Southern Tanzania Parks

Tour Highlights

Explore the floodplains of Mikata in Mikumi national park to capture unique bird-species such as the lilac breasted roller and large herds of buffaloes. The less-crowded Selous Game reserve is the perfect place to spot large populations of wild dogs, elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1
Upon arrival at the airport in Dar es Salaam, we will be met by our safari guide and transferred to the hotel for a pre-Safari briefing before dinner and overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast we drive to the Mikumi National Park, a 4 to 5 hour drive from Dar es Salaam. We just arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we explore the expansive park. The park, established in 1964, currently covers an area of 3230 km² and is the fourth largest in the country. The park is crossed by Tanzania A-7 highway to Mbeya. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife and over 400 bird species. Dinner and Overnight will be at the Lodge/camp.

Day 3
Today is dedicated to explore the expansive Mikumi National Park with morning and afternoon game drives. Chances of seeing Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Buffaloes, Lions, Impalas and several species of antelopes are high. The Mkata Floodplain is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania to see for the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope, the equally impressive Greater Kudu and Sable Antelope. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Lodge/camp.

Day 4
After breakfast we depart for Ruaha National Park. In Iringa, a picturesque town we stop for lunch. With game drives en-route we arrive in the late after afternoon at the Lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Ruaha is a 10,300sq.km conservancy, the second largest in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River flows along its entire eastern border creating spectacular gorges and scenery featuring a large number of hippos and crocodiles. It is also a leading elephant sanctuary. With morning and afternoon game drives we explore the vast park. Besides numerous predators and herds of Elephants, other animals in the park include Greater and Lesser Kudu, Roan and Sable Antelope. Meals and overnight will be at the Camp.

Day 6
After breakfast we depart with packed lunch for Udzungwa Mountain National Park. It is a 6-hour long drive and we arrive at the Lodge/camp in the early afternoon. After checking in, we can opt for a hike in the area or just relax and marvel at the Udzungwa Mountain National Park scenery. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge/camp.

Day 7

 After breakfast we prepare for another long drive to Selous National Park with packed lunch. Depending on the weather and road conditions we can use the 100 route which will take us about 4 to 6 hours to the Sable Mountain Lodge. If the road conditions aren’t favorable, we would have to drive via Morogoro to the  Sable Mountain Lodge and take 7 hours or and more. The lodge is situated in Beho Beho Hills Just 12 Km from the park’s gate and surrounded by a dense brachystegia forest. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Day 8
After breakfast we drive to Mbuyu safari Camp in Selous game reserve. The 54600 sqkm reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve. With game drives en-route we arrive for lunch at the camp. The camp is located on the high bank of the mighty Rufiji River. Over lunch we enjoy the magnificent view over the river and the flood plains beyond. An afternoon game drive reveals the richn wildlife ranging from Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos, Hippos, Giraffes and Wildebeest. Predators are happy to pose for photographs. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the camp.

Day 9
After breakfast, we venture further into the vast reserve through game drives. The reserve has an estimated 120,000–150,000 buffaloes, 40,000 hippos and 4,000 lions- probably the largest wildlife population on the continent. The Selous also harbors an estimated 100,000 wildebeest, 35,000 zebras, 25,000 impalas and significant herds of giraffes, greater kudus, waterbucks, bushbucks, Lichtenstein's hartebeest and elands. We return to the lodge for lunch and explore the reserve in the afternoon on flat bottomed boats. Sharing the river with hippos and crocodiles while observing the rich birdlife, is probably the most relaxing way to spend an afternoon on a safari. As the sun sets, we return to the camp for dinner and our overnight stay.

Day 10
After this great tour epitomizing the true African safari in its pristine form, we check out after breakfast and drive to Dar es Salaam to relax at the Indian Ocean. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 11
We have this day at our disposal; we are free to immerse ourselves in the exotic African culture whilst enjoying sincere, heartfelt service. We can relax at the pool or take up one of the several excursion offers. Dinner and overnight stay will once again be at the hotel.

Day 12
After breakfast we will have a leisurely morning at the hotel. Depending on our travel arrangements we will be driven to the airport for departure.

  • Tour Days: 12
  • Departure: Every day from Dar with minimum 2 pax
  • Price Guide:
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    No. of PeoplePrice(USD)Price(USD)Price(USD)Price(USD)
    16891651663245843
    25210498346434311
    34650447240823800
    44369421638023544
    54201406336343391
    6 and more4089396135223289

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