Tan Swiss Lodge is located in Mikumi
It offers Free WiFi access is available in all rooms and also in public areas. With air conditioning, each accommodation comes with a satellite TV and a balcony. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower. The Tan-Swiss Lodge is 2 km from the Mikumi National Park boundary and 17 km from the main entrance gate of the Park. The accommodation is 60 km from the Udzungwa Mountain National Park where guests can enjoy safaris as organized by the lodge.
Tan Swiss Lodge Campsite Tan Swiss Lodge Campsite has a very big Campsite with Toilets, hot water showers, and a fireplace; Tan Swiss Lodge;s spacious Restaurant serves a wide range of international meals, including tasty snacks, delicious desserts, and lunch boxes for your safaris. It offers a wide range of different dishes with Tanzanian, Swiss, Chinese, Indian, and Italian food.
Tan Swiss Lodge Karibuni Bar serves cold drinks including international and local beers, and a wide variety of wines, and spirits. And while you are enjoying your meal or drink, your children can play on our nicely equipped playing ground – as there is no disturbance from outside they are absolutely safe.
The region around Mikumi has a lot to offer especially a beautiful landscape and culture. The most popular excursions are game drives in the Mikumi National Park, hiking in the Udzungwa Mountain National Park, and a visit to a Massai village.
Max Guests: 2 persons
Bungalows (max. 3 persons)
Max Guests: 3 persons
Requires a minimum stay of 2 nights
The region around Mikumi has a lot to offer especially a beautiful landscape and culture. the most popular excursions are game drives in the Mikumi National Park, hiking in the Udzungwa Mountain National Park and a visit of a Massai village. Please feel free to contact us in advance by mail or directly at the Tan-Swiss reception.
Mikumi National Park:
Sharing a common border and ecosystem with Selous Game Reserve to the south, Mikumi National Park is only three to four hours drive from Dar es Salaam, lying astride the main highway to Zambia, and en route to the National Parks of Udzungwa Mountains, Ruaha and Kitulo. The main feature of the park is the Mikumi flood plain, along with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides. Open grasslands dominate in the flood plain, eventually merging with the miombo woodland covering the lower hills.
Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3,230 sq km, and is rich in wildlife including buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, lion, elephant, impala, hippos, baboon, giraffe, warthog, waterbuck and eland which can be viewed throughout the year. Reptiles including crocodile, monitor lizard and python are also resident in the park. Other animals that can be sighted although rare are the Sable Antelope resident in the southern part of the park bordering the Selous, the Greater Kudu, leopard, and the wild dog also known as the African Hunting Dog. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, including European migrants during the rainy season.
Mikumi National Park is one the most popular visitor points sold from our Dar es Salaam branch office. Being close to Dar es Salaam on good road, day trips are popular especially for those who have little time to spend an overnight there. But it is recommended to spend at least a night in Mikumi to enjoy a fulfilling game drive in this beautiful park. A number of accommodation facilities are available in Mikumi.
- 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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