Bus journey: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National ParkDeparts at 6am daily, going to Ifakara. Reaches Mikumi NP around 12pmA real local experience, it is likely that you will be the only foreigner on the bus. The seats are very small and can be a bit uncomfortable, there is no toilet on the bus, and only stops once during the 6 hours journey. However I still recommend it for the experience. It is important that you tell the driver when you are getting closer to Mikumi that you would like to get off at your hotel, they are happy to drop you off right in front of your camp’s door (we were a bit worried about this, we were constantly checking the gps to see where to get off, but they were very helpful and called us to the front when we were approaching.)3 nights at Tan-swiss lodge
Safari in Mikumi NP (booked with the camp)Half day: $180/car, full day $260/car. Departs at 7am. Arrives at 1pm or 6pm. Plus park entrance fee: $35pp.We only did a half day safari; they tried to sell us the full day, but 6hours was a good amount of time there.