Southern Tanzania Lodge Safari Over View
Mikumi Lodge Safari Holiday is a three day safari vacation that begins and ends at Dar es Salaam. Mikumi is the closest National Park to Dar es Salaam, and offers some stunning wildlife experience. Mikumi National Park lies in the South of Tanzania and offers the visitor an amazing natural experience, a unique and special part of the Tanzania safari. With far fewer visitors than the north and a heavy concentration of game, a safari to Mikumi is always rewarding. Accommodation at Vuma Hills Tented Camp.
Three Days Mikumi Lodge Safari - Wildlife Travel
Day One: Dar es Salaam - Mikumi National Par
A representative from goshawk tours will meet you at your hotel at Dar es Salaam or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will introduce you to your safari guide and other members of the tour if any. You will be driven to Mikumi National Park (4 - 5 hours Drive) arriving in time for lunch, late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp.
Day Two: Mikumi National Park
Full day viewing Mkata Chamgore (place of the python), and Mkata Food Plain within Mikumi National Park; lunch at camp. Proceeds with game drive till late afternoon. There are several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. You also go on a walking safari to the African Bush with an armed ranger. Dinner and overnight at the Vuma Hills Tented Camp.
Day Three: Mikumi National Park - Dar es Salaam
Early morning (sunrise game viewing) game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast and rest, packing ready to leave. By 10:00 AM start driving back to Dar es Salaam, lunch en route. Drop off at a hotel in Dar es Salaam or the airport to board a flight to your next destination.
Safari Pricing Includes:
- Transport in a custom 4x4 land rover with pop up roof.
- All park entrance fees.
- Fullboard Accommodation.
- Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
Safari Pricing Excludes:
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Mikumi National Park
The Mikumi National Park is a national park in Mikumi, near Morogoro, Tanzania. The park was established in 1964, currently covers an area of 3230 km˛ and is the fourth largest in the country. The A-7 highway bypases the park. The Mikumi is bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem. Two other natural areas bordering the national park are the Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains.
The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. The area north-west is characterized by the alluvial plain of the river basin Mkata. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, at the furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the mountains Rubeho and Uluguru. The southeast part of the park is less rich in wildlife, and not very accessible.
The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. According to local guides at Mikumi, chances of seeing a lion who climbs a tree trunk is larger than in Manyara (famous for being one of the few places where the lions exhibit this behavior). The park contains a subspecies of giraffe, that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the Somali giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, gnu, impales, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two artificial pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park.
Do's And Don'ts In The Game Reserves & National Park.
- Do not Litter the reserve/park.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, play radio or cassettes as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals its dangerous.