1 Day Mikumi National Park Safari

This 1 Day Mikumi National Park Safari itinerary is created for people who do not have enough time to go on a Tanzania safari for several days. A day-trip safari in Tanzania can be spectacular, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Day trips to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam or Morogoro are available, as are day trips to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, and Arusha National Park. From Iringa town, you can also take a day excursion to Ruaha National Park. We are delighted to provide an amazing Tanzania safari for a single traveler, a group, or a family. These day trips to the national park can be done by car or by flying round-trip.

This tour is brief, but it provides an opportunity to see the Big Four, which are most easily accessible from Dar es Salaam. It is surrounded by the Uluguru Mountains to the north and the Lumango Mountains to the south-east. To name a few, Mikumi is home to buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, crocodiles, and many more.

 Pick up from the airport or hotel at 5:00 a.m. and drive to Mikumi National Park. Upon arrival, you begin with a game drive and then stop for lunch. After lunch, you resume your game drive. You will be driven back to Dar es Salaam at 16:00 hrs. and dropped off at your hotel or airport for your late-night journey.

One of the best things to do in Morogoro is to visit Mikumi National Park, which will allow you to fully appreciate the wildlife, nature, and terrain.  This tour can depart on any day and can be booked for an individual or group safari. We recommend leaving early in the morning (5 a.m.) because there is a chance to see a lot before the sun gets too hot and the animals seek shade.


Driving from Morogoro to Mikumi National Park takes around 1 hour, 30 minutes to the park’s border, and 30 minutes to the park’s entrance gate. While from Dar es Salaam takes about 3 hours.

When you arrive, you will register to obtain a permit for the game drive; registration takes around 15 minutes (depending on the number of participants), so the game drive will begin around 8 a.m.

The game drive will continue until 10 a.m., when we will stop for breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue with the game drive until 1 p.m., when you will go for lunch and rest a little (there is not much to see at this time due to the sun).

1 Day Mikumi National Park Safari
Mikumi National Park

After lunch and a short break, you will embark on a short game drive (approximately 1 hour) before returning to Morogoro/ Dar es Salaam around 5:30 p.m., bringing the Mikumi day trip tour to a close.

 This itinerary can be adjusted to a two-day safari that includes a visit to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, which is ideal for a day hike and leads to one of Tanzania’s most famous waterfalls (Sanje Falls).


  • 1 person: $370
  • 2 people: $219 per person
  • 3 people: $170 per person
  • 4 people: $144 per person


  • Use of 4×4 safari vehicles with a pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Lunch box
  • All park fees
  • All conservation fees
  • Unlimited game drive
  • Two bottles of water only during game drives
  • Pick up and drop off

 The price is per person in a group of two people. Any extra persons in a group, please let us know to get a quotation.

Kindly note that the price above is subject to change, so please get in touch with us to know the exact price for this tour at the time of booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this Mikumi National Park day trip. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!

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