Pick clients at the place of staying in Dar es Salaam and drive to Mikumi National Park over the Uluguru Mountains. Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous – and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. It is thus the most accessible part of a 75,000 square kilometre (47,000 square mile) tract of wilderness that stretches east almost as far as the Indian Ocean. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 2: Mikumi National Park Full day.
Morning after breakfast with packed lunch a full day game viewing in the park. Animals commonly found Include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Dinner and overnight will be at the campiste/Hotel/Lodge.
Day 3: Mikumi National Park/Dar es Salaam.
Morning after breakfast proceeds with game viewing. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, with such colourful common residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. Hippos are the star attraction of the pair of pools situated 5km north of the main entrance gate, supported by an ever-changing cast of water birds. In the afternoon game en route back to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive late evening and drop off at the hotel or airport.
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