Destinations: Dar es Salaam | Mikumi | Dar es Salaam
Package Type: F.I.T Program; Min. 2 Persons
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Type: Tented Camps or Rest Houses
Safari Mode: 4×4 Safari Vans
Safari Activities: Game Viewing, Bird Watching and Sightseeing
Safari Highlights: Exclusive Private driving Safari to Remote Park in
Southern Tanzania for prime game viewing with stays in tented camps or rest
When to Go
July to October is dry season when wildlife is easier to see, and the climate
is cool at this season but gets progressively warmer.
June and November – These are “shoulder” seasons when the rains may
just be ending or starting and the bush may be a little greener.
Between December and mid-March, it is more likely to drizzle (but not all
day and definitely not every day). The climate can be very hot and quite
humid at this time.
From Mid-March to end of May – Rain Season, this time of year
experiences heavy rains at times; the bush is lively with flowering trees, birds
in breeding plumage and young life. You may have to look harder to find the
animals but the landscapes, birds, clarity of the air and loveliness of the place
DAY 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam
Pick from your hotel and drive to Mikumi National Park – 320 kilometers
South-west of Dar es Salaam. Stopover in Morogoro for lunch (on your own),
then proceed all the way to the National Park. The whole drive takes
approximately 6 hours. Mikumi morning and afternoon game drives will be
an adventure; while the comforts of your camp provide the perfect backdrop
to recount and savor the day’s wildlife encounters. On arrival you will check
in at TANAPA Rest House. Explore the rich offerings of Mikumi late in the
afternoon which also gives a very beautiful sunset view.
DAY 2: Full Day in Mikumi
Mikumi National Park Ecosystem covers an area of 2,320km² is rather special
with four distinct vegetation being miombo woodland, the coastal flora,
mountain ranges and open floodplains, all forming a unique eco-tonal area.
Mikumi is a plain of wonders and haven to both wildlife and photographers. It
is renowned for having the most fabulous light and color formed by
mountain cast shadows. The open floodplains, the centerpiece of the park is
game filled and draws frequent comparisons to the famed Serengeti Plains.
Mikumi boasts over 60 mammal types, over 400 birds and 1200 plant species
At sunrise this morning, explore the park and its nightly activities for about
two to three hours. Return to the camp for breakfast and restful morning.
After lunch at your camp, proceed for afternoon game viewing until early
hours of the evening. Return to your camp for your dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mikumi – Dar
After breakfast at your camp this morning, take your packed lunches and
proceed onto your last game viewing in Mikumi National Park, exploring the
park’s various settings, wildlife, birds and flowers (note: you are not allowed
to pick anything from the park). Enjoy you’re your lunches at the picnic site in
the park. At noon, embark on your travel back to Dar es Salaam. Note that it
takes another six hours back, therefore, you must give yourselves ample
time for the drive back. Pongo Safaris’ drive will drop you off at in town or