2 Days Mikumi National Park Safari from Dar Es Salaam : Mikumi is about three hundred and fifty Kilometers (350 km) from Dar es Salaam, about a 4 to 5-hour drive considering traffic. The 3,230 square kilometers Mikumi National Park is home to animals that can be seen all year long, including buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephant, impala, hippos, baboons, giraffes, warthogs, waterbucks, and eland. An extremely accessible wilderness, Mikumi National Park is sometimes compared to the well-known Serengeti National Park because of the Makata Flood Plain. Excellent prospects for observing wildlife exist in the Makata flood plain, which is best for seeing wild dogs, spotted leopards, and elands, the antelope in the world.

Mikumi National Park (MNP) started in 1964 near Morogoro in Tanzania.

 It is the country’s fourth-largest National Park. The country’s A-7 highway crosses the park.

On the way to Mikumi, you will see beautiful roofs of mount Uluguru and landscapes of Tanzania. The Maasai craft centers are along the way where you can stop to buy some crafts.

In deep, Mikumi is a Top Tanzania tourist destination that offers visitors a biodiversity hot spot of wildlife and flora. It has over 20 Mammals, about 1200 species of Plants, and 30 species of Butterflies.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to explore the surrounding areas, then learn the below to see around this place once you spend two days in Mikumi National Park.

Sighting Rare Animal Species

Mikumi is one of the most reliable places in Tanzania for sighting rare animals such as eland, greater Kudu, and antelopes in miombo woodlands covering foothills that arise from the borders. The other common wildlife in the park includes Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Hippos, Wildebeest, and Impala.

2 Days Mikumi National Park Safari from Dar Es Salaam
Mikumi National Park wildlife

Taste Traditional Foods of Tanzania 

It is an inspiring experience to taste food flavors. One of the authentic food of Tanzania is the Ugali and Nyama Choma (grilled meat). The food is very delicious and flavorful.

Baobab tree 

The baobab tree is the most interesting in Mikumi National Park.

The back of the Baobab tree is natural medicine. It stores water during the dry season and provides shade for wildlife. It produces edible fruits called Monkey bread as the Baboon Monkeys love it.

The stem of the Baobab tree has holes, making it home to some wild animals.

 Visit Maasai Village

The Maasai are an African tribe living in Africa. The Maasai love and care for their livestock. Maasai women perform multiple tasks but they also have time to get pretty. The Maasai are warriors. They eat animal blood, mixed with milk, the blood gives them an extra helping of protein and vitamins. Visit Maasai villages in Mikumi to Enjoy the dance, Learn the culture, Feel the spirit, and Experience the norms. Get to meet with the Maasai face to face, word to word, during cultural guided day activities at Safari to Mikumi National park.

2 Days Mikumi National Park Safari from Dar Es Salaam
The Maasai People

Best time to visit Mikumi national park 

The Park has a bi-modal rain season, characterized by short rain from October to early November, followed by rain lasting for five/six months. Although the rainfall pattern is very unpredictable, wet months are associated with humid weather, where temperatures reach 30 degrees centigrade. Considering all the climatic facts, Mikumi National Park is accessible throughout the year, but the best time is during the dry season between June to October, 2 Days Mikumi National Park Safari from Dar Es Salaam

 Visitors will also enjoy the traditional and cultural practices of the natives living around Mikumi National Park. There are several societies found around Mikumi area, who usually tend to graze their cattle near the park, alongside performing other economic and social activities as part of their day to day life routine.

Visitors may also learn a lot from the natives and their culture. They may learn a lot of things such as their productive activities, distribution of duties basing on their age and sex. In fact, visitors may have their second day tour unforgettable visiting the Ngorongoro crater national park and the conservation area at large.

In conclusion, Mikumi is easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, one of the main airports, and is cheaper to enter. The wild side is still there. From Mikumi, you can go and spend some days on the beaches south of Dar or take a ferry to Zanzibar and get them in one hour from Dar.

book a safari