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03 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam – Perfect for the business traveler who is in Dar es Salaam for just a few days or for people on beach vacations in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, this safari to Mikumi can take as few as two days or 3 days and 2 nights as per the itinerary here below. A quick short safari from Dar es Salaam or even from Zanzibar Island.

3 days Safari Mikumi National Park – Itinerary

The brief outline itinerary for our 3 day safari from Dar es Salaam to the Mikumi National Park by road will be as per below program:

Day 1 : Pick up from Dar es Salaam (hotel or airport), transfer to Mikumi for afternoon game drives.

Day 2: Full day wildlife safari in the Mikumi National  Park

Day 3: Morning game drives at Mikumi (If you wish – at extra park fees), transfer back to Dar es Salaam.

See  also our 3 days Mikumi National Park from Zanzibar Island.

3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

3 Day Mikumi Safari from Dar es SalaamMikumi National Park  is the closest wildlife safari park to the Capital of Dar es Salaam and it is also the closest to Zanzibar Island. If you are in Zanzibar we can arrange a ferry transfer to Dar es Salaam to start this Mikumi safari or a short flight depending on your preferences and budget.

This safari can be done by staying at the budget / middle-class or Standard luxury lodges or tented camps.

It is worthy noting that the distance from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park is a long distance and that the drive can take  between 5 hours and 6 hours depending on the traffic first as you leave the city of Dar es Salaam but also on the number of police checks on the way that can take a lot of your time on the way. There are also seemingly too many speed restriction signs on the road with 50 Km Per hour stretches being the most prominent on the route. Speed guns can slow you down on this road.

3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam – where to Stay?

In this published 3 days safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park, you are scheduled in a very nice midrange lodge like Camp Bastian or stay in the Matembezi Safari Lodge. Both lodges are located within the Mikumi Township just outside the park and at the outskirts of that MikumI township. The lodges come with all the amenities of a nice decent lodge that you may think of and the Camp Bastian Camp come with a  swimming pool on site.

Alternatively you may also stay at the budget rest house and bungalows also known as ‘bandas’ at the Tanapa run Mikumi Park Bandas inside the park.

If you want an upgrade you may also stay at the Mikumi Wildlife Camp inside the park or stay at the deluxe camps like VUma Hills Tented Camp or the Stanley Kopjes Camp. Please ask our safari experts for an upgrade.

This 3 days Mikumi National Park safari can be customized to alonger safari package that includes Selous Game Reserve like our 5 days Selous and Mikum Safari or taken from Zanzibar.

See our 3 days Package Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam on the next tab for individuals and groups.

Additional information

LocationMikumi National Park
AgeAll Ages

3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam itinerary

Day 01

Dar Es Salaam - Mikumi

On the first day of safari you will be picked up at your hotel in Dar es Salaam or at the Airport and start on your drive to Mikumi National Park along the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro highway. The park is nestled beautifully nestled between the Uluguru Mountains of the Ancient Eastern Arc Mountains to the East and the Great Rift Valley  Escarpments to the parks Southwest. Not very far from Dar es Salaam and on a good tarmac road the transfer from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi takes about 4 – 4.5 hours. You will arrive around noon and go straight for game drives around the park with packed lunch at a picnic site. Later in the afternoon we drive to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Camp Bastian a nice lodge located just outside Mikumi Park National Park at the park’s boundaries with all amenities you can find in a luxury lodge. The lodge has beautiful gardens and a nice swimming pool where you can take a dip to cool down from the scorching African sun during the dry season. Lunch box and dinner included.

* Luxury accommodation also available at Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Mikumi Wildlife Camp (at a supplement) . Just request.

*Midrange lodging also available in the form of Tanswiss Lodge or Mikumi Park Bandas.

Day 02

Full day Mikumi National Park

Spend a full day with game drives around the Mikumi National Park with a packed lunch or do morning and afternoon game drives with a lunch break at the lodge/tented camp. Mikumi National Park is part of the larger Selous Ecosystem together with the Selous Game Reserve and harbors remarkable numbers of bird’s species and animals. Among the animals that can be spotted at Mikumi includes giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, elands and many other antelopes. Apart from game drives in the park you can also go for a guided walking safari guided by an armed ranger. Overnight at Camp Bastian or Matembezi Safari Lodge at Mikumi located outside the park. Lunch box and dinner included.
Day 03

Mikumi - Dar Es Salaam

This morning after breakfast check out of the lodge/camp and drive back (with picnic lunch on the way) to Dar es Salaam where the safari ends. You will be dropped back at your hotel or Dar es Salaam Airport if departing back home or to fling to Zanzibar.

On this 3rd day you can do one last game drive in the morning if not in a hurry, at an extra park entry fees of USD 36. If you want us to pay this for you please let us know well in advance because we need to process the payment online on the TANAPA payment portal.

End of the  03 days Safari to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam

Note that:   We can arrange your Flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar if you need that as well.

You can request your prefered accommodation option. Luxury or Mid-range lodges/tented camps both available.

3 Days Mikumi National Park Safari Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 634 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

                                        –   You can stay at Mikumi Park Bandas and pay USD 580 per person sharing.

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 460 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 417 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for price

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

03 days private safari from / back to Dar es Salaam

Transport and game drives in clean well maintained 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

All game reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned

02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camp as per your itinerary

One and a half liter mineral water per person / day during game drives

Tourist Development Levy

Wildlife Management Area Fees where applicable

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

All items of a personal nature

Tips and gratuities for safari guide & lodge /camp staff

Travel insurance

Accommodation at Arusha before/after the safari

Laundry services during the safari

Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks & beverages

Flights from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

        Park entry fees for Mikumi N park on Day 3 ( can be included)

* Luxury accommodation also available at Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Mikumi Wildlife Camp (at a supplement) . Just request.

*Cheaper options also available at Genesis Lodge or Budget lodging at Veta Mikumi Hotel or at Halfway Motel. Get an offer for our 3 Days Mikumi Safari from Dar es Salaam itinerary

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
Claudette Ohlsson

The price of a 2 or 3 day wild life safari from De as Salaam. 6 adults. We would like to go to a Massai tribe tour if possible . 27-29 December 2017.



can you please give me a costing for 6 people wishing to do a 3 day Safari with overnight stays in lodges


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