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Day Trip in Mikumi National Park

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    What to Expect
    Get an early start with 5:30am pickup at your Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro hotel, and take in views of the rolling Tanzania landscape on the 3-hour, 45-minute drive to Mikumi National Park. Pause for coffee in Chalinze, then continue to the park for your first game drive of the day.

    Watch for giraffes, elephants, zebras, and buffalo against the backdrop of the mountains that surround the park—the 1247 square mile (3230 sq. km) park is contained by the Uluguru mountains, the Rubeho mountains, and the Lumango mountains.

    Break for lunch at 1pm, then spend the afternoon on a second game drive: explore the varied terrain of the park, which includes a floodplain, the ‘little Serengeti,’ and hippo pools where the enormous creatures wallow in thick mud. Mikumi National Park is on the northern border of Africa’s largest game reserve, the Selous, part of a sprawling wilderness area that reaches almost to the the Indian Ocean. Visitors to Mikumi National Park occasionally spot rare, tree-climbing lions, and other resident animals includes eland, impala, kudu, black antelope, baboons, and wildebeests.

    Conclude your game drive at 4pm, and return to the park entrance for the return trip to Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro. Finish the day with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Any hotel/residences in Dar Es Salaam and Morogoro town
    Departure Time
    5:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch and refreshments
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Hotel pickup
    • Round-trip shared transfers
    • Game drives
    • Entry/Admission - Mikumi National Park
    • Items of personal nature (Alcohol drinks, cigarettes, phone calls)
    • Visa fees,
    • Departure tax (If any)
    • Any other activities not detailed on this itinerary.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 3, 2019

    Many congratulations watu safaris thanks for being the best company and my all time safari partner...your amazing job speaks volumes keep it up!Thanks for an unforgettable safari to mikumi National park.looking forward to visit you again! For anyone out there looking for best company to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Carol Natasha W
    Reviewed April 20, 2019

    This was our third trip with Silas. This time, he brought pancakes, boiled eggs and thermos flasks with him, picking us up at 6 in the morning. He drove straight to the hippo pool, where you are allowed to get out the vehicle in the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Corneliazz
    Reviewed January 8, 2019

    Everything went very smoothly and we had a fantastic day trip from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi. Our guides Hamadi and Joram very knowledgeable, helpful and Patient. We got to see a lot of wild life and amazing nature. Everything was taken care of.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Nikolas G
    Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

    We just returned from a two day safari at Mikumi National Park with Watu Safari. It was truly an unforgettable experience! Our guide, Hamad, was super knowledgeable and experienced. A great driver as well:) He’s been doing this for many many years, one can tell....More

    Thank olganagy
    Majenda, Owner at Watu Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

    Asante sana for the review and you are warmly welcome again to visit our lovely country Tanzania as still there are a lot of things to see and experience.

    Reviewed September 1, 2018

    We were on a tight schedule so could only fit in this day trip to Mikumi from Dar Es Salaam. Right from our first correspondence Majenda (our point of contact) was very prompt and helpful. The trip was hectic, six hours each way and we...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank ShylineF
    Majenda, Owner at Watu Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

    Hello Asante sana and welcome again. Thank you for the review

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