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MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Day Safari, Walking Safari and Night Time Safari
Having visited Mikumi National Park numerous occasions ourselves we can personally recommend a half or full day safari. During our visits we have been excited to see up close lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, zebra, warthog, wildebeest, impala, kudu, lizards, snakes and numerous types of birds.
If you enjoy the thrill of being close to nature and the wild animals we would also recommend a walking safari! The park’s game ranger will escort you on a 6km walk through the park where you will hopefully get to see lots of the animals along the way. At the end of your walk a car will collect you to transfer you back to the camp.
In addition, the park also offer night time game drive's, on the couple of occasions we have done a night time game drive we have been fortunate enough to see hippo's grazing and lions enjoying their catch of the day.
Based on 6 guests a half day safari would typically cost $340 and a full day safari would typically cost $410 both of which include $35 per person park entrance fee for non-tanzanian citizens. For an accurate cost please contact us.
UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Udzungwa mountains offers hikes from 1km to 17km to visit the beautiful natural waterfalls. There are several waterfalls you may visit some of which you may swim in the water.
Upon your arrival you will be offered a tour guide who will provide information about the park and its habitat including a visit to the tourist information centre. From there the guide will take you to your chosen waterfall and answer questions and provide more information along the way.
Based upon 6 guests a visit to the park will typically cost $430 which includes transfer, $35 per person park entrance fee and a $20 guide fee charged by the park. For an accurate cost please contact us.
Hiking and Waterfalls
MIKUMI MAASAI BOMA
Traditional Maasai Boma Cultural Tour
Mikumi is home to two Maasai Boma’s (a traditional boma consists of a variety of “houses” which are in essence small huts) offering cultural tours where you can experience and learn more about how and where the Maasai live and their long standing traditions. As part of the tour you will be invited to try their traditional clothing, watch and join in with their dancing and try your hand at starting a fire using their traditional method. We encourage you to fully embrace the experience by asking questions and participating in their activities.
Hiking, River Cave and Waterfalls
Chizua waterfalls is a magnificent waterfalls located in Uvidunda Mountains among the Eastern Arc Mountains. The trail to the waterfalls unveils other small waterfalls and river cave also known as the meditation cave. The hike to the waterfalls commences at Msowero Village Kidodi Ward which is about a 22km drive from Mikumi town. The hike to the waterfalls is 3.65km and requires a level of fitness due to the incline.
The cost for the Chizua Waterfalls trip including packed lunch, water, guide and transport is $40 per adult and $25 per child. Chizua waterfalls is being developed and managed by Mikumi Eco Cte to adhere to responsible tourism for the community development and environment conservation.
SUGAR CANE PLANTATION CYCLING
Cycling trip to Ruaha River
Cycling through the nearby sugar cane plantation is a great way to explore under your own steam. Cycling gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the landscapes and communities surrounding the plantation. The route can be from 34km or we can tailor the distance to suit your fitness level by reducing the total distance to cycle with an added benefit of an entirely flat terrain. On route you will cycle past the sugar cane processing factory where not only is the sugar processed to make brown sugar but also the local alcoholic drinks Konyagi and K Vant are made. You will then cycle on to Ruaha river home to hippo’s and crocodiles where we will stop for a picnic to refuel for the return journey.
The cost of the cycling trip including water, picnic, hire of bicycles and transfer to plantation is $45 per adult and $30 per child.
Hiking, Fear Hole, River Walk, River Pool and Waterfalls
Kigaga Waterfalls is a splendid waterfall located at Msowero village along the Msowero river. The waterfalls trail is ideal for river exploration to discover nature, falls and natural river pool where you can enjoy a swim. The Kigaga waterfalls trail is approximately 1.2km from Uvidunda Mountains CTE office and the trail takes you on a hiking adventure. Within the rocks of Kigaga Waterfalls you'll find a small gap that you can climb through which is known as the 'fear hole'.
If you still have plenty of energy you may continue the trail to Chizua Waterfalls giving you the experience of two memorable waterfalls on one hike.
Discovered in March 2023, Mzombe waterfall is our newest trail that is 8km along a disused rail track and through farmlands with multiple types of trees and plants for you to discover. The trail is relatively flat making it an ideal option for those unable to hike up steeper terraines.