In more than century now nature education have been a global tools towards acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding of local environmental problems to help our community attain positive plans consist of solutions and solve the existing problem.
The Mikumi National Park near Morogoro, Tanzania, was established in 1964. It covers an area of 3,230 km² is the fourth largest in the country. The park is crossed by Tanzania's A-7 highway. The Mikumi is bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem. Two other natural areas bordering the national park are the Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains.
The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. The area north-west is characterized by the alluvial plain of the river basin Mkata. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, at the furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the mountains Rubeho and Uluguru. The southeast part of the park is less rich in wildlife, and not very accessible. The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. According to local guides at Mikumi, chances of seeing a lion who climbs a tree trunk is larger than in Manyara (famous for being one of the few places where the lions exhibit this behavior). The park contains a subspecies of giraffe that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the reticulated or Somali giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two artificial pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park.
The Mikumi belongs to the circuit of the wildlife parks of Tanzania, less visited by international tourists and better protected from the environmental point of view. Most of the routes that cross the Mikumi proceed in the direction of the Ruaha National Park and the Selous. The recommended season for visiting the park is the dry season between May and November, warm weather and beautiful sites that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- 4 Nights & 5 Noons
- Supporting school-based environmental projects around Mikumi National Park through Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and Scouting including: o Composting, o Life Skills, Adventure, Camping o Gardening, and o Soil Maintenance.
- Introduction to African Nature & Environmental overview
- Attending local village and local traditional dance at final day noon
- Conducting African BBQ at night during the program
- Signature of Mangrove Conservation Nature book as donation of $100 USD to the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project
- Enjoy Nature view from Dar City to Morogoro Town during pickup at the airport
- Visit Mikoko Scout Group Office and Mikoko Tours & Safaris for trip signature project before departure to Mikumi National Park
Itinerary Cost: $ 1,790 USD
Dar es salaam Airport Pick up at JNIA then start trip to Mikoko Offices where you will sign the nature guest book. After sign the book you will start trip to Morogoro Town for night camp at Bahati National Scout Campsite. If you are missing essential equipment it can be rented in Morogoro.
Morning: Have breakfast at Bahati National Scout Camp then start a trip to Mikumi National Park. Spend a day at Mikumi National Park learn about wildlife of Mikumi by our professional tour guide. Afternoon: Lunch at the middle of Mikumi while you are discovering and wildlife. Evening: Start a trip back to Bahati National Scout Camp.
Return to Bahati National Scout Camp have night campfire with joy and happy while conducting program review at the camp. There shall be African gifts made by Mikoko Gallery Center the cost is between $1 to $200 you can purchase whatever gift you want and you can get your picture done through art with cheap price.
Morning: Start a trip back to Dar es salaam, then waiting for the plane back home to Return