​Getting There – Mikumi NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Safaris to Mikumi National Park usually start from Dar es Salaam, and your point of entry for the country will generally be Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and handle all further ground operations or domestic flights.

Flying to one of Mikumi’s airstrips is possible from Nyerere (formerly Selous Game Reserve) and Ruaha National Parks, as well as from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Charter flights might also be possible from some of Tanzania’s Northern circuit parks.

Mikumi is a 6-hour* drive from Dar es Salaam (300km/186mi to the east) and is sometimes visited as a weekend getaway by residents. Many travelers who visit Mikumi do so en route to the popular Ruaha National Park.

If driving from Ruaha, the distance is about 320km/200mi, and the drive takes roughly 6 hours*.

Mikumi lies 795km/494mi south of Arusha by road.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights are usually booked by tour operators as part of the tour package. The only scheduled flights to Mikumi are with Safari Air Link, which offers connections to Ruaha National Park, Nyerere National Park, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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