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South of Tanzania Lodge Safari (9 Days)

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Why book this tour?

An exciting 9 Day Tanzania Safari driving, walking and flying through Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha as well as the Selous Game Reserve. Spot elephants, zebras, baboons and buffaloes whether by foot, vehicle, boat or aircraft.

You will be staying in elevated tented camps surrounded by the bush where you can relax on the balcony and observe the wildlife around you. One night includes staying on a working farm where you can take part in the traditional life enjoyed here. Refresh yourself in clean en-suite bathrooms with hot showers in the evenings before enjoying indulgent meals prepared for you by the resident chefs. You can also enjoy taking dips in large swimming pools or private plunge pools.

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Starts: Dar es Salaam - Ends: Dar es Salaam

Tour Overview

An exciting 9 Day Tanzania Safari driving, walking and flying through Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha as well as the Selous Game Reserve. Spot elephants, zebras, baboons and buffaloes whether by foot, vehicle, boat or aircraft.

Tour Style Journeys Accommodated
Countries Visited Tanzania
Starts Dar es Salaam
Ends Dar es Salaam
Group Size Min 2 Max 7
Age Range All Ages
Length 9 days
Tour SKU ACE2705

Highlights

  • Mikumi National Park
  • Udzungwa National Park
  • Ruaha Valley
  • Iringa
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Rufiji River – Boat trip
  • Flight from Selous to either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar Airport

Included

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water (3 litres per person per day)
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges or tented camps as per the itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • Sanje waterfall walk at the Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Flight Ruaha National Park – Selous Game Reserve with Coastal Aviation
  • Flight Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salam with Coastal Aviation

Excluded

  • Flights other than those mentioned above
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park

The tour starts with a 5 hour drive to the Mikumi National Park. Experience your first game drive on your way to Stanley’s Kopje –  a camp set up on a rocky kopje on the flood plain with one of the best game viewing areas in the park. Once settled in at camp you set off on an afternoon game drive where you will see elephants, zebras, baboons and buffaloes before returning to camp for a relaxing evening.

Measl: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Mikumi National Park

Spend the day game viewing in the Mikumi National Park. Split by the Tanzam highway, the park is divided into two parts – The northwest side of the park tends to be more flat with minimal grass regions whereas the southern part is more luscious in greenery. After your game drive in the bush you return to the Stanley Kopje’s camp where you can unwind at the bar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mikumi National Park – Udzungwa Mountains National Park – Mikumi National Park

You will be hiking in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park today – most commonly known as one of the 34 “World Biodiversity Hotspots”. Make your way to the entrance of the park where you will meet up with your guide and start your journey on foot. Experience the beautiful trees, reptiles, different species of birds, butterflies and many other animals on your hike. The park is home to twelve species of primates  as well as one of the most dangerous primates in Africa. An unforgettable experience on the hike is a 150m high waterfall called the Sanje waterfall and you have the opportunity of swimming in this magical wonder. You return to the Stanley’s Kopje camp after your hike.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Mikumi National Park – Ruaha Valley

Today you travel to Iringa passing through the picturesque valley of Great Ruaha River. After travelling 40km into Iringa you reach your destination for the night – Kisolanza Farm Guesthouse. Once settled in you have time to explore the farm and the area bordering it. Enjoy a delicious meal for supper from the family of Ghaui who have been growing their own vegetables, flowers and tobacco for over a half century.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Ruaha Valley – Ruaha National Park

Leaving the Ruaha Valley today, you rise early and travel to the Ruaha National Park. You reach your camp for the next two nights after travelling through Iringa and small villages along the way. Once settled in, you embark upon a game drive in the the largest national park in Tanzania.  Absorb the beauty of the park on your drive – the large amounts of bird species, elephants and kudus. Chances are you might spot buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and warthogs on your game drive. After exploring the beautiful park you make your way to the Tandala Tented Camp for the evening where you enjoy a delicious dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ruaha National Park

Enjoy more game driving in the Ruaha National Park today. The name was derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its south eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The allocation of the park allows you to see animals that you would not generally spot in the northern region of Africa. Throughout the dry season animals gather around the water sources of the park and during the wet season it is more suitable for bird watching and flowers. Travel back to the Tandala Tented Camp site after a full day of game viewing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ruaha Area – Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy the last game drive in the beautiful Ruaha National Park.  At the end of the drive, your guide drops you at the Ruaha airstrip where you will be transported via plane to the Selous Game Reserve. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you  up and take you to the camp where you will be treated to a hot lunch before going on a scheduled safari activity in the afternoon and be back at the Rufiji River Camp for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. The largest conservation area in Africa, the park is estimated to be the size of Swaziland. The park is home to many animals such as elephants, black rhino, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. Experience this natural wonder on a safari vehicle, boat and foot. The main attraction along the Rufiji River are the swamps and lagoons as the animals use it for bathing and drinking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before making your way to the airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam where the tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.


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