Explore Mikumi National Park with our 3-Day Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar Island. Ideal for those relishing Zanzibar’s pristine beaches, this swift safari is designed to fit into a 3-day, 2-night itinerary. Commencing with a short flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and back, this seamless journey ensures you make the most of your limited time.

Conveniently starting from your Stonetown Zanzibar hotel or the beach, we provide hassle-free airport transfers in order to make sure that you are in time for the early flight. Alternatively, you can organize your own early morning transfer to catch the 07:30Hrs flight to Dar es Salaam.

3-Day Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar at a glance

Day 1: Fly from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.  Transfer to Mikumi for a late afternoon safari.

Day 2: Enjoy a full-day safari in Mikumi National Park.

Day 3: Early morning safari, then transfer back to Dar es Salaam for a flight back to Zanzibar.

3-Day Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar – How to get there

Mikumi National Park, one of the closest wildlife safari parks to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar Island, beckons with its diverse fauna. Tailoring the experience to your preferences and budget, we offer ferry transfers or a short flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam to kick-start your Mikumi adventure depending on your budget.

3-Day Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar – where to stay

Choose your stay from various accommodation options such as the budget-friendly Camp Bastian, Midrange lodge, or the opulent Vuma Hills Tented Camp and The Stanley Kopje Camp. Our 3-day package is suitable for individuals, families, and groups, ensuring a memorable safari experience.

Highlights of 3-Day Safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi

Nestled in the heart of Tanzania, Mikumi National Park stands as a captivating testament to the country’s rich biodiversity and natural splendor. Renowned as the closest wildlife safari park to both Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar Island, Mikumi offers a convenient escape for nature enthusiasts seeking a remarkable safari experience.

Spanning over 3,230 square kilometers, Mikumi National Park is a haven for a diverse array of wildlife, showcasing the iconic Big Five—lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The park’s open savannahs and wooded hills provide a picturesque backdrop for observing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The Mkata River, a lifeline for the park’s inhabitants, meanders through Mikumi, creating an oasis for wildlife and a prime location for game viewing. Visitors can witness the dynamic interplay between predators and prey, with the park hosting an impressive array of bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

Mikumi’s accessibility from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar makes it an ideal destination for those seeking a brief yet immersive safari experience. Accommodation options range from budget-friendly lodges to luxurious tented camps, ensuring that visitors can tailor their stay to match their preferences and budget.

What to do on your 3 days Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar

Whether embarking on a thrilling game drive, birdwatching adventure, or simply soaking in the breathtaking landscapes, Mikumi National Park stands as a testament to Tanzania’s commitment to preserving its natural wonders, offering an unforgettable safari experience for all who venture within its borders.

Alternative safari tours from Zanzibar

For those with a larger budget and a desire to witness the grand wildebeest herds in the Serengeti, explore our 3-Day Tanzania safari from Zanzibar Island.

Additional information

Duration3 Days
LocationNyerere National Park (Former Selous)
Family Friendly?Yes

3-Day Mikumi Safari from Zanzibar; Itinerary

Day 01 – Fly to Zanzibar Dar es Salaam – Drive to Mikumi National Park

Start the first day of your thrilling safari by catching an early morning flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport’s Domestic Terminal, your experienced guide will be ready to welcome you. The journey to Mikumi National Park unfolds along the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro highway, offering panoramic views of the Uluguru Mountains to the East and the enchanting Great Rift Valley Escarpments to the park’s Southwest.

Mikumi National Park, conveniently situated around 280 km from Dar es Salaam, is easily accessible via a well-maintained tarmac road. The drive, which may take approximately 4 to 5 hours, showcases diverse landscapes and scenery. Arriving around noon, you’ll dive straight into the safari experience with exhilarating game drives. Enjoy your lunch at a scenic picnic site or opt for a stopover at a local restaurant for a hot and satisfying meal.

As the afternoon unfolds, continue your game drives, exploring the rich wildlife of the park until around 6:00 PM. At this point, exit the park and proceed to check in at Camp Bastian, a charming lodge located just outside Mikumi National Park. Indulge in a delectable dinner before settling in for a restful overnight stay. Your Lunch and dinner is included.

For those desiring a touch of luxury, consider upgrading to Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Mikumi Wildlife Camp at an additional cost – simply inform us of your preference. Alternatively, midrange lodging options, such as Tanswiss Lodge or Mikumi Park Band, provide a comfortable stay. Tailor your safari experience to suit your preferences and immerse yourself in the beauty of Mikumi National Park.

Day 2:       Full-Day Exploration of Mikumi National Park

Begin your second day with the option of an early morning game drive if you’ve chosen to stay within the park’s boundaries. Afterward, savor a hearty breakfast at your lodge or camp, setting the stage for a full day immersed in the wonders of Mikumi National Park.

Embark on extensive game drives, allowing you to witness the diverse array of wildlife that calls Mikumi home. If your accommodation is inside the park, enjoy a relaxing lunch break at the lodge or tented camp. Alternatively, if you’ve chosen to stay outside the park, indulge in a picnic lunch at one of the picturesque picnic sites.

Mikumi National Park, an integral part of the expansive Selous Ecosystem, boasts an impressive array of bird species and wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, warthogs, elands, wildebeests, and various antelope species during your game drives. As the day progresses, consider a unique afternoon walking safari guided by an armed ranger—a wildlife specialist and naturalist.

In the later afternoon, retire to a comfortable lodge or camp for a well-deserved overnight stay. Camp Bastian at Mikumi awaits you, providing a tranquil setting for relaxation. Enjoy a delectable dinner, reflecting on the day’s adventures. All meals are included, ensuring a seamless and satisfying experience during your stay in Mikumi National Park.

Day 3: Mikumi to Zanzibar via Dar Es Salaam

Commence the final day of your 3-day adventure with an early morning breakfast at your lodge or camp. Following breakfast, embark on one last exhilarating game drive within Mikumi National Park, capturing any remaining moments with the park’s captivating wildlife.

After the game drive, bid farewell to Mikumi as you journey back to Dar es Salaam. Upon reaching Dar es Salaam, check-in for your late afternoon flight destined for the pristine Zanzibar Island. This marks the conclusion of your memorable 3-day Safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park.

Please note: The cost of your flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and the return flight to Zanzibar is already included in the package. Additionally, you have the flexibility to conclude your safari directly in Dar es Salaam after the game drive, resulting in a cost-saving option.

Feel free to specify your preferred accommodation, choosing between luxury or mid-range lodges/tented camps. Your comfort and preferences are our priority. If you’re inclined to explore the Northern Tanzania safari circuit and are willing to invest a little more, our 3-day Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar Island presents an enticing option for your next adventure.

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