Mikumi Walking Safari; Mikumi National Park is the nearest safari destination to Dodoma the Tanzania capital city and Dar es Salaam the country major commercial city. The Mikumi National Park shares its boundary to the south with Selous Game Reserve and Kilombero Game Controlled Area. Animals use to move within these three parks at different season of the year depending on the rains. Animals such as Wild dogs, lions, Elephant, Buffaloes and Zebras migrate from the northern part of the Selous game reserve to Mikumi National Park. A part from the migratory animals there are also residents animals which used to spend their entire life in Mikumi national park.
The presence of high number of animals in this park guarantee visitors with a remarkable African wildlife safari experience. Game viewing in Mikumi can be done by walking and game drive.
Walking safari in Mikumi national park is done through two established walking trails. The walking trails pass through some game areas which guarantee visitors with the high chance to see game animals on the walk. While on the walking you shall be escorted by an armed ranger for the safety purpose. For long walking safari, move towards the north to Chamgore hills or for a short walking safari you can just climb the vuma hills.
Normally the walking safari is done in the morning or evening hours when the temperature is low. During this time animals are also active searching for their food taking advantage of the cool temperature. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature comprised of bird songs, animals’ voices and insects’ sounds.
This tour can be done all the year round but it is the best during the dry season when grass are short.
Mikumi Walking Safari Detail Program
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park
Today we shall pick you up from the airport, hotel or your resident house in Dar es Salaam for the journey to Mikumi national park. While on the way we shall pass through the beautiful landscapes of the coastal and Eastern Tanzania area. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Uluguru Mountains which extends from Morogoro to the western and southern towards the great Selous game reserve. Few minutes stop at Morogoro for lunch then proceed to Mikumi. Upon the arrival in Mikumi continue with the game drive till late afternoon when we shall drive to Vuma Hills or Stanley Kopjes Lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Full day Mikumi Safari
Brekafast at the lodge, departs for a full morning game drive in the park. Your driver guide will take you into different parts of the park such as the mkata flood plains which host the largest population of animals. Spend time viewing the animals and get explanation about them from your guide. Evening drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mikumi Walking Safari – Dar es Salaam
Early morning after breakfast depart for a walking safari into the park escorted by an armed ranger. Spend your time identify different animals, plants and birds. Your guide will by your side helping to spot different birds and animals as well as help to identify. In the late morning hours return back to the lodge for a short rest, lunch and depart to Dar es Salaam.
End of services
From US $ 1120 per Pax at Vuma or Stanley Copjes
From US $ 750 per pax at Tanapa Banda
For bigger group + 4: Special rate applicable
Accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking
Single room supplement: Available on request
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 Vuma Hill 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