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3 days Mikumi Safari

3 days Mikumi Safari - from Dar es Salaam

This short Safari is perfect for travellers, who have only limited times, but want to experience the wildlife of Tanzania on a short trip. Mikumi is the National park which is closest to Dar es Salaam, which nevertheless offers stunning wildlife experiences!

Day 1:  Dar Es Salaam - Mikumi
Depart from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam around 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for Mikumi National park  (4-5 hours drive from Dar Es Salaam), being nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the East and the Rift Valley Escarpments to the Southwest. As it is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefore part of it, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. The Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is definitely suitable for a short visit.
After arrival at Mikumi National Park you have the opportunity to embark on sunset game drives around the park. Overnight at Tanswiss Lodge.

Day  2: Mikumi National Park
Full day of game drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills.

Day 3: Mikumi - Dar Es Salaam
After breakfast proceed with a morning game drive or return to Dar Es Salaam depending on planned arrival time in Dar Es Salaam. Arrival in the late afternoon/early evening including transfer back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam or catch the ferry for Zanzibar. Breakfast and lunch included.

This Safari can also be organised from Zanzibar, adding a 2 hrs boat transfer or a flight from Zanzibar to Dar.

Price per Person depending on group size:
USD 380 in a group of 4 people sharing a car and two double rooms
USD 540 private Safari two people sharing one car and double room

Package Include:
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals excluding dinners (~ USD 15-20/meal)
  • Transport based on a 4WD Safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • English speaking driver guide
  •  Drinking water
  • Government taxes


  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc. and drinks other than water in the car.
  • Entry Visa for Tanzania
  • Tips to porters and drivers
  • Hotel accommodation in Dar es Salaam, which can be arranged on request.

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