Mikumi National Park is a superb park for a weekend getaway visit or as a part of a longer trip on to Udzungwa and Ruaha National Parks
Day 1: ZANZIBAR - Dar es Salaam - Mikumi National Park.
Our driver will be ready to pick you up at 0530am from your hotel in Zanzibar pick up times depends where you are staying or agreed point and drive to the port departure at 0700am and arrive in Dar es salaam after 2hours to start safari to Mikumi National Park, the trip will take approximately 5-6 Arrive at Mikumi mid-morning and direct to the game drive. The Park is one of Tanzania's larger parks and has excellent bird life as well, as being good for viewing predators; there is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore, you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons,hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills.
Later return to the lodge for dinner and over night.
Accommodation: Camp Bastian FULL board campsite. www.campbastian.com
Activities: Game drive
Day 2:Mikumi National Park to Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
Todayafter breakfast we will depart to Udzungwa, departure time around 0730 Am. Arrive Udzungwa after 2 hours, and then direct to Sanje waterfalls. We will have the guide to take you to Sanje waterfalls and hiking on Udzungwa Mountains, Here is good place to swim. The larger attractions are 10 species of primate, three of which are endemic: the Uhehe (aka Iringa) red colobus, the Matunda galago and the Sanje crested angabey.
The last of these is amongst the world's 25 most threatened primates. With a day to explore slowly, you'll usually see the red colobus, along with the black and white Angola colobus. Blue and velvet monkeys and yellow baboons are also common. More than 400 species of birds live here, including many regional endemics like the Udzungwa forest partridge, which was new to science in 1991. With more scientific research, further new species are bound to be discovered. A quarter of the plants here are endemic, including some Saitpaulia species, closely related to African violets. There are also endemic amphibians, reptiles, and butterflies.Later depart Sanje and return back to the lodgefor full board accommodation.
Accommodation: camp bastian. www.campbastian.com .
Activities: Game drive.
Day 3: Drive – Drive Back to Dar es Salaam:
After breakfast, the clients will depart mikumi and drive back to Dar es salaam
Options:We are providing an excursions and Transfer from any place to Hotel in Zanzibar kindly ask we will provide for you.
- Prison island tour $ 50 pp
- Safari blue -swim with dolphins. $100.
- Jozani forest tour. $ 40 pp.
- Flight from Dar es salaam to Zanzibar $ 65 please advise
- Transfer from airport to your hotel in Zanzibar -complementary.
- Safari vehicle with an open pop up roof
- All accommodations at Camp Bastian. Camping site.
- All park fees for Mikumi and UdzungwaØ Driver guide
- Kilimanjaro drinking water all the time on game drive
- Juice and cashew nuts, ground nuts as well as biscuits.
- Return ferry tickets
- Return airport transfers.
- Spice tour. ( need to agree on time)
- Alcoholic drinks Tips
- Drinks during dinner/ alcoholic
- International airfare& Internal flights\
- Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff.
- Airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance
- Visa and Passport fees.
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