Mikumi National Park area – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Continuing toward the Indian Ocean coast and the port city of Dar es Salaam, or ‘Haven of Peace’, the route we follow runs through the Mikumi National Park, and with some luck we may be able to spot giraffe or elephant feeding on the road sides. Dar is the hub of commerce and industry in Tanzania – a hot, humid and lively seaport city peppered with high rises, vibrant markets and stunning Arab-influenced architecture. It is situated on the coast, accessing one of the most crucial sea routes on earth. To most travellers though, Dar es Salaam is the port of call to the more exotic island of Zanzibar and other Archipelago islands. Our camp for the evening will be set up on the beach just outside of the city. Here we have a chance to browse the curio markets, best known for beautiful ebony wood, to take in the gentle sea breezes of the Indian Ocean and to prepare ourselves for our impending trip to exquisite Zanzibar.
Trip Highlights: Dar es Salaam, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Kipepeo Village – Twin share accommodation with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-300kms
Approximate Driving Time: 8 hours