3 Days Mikumi safari starting from Zanzibar Island

3 Days
    • Zanzibar
    • Dar es Salaam
    • Daily Departures (Private Tours)
    • Local English-speaking guide, other languages on request
    • All meals will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).
    • Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
    • Mikumi is a good place for bird lovers as it is also home to more than 400 different species of birds! and this park has a great variety of animals and most visitors come to this National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ – cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
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    This is our 3 days affordable Tanzania safari from Zanzibar, a package that takes you to the beautiful Mikumi National Park which is located in Southern Tanzania. The tour starts and ends at Zanzibar International Airport at Stonetown, Zanzibar.  We can always pick you up / drop you back to any beach hotel or resort  along the beaches of Zanzibar, at affordable extra transfer charges. Transfer charges vary from one location to another, please inform our Zanzibar safari experts where you are staying and we will give you a precise cost of transfer.

    We normally arrange return flights for this tour. The tour normally includes a return flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. We normally recommend booking this tour in advance, although we can also arrange the tour as a short notice, last minute tour from Zanzibar.

    This short Tanzania safari is perfect for anyone staying in the Zanzibar either for business or on beach holiday but wishes to see some of the amazing wild animals that Tanzania offers.

    Booking well in advance before arriving in Zanzibar Island is usually a big advantage because you have higher chances to stay at exact accommodation that you choose, but also it is easier to secure flights from Zanzibar to Dar es salaam. The flights can be stressful arranging at last minutes because not many flights are arrival in the morning from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.

    3-day Mikumi safari from Zanzibar outline.

    Your 3 days Mikumi Tanzania safari from Zanzibar will be offered to you as per the below outlined program;

    Day 1: Fly in the morning from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. Transfer to to Mikumi National Park for safari.

    Day 2: Enjoy wildlife safari Mikumi National Park on a 4×4 safari jeep.

    Day 3: Morning safari at Mikumi National Park before transferring back Dar es Salaam. Fly back to Zanzibar Island.

    End of of your 3 day safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park in Southern Tanzania! If you are short of time then Mikumi National Park Safari is a great option for you. Please check it out.

    3 days Tanzania safari from Zanzibar; where you visit.

    Mikumi National park is located within the greater Selous Ecosystem so the park shares same ecosystem with the Selous Game reserve now known as Nyerere National Park, since its gazettement into a national park.

    The park is bordered to the south by the renowned Selous Game Reserve, while the Uluguru Mountains and the Udzungwa Mountains are on the other side. You will have game drives in Mikumi National Park, whose plains are filled with large numbers of different wild animals such as elephants and buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, impalas, gazelles, lions, elands, hartebeests and many more.

    What you will see on this 3 days cheap safari from Zanzibar?

    During this 3-day  affordable Tanzania safari from Zanzibar takes you to Mikumi National park. You will expect to see a lot of animals including; lions, elephants, impalas, zebras, gazelles, warthogs, giraffes, hartebeests, elands, hyenas, jackals, buffaloes and many more.

    Mikumi National Park and its environs is also birders haven. More than 450 bird species have been recorded in Mikumi National park including; Cattle egrets, Marabou stocks, malachite kingfishers, Egyptian geese , Spur-winged geese, ostriches, lilac breasted rollers, bateleur eagles among many others.

    This 3 days safari in Mikumi National Park from Zanzibar Island can be done as ‘fly in safari’ with flights included from Zanzibar into Mikumi National Park and back to Zanzibar but at an extra cost, because that costs more to fly directly to the park. Please contact our Tanzania safari experts for more on information on that.


      Today morning you will catch a flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam, in the mainland Tanzania; a 20-30 minutes flight. You will be met on arrival by your safari guide who will help you in loading your luggage into your private 4×4 safari jeep and you embark on your long drive you to Mikumi National Park which is located approximately 280 kilometers from Dar. The 5 to 6 hours’ drive along the highway that connects from Dar to the park gate will take you through Morogoro and the beautiful countryside all the way to Mikumi. You will have lunch along the way, and once inside the park, you will start your first game drive right away. This afternoon you expect to see many wild animals such; as elands, giraffes, wildebeests, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, various antelopes as well as impalas. Later on you will proceed to your overnight accommodation, check-in, freshen up and have dinner. Overnight at Camp Bastian.

      > Meals included: Lunch and Dinner

      The second day of your 3 Days affordable safari from Zanzibar, you will rise up very early in the morning, have breakfast. You will then set out for a game drive in the well-kept wilderness of Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is part of the larger Selous Ecosystem which together with the neighboring Selous Game Reserve harbor a remarkable numbers of bird species and wild animals. So this entire day is dedicated to game viewing and your guide who is very knowledgeable about the animals in this park will drive you to areas that will offer you best game views. He will make numerous stops to enable you take as many photographs as you want.

      The park covers an area of 3230 square kilometers which makes it one of the largest national parks in Tanzania, and it has a variety of wildlife habitats which include the seasonal floodplains, the grassland which are scattered with giant baobab trees and thorny trees (these are very similar to those in the Serengeti), Miombo woodlands, swamps, riverine forests and low hills.. As you explore its wilderness, some of the animals you will see include elephants, hartebeests, buffalos, kudus, zebras, elands, wildebeests and impalas. Hyenas, baboons, lions, wild dogs, giraffes, warthogs and hippos are the other animals you can always look out for. Mikumi National Park is a great birding spot as well; with over 300 bird species recorded within this park, you will definitely be able to see a number of them. You expect to spot birds like the straw-tailed whydahs, yellow-throated longclaws, Boehm’s bee-eaters, African fish eagles, lilac-breasted rollers, starlings, Bateleur eagles and Dickinson’s kestrels.

      With packed lunch you will have picnic lunch today at a picnic site after which you will proceed with safari game drives until late afternoon (depending on your wishes). It will be a private tour that you can

      Later in the evening you will head back to your accommodation and there you will have your dinner and spend the night. Overnight will be at the Camp Bastian.

      > Meals Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

      This is the final day of our 3 Days Safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi in Southern Tanzania. Early in the morning, you will have a breakfast, and then have one final game drive in the park. Afterwards, your safari guide / driver will transfers you back to Dar es Salaam where you will catch your flight back to Zanzibar. That will mark the end of our Safari. This safari can also end in Dar es Salaam which will reduce the safari cost.

      >Meal Plan: Breakfast

      What is unique about Mikumi National Park?

      Perhaps most unique to Mikumi are its African Wild Dog population and its large eland population. The largest member of the antelope family cuts a striking figure as it grazes on the open fields, and the park’s huge array of bird life (over 400 species) make it a birder’s paradise as well.

        What is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park?

        June to October
        Mikumi is a year-round destination that can be explored at any point of the year. Still, for picking the best time to explore the region, months from June to October is the best time to explore the Mikumi national park. With low vegetation and limited water source, capturing the wildlife is quite easy.

          What is the vegetation in Mikumi National Park?

          The vegetation of this area is savanna dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds and some palm trees. Mikumi is one most reliable places in Tanzania for animal sightings especially during the dry season.

            Why visit Mikumi National Park?

            Mikumi national park harbors over 400bird species making it among the best bird destinations in Tanzania, here you get to spot birds like Zanzibar red bishop, red billed oxpecker, yellow throated long claw, lilac breasted roller, cattle egrets, African fish eagle, African spoonbill, purple crested turaco, red billed …

              What trees are in Mikumi National Park?

              The vegetation of this area is savanna dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds and some palm trees.

                What animals are in Mikumi National Park?

                Wildlife in this quiet national park includes elephant, giraffe, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, sable, eland, Liechtenstein’s hartebeest, lion, leopard, spotted hyena, and jackal. You can also find yellow baboons near Kiboga, at the southern end of the park.

                  Is Mikumi worth visiting?

                  Yes, it’s worthwhile to visit because the plains of Mikumi National Park resemble those of the Serengeti, and it’s also Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. Despite being only a short distance from Dar es Salaam and the nearby National Parks, Mikumi is maintaining the region’s rich biodiversity and fauna.

                    What is the least visited national park in Tanzania?

                    Katavi National Park
                    Katavi National Park is a remote wilderness destination known for its unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife. Established in 1974, the park covers 4,471 square kilometers and is one of Tanzania’s least-visited parks. Activities: Game drives, walking safaris, and the Katavi floodplains.

                      What does Mikumi mean in Swahili?

                      — The word “Mikumi” comes from Swahili. word “Mikoma” meaning dominantvegetation covered the plain.

                        How many square kilometers is Mikumi National Park?

                        3,230 sq km
                        About Mikumi National Park

                        Size: 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles), it’s on of the largest park in Tanzania. Location: 283 km (175 miles) West of Dar es Salaam, this park can be visited with Selous, Ruaha and Udzungwa national parks.

                          Are there lions in Mikumi National Park?

                          Wildlife in the Mikumi National Park

                          The park has a great variety of animals and most visitors come to this National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ – cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino. It’s a great place for a Tanzania vacation, you will enjoy it!

                            What is the weather like in Mikumi in February?

                            The average temperature in Mikumi National Park in February for a typical day ranges from a high of 84°F (29°C) to a low of 64°F (18°C). Some would describe it as very warm, humid but cool.

                              How much is safari Mikumi?

                              The Mikumi Safari Tier 2 (Deluxe Experience) rooming & safari activity rate in Tanzania starts from US $1000 to US $1500 per person/night sharing on average with the very few topping to around $2000 a night for a highly discerning, authentic and private experience.

                                Tour Price Includes:

                                 3 Days private safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi for 2 – 6 Persons

                                 2 Nights’ Full Board Accommodation at a lodge or camp as per itinerary

                                An extra lunch meal on Day 1 (Lunch on the way to Mikumi)

                                Domestic return flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and back to Zanzibar.

                                Full time English speaking Professional Driver/Guide

                                Park entrance Fees Mikumi National Park

                                Game drives in Mikumi National Park in private 4×4 safari vehicle (Unlimited Mileage)

                                Bottled Mineral Water within the Safari Vehicle

                                Government Taxes, VAT plus TDL

                                Not Included in the Tour Price

                                Transfers at Zanzibar, can be arranged at extra cost

                                Visas fees and travel insurance

                                Any Items and expenses of personal nature

                                Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff (tip separately)

                                Extra cold and hot beverages

                                Laundry services at the lodges / camps

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                                  3 Days Mikumi safari starting from Zanzibar Island
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                                  From $660 $600
                                  / Adult
                                  • Zanzibar
                                  • Dar es Salaam
                                  • Daily Departures (Private Tours)
                                  • Local English-speaking guide, other languages on request
                                  • All meals will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
                                  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).
                                  • Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle
                                  • Mikumi is a good place for bird lovers as it is also home to more than 400 different species of birds! and this park has a great variety of animals and most visitors come to this National Park aiming to spot the ‘Big Five’ – cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
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