Visit one of southern circuit’s spectacular parks in Tanzania. The Mikumi is bordered to the south with the Nyerere National Park, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem. The park contains a subspecies of giraffe, that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated or Somali giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two artificial pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park.
Day 1: ARRIVAL/DAR-ES-SALAAM.
Picked up at Dar-Es-Salaam International Airport (Flight booked by Agent/Customer) and transferred to Mediterranean hotel for overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. This hotel is set around beautiful landscaped African gardens, bursting with tropical flowers and shaded by palm trees, the cool interiors of our rustic cottage-style rooms offer welcome relief from the Tanzania sun, while the restaurant dishes up gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine. Overnight at Mediterranean Hotel.
Day 2: DAR-ES-SALAAM - MIKUMI.
After early breakfast depart with picnic lunch and drive to Mikumi National Park across the beautiful Uluguru Mountains, enjoying people and culture. With an area of about 3230km (Tanzania’s 4th largest Park); Mikumi is one of the most popular parks for both tourists and local people. Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Safari Lodge.
The park is framed the Uluguru mountains to the northeast and the Udzungwa Mountains to the southwest and Nyerere National Park to the South; the park itself consists mainly of Miombo woodland and although the scenery gets a little tedious after a while, the sighting of plain games like Impala, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, wildebeest, Elephants, Hippo, and Crocodiles are common enough. One of the most principal features of Mikumi Park is the Mkata River flood plain,(an area of lush vegetation which particularly attracts a lot of wildlife.)
The absence of Gazelles in this Park is curious – it seems their ecological niche is occupied by Impala. Mikumi and Nyerere National Park are lying on the same ecosystem, which covers a large part of central & Southern Tanzania. (This ecosystem stretches to within 150 km of the Mozambique border, whose Niasa Game Reserve was formerly part of it). Predators which can be seen in Mikumi, include Lion, Leopards (more difficult to see), black-backed Jackal (can sometimes be seen in the evening), and the African Civet is the nocturnal visitor in most of the Camps. Mikumi’s birdlife is profuse, with over 400 species recorded to date, many of them Eurasian migrants, present between October and April.
Day 3: MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK.
Today you will have a full day of game drive in Mikumi National Park, with picnic lunch. In the late afternoon, you will return to Mikumi safari lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: MIKUMI – DAR-ES-SALAAM.
After breakfast drives back to Dar-Es-salaam Airport with a lunch boxes for your departure flight. (Flight booked by Agent/Customer).
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