2 Days Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar
We offer a 2 days safari from Zanzibar with one overnight stay at a lodge of camp in Mikumi National Park. The safari starts with a short flight early in the morning from the Island of Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam where your safari guide will be ready and waiting to drive you to Mikumi National Park as early as possible in order to beat the traffic of Dar es Salaam.
2 days Safari from Zanzibar where to visit?
This safari 2 days safari takes you to Mikumi National Park, by far the best park near Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar especially if you are in for a quick wildlife encounter or if you are on a tight budget. Mikumi National Park’s landscapes can easily be compared with the Savannah in Serengeti with a lot of animals that can be spotted even from a few meters after entering the park’s gate.
2 days Safari from Zanzibar where to stay?
In these 2 days, you will spend one night at a tented camp inside the park (within the park’s boundary) or a lodge outside the park. Currently, there are no lodges inside the Mikumi National Park where you can stay during your 2 days safari from Zanzibar, but within the Mikumi township a few minutes drive from the park there are nice mid-range lodges where you can stay when doing your safari. Tented camps available within the park include the Vuma Hills Tented Camp, The Stanley’s Kopje, and Mikumi National Park formerly Kikoboga Tented Camp. Outside the park, lodges include Tanswiss Lodge or Genesis Lodge.
2 Days Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar itinerary
Day 01-Fly Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park.
Take a very early morning flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam where you will be met by your safari guide. Your guide will meet you at the Dar es Salaam Airport and after assisting you with loading your luggage to your 4×4 safari jeep, you will start on your way to Mikumi National Park via the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro – Mbeya Highway. The drive from Dar es Salaam is a long drive that takes at least 5 – 6 hours depending on traffic so you will arrive in the early afternoon. As soon as you arrive at the Park’s Gate and after the quick paperwork, you will embark on your first game drives straightaway. With lunch taken at one of the picnic sites or at a Restaurant on the way to Mikumi, you will then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Mikumi National Park, hoping to see as much as possible in this same afternoon. Mikumi National Park is part of the Mkata Floods plains within the Greater Selous Ecosystem and the park is rich in wildlife and bird life alike. You expect to see baboons, giraffes, lots of impalas, gazelles, buffaloes, lions, elephants ,kudus, and many other large animals. In the late afternoon you will retire to a nice tented camp (or a budget rest house in the park) depending on your budget. Overnight at Camp Bastian. (Lunch and Dinner included)
Day 02-Mikumi – Dar es Salaam – Fly back to Zanzibar.
This morning you will wake up very early in the morning for an early morning game drive before returning for breakfast at the lodge or rest house if staying inside the park. After breakfast, you will continue with game drives for the better part of the morning until mid-morning to noon when you will check out of the Park’s gate and drive back via Morogoro and Chalinze to Dar es Salaam. On arrival in the early evening, you will take an evening flight back to Zanzibar Island where you will arrive in time for your dinner at your respective hotel/resort. Breakfast and Lunch included.
End of safari.
It is important to note that this safari involves long drives of about 4 to 5 hours and sometimes more depending on the traffic floor and traffic police control along this busy highway to Mikumi National Park.
We can offer this 2 Days Mikumi National Park Safari from Zanzibar with a range of accommodations from the budget, mid-range to luxury tented camps located inside and outside the park’s boundaries.
If you can afford 3 days then our 3 days safari in Mikumi from Zanzibar would be the best option for you if you want to keep costs affordable.
The Price includes
02 days private safari for 02 – 06 persons
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
All wildlife reserve entry fees
All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives
01 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
Domestic flights from Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam – Zanzibar
The Price does not include
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
Travel insurance if needed
Drinks and beverages in lodges / camps
Airport transfers from / to your hotel at Zanzibar