Our Safari Options
We offer different safari options to suit your interests, budget and your available time. These safari options range from day trips to Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks or longer itineraries to these parks but also to other southern parks, walking tours and night game drives. You can read more about longer itineraries on our sample itineraries page with their associated accommodation options and more about southern tourist circuit on our Southern Parks page. Bellow is a detailed information about our day trips. For walking tours details visit our page on walking tours.
Please Note: Daytrips are a kind of rush tours
involves driving from Dar es Salaam to the park and back in the same day, with the
high traffic in Dar es Salaam it takes up to 5 hours of driving to get to the park
and start viewing the wildlife. That means the time spend for seeing the animals is
about 4 hours only which of course will not be enough to cover most
parts of the area, only selected parts with high possibilities of
sighting different wildlife will be covered so that the driver is able to
balance the time to drive back to Dar es Salaam and that you do not get back late at night. That being said a daytrip will be most suited to
those people who are absolutely in need of daytrips, those who are in
anyway have only a single day to go for tour. We recommends that if there are possibilities of spending a night within
the park or doing a trip of more than oneday then it is highly advised
not to do a daytrip.
Instead of a daytrips you can opt to do the following tour options (there is only slight increase in the price to cover your accommodation and meals – the vehicle costs and park entry fees are the same for both day and 2 days trips).
- You can leave early in the morning to get to the park, do game drives the first day stay over night within the park (Check Accommodation Options here) then continue game drive in the second day till the time you entered the park.
- Or you can leave Dar-Es-Salaam the evening of Friday or Saturday (or any day of your choice) drive to the park and spend a night there and the next day will have full day game drives (up to 8 hours of game drives) then drive back to Dar-Es-Salaam)
- Or see our sample itineraries for longer tours ranging from 2 to 3 days.
With these Tanzania safari choices you are sure of enjoying your trip by spending more time viewing the animals.
Even a single day would be enough to enjoy the wilderness. Whether you are in Dar es Salaam or Morogoro town it is possible to go for a daytrip - leave in the morning and come back in the same day to be able to continue with any other busy time table you may have. This type of trip is suitable for everyone who has very limited time in Dar-es-Salaam or Morogoro town, We give you an opportunity to explore and enjoy your tailor made daytrip in a personal, friendly yet professional approach.
About Mikumi National Park
Mikumi abuts the northern border of Africa's biggest game
reserve - the Selous, and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar
Es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000
square kilometer track of African wilderness that stretches east almost as far
as the Indian ocean. Its size is 3,230 sq km and
it is the fourth largest in Tanzania. It is 283 km (175 Miles)
west of Dar Es Salaam.
Activities in this closest protected area from Dar es Salaam and Morogoro town involves wildlife viewing, camping tours, walking and night safaris – our favored tour is the wildlife experience on full day drives. Expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, more than 300 bird species and various plant species.
Sample Daytrip itinerary
Pick up and Transfer:
You will be picked up from around 05:30 hours from your residence in
Dar-Es-Salaam or Morogoro town and start drive to Mikumi.
When you arrive at the gate you will be checked in and start your tour. You will continue with drive till around 13:00 hours whereby
you will have lunch break at the Mikumi Wildlife camp where you have an
opportunity to have lunch while viewing wild animals as they roam the
water holes by the camp.
After lunch and a little rest will continue
with drive around the area covering different areas of interest on search of wild animals. Game drive will continue till around 16:30 hours (or a little earlier
for those who have to get
back to Dar-Es-Salaam).
After your tour you will start trip back to Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro town and
upon arrival you will be taken to your residence and
that will be end of your daytrip.
Trip Costs: Please contact us today for costs related to daytrips and other Tanzania safari options.
What is Included:
Vehicle for pick up, transfer and game drives accompanied by with
English speaking driver/guide, entrance fees, lunch and refreshments.
Not Included: Travel, health and personal accidents insurance - Items of personal nature (Alcohol drinks, cigarettes, phone calls), Flights to and out of Tanzania - Visa fees - Departure tax (If any) and any other activities not detailed on the itinerary.
Contact us today: Do not hesitate to contact us for any question you may have any time about a possible daytrip to Mikumi or Udzungwa Mountains or any other Tanzania tours you may need.