Mikumi Safari

This past weekend, we were treated to a wonderful event through our IST orientation. The admin took all of the new hires and their families on a three-day safari to Mikumi National Park.

The park is 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles) and the fourth-largest park in Tanzania. It is part of a much larger ecosystem in Tanzania Selous Game Reserve.  It is 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and en route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and (for the intrepid) Katavi.  It took our buses about 5 hours to get there with two pit-stops.

Everyone stayed in the Mikumi wildlife camp in huts.

Mikumi Huts Overlooking the Watering Hole

Inside, the hut was fully furnished and more than adequate, nice even. The consensus was that Cody and I got the honeymoon suite since it was so nice. It also had an interesting bathroom situation. The side-by-side toilets were very “honeymoon.”

Inside Our Honeymoon Suite

Back Patio

Side-by-side Toilets

We had stunning views from both our patio and the dining area at the resort. It is fantastic because they have built two watering holes out in the field that many animals use during the day. The three days we were there we saw elephants, buffalo, warthogs, zebras and a big cat that was difficult to identify since it was dark.

View From Lunch

View From Hut

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and a great introduction to going on safari in Tanzania.

3 thoughts on “Mikumi Safari

  1. They are the high-5 toilets. I also heard someone call them the honey moon is OVER toilets. It was an amazing trip. A trip that we will take again as soon as you come visit us. Mikumi is only about 5 hours outside of the city and when we go we will be able to take our own vehicle.

  2. I know that we all would like you to keep sending up date as most of use may never get to experience the wonderful life your enjoying. SO we will live through you two.
    Your luck Cody doesn’t have my scene of humor two head side by side 🙂 enjoy every second you never get them back. So let use Live the great life though you 2 oh ya with out the pain of 34 hour flying just for starters .

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