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How to reach Mikumi from Dar-es-salaam

How to reach Mikumi from Dar-es-salaam

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.

 

Dar-es-salaam to Mikumi Map


 

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).

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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.

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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.

How to Get to Tanzania?

There are three major international airports in Tanzania


Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)situated between Arusha and Moshi, this is the most common entry point into the country for those exploring the Northern Safari Circuit that includes the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. 

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)a good option for those visiting Dar es Salaam or the Southern Safari Circuit that includes Selous Game Reserve, and Ruaha National Park. 

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ): for those heading straight to Zanzibar, this airport is just 5km (3.1 miles) outside of Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital.

Most visitors access Tanzania by plane. As Tanzania has a limited selection of international flights, visitors typically arrive via Dubai, Amsterdam or Johannesburg, South Africa and take a connecting flight.

TYPES OF VISAVISA FEES IN USD
ORDINARY VISA50
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA100
BUSINESS VISA250
STUDENT VISA50 (Single 3 Months)

In Most cases, Passport, If you are visiting Tanzania, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. If you are a resident in Tanzania, your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date you arrive. Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Pretty Easy, there are roughly roughly 40 nationalities may visit the country for tourism without obtaining a visa, for short stays. However, all other foreign citizens traveling to Tanzania or Zanzibar for tourism or leisure need a visa. The Tanzania online visa for tourism is quick and easy to obtain.

Countries allowed for visa-free travel to Tanzania
  • Antigua & Barbuda.
  • Anguilla.
  • Ashmore & Certie Island.
  • Bahamas.
  • Barbados.
  • Bermuda.
  • Belize.
  • Brunei.
6 Best Beach Destinations in Tanzania
  • Zanzibar: The Island of Spice. …
  • Mnemba Island: An Exclusive Escape. …
  • Pemba Island: Honeymooners’ Paradise. …
  • Mafia Island: A Hidden Gem. …
  • Chumbe Island: A Protected Coral Reef Sanctuary. …
  • Chole Island: A Peaceful Haven.

YES, and Kendwa Beach is the best; This is one of the few beaches on Zanzibar where the tide doesn’t really change, which means the clear waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

 

Kizimkazi Beach; The best of Zanzibar’s beaches can be found on the south coast. Kizimkazi beach is where you’re guaranteed to see beautiful bottlenose dolphins in the ocean. Head to Kizimkazi if you wish to snorkel, dive or swim with the amazing creatures and other marine species in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar has more than 25 beautiful, white, palm fringed beaches, the sea is warm, and the atmosphere is easy.

 Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba Island. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 km (16–31 mi) off the coast of the African mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones

MIKUMI - fourth largest national park in Tanzania

GETTING TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK

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  and can easily be visited as a weekend get-away. However, most people visit Mikumi en route to Nyerere or Ruaha. The only scheduled flights to Mikumi are with Safari Air Link which offers a daily connection to Ruaha, Selous, Dar and Zanzibar.