One Day Trip to Mikumi and Zanzibar Island

One Day Safari to Mikumi National Park and Zanzibar Island

Even if you have one day in Tanzania you can still enjoy one day trip to Mikumi National Park and one day trip to Zanzibar Island.


Days Trips are rush type of safaris: Mikumi Day trips involves driving from Dar to Mikumi and back in the same day, with the high traffic in Dar it takes up to 5 hours of driving to get to the park and start the game drives. That means the time spend for game drives is about 4 hours only which of course will not be enough to cover most parts of the park, only selected parts with high possibilities of sighting many animals will be covered so that the driver is able to balance the time to drive back to Dar and that you do not get back to Dar late at night. That being said a day trip will be most suited to those people who are absolutely in need of day trips, those who are in anyway have only a single day to go for a safari. Watu Safaris recommends that if there are possibilities of spending a night within the park or doing a trip of more than one day then it is highly advised not to do a one day trip.

Instead of a day trip you can opt to do the following (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 trips 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 then continue game drive in the second day till the time you entered the park.
  • Or you can leave Dar the evening of Friday or Saturday (or any day of your choice) drive to Mikumi and spend a night within the park then the next day will have full day game drives (up to 8 hours of game drives) then drive back to Dar after the safari)
  • Or see our Sample Itineraries for longer trips. With these options you are sure of enjoying your trip by spending more time in the park viewing the animals.

Mikumi Day Trip From Dar Es Salaam – Leave from Dar Es Salaam and return after the safari

Mikumi Day Trip from Morogoro town – Start the trip from and back to Morogoro town at the end of the day

Day Trip to Zanzibar Island – This trip starts and ends in Dar Es Salaam. You will use business class boat transfers from Dar to Zanzibar and return.

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