2 Days Mikumi Safari From Dar es Salaam

Experience the Wild: A Thrilling 2-Day Mikumi Safari Adventure

A 2-day safari to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of Tanzania’s wildlife in a short period. Nestled in the heart of Tanzania, Mikumi National Park stands as a testament to Africa’s untamed beauty and diverse wildlife. It’s a place where the air is filled with the sounds of the wild, and every turn presents a new opportunity to witness nature in its purest form. A 2-day Mikumi safari (Safari in Mikumi) offers an escape to adventurers seeking to immerse themselves in the continent’s raw and vibrant pulse.

Where is Mikumi National Park?

Mikumi national park is situated in Morogoro region about 310 km southern western of Dar es Salaam. For visitors planning go for a 2 days Mikumi safari is important to understand that the journey from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi takes approximately 6 to 7 hours of driving. This will help them to plan their departure time appropriately.

Things you can expect to see on a Mikumi Safari?

While on Mikumi Safari you will experience its vast savannah plains which are home to a variety of animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest. The park is also known for its population of predators, including lions, leopards, and hyenas. Visitors for a 2 days Mikumi safari can witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, exhibiting their hunting and survival skills.

In addition to the wildlife you can also enjoy  the stunning views of the Udzungwa Mountains, which provide a scenic backdrop to your Mikumi safari experience. The park also features several watering holes where animals gather to drink and cool off, providing excellent photo opportunities for visitors. With its abundance of wildlife and picturesque landscapes, a safari in Mikumi National Park promises a memorable and unforgettable experience for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts alike.

Where to Stay in Mikumi?

Mikumi national park offers a wide choice of accommodation range from luxury tented camp, mid-range camps and lodges as well as the budget accommodation. Visitors for Mikumi safari can opt which accommodation they want depends on their budget but for this sample itinerary we have utilized camp Bastian as your accommodation.

Best Time to Go for a 2 Days Mikumi Safari

The optimal time to go for a Mikumi safari is during the dry season which last from June throughout October when grass are short and bush are thin which allows easy sightings. In addition to that during dry season water are scarce and animals tends to gather near the remaining waterholes which allows for the best game viewing opportunity. However Mikumi safari can be done throughout the year including March, April and May which are the rainy months due to the presence of the highway which crosscut the park which guarantee an accessibility.

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Day -by-day 2 Day Mikumi Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arriva; and the First Encounter

Your Mikumi safari adventure kicks off with an early departure from Dar es Salaam, the bustling coastal city that acts as a gateway to Tanzania’s natural wonders. As you drive towards Mikumi, the urban landscape gradually gives way to the picturesque countryside, with baobab trees dotting the horizon and the Uluguru Mountains looming in the distance.

Upon arrival at the park, the change in scenery is profound. Mikumi’s vast savannahs, acacia-studded plains, and the Mkata River floodplain offer a stunning backdrop for your Mikumi safari.

After a delicious lunch in the park restaurant, it’s time to embark on your mikumi safari first game drive. Traverse the park’s diverse habitats, guided by an experienced ranger who knows the land like the back of their hand. Mikumi is home to the ‘Big Four’ – lions, leopards, buffalo, and elephants. Though the elusive rhino may be absent, there’s no shortage of wildlife here. For the best pictures of your mikumi safari keep your camera ready as you encounter herds of elephants bathing in the mud, lions lazing under the shade of acacia trees, and buffalos grazing peacefully on the floodplains.

Other common sightings you will encounter during the Mikumi safari include giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and a variety of antelope species. The park is also a birder’s paradise, with over 300 bird species recorded, including the colorful lilac-breasted roller and the formidable martial eagle.

As the sun begins to dip low in the sky, casting a golden hue over the landscape, you’ll drive to your chosen accommodation for a hearty meal and stories around the campfire. The night’s symphony of crickets, hooting owls, and distant roars will lull you into a peaceful slumber under a blanket of stars.

Day 2: Half Day Game Viewing – Back to Dar

The second day of your Mikumi Safari begins at the crack of dawn, a magical time in the bush when the air is cool, and wildlife is most active. With a steaming cup of coffee and a light breakfast, you’ll set off on an early morning game drive. This is your chance to catch nocturnal creatures before they retreat for the day and to witness the breathtaking African sunrise.

As you explore the park in this Mikumi safari, your guide will take you to renowned spots like the Hippo Pools, where you can observe these massive creatures in their natural habitat. You might also spot crocodiles basking on the riverbanks and a variety of waterbirds fishing in the shallows.

If you stay outside the park you will just enjoy the picnic lunch but if you accommodation is located inside the park you will return there for brunch and heading out again

As the mikumi safari comes to a close, you’ll drive back through the park, savoring the last glimpses of wildlife and the stunning landscape. Exiting Mikumi’s gates, you carry with you memories of the sights, sounds, and smells that make this place so unique.

The journey back to Dar es Salaam is quiet, as each traveler is lost in thought, replaying the experiences of the past two days Mikumi safari. There’s a sense of fulfillment, mixed with a tinge of sadness that it’s over – but also the hopeful promise of a return to this wild, enchanting corner of the world.

End of your 2 days Mikumi Safari

2 Days Mikumi Safari Cost

Solo traveler: US $ 680

2 people: US $ 420 per person

3 – 4 people:US $ 350 per person

5 people +: US $ 290 per person

Mikumi 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 Camp Bastian

Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof

Mikumi 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

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