Boasting a year-round outdoor pool, Camp Bastian Mikumi in Mikumi features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. Some units have a terrace and/or a balcony with mountain views. Breakfast is available each morning, and includes Full English/Irish, vegetarian and vegan options. The chalet offers an outdoor fireplace. A car rental service is available at Camp Bastian Mikumi, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby. The nearest airport is Iringa, 186 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Four Bed Room Cottages
Max Guests: 6 persons
Three Bed Room Cottages
Max Guests: 4 persons
Max Guests: 3 persons
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights
For many of our guests, a visit to the national parks or game reserve in the area is a must and in some cases even a lifetime dream. The wildlife and the natural settings of the parks and reserves are magnificent and most definitely worth a visit. You can experience the wildlife by car, by foot and in some places by boat. From Camp Bastian Mikumi we can arrange and help you to fulfill any safari-dream you may have, whether it being a one-day safari in Mikumi National Park or longer safaris to Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve or any other National Park in Tanzania.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is well known for excellent hiking, trekking, mountain climbing and forest walks and it’s only 1.5 hours drive from Camp Bastian Mikumi.
The only way to access the mountains is by foot along the excellent network of forest trails which means that the mountains remain rather undisturbed. Tanzania has much more to offer than wildlife and the traditional safaris. It is indeed rewarding to get off the beaten track and out of the safari vehicle even if it’s just for a short while.
Explore the nature and culture by food, by bike, by canoe – it will all get you closer to the nature, the culture and the people living here. We can help you to arrange a variety of cultural tours or activities e.g. biking excursion, farm visits, different village tours, canoeing etc. - all accompanied by our skilled and knowledgeable guides.
Mikumi National Park
The golden grasslands of north-western Mikumi provide the stage for a wonderful concentration of mammals, birds and reptiles, while the impenetrable forests and mountains to the south-east border the vast Selous.
Mikumi was gazetted as a National Park in 1964 and is named after the spindle shaped Borassus palm trees. The Mkata plain supports vast herds of plains game such as wildebeest, impala, zebra and giraffe, hunted by their associated predators; while you are more likely to find Lichtenstein's hartebeest, greater kudu, roan and sable antelope in the surrounding less fertile hills. Although game sightings can never be guaranteed, there are lots of sightings of the African 'wild dog' hunting the plains in packs.
Mammals and Birds
There are high concentrations of game, with large herds of Nyasa Blue Wildebeest, (not found in Ruaha National Park), buffalo, impala, zebra and giraffe. Where there are large herds, there are always plenty of predators waiting for dinner. You can even find a population of Wild Hunting Dog.
With over 400 species of birds in the park there is plenty to keep any bird enthusiast interested. A broad range of savannah species are joined by some notable species such as Zanzibar Red Bishop. Migrant species join in the spectacle during the months of November through to April, May.
Not only is Mikumi a great place for 'getting your eye in' on game drives, but it is also a fantastically colourful place. The open grasslands stretching out before you change through the spectrum of orange and yellows throughout the day - a photographers paradise!
- Mikumi houses diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, wildebeest, hippos, and many more.
- The park’s landscape is breathtaking, with rolling hills, savannah plains, and stunning waterfalls.
- It’s a photographer’s paradise, and visitors can take in the views while hiking, biking, or driving through the park.
- It’s also less crowded than other national parks, so you can enjoy a more peaceful safari experience.
- Mikumi is one of the more affordable national parks in Tanzania, making it a more budget-friendly option.
Mikumi National Park can be reached by road from Dar es Salaam. The journey from Dar es Salaam takes around 280km/5 hours drive.
Daily scheduled flights to Mikumi National Park from Dar es Salaam with Auric Air and Coastal Aviation; flying time is 1.5 hours from Dar es Salaam.
Nicknamed as little Serengeti national park is Mikumi national park, its rich with a wide range of wildlife. The park hosts large number of the big game that covers four members of African bi five only missing Rhinos. Mikumi is a home of large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Sable Antelopes, Great Kudu, and many more. The chances of seeing tree climbing lions in Mikumi national park are higher than in the famous tree climbing lions home that is Lake Manyara national park.
.Birds is one of the key Attractions in Mikumi national park, the park has over 400 bird species with both permanent habitats and migratory birds. This large number of birds has made the park one of the birding destinations in the Southern part of Tanzania. The long lists of birds can be achieved with patient Mikumi national park safaris that last beyond 3 days. However much the size of the park is not all that very big but the diversity of the ecosystem and the vegetation has attracted different bird species. The most sighted birds are: Black billied bustard, Secretary bird, Guinea fowl, Ox peckers, Bateleur eagles, cattle egret.
Mikumi national park is situated in the middle of mountains hence making mountains some of the key Attractions in Mikumi national park. The scenic views of the mountains that have unique formation system attracts more guests especially writers, photographers and researchers to the park. The most common and famous mountains are Uluguru mountains that every guests wants to try to hike during their safari to Mikumi national park. Other mountains around the park include: Udzugwa Mountains, Malundwe Mountains which is the largest and the highest mountain. Its found in the center of the national park connecting Uluguru mountains with Udzungwa mountains and Uvidunda. Malundwe Mountains is consist of three peaks with the highest peak found on the Southern part reaching up to 1290 meters.
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