This 1 day Mikumi safari is designed for those with limited time who want to have a safari experience from Dar es Salaam. The itinerary starts with a 5:00 a.m. drive and ends at 6:00 p.m. in Dar Es Salaam, will be a fantastic experience. We utilize a 4×4 vehicle to transport you to the most beautiful green park in the world, where you may see lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, African giraffes, and other animals. You will drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi in a private air-conditioned jeep/minivan.

This tour to Mikumi National Park is brief, but it gives you the opportunity to see the Big Four, which are easily accessible from Dar es Salaam. It is situated between the Uluguru Mountains to the north and the Lumango Mountains to the south-east, covering a total area of 3230 square kilometers. Buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, crocodiles, and many other animals may be found in Mikumi.

Mikumi National Park Itinerary at a glance

At 5:00 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel or airport and driven to Mikumi National Park. Upon arrival, you will begin your game drive. After a few hours, you will stop for lunch and then resume your game drive.

You will be driven back to Dar es Salaam around 16:00 hours and dropped off at a hotel or the airport for a late-night flight.

About Mikumi – Southern Tanzania

Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth-largest and most accessible national park from Dar es Salaam. It is situated between the Uluguru Mountains to the north and the Lumango Mountains to the south-east, covering a total area of 3230 square kilometers. Buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, crocodiles, and many other animals may be found in Mikumi.

At 5:00 a.m., our expert driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam city center and take you on a day safari trip of Mikumi National Park. It will take 4 hours to go to the park; you will have a lunch box on the route and then proceed to Mikumi National Park. You’ll arrive in Mikumi and begin a game drive around the park, where you’ll have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife species and creatures, including lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, buffalo, gazelles, and others. This trip will go until late in the afternoon, following which you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Dar es Salaam.

Meals & Drinks:

  • Lunch (Breakfast & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

The cost for the whole 9 days safari includes and excludes the following items

9 Day Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and acitivities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Mikumi National Park is one of Tanzania’s most popular national parks, located in the country’s south-central region. The park is close to some well-known protected places, such as the Selous Wildlife Reserve, Tanzania’s and Africa’s largest game reserve. To enter Mikumi National Park, just like any other protected area, visitors must pay Park admission fees. The park admission costs to Mikumi National Park may be paid in advance at a bank in Dar es Salaam, and you will be issued a ticket to display at the park gate.

Mikumi National Park Entry Fees

On the other side, you may pay the park fees with a credit card at the gate. Cash is not permitted to be used to pay for any park admission fees in Mikumi National Park. The card clearance costs will be added to the standard park admission prices for the guest.

The Tanzania National Park Authority is in charge of park admission fees at Mikumi National Park. In Tanzania, however, each park has its own bank account, which is administered directly by the park administrators under the supervision of TANAPA. The park admission charge is valid for 24 hours from the moment of entry.

Even if you paid in advance at the bank, your 24-hour period begins when you enter the park. The park entrance fees provide you various benefits, particularly when it comes to participating in all of the park’s activities. Except for private events hosted by the community, you will be able to participate in any park activities. Even if you paid your park entrance fees at the bank, you must be at the park gates before the gates close at 6 p.m. After that time, tourists will not be permitted to enter the park provinces. Those staying at the park’s one and only lodge must return by 7 p.m.

Mikumi Foreign Tariffs and East African Resident Fees

The park admission costs for Mikumi National Park are divided into two categories: foreigners and locals. Foreign visitors must pay in US dollars, whereas Tanzanians and East Africans must pay in Tanzanian shillings. The park also has varying pricing for youngsters under the age of 15 and people aged 16 and up. This park offers free admission to children under the age of five. The park admission costs for Mikumi National Park are the same as for several of the southern national parks, including as Katavi, Mikumi, Ruaha, Rubondo, Saadani, Kitulo, Mkomazi, Udzungwa, and Saanane.

Every year, the Tanzania National Park Authority issues a pricing guide for both inhabitants and non-residents. Residents’ local tarrifs are always printed in Swahili, Tanzania’s most widely spoken language. The park admission costs for Mikumi National Park may always be downloaded from TANAPA’s official website. Tariffs for locals and foreigners are clearly segregated and noted.

Below is a detailed and itemized breakdown of Park entry fees to Mikumi national park


Adults                                         30$

Children (5 to 15 years)                15$

Children (Below 5 years)            Free


Adults                                         15$

Children (5 to 15 years)                5$

Children (Below 5 years)            Free

Entry fees for Motor vehicles to all national parks

Vehicles charge per Vehicle per day

Residents (Tsh)          foreign-registered (USD)

Tare weigh up to 2000kgs           20,000                             40

Tare weight between 2001-3000kgs 35,000                         150

Tare weight between 3001-7000kgs     60,000                    200

Tare weight between 7001-10,000kgs     150,000                   300

Open vehicles will be charged 50% extra of the normal vehicle fee

Camping fees

These are also paid per person and are categorized according to the age of the traveler. The camping fees also expire per night. Below are the camping fees

Public campsite

Adults                                      30$

Children of 5 to 15 years          5$

Children below 5 years             free

Special and seasonal campsites

Adults                                      50$

Children of 5 to 15 years          10$

Children below 5 years             free

Walking safaris

Short walks of 1 to 4 hours              20$

Long walks above 4 hours               25$

Trying to play a trick or avoid paying the par admission fees is criminal because all park entry fees expire after every 24 hours. Without paying the park fees, no one can cross or pass through the park gates. To reduce the expense of credit card clearing, tour operators are urged to prepay their guests’ fees at the bank before they arrive at the park. More information is also available on the Tanzania National Parks Authority’s official website. They have a current tariff plan for 2019/2020. Not to mention that the prices vary each park throughout East Africa, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park