Wildebeest and zebra carpet lush green floodplains. But this is not the Serengeti. You are in Mikumi, a small national park where lions watch you with one eye open.
Hippos dominate the water here and you can hear them grunting and belching throughout the day. Elephants are always conspicuous and there are surprises to be found around the park’s outskirts.
Explore Mikumi on a daytime game drive, in a private vehicle with both a driver and guide. It’s a great day trip from Dar es Salaam and the perfect stopping point on an overland safari into Southern Tanzania.