2 Days Short Safari in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania Price $ 895
The landscapes in Mikumi National Park can easily be compared to those of the Serengeti National Park as acacias, baobabs, and tamarinds dot the savannah. The Ruhebo and Uluguru mountains, as well as some interesting rock formations, can be seen close to the northern boundary of the park and the Mkata plains are by far the best place for game viewing. The park is famous for its healthy populations of elephants and buffaloes which can easily be spotted out on the plains. The tamarind trees are a favorite spot for elephants and giraffes who spend hours eating the fruits.
Another highlight in terms of wildlife is the greater kudus and sable antelopes. These shy antelopes like to hang around the Miombo woodlands in the southern part of the park near the Vuma hills area.
Mikumi National Park Safari Day trip Safari From Dar-es-Salaam takes you to Tanzania’s fourth largest national park, covering an area of 3,230 km² (1,250 miles²). It borders Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous Game Reserve and is well-known for its boundless opportunities to spot the famous African Big Five – Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and of course Lion.
Accompanied by a qualified and knowledgeable guide, you will experience the best of the top destinations in South Tanzania. Three of the big five can be regularly sighted within the Mikumi borders: lion, elephant, and buffalo, many of which have characteristics specific to this area.
Mikumi lions are famous for exhibiting the rare behavior of climbing on trees, and there is the unusual phenomenon of ‘midget elephants’, which are smaller than the normal African elephants and have less distinct tusks. Mikumi is also popular for sightings of the world’s largest antelope – the eland.
A subspecies of giraffe, that has been classified as a link between the Masai giraffe and the Reticulated or Somali giraffe, can be found grazing among the savannah’s baobabs, tamarinds, acacias and rare palms.
In the north of the park, hippopotami inhabit the two artificial ponds and are joined by an array of water birds. Mikumi is popular with bird watchers, as it provides living and breeding space for over 400 species of birds, including European migrating birds using it as their winter residence.