A Mikumi National Park safari is one of the best to embark on while in Tanzania, one of the most visited and sought after Africa safari destination. Mikumi National Park is referred to as the little Serengeti that travelers can get to experience the amazing wildlife and scenic beauty of the park with a Tanzania wildlife safari anytime of the year.
Mikumi National Park is a great Tanzania safari destination for travelers that are especially pressed with time and can only spare a day from Dar es Salaam. Mikumi national Park is one of the sought after southern circuit Tanzania safari parks. Along with other southern circuit Tanzania national parks, a Mikumi National Park safari shall reward travelers who get to visit Tanzania and this part of the country a touch of exclusivity and pure remoteness given there are not as many tourists crowding as is the case with the northern circuit Tanzania national parks like Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
A Mikumi National Park safari has travelers enjoying a diversity of attractions and activities there are in the park, almost exclusively given fewer travelers do visit this part of Tanzania for safari holidays. As you look to explore the park with a Mikumi National Park safari, below are some of the attractions and activities to look forward to;
Attractions in Mikumi National Park
With a size of 3,230 square kilometers, Mikumi National Park is one of the best places to spot a variety of attractions and in abundance, over a large area. The wide savanna grasslands, acacia and baobab trees, palm and tamarind trees all inhabit a variety of wildlife, including flora and fauna that shall leave travelers on a Mikumi National Park safari captivated. Animals in Mikumi National Park to look out for include elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, sable antelopes, greater kudu and so much more; birds in Mikumi National Park to look out for while on a safari in the park irrespective of the season include the lilac-breasted roller among others.
What shall I do on a Mikumi National Park safari? Well there are a number of things to do in Mikumi National Park all throughout the year. The most done activity in Mikumi National Park is a game drive, taking travelers through the off-the-beaten tracks of the park in search for the different animals in the park; night game drives in Mikumi National Park are also popular among travelers on Mikumi National Park safaris, with higher chances of spotting hyenas, lions and leopards among other nocturnal animals then.
Other activities in Mikumi National Park include bird watching where travelers have the whole park to spot the over 400 birds species in Mikumi National Park. Walking safaris, picnicking, camping and cultural tours are some of the other activities to enjoy while on a Mikumi National Park safari anytime of the year.
When to go for a Mikumi National Park Safari
A Mikumi National Park safari can be embarked on any time of the year given the park is open all throughout the year. Irrespective however, the best time to go for a Mikumi National Park safari is during the dry season that include the months of June, July, August, September, October, late December, January and February. The dry season is the best time to visit for a Mikumi National Park safari for those travelers essentially interested in animal viewing for the grass thinner and shorter then that there is ease of animal sighting and also because the different animals gather in the few available water points as others do dry up due to the harshness of the weather. For travelers interested in a Mikumi National Park safari especially for bird watching, the best time to visit is during the wet season in the months of November and March through April, when there are more migratory birds in the park then.
Where to stay while on a Mikumi National Park Safari
As you look embark on a Mikumi National Park safari, knowing where to spend your nights is important. Accommodation in Mikumi National Park is not as well developed as may be in most other Tanzania national parks, as well as not as abundant as they may be. Accommodation in Mikumi National park can be found both inside and outside the park, and various in categories, that is standard, comfort and luxury options. Accommodation in Mikumi national Park to look out for include Angalia Tented Camp, Vuma Hills Tented, Camp Bastian, as well as Mbuyuni Farm Retreat among so many others.
Mikumi National Park is only about 4-6 hours by road from Dar es Salaam, and with a number of domestic airlines and flights you can easily access the park from anywhere in Tanzania including Zanzibar. A Mikumi National Park day safari from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam is all possible. You can also get to combine your Mikumi National Park safari with other Tanzania national parks especially in the southern circuit of Tanzania, say Selous Game Reserve now known as Nyerere national Park, and Ruaha National Park. Get in touch with a reputable Tanzania safari planner like Focus east Africa Tours for a well curated Mikumi National Park safari and beyond.