8 Days with 7 nights Safari Options

This is a sample program to visit Nyerere National Park (Former Selous Game Reserves), Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Ruaha National Park.

Day 1: Pick up and Transfers to Selous Game Reserve

You will be picked from your hotel in Dar to start your safari (if you arrive early you can be picked from the airport to start your trip). You will be transferred to Selous game reserve, when you arrive you will have lunch and then go for boat safari into the Rufiji river for the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at  Selous River Camp.

 Day 2: Game drives in Selous enroute to Mikumi

On this day you will leave for game drives while driving to Mikumi National Park via Kisaki village. Depends on the time you arrive in Mikumi, you may have sunset game drives or will just go on to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay at the Mikumi Park Cottages.

 Day 3: Full day game drives in Mikumi National Park

On this day you will have sunrise game drive starting from 06:30 hours and come back to the cottages for breakfast at around 08:30 hours. Will continue with game drive till lunch time whereby you will have lunch within the park. After lunch and a little rest you will continue with game drive in another part of the park till around 16:30 hours and that will be the end of full day game drive. In Mikumi expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos and more than 300 bird species. After game drives will be taken to Udzungwa for Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Hotel.

Day 4: Transfer  and Trekking in Udzungwa Mountains

The purpose of this trip is to show you the Natural habitats of Udzungwa National Park. Early morning of this day you will be picked from your hotel in Udzungwa and drive to Udzungwa Mountains entrance gate. After registering will start climbing taking the Sanje route to be able to see the 4 stage waterfalls. Udzungwa is one of thirty four World Biodiversity hotspots. Expect to see Primates. Udzungwa have 11 primates species whereby 2 of these are found no where in the world, these are Sanje Mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei) and Iringa Red Colobus (Procobus gordonorum). Also you may have the opportunity to see habituated Sanje Mangabeys, different endemic plant species, birds, reptiles and Amphibians, Butterflies, waterfalls, etc.

 Dinner and overnight stay at Tanswiss Lodge in Mikumi town.

A male Giraffe bending down to drink water into the Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park
A male Giraffe bending down to drink water into the Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park

 Day 5: Transfer  to and visit to Isimila Historical site

On this day after breakfast will visit Masai village Mikumi to learn about their culture and traditions before you start drive to Iringa town where by you will have visit to Isimila stone age site tour. This tour aims at reminding you of where human kind evolved and what tools were used. Later on the day you will be transferred to Iringa town for  dinner and overnight.

 Dinner and overnight stay at the Iringa Sunset hotel.

Day 6 and 7: Full day game drives in Ruaha

Since Ruaha is the biggest park in Tanzania you will have 2 full day game drives to explore its wilderness. On this first full day game drives  days you will leave early at 06:30 hours to go for sunrise game drive with parked breakfast and lunch boxes. Will continue with game drive searching for wild animals around different locations of the park till lunch break. After lunch and a little rest within the park you will continue with the game drive till around 18:00 hours when you will go back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Other animals and attractions you should expect to see includes but not limited to Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, different birds, plants and reptiles species. 

Dinner and overnight stay at Ruaha Park Cottages on the 6th and 7th day.

Day 8: Transfers to Iringa Airport/ Transfers to Dar or Morogoro

Early morning transfer to Iringa town airport to take flight to Dar and that will be the end of your safari with us.

End of Safari Services

TRIP COSTS: For detailed costs of this trip drop us an email at info@watusafaris.com or send an inquiry today.

What is Included: Safari vehicle for transfers and game drives in Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha, Services of an English speaking drivers/guides, boat safari in Selous, 7 nights Accommodation as detailed into the program, all Park/reserve entrance/guide fees, all meals and refreshments as detailed into the program and government taxes (18% VAT).

Not Included: Travel, Health and personal accidents insurance, Items of personal nature (Alcohol drinks, cigarettes, phone calls), Flights to and out of Tanzania, Visa fees, Departure tax (If any), driver/guide tips and any other activities not detailed on this itinerary.

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