How to reach Mikumi from Dar-es-salaam
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How to Reach Mikumi from Dar-es-Salaam:
Safaris to Mikumi usually start from Dar es Salaam, and your point of entry for the country is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and handle all further ground operations or domestic flights.
Mikumi is a four-hour drive away from Dar es Salaam and can easily be visited as a weekend get-away. However, most people visit Mikumi en route to Selous or Ruaha, the more popular parks in southern Tanzania. The only scheduled flights to Mikumi are with Safari Air Link which offers a daily connection to Ruaha, Selous, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
If driving from Ruaha, the distance is about 320km/200mi, and the drive takes roughly five hours.
Going to Mikumi by Bus:
You can get a Bus from Dar-es-salaama to Mikumi, The bus stations will most probably open up about 6 – 7am. The suggestion to get your bus tickets a day in advance is to ensure that you can get a seat on the bus, not mandatory. Go to the bus station and try to get a ticket, you will surely find a bus. With getting the ticket on the spot just be happy that you find a bus company who has room for you, don’t worry about selecting companies.
If you need a hotel close to the Ubungo bus terminal, try the Rombo Green View hotel, very close to the bus terminal. There are quite a few buses going that way, they will typically be buses headed to Iringa, you will just get off about an hour after going through Morogoro. Which BTW, if you can’t get a bus going to Mikumi Village then get a bus to Morogoro, there are a lot of those, then when in Morogoro you can arrange for a bus to Mikumi Village, and can probably catch a dala dala there from Morogoro (but only if you can’t get a bus to Mikumi Village from Dar).
Best Safari tours from Morogoro
Often overlooked by many safari operators in favour of the northern parks, the southern parks of Nyerere National Park (formerly the Selous Game Reserve) and Ruaha National Park are worth serious consideration and are the preferred destination for most who are really keen on their safari.
The benefits of heading to the south is that, where the very north of the Serengeti gives the numbers of game, along with some seclusion, the southern parks are still very much “frontier” parks and so are noticeably less busy (they also feature the same spread of species as the north, but more like a thousand, rather than 2 million).
The second important point is that, where the average lodge cost in the north is around $700 per person per night, the lodges in the south, where they offer a similar experience, are around $2-300 less.
The south and west of Tanzania are often overshadowed by the more famous and iconic Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in the north. Some agents feel that the south and west are better suited to the seasoned safari-goer and don’t recommend them for a first timer – however we would disagree! We have sent thousands of first timers to southern Tanzania where they have had an excellent safari experience.
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