This safari will take you through southern Tanzania starting with the Selous Game Reserve , then passing through Mikumi National Park but also Ruaha National Park before concluding at Mount Udzungwa National Park.
This circuit in the South to conquer the big ones will allow you to observe the BIG 5 up close (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo), a must during a tailor-made trip to Tanzania.
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Gecko Adventures Tanzania
From : €2,650*
This Southern circuit safari to Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, and Udzungwa Mountains National Park, takes you to the most amazing places. In these four parks, all with their special atmosphere, you will meet hippos, crocodiles, lions, giraffes and many more walking around in the breathtaking scenery that is so typical for Tanzania.
Day 1: Arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport
Day 2: Departure from Dar Es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve
Day 4: Departure from Selous Game Reserve - Mikumi National Park
Day 5: Mikumi National Park
Day 6: Heading to Ruaha National Park
Day 7: Ruaha National Park
Day 8: Second day in Ruaha National Park
Day 9: On the way to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Day 10: Hiking in Udzungwa - Sanje Waterfalls
Day 11: Transfer to Dar Es Salaam
You will be met at Dar es Salaam airport by your driver/guide and our representative. We will drive you to the Slipway Hotel for the night.
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the Selous Game Reserve (4-5 hours). In the afternoon you will go on a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Here you will see many hippos, crocodiles and birds. Overnight Selous River Camp - (Full board)
You will join a full day private game drive in the Selous Game Reserve, Africa's largest nature reserve at 54,600kms² - larger than Denmark and 4 times larger than Serengeti. Selous has the largest number of big game in the world - elephant, buffalo and rhino. It also contains wildebeest, elk, giraffe, roe deer, zebra, impala, hippopotamus, leopard and lion not to mention over 350 species of birds . Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp - (Full Board)
Early morning walking safari and sightseeing near the village before returning to camp for breakfast. After lunch, departure in 4x4 for the Selous Game Reserve crossing then you will continue to Mikumi National Park - afternoon safari in 4x4. Overnight at Stanley's Kopje Camp - (Full Board)
Full day 4x4 game drives in Mikumi National Park Overnight at Stanley's Kopje Camp During the game drive you can see a wide variety of bird species, as well as a large number of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants . If you're lucky, you might also spot African lions and leopards . Animals likely to be seen include zebras, hippos, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. (Full Board)
Early morning game drive with picnic breakfast, then drive to Ruaha National Park, lunch en route. In the afternoon you will have reached the Ruaha River Lodge. Many species of birds, wild flowers, butterflies and trees can be seen in the vicinity. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge - (Full board)
After breakfast, full day of hunting in Ruaha National Park, with picnic lunches. Ruaha has an area of 10,300 km², it is the second largest park and the second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania . The great Ruaha River , which flows along its entire eastern border, creates spectacular gorges and scenery, with large numbers of hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge - (full board)
To tame this huge park, we reserve a second day on site for you with the same program. You will have a second chance to observe the wide variety of animals that inhabit the park including the greater and lesser kudu , roan and sable antelope . Bird life is also rich, with more than 370 species recorded. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge - (full board)
After breakfast, transfer to Hondo Tented Camp, lunch en route. In the afternoon, walking tour of the village of Mang'ula , you will have a glimpse of a typical Tanzanian daily life. Back at camp before dinner, take the opportunity to watch the baboons from the spectacular bar while admiring the sunset. Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp (Hondo Hondo)
After breakfast, drive to the gate of the park, you will start walking through the stunning primary forest to the base and then to the top of the spectacular 180m high Sanje Waterfall , looking for primates ( Iringa Red Colobus and Sanje Mangabey ).
Dive and swim in pools, see endemic African violets sprouting in the spray areas, and have lunch in the forest at the top of the falls. Descend after enjoying superb views then return to camp late evening for a hot dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp (Hondo Hondo).
After breakfast, transfer to Dar Es Salaam - lunch box provided.
The price includes :
Safari lodge as per itinerary.
Transport by 4×4 safari vehicle
Professional English speaking driver guide
One night accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary
All activities mentioned
All national park entrance fees
The price does not include :
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, visa fees, tips, pocket money for souvenirs, etc, travel insurance.
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