Cultural tour in different villages of different tribes in the Southern Circuit of Tanzania where you can freely mix with tribal people to practice and observe their lifestyle, mountain climbs of different peaks in southern highland zone of Tanzania such as Mbeya peak, Mount Rungwe, etc., also a visit to some national parks in Tanzania such as Udzungwa Mountain National Park, which is the one of Tanzania’s most outstanding, pristine, paradise and unique exciting wilderness mountains forested with a huge range of plants.
It is one of thirty-four “World Biodiversity Hotspot” and one of 200 WWF Ecoregion of global critical importance, Kitulo Plateau National Park a botanist and hiker’s paradise - is also highly alluring to birdwatchers. Tanzania’s only population of the rare Denham’s bustard is resident, alongside a breeding colony of the endangered blue swallow and such range-restricted species as mountain marsh widow, Njombe cisticola and Kipengere seedeater. Endemic species of butterfly, chameleon, lizard and frog further enhance the biological wealth of God’s Garden.
Day 1-2: Udzungwa Mountain National Park
After breakfast, drive to Udzungwa Mountain National Park . In the evening short walking tour to the nearby village (Mang’ula). Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountain View Hotel. Early morning of the next day start mountain hiking,(visit Sanje Water Falls) dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountain View Hotel (B/B).
Day 3-4: Mbeya
After breakfast, drive to Mbeya and in the evening town tour, dinner and overnight at Mount Livingstone Hotel. Late morning of the next day, start an adventure tour by climbing Mbeya peak (2,826m) with packed lunch. It takes three hours to reach on the peak. As you go along the mountain slopes, you see the indigenous flowers and colourful butterflies. In the evening short walking tour in Mbeya town. Dinner and overnight at Mount Livingstone Hotel (B/B).
Day 5: Ngozi Crater Lake
After breakfast, drive to Ngozi is another million year old volcano that can be climbed in just a few hours. After climbing to the top through tropical vegetation you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Crater Lake , lying 200 meters below. Dinner and overnight at Landmark Hotel (B/B).
Day 6: Bridge of God and Waterfalls
After breakfast, drive to Kiwira-Songwe where you can find a famous attraction; the Bridge of God (Daraja la Mungu). A millions of years old rock forms a natural bridge that crosses the river. Just a few kilometers up the kiwira valley is the ‘cooking pot’ where the Kiwira River falls into a seething cauldron or sump and the Marasusa waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Landmark Hotel (B/B).
Day 7: Mount Rungwe
After breakfast, Start a fully day hiking tour (with packed lunch) on Mount Rungwe (2,960m) dominates the area, on the slopes of the mountain and watching the sun come up over Rungwe. During the night camping on the slopes of Mount Rungwe . Lunch and dinner at campsite ( Mount Rungwe ).
Day 8: Kaparpgwe Falls
After breakfast start a full day walking tour to kaporogwe waterfalls. This tour is not just a trip to the beautiful Kaparogwe falls, but also includes a hike in to the valley to see the German built hanging bridges. On the way to the waterfall you will pass through the authentic village of Isuba with traditional houses and a local bar. Dinner and overnight in campsite.
Day 9: Lake Masoko
This Crater Lake is the perfect place to swim, picnic or even camp. It is especially known for its history. The Germans dumped coins and other items in the lake when they were being chased by the British forces during the First World War. Find out more about Rungwe’s past during a nice walk around Lake Masoko . In the evening drive back to Tukuyu, dinner and overnight at Landmark hotel (B/B).
Day 10-11: Matema Beach
After breakfast drive to Matema beach, this is among the most scenic in Tanzania . A winding road passes high mountains and vast tea estates before it descends to the tropical shores of Lake Malawi . From Matema you can make canoe trips with fishermen over the lake to a nearby village where women are specialised in pottery, and to river-mouth where you can try to see crocodiles and hippos. It is also possible to organise hikes to the Livingstone Mountains from Matema. Launch, dinner and overnight at Matema beach resort.
Day 12: Mbozi Meteorite and Sisi Kwa Sisi Farm
After breakfast, drive to Mbozi district for viewing the eighth largest meteorite in the world. Its weight is about 12 tonnes and dates back to at least a thousand years. Nearby the stone, the Sisi Kwa Sisi society is worth a visit to experience true African rural life. In the evening drive to Mbeya town. Dinner and overnight at Mount Livingstone Hotel.
Day 13: Kitulo National Park
After breakfast drive to Kitulo Plateau National Park for bird watching and viewing the different 350 species of vascular plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid and in the evening drive to Mbeya (Mount Livingstone Hotel) for overnight (B/B).
Day 14-15: Iringa
After breakfast drive to Iringa for town tour and cultural tour in Maasai boma area.(or visit Ismila Stone Age Area or Mkwawa Museum) Lunch, dinner and overnight in MR Hotel (B/B).
Day 16: Ruaha National Park
After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park for full day game drive with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha river lodge (B/B).
Day 17: Ruaha National Park / Dar Es Salaam
After breakfast drive back to Dar es salaam . Dinner and overnight in Holiday inn (B/B).
The tour price includes:
• All catering
• All accommodations including half board
• All park fees
• All hiking fees
• All forest fees
• Transport by 4x4 car.
• Guiding fees
• Cultural tourism
The price does not include:
•Soft drinks or alcohol
•Things of personal nature
•All which is not mentioned above.