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Short Safari Tanzania

Come and join the Wildness Safari team in this quick getaway in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. This holiday has the ideal short safari itinerary for travelers who have limited vacation days and budget. Get to see a wide variety of animals even in just a couple of days as your trip is arranged in a way that maximizes your precious time in the wild. So what are you waiting for? Grab your bags and embark on this wonderful adventure today.

Key information

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Dar es Salaam
  • Park fees are included


  • 2 game drives in Mikumi
  • Applicable taxes and park fees
  • Chances to spot lions, leopards, and hippos
  • Transportation in a four-by-four safari vehicle
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • 1 liter of water per person per day
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Airport drop-off


2 activity days
Airport transfer included: Julius Nyerere International Airport
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  • Environmentally friendly

Mikumi Tanapa Cottages

These self-contained cottages inside the Mikumi National Park are managed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). The rooms and food are very basic. Animals are commonly seen around the cottages.

Mikumi Wildlife Camp

This camp is located in the heart of Mikumi National Park, within a few hundred meters of the main entrance gate. It has nine en-suite bandas (thatched house), each of which is large, well-ventilated, and with a large veranda. All bandas can accommodate four people in two separate rooms, making it convenient and family-friendly. The bandas, as well as the lounge, dining area, and bar, overlook the well-attended waterholes in front of the camp.

The camp's open-air restaurant looks out over the plains and gives guests the most wonderful panoramic views. The bar is a marvelous place to sit and watch the sunset. The camp also has a small swimming pool, and numerous animals are regularly seen close by. The camp is supplied by a generator that runs from 6 to 9 a.m., at lunchtime, and from 6 to 8 p.m.


Day 1 - Mikumi National Park

At around 07:30 a.m., you will have a meet-and-greet session in Dar es Salaam, then drive for about six hours and with packed lunch to Mikumi National Park. Animals commonly seen in the area include the elephant, giraffe, zebra, antelope, wildebeest, eland, crocodile, hippo, and baboon. If you are lucky, you may also see the lion and leopard. Another attraction in the park are the hippo pools, where you can watch hippos wallowing and snorting at close range.

Over 300 species of birds are seen in the park as well, including the saddle-billed stork, hamerkop, malachite kingfisher, lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw, bateleur, and others. Enjoy a late-afternoon game drive with sunset viewing, and watch the animals drinking water at the hippo pool. Your dinner and overnight stay will either be at the Mikumi Tanapa Cottages or Mikumi Wildlife Camp, depending on your booking.

Day 2 - Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, you will have a short, morning game drive until 9:30 a.m., then drive back to Dar es Salaam, again for about six hours and with hot lunch on the way. You will be dropped off at either your hotel for the night, or Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) for your flight home.


This safari will take place in Mikumi National Park in Tanzania. It is located north of the Selous Game Reserve, surrounded by open grasslands and mountain ranges, and covers an area of 3,230 square kilometers. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the park's popular centerpiece, the Mkata Floodplain (also known as the "mini-Serengeti"), draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti plains.


One breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner are included in the price of this retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Capture photos of the sights and scenery
  • Enjoy the game drives
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Meet and interact with the locals
  • Relax at your accommodation
  • See the stunning views and wildlife

What's included

  • 2 game drives in Mikumi National Park
  • Services of a professional and English-speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in an open-roofed, four-by-four safari vehicle
  • Transfer to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
  • 1 liter of water per person per day during safari
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • Applicable park fees and taxes
  • Guide allowances
  • Medical evacuation insurance services

What's not included

  • Airfare costs
  • Alcoholic drinks and other beverages
  • Any additional activities, services, or trips
  • Any increase in park entry fees, taxes, and concession fees
  • Bank charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (standard tip is 10 to 20 USD per day)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Transfer to the airport is included. The organizer will drop you off at the airport.

Airport: Julius Nyerere International Airport Airport transfer included: Julius Nyerere International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Special discount

Groups with more than six members are eligible for a special rate. To avail, please send an inquiry to Wildness Safari.

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