Selous Southern Tanzania 8Days

Selous Southern Tanzania 8Days

This safari adventure will take place at Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Mikumi National Park in the southern part of Tanzania. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometers. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus.

Mikumi was gazetted as a National Park in 1964 and is named after the spindle shaped Borassus palm trees. The Mkata plain supports vast herds of plains game such as wildebeest, impala, zebra, and giraffe, hunted by their associated predators.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

In the morning, you will depart to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch. The journey will take about five hours. In the late afternoon, you will have a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, which will bring you into close contact with hippos, crocodiles, and fantastic birdlife. Crocodiles glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippos appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Ngalawa Camp. Lunch and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 2: Game drive in Selous Game Reserve

You will spend a whole day in the Selous Game Reserve. You will have your exploration of the reserve by a four-wheel-drive vehicle. You will be permitted to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of the vast park. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Ngalawa Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Day 3: Walking and game drive en-route to Morogoro town

In the morning after breakfast, you will have a walking safari in the wilderness with the guidance of an armed ranger. It will take two hours. The walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. Sometimes the guide also performs and it is dressed as a bushman in an authentic African costume. After that activity, you will get your vehicle and proceeds with a game en-route to Mikumi National Park. This journey 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 southern circuit. Dinner and overnight will be at Oasis Motel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 4: Morogoro town to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ruaha National Park, with a stopover in Iringa town for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to the park for a short game drive till sunset. You will be able to look for Roan and sable antelope, hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, and buffalo that venture to the river’s edge to drink, attracting the attention of lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog, and jackal. There are many birds in the park, including Eurasia migrants that come to visit the park twice a year. Dinner and overnight will be at Old Msembe Bandas. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 5: Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, you will have a full-day game viewing drive in the park. A fine network of game-viewing roads follows the Great Ruaha and its seasonal tributaries.

During the dry season, impala, waterbuck, and other antelopes risk their life for a sip of life-sustaining water and the risk is considerable, not only from the prides of 20-plus lions that lord over the savannah, but also from the cheetahs that stalk the open grassland and the leopards that lurk in tangled riverine thickets. This impressive array of large predators is boosted by both striped and spotted hyena, as well as several conspicuous packs of the highly endangered African wild dog.

Dinner and overnight will be at Old Msembe Bandas. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 6: Ruaha National Park to Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, you will have a game viewing drive en-route to Mikumi National Park. Dinner and overnight will be at the Mikumi Bush Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 7: Mikumi National Park

On this day, you will have a full-day of game viewing drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes, and elephants close to the water holes, also lions, leopards, and hippos. Furthermore, you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland, and other antelopes.

There are several observation towers that enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Dinner and overnight will be at the Mikumi Bush Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 8: Mikumi to Dar Es Salaam

After breakfast, you will proceed with your safari activities at Mikumi before you return to Dar Es Salaam with an arrival in the late afternoon or early evening. You will be transferred back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam. Only breakfast and lunch are included for this day.

Accommodation as stipulated in the programme,
All local Transfers as per our itineraries
Meals as per the itinerary,
All park entry fee to game reserves and parks.
Services of an English speaking driver guide.
All Local traveler assistance during your tour
Specialized and personalized services
Use of custom built 4x4 Land cruiser or Van (Jeep)with a pop-up roof open for great views during game drive viewing
All game drives as per the programme above.

Not Included;

All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas.
Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended).
Drinks/ Beverages with meals,
Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
Personal Expenses