to Mikumi National Park. Arrival for game viewing.
Mikumi National Park is accessible throughout the year, nearby to Dar es Salaam. By road, it takes 5hrs (300km) from Dar es Salaam. Your first stop is Morogoro, set beside the Uluguru Mountains, for breakfast.
After a morning spent watching wildlife, you’ll enjoy your packed lunch beside a hippo pool and then continue with game viewing till late afternoon.
In the late afternoon we’ll depart Mikumi National Park to start the drive back to Dar es Salaam where we’ll drop your group at your preplanned location.
Mikumi National Park is located in the north of the Nyerere National Park in the Morogoro region. It shares an eco-system with the Selous and the Kilombero Game Controlled Area. In the north it is bordered by the Uluguru Mountains, and the southeast is fringed by the Rubeho Mountains. The Mkata River Flood Plain is the main feature of the park.
Mikumi covers an area of 3,230 square kilometres and is well known for its population of wildlife. Elephants, giraffes, zebras, elands, kudu, wildebeest, and antelope. As these animals wander over the verdant grasses they are hunted by large numbers of tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild dogs, and the black-backed jackal.
The park is also well known for its incredible variety of birds, with over 400 species making it their home. These colourful specimens include the red-billed oxpecker, marabou stork, and lilac breasted roller. More exotic bird species live in the Miombo Woodland. Shelley’s double collared sunbird, the pale billed hornbill, and the violet-crested turaco can all be found here. It is a bird watchers paradise and a true joy to watch these dazzling creatures flitting through the air.
The park’s landscape is beautiful, with surrounding mountains and hills. The lighting of the area is superb, and it is a popular venue for wildlife photographers. Elephants, lions, and giraffes are commonly seen along the Tanzania-Zambia Highway, especially at night or in the fading light of evening. Though rare in the past, leopards are also commonly seen nowadays.
- Activities as indicated.
- All park fees, and government taxes.
- Meals as indicated
- Services of Professional English-speaking driver- guide.
- Game drives in Safari Designed vehicle with pop up / flip-flop roof tops and guarantee window seat!
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Transfers. (Preplanned pick up & drop off location)
- Tourist visas;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages unless described on the itinerary;
- All items of a personal nature.