Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch, Late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (L,D).
You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.
Day 2 + 3: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve
You will have two full days in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (B,L,D).
On the third day, start with early morning walking safari followed by full day game drive.
Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding.
The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The park gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for its elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.
Day 4: Selous Game Reserve – Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, proceed to Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp (B,L,D).
The journey to Mikumi is the most amazing and truly wild and untouched areas of Tanzania. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the Tanzania Tourist Circuit.
Day 5: Mikumi National Park – Ruaha National Park
After an early breakfast morning game drive of the park with picnic lunch at 1000hrs depart for Ruaha Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (B,L,D).
With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller.
Day 6 + 7: Game drive in Ruaha National Park
After breakfast full day game drives in Ruaha National Park, Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hill Top Lodge (B,L,D).
Covering 13,000 square kilometers. Its name comes from Ruaha River. Which is built overlooking the Great Ruaha River and it blends into its natural surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves part of the wild.
Day 8: Ruaha National Park – Mikumi National Park
After breakfast drive with your picnic lunch to Mikumi. Relax at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp (B,L,D).
Day 9: Mikumi National Park – Dar es Salaam
After breakfast morning game drive of the park Later drive back to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch (B,L)
END OF TOUR
Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
8 nights full board accommodation
Park fees & game drive
Boat & walking safari
Beverages (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic)
Medical and luggage insurance
Tips: we recommend USD 15 per group per day
Other personal expenses
Emergency evacuation insurance