Getting to Mikumi National Park
Getting to Mikumi National Park: Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, it makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time.
Since the completion of the paved road connecting the park gate with Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park has been slated to become a hotspot for tourism in Tanzania. Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and only a few hours drive from Tanzania’s largest city.
The park has a wide variety of wildlife that can be easy spotted and also well acclimatized to game viewing. Its proximity to Dar es Salaam and the amount of wildlife that live within its borders makes Mikumi National Park a popular option for weekend visitors from the city, or for business visitors who don’t have to spend a long time on an extended safari itinerary.
How to get to the park.
The park can be accessed from Dar- es- Salaam Tanzania’s largest city; this is after landing at the Julius Nyerere Airport. On the day of the safari, you will be picked from the hotel or any place of accommodation by the safari company guide who will later drive you to Mikumi national park.
Mikumi national park is approximately 4 hours’ drive from Dar accessible by Road. The park is visited on short safaris ie 2 days Mikumi national park safari, 3 days Mikumi national park safari as a weekend get way. On the contrary, one can also visit visit the park and supplement it with other national park such as Ruaha national park, Selous national park,Udzungwa forest national park. Both these parks are close to Mikumi national park.
For those who are interested in taking a chartered flight to Mikumi and the rest of the surrounding parks, the best option is with Safari Airlink , Airlink has scheduled flights from Dar-Es-Salaam to Mikumi national park and to rest of the southern circuit national p arks.