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Day Trip - Mikumi Day Safari Tour


1 Day

Best time to visit

Throughout the year



Prices from

USD 390
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Tour highlights

  • This tour starts and ends in Zanzibar.
  • Activities: Full Day game drive
  • Private tour: This exclusive private tour and game drive won’t be shared.
  • Departure/ Arrival: From Zanzibar at 07:00, arrival time in Mikumi at 08:00
  • Departure/arrival: From Mikumi at 16:00, arrival time in Zanzibar at 17:00
  • Can start any day – If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customised – You can request changes to this tour.

Destination Overview

The grassy plains of Mikumi National Park, encircled by mountain ranges, are like a colourful bowl shimmering in a play of ever-changing skies and light. And the floor of this bowl has prolific wildlife, and the vast herds of animals, the elephants and the roaring of the lions are only some of the many highlights.

The gentle foothills and vast miombo woodland savanna spread out in the southern parts of the park are another world. One of the most magnificent African antelope, the sable antelope, still roams. This area continues to form part of the corridor, or ancient migratory route, by which animals move between the Selous er and the Mikumi plains.

The park lies alongside the Northern border of Africa’s most enormous Game Reserve – the Selous Game Reserve– forming a unique ecosystem. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the fashionable centrepiece of Mikumi, provide a habitat for diverse bird fauna, with both resident species and several migrants that fly here to escape from the Eurasian winter and often draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.

Usually, some spotted lions survey their grassy kingdom. The Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, and Buffalo herds migrate across it from the flattened tops of termite mounds or, sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade also favored by Elephants.

More than 400 bird species were recorded, the lilac-breasted rollers, yellow-throated longclaws and bateleur eagles joined by a host of European migrants during the rainy season. 

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Zanzibar to Mikumi National Park – Game Viewing

In the morning, you will start your safari in Zanzibar, flying in a light aircraft to the Mikumi; the park has a fashionable centrepiece, “the Mkata flood plains”, which draws frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. On arrival at Kikoboga Airstrip, you will be met by our driver guide for greetings and a briefing about your day trip tour plan.

Directly you will start a game drive touring the game-rich and favourite part of Mikumi, the Mkata flood plains. The plain is very famous for its concentrations, abundant and excellent sightings of wildlife. It is home to large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Sable Antelopes, Great Kudu and Eland, the world’s largest antelope.

During noontime, you will have a lunch break, whereby hot lunch will be served; afterwards, you will proceed with your journey exploring the Mikumi centrepiece, the famous Hippo pool, whereby wildlife, including elephants and lions, come to drink water.

Later, you will drive enroute to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Zanzibar after you have had an awe-inspiring day trip experience of a lifetime.

What's included

  • Return flight from Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • Picnic lunch 
  • Taxes
  • Bottled water, all soft drinks, tea and coffee.
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

What's excluded

  • Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Rates 2023

Rates are per person, excluding the international flight from/to your home country.

2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 PaxChild (5-12)Child (2-4)
$ 450$ 420$ 405$ 395$ 390$ 300$ 280

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