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Mikumi Budget Safari Overviews

Mikumi Budget Safari is a 2 days safari which offers travelers a chance to explore one of the game rich sanctuary and the closest park to the Capital city Dar es Salaam. This tour is ideal for budget travelers who wants to spend their weekend break out of the hustle and bustle of the town while exploring the beauty of the nature.

The Mikumi National park covers the area of about 3,230 square kilometers and it shares its ecosystem with the great Selous game reserves. The sharing of ecosystem allows the animal to freely move between two the parks in deferent season of the year. This movements of animals makes Mikumi to be the best place for wildlife viewing near Dar es Salaam due to the largest number of animals present in the park.

Good accessibility is another point which makes Mikumi National Park to be the best spot for Wildlife Safari in the southern Tanzania region after the Selous Game reserve. Presence of the tarmac road which cross cut the park assure visitors with an easy reach to the park regardless of the presence weather condition.

Game viewing activity in Mikumi national park is primarily conducted at Mkata River floodplains which is rich in game animals. The Mkata floodplains is surrounded by gently rolling hills covered in Miombo woodlands. This area is the best for spotting buffaloes which are often quite near the roadside as well as giraffes, elephants, and zebras.

While on Mikumi budget safari you may also visit the hippo pools which located near the main park entry gate.

Mikumi is also a bird paradise with over 400 species of birds identified. Some birds are residents while others used to migrate to other places on at different seasons of the year.

Accommodation during the Mikumi budget safari is offered in budget lodges and camps located few kilometers from the park at the small town of Mikumi.

Mikumi Budget Safari Itinerary


Day 1:  Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park
Pick up from your hotel or resident house in Dar es Salaam for Mikumi Budget Safari with picnic lunch boxes. Upon your arrival at Mikumi proceed with the game drive till late afternoon where you will drive to Veta Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.


Day 2:Mikumi National Park – Dar es Salaam
Morning game drive in Mikumi to the game strategic area include mkata flood plains and Chamgore the place of python. Hot Lunch in the Camp. At 14:00 hrs depart Mikumi for Dar es salaam.

Mikumi Budget Safari Price

Min 2 Pax: From US $ 425 per Pax at Veta Lodge
US $ 560 at Vamos Lodge
For bigger group + 4: Special rate applicable
Accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking
Single room supplement: If required , contact us

NB: Other options of Accommodation available on request & price will vary



Safari Cost Includes:
Mikumi park fee.
Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
Salary for a Professional English speaking driver guide
Full board Accommodation at Angalia Tented Camp
Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier


Safari Cost Excludes:
Accommodation in Dar es salaam.
Airport departure tax
Hot and cold drinks at the lodges
Flying doctors insurance
Tips to the driver guide
All items of the personal nature which do not mention on this itinerary


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