Sharing a common border and ecosystem with Selous Game Reserve to the south, Mikumi National Park is only three to four hours drive from Dar es Salaam, lying astride the main highway to Zambia, and en route to the National Parks of Udzungwa Mountains, Ruaha and Kitulo. The main feature of the park is the Mikumi flood plain, along with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides. Open grasslands dominate in the flood plain, eventually merging with the miombo woodland covering the lower hills.

Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 sq km, and is rich in wildlife including buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephant, impala, hippos, baboon, giraffe, warthog, waterbuck and eland which can be viewed throughout the year. Reptiles including crocodile, monitor lizard and python are also resident in the park. 

Other animals that can be sighted although rare are the Sable Antelope resident in the southern part of the park bordering the Selous, the Greater Kudu, leopard, and the wild dog also known as the African Hunting Dog. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, including European migrants during the rainy season.


Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park:

There are daily flights from (Departs 09:30am arrive 12:00pm) Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park, this is a perfect 3 hours game safari if you just want to experience the wildlife and you’re limited on time travel. The drive from Dar es salaam to Mikumi takes about 7 hours plus 3-hour boat Safari from Zanzibar to Dar Es salaam. Full travel from Zanzibar to Mikumi seems complicated to some people, therefore they opt for flight.

Zanzibar Safari to Mikumi

Day Trip flying from Zanzibar

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Zanzibar and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport for your flight to Mikumi National Park.
You can look forward to a game drive in Mikumi National Park before your return to the airport in the late afternoon for your flight back to Zanzibar.

3 Days Mikumi Safari

You'll experience the natural wonders of Tanzania on this 3-day tour to Mikumi National Park. You'll witness the spectacular wildlife, and engage in cultural immersion .Highlights include a thrilling day safari in Mikumi National Park with diverse wildlife and bird species. A visit to a Maasai village for a unique cultural experience.

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2 Days Zanzibar to Mikumi fly in

This is an exciting adventure for all travelers especially those visiting for the first time. Mikumi National Park in Tanzania is well known for its diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Visitors should expect to see a variety of animals and enjoy the natural beauty of the park. Email /Call us for this amazing short trip from Zanzibar