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This short Safari is perfect for travellers, who have only limited times, but want to experience the wildlife of Tanzania on a short trip. Mikumi is the National park which is closest to Dar es Salaam, which nevertheless offers stunning wildlife experiences!
Depart from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam around 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for Mikumi National park (4-5 hours drive from Dar Es Salaam), being nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the East and the Rift Valley Escarpments to the Southwest. As it is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefore part of it, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. The Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is definitely suitable for a short visit.
After arrival at Mikumi National Park you have the opportunity to embark on sunset game drives around the park. Overnight at Mikumi bandas inside the park.
Full day of game drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills
After breakfast proceed with a morning game drive or return to Dar Es Salaam depending on planned arrival time in Dar Es Salaam. Arrival in the late afternoon/early evening including transfer back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam or catch the ferry for Zanzibar. Breakfast and lunch included.
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