3 days Tanzania Southern Circuit Safari in Mikumi National Park the game viewing destination near Dar es Salaam and the capital city of Dodoma. The Mikumi National Park host a variety of animal species includes elephants, zebras, impales, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeest and buffaloes.
This 4 days in Mikumi have designed purposely to suit the traveling demands for visitor from Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Dodoma. It can be term as a weekend holiday whereby one can utilize his weekend for this tour.
The Mikumi National Park shares its boundary in south with Selous Game Reserve and Kilombero Game Controlled Area. Animals move between Selous, Kilombero and Mikumi National parks each year depending on the season of the year. Animals like Wild dogs, lions, Elephant, Buffaloes and Zebras migrate to and from the northern part of the reserve into Mikumi National Park.
Our destination today after breakfast in our hotel at Dar es Salaam is Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is located south of Dar es Salaam right on the main Morogoro-Iringa Highway with an approximate travel time of 4½ hours.
The word Mikumi comes after a local word for Borassus palm trees referred to as Mikuky. The wildlife viewing experience at Mikumi National Park can be experienced right upon entering the park where guests can encounter baboons, zebras and impalas speedily crossing the road.
Other animals include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here.
Today we enjoy a game drive to the secluded heart of Mikumi National Park. With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.
More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed ox pecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April.
There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley’s double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling.
The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers. It is common to see elephants, lions and sometimes giraffes on/ along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowadays leopards are commonly seen.
We awaken to the sounds of Africa and begin our day with an early morning game drive in Mikumi then return to the camp for an English breakfast. Mikumi’s vegetation includes woodland, swamp and grassland with two water holes, Mkata and Chamgore. Back to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon drive back to Dar es Salaam.
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