How to get to Mikumi National Park
For many tourists who may want to visit this fourth largest National Park in Tanzania but are still wondering how to get to Mikumi National Park, the worrying should be less because this park is one of the southern circuit National parks in Tanzania with great accessibility and thus has always enabled daily trips.
How To Get to Mikumi National Park is quite easier compared to other National Parks due to the National Park’s close proximity to Dar – Es Salaam which is Tanzania’s largest city with the main entry point for all international visitors. The park is situated in the southern part of Tanzania 283 kilometers from Dar es Salaam and lies astride the well-constructed Tanzam High way to Lusaka Zambia. This park can be accessed by both Air and Road.
By road, the well-constructed Tanzam High way to Lusaka Zambia that cuts across the National park guarantees easy accessibility to the park and thus after your arrival at Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar – Es Salaam or in case you are already in the city, you can be picked from your hotel accommodation by your tour company i.e Enclose Africa Safaris and you will be able to start your overland safari to Mikumi via Morogoro.
This is the cheapest and quite interesting way on getting to Mikumi National Park and thus driving in a comfortable Vehicle through magnificent rolling hills and landscapes is approximately three to four hours’ drive to reach this park. There are also local buses that operate from Dar es Salaam to the park headquarters where game drive safaris are usually arranged.
For tourists interested in flying straight to the park there are different flight companies such as safari Air link or coastal aviation that offer scheduled chattered flights to Mikumi and other southern circuit National parks from Dar es Salaam, Arusha, or connecting from the Selous Game Reserve.