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Sample Itineraries

While every Watu Safaris experience is completely bespoke and tailored to your own  vacation interests, budget and time, the bellow downloadable sample itineraries gives an idea of how a safari in Southern Tanzania might be constructed. There are many Southern Tanzania safari options which will entirely depend on your holiday interests. We have included trips which range from day trips starting from Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro town, 2 days trips with one night to Mikumi and/or Udzungwa National Park and 3 days with 2 nights over stay within or outside the park in Mikumi and/or Udzungwa National Park. Walking safaris, Night game drives, boat safaris (in Selous) are possible addition activities available apart from the tradition game drives.

We do organize pick up and transfers to and from hotels, residences, ferry or airport. Each Watu Safaris guests will be met and greeted by our staff and we are available on 24 hours basis for anything which may need our attention before or during your trip. Longer itineraries are also available all round Tanzania, if interested with longer itineraries more than the bellow mentioned do not hesitate to contact us any time we will be happy to discuss and construct an itinerary to suit your needs.

Male Lion resting in Mikumi national Park

Day Trips or 1 Day Safaris

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For Mikumi National Park - Start from Morogoro or  Start from Dar Es Salaam

Please Note: Day trips are a kind of rush trips

Mikumi Day trips involves driving from Dar to Mikumi and back in the same day, with the high traffic in Dar it takes up to 5 hours of driving to get to the park and start the game drives. That means the time spend for game drives is about 4 hours only which of course will not be enough to cover most parts of the park, only selected parts with high possibilities of sighting many animals will be covered so that the driver is able to balance the time to drive back to Dar and that you do not get back to Dar late at night. That being said a day trip will be most suited to those people who are absolutely in need of day trips, those who are in anyway have only a single day to go for a safari. Watu Safaris recommends that if there are possibilities of spending a night within the park or doing a trip of more than one day then it is highly advised not to do a one day trip.

Instead of a day trip you can opt to do the following (there is only slight increase in the price to cover your accommodation and meals – the vehicle costs and park entry fees are the same for both day trips and 2 days trips).

  • You can leave early in the morning to get to the park, do game drives the first day stay over night within the park (Check Accommodation Options here) then continue game drive in the second day till the time you entered the park.
  • Or you can leave Dar the evening of Friday or Saturday (or any day of your choice) drive to Mikumi and spend a night within the park then the next day will have full day game drives (up to 8 hours of game drives) then drive back to Dar after the safari)
  • Or see our sample itineraries for longer trips ranging from 2 to 3 days.

With these options you are sure of enjoying your trip by spending more time in the park viewing the animals.

Watu Safaris open game viewing vehicle for all game drives and tours in Mikumi Nation al Park - 3

2 Days Trips - (2 Days with 1 Night Safari)

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For Mikumi National Park - Start from Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro town.

For Udzungwa and Mikumi National Parks - Start from Dar Es Salaam or Start from Morogoro

3 Days Trips - (3 Days with 2 Nights Safari)

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For Mikumi National Park Only - Start from Dar or Morogoro

For Udzungwa Mountains and Mikumi National Parks - Start from Dar or Morogoro

Other Sample Itineraries

Ruaha National Park - Itinerary for 5 days with 4 nights - Budget Option

Selous Game Reserve - Itinerary for 3 days with 2 Nights - Jimbiza Lodge

Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve - 5 days with 4 Nights

Ruaha National Park - Itinerary for 4 days with 3 Nights

Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks - 4 days with 3 Nights

Group Tour Itinerary - 14 days/13 Nights - Mikumi, Udzungwa, Saadani and Zanzibar

(Suitable for schools educational trips, church groups, company get away etc)

For longer or any other tailor made itineraries do not hesitate to contact us any time

A family posing for a photo at the hippo pool in Mikumi National park during game drives