Safaris to Mikumi usually start from Dar es Salaam, and your point of entry for the country is 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.
Mikumi is a four-hour drive away from Dar es Salaam and can easily be visited as a weekend get-away. However, most people visit Mikumi en route to Nyerere or Ruaha, the more popular parks in southern Tanzania. The only scheduled flights to Mikumi are with Safari Air Link which offers a daily connection to Ruaha, Selous, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.
If driving from Ruaha, the distance is about 320km/200mi, and the drive takes roughly five hours.
Mikumi national park is approximately 4 hours’ drive from Dar es salaam accessible by Road. The park is visited on short safaris as a weekend get way. On the contrary, one can also visit the park and supplement it with another national park such as Ruaha national park, Selous national park, Udzungwa forest national park. Both these parks are close to Mikumi national park.
For those who are interested in taking a chartered flight to Mikumi and the rest of the surrounding parks, the best option is with Safari Airlink , Airlink has scheduled flights from Dar-Es-Salaam to Mikumi national park and to rest of the southern circuit national p arks.