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Mikumi NP

Practical information on Mikumi NP

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Five hours by bus from Dar es Salaam
When to go
From June to October
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Mikumi NP

Sarah Louërat Seasoned Traveller
12 written opinions

Of the numerous national parks Tanzania has to offer, Mikumi is not the largest, but it is famous for the variety of animals to be found there, and because it is very easy to reach from Dar es Salaam.

My suggestion:
Take dollars and not Tanzanian shillings to pay the park entrance fee with and tip the guides and drivers (10 to 15 dollars per day).
My review

I left the organization of our Mikumi Park safari to a local agent, a service which was reasonably priced and meant we were able to relax and make the most of the experience. Despite having a small amount of time available, we go to see all kinds of animals. The beauty of the zebras, the gracefulness of the giraffes – it was all magical. However, we saw only a single lioness, and that was from a distance: if you want to see predators, it's best to visit the Serengeti.

Some of the experiences that left an impression on me: two hundred buffalos drinking at a lake in the early morning, two elephants and their baby playing at spraying each other with water, some hippopotamuses that began calling raucously, and a crocodile that allowed us to approach closely as it enjoyed its siesta in the sun. I also loved the warthogs, which roam around in the high grass with their tails sticking vertically up. When the animals are absent, there are Park Mimumi's superb landscapes to contemplate, with mountains on the horizon and some impressive baobab trees.

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