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Escape to the heart of wild Africa with our Mikumi Park Safari day trip from Zanzibar, a thrilling adventure that combines the convenience of a day trip with the rich biodiversity of Mikumi National Park and you will be back to Zanzibar in the evening.

Mikumi is located just a short flight from Zanzibar, around 50 flight time, this journey promises a day of remarkable wildlife encounters, picturesque landscapes, and unforgettable memories. In this trip, you will find Giraffe, Elephants, Wildebeest, big cats like Lions, Zebra, African Buffalo and many other wild animals.

Mikumi National Park, the fourth-largest national park in Tanzania, is not only renowned for its size but is also the most accessible from Zanzibar. For travelers with limited time in Tanzania, Mikumi offers an excellent safari experience with its confirmed wildlife sightings. Even a two-day visit provides a chance to bask in the splendor of this remarkable park.

Since the construction of a highway connecting Mikumi National Park to Dar es Salaam, this park has emerged as a prominent hotspot for the country’s tourism industry. Nestled between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango Range, Mikumi stands as an easily accessible destination, just a short drive from Zanzibar and those who are from Dar es Salam.

Itineraries

Day Trip:

Mikumi Day Trip from Zanzibar

Early Morning Departure (5:00am):
Your day begins with an early morning flight from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park, ensuring you make the most of your day. Our driver will pick up from your Hotel in Zanzibar to Zanzibar Airport.

Arrival at Zanzibar Airport (6:00am):
Once you arrive at the Airport, you will check in and take your flight to Mikumi National Park.

Arrival at Mikumi National Park (7:20am):
Upon arrival at Mikumi, your experienced guide will lead you on a safari game drive through the park. Mikumi is home to a wide range of animals, including lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, and an array of bird species. Be prepared to witness the wonders of the African wilderness up close.

Lunch Amidst Nature:
Enjoy your delicious lunch served amidst the beauty of the park, allowing you to relax and refuel before continuing your Safari adventure.

Return to Zanzibar:
After a day filled with exploration and wildlife encounters, you’ll catch an evening flight back to Zanzibar, bringing your Mikumi Day Trip to a satisfying conclusion. Mikumi’s landscapes are stunning, with vast plains, acacia woodlands, and the magical backdrop of the Uluguru Mountains. Don’t forget your camera; there are countless photo opportunities.

  • Roundtrip flight from Zanzibar to Mikumi
  • All Park fees
  • All activities
  • Bush lunch
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Safari Jeep (open car)
  • Pick up/ Drop off form (5km from Airport)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Tips for the guide

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A day trip from Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park typically lasts approximately around 12 to 14 hours. This includes an early morning departure and a return to Zanzibar in the evening.

The best time for a day trip to Mikumi National Park from Zanzibar is during the dry season, which usually falls between July to March. And this is actually the best time to visit Zanzibar.

While Mikumi National Park is known for its diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalo, and leopards, it can be more challenging to spot all of the Big Five in a single day. However, it’s possible to see several of these iconic animals during your visit.

Mikumi National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, crocodiles, and a wide range of bird species. The park’s open grasslands and scenic landscapes are also notable attractions.

While day trips to Mikumi National Park are generally suitable for participants of various fitness levels and ages, it’s essential to be prepared for a long day game drive in the wild. If you have more than two kids, we would recommend you take your private car.