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Itinerary: Safari to Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa & Ruaha

Safari to Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa & Ruaha

Experience the remote and little-visited part of the country with abundant wildlife. This safari explores the magnificent and inspirational national parks Southern Tanzania.

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Safari to Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa & Ruaha

Safari Information;
Experience the remote and little-visited part of the country with abundant wildlife. Starting with Selous Game Reserve where you will enjoy seeing different wild animals during game drive, boat safari and walking safari. Then proceed to Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa National Park & Ruaha National Park. The Safari will start in Dar es Salaam and will end in the same city. Also you will enjoy staying in well constructed and Maintained Lodges/Tented Camps.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Selous
Drive for 6 - 7 hours to Selous Game reserve, packed lunch and game viewing en route. Selous holds large numbers of wildlife, most of it along the mighty Rufiji River. Due to seasonal flooding, it has created along its course many permanent lakes which are centres of wildlife activity. In addition to a large population of elephants, there are buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck, eland, lion, leopard, wild dogs, hippo, crocodiles, etc., and over 350 species of water and land birds. Only in Selous one can experience the thrill of a walking safari, which assures close contact with wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Meal Includes: (L), (D)

Day 2: Selous full day
After breakfast you will do game drive with your packed lunch. After lunch proceed with Boat Safari till evening. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 3: Selous full day
After breakfast drive for whole day tour. Picnic lunch to be taken in the reserve’s picnic area. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 4: Selous full day
After breakfast walking safaris with game ranger for 2-3 hrs. Picnic lunch, and then continue with afternoon game drive. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 5: Selous - Mikumi
After breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is the third largest park in Tanzania (3230 sq.km). The main feature is the flood plain of Mkata River, together with the Uluguru mountain ranges which border the park on two sides. The flood plains are largely open grassland and are bordered in the west and east by wooded grassland and intermediate vegetation zones which merge with miombo woodland. Animals include elephants, giraffes and lions. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 6: Mikumi - Udzungwa
Early morning drive to Udzungwa National Park for Hiking, packed lunch on route. Tanzania’s Newest National Park, Udzungwa, opened in 1992 and since then has become a favorite of nature enthusiasts and hikers. The beautiful Uzungwa Mountains are located just south of Mikumi National Park in the highlands overlooking Iringa. Many endemic plants and animals live in the forests waiting for you to discover them. Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountain View Lodge

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 7: Udzungwa - Ruaha
Drive for 5 - 6 hours to Ruaha National Park, packed lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 8: Ruaha Full day
After breakfast go for walking accompanied by an armed ranger and thereafter proceed with the game drive. Ruaha National Park is the second largest park in Tanzania (12950 sq.km). Together with Rungwe/Kizigo Game Reserve it forms the large Ruaha Ecosystem. The great Ruaha River flows through the entire eastern part of the park and it is the centre of wildlife activities during the dry months of June to November. The park has the second largest elephant population in the country. Other animals include wild dogs, greater and lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and over 400 species of migrant and resident birds. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 9: Ruaha Full day
Spend the day doing morning and afternoon game drives in Ruaha National Park. Dinner and Overnight Ruaha River Lodge

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 10: Ruaha - Mikumi
After breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park. Lunch at Mikumi. And then proceed with afternoon game drive till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Meal Includes: (B), (L), (D)

Day 11: Mikumi - Dar es Salaam
After breakfast continue with game drive in Mikumi till noon, and then drive back to Dar es Salaam

Meal Includes: (B), (L)

*Discount is available for groups of 3pax and above

Price Includes:
- Park fees, and service of English Speaking driver guide
- Pick up and drop off at a hotel in Dar es Salaam
- Full board accommodation with 3 meals a day and bottle of water during the safari
- A special Safari Jeep - Land Rover 110 or Toyota Land Cruiser - 4WDs will be provided.
- The vehicles are fitted with open-roof for game viewing and photographing.
- Game drive in the parks: taking in the best times, early morning game drives and late afternoon game drives to Sunset
- Boat Safari in Selous – walking safari both in Selous and Ruaha
- Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary

Price Excludes:
- Drinks (alcohol and non alcoholic)
- Tips to driver/guide
- Items of Personal nature
- International flights
- Hotels before and after Safari (book with us)
- Airport transfers (book with us)
- And all not mentioned in the trip plan

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