This 09 days and 8 nights Southern Tanzania wildlife Experience safari will include visiting Kilwa Masoko, Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa Mountains National Park. You have the options to experience pnly hotel/lodges stays or combine with few nights camping in the wild or even upgrade the stays to high end hotels/lodges.
Day 1: Pick up and Transfers to Kilwa Masoko
On this day you will be picked from the airport or hotel to start drive to Kilwa Masoko. This trip is expected to take around 6 hours of driving with stops on the way for lunch and refreshments. When you arrive in Kilwa you will be checked in at Kilwa Beach lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kilwa Kisiwani
A must see for any visitor to Kilwa; designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its influence on the birth of Swahili culture, what is now a fishing village was a thousand years ago occupied by Shirazi Arabs. They minted gold and sold spices, jewelry and slaves. Once described as the most beautiful city in the world now a small fishing village. This is a half day activity, later on return to your hotel for lunch and relax in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Kilwa Beach Lodge.
Day 3: Free day in Kilwa
This day will be dedicate to having free time around the area and explore and possible activities. Dinner and overnight stay at Kilwa Beach Lodge
Day 4: Transfers to Selous Game Reserve
You will be picked from your hotel in Kilwa to start your safari. 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 Africa Safari Camp.
Day 5: Full day game drives in Selous Game reserve
On this day you will leave early in morning with packed breakfast and picnic lunch to enjoy a full day game drives in this largest game reserve in Africa. Each day you will cover different area of the park to be able to enjoy different vegetation and the animals they support there in.
Dinner and overnight stay at Africa Safari Camp
Day 6: 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 7: 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.
Dinner and overnight stay in Udzungwa at Twiga Hotel
Day 8: 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 entry 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.
In the evening you will visit Masai village in Mikumi to learn about masai culture and traditions. Dinner and overnight stay at Tanswiss Lodge in Mikumi town.
Day 9: Transfer back to Dar Es Salaam
Early morning of this day after breakfast you will leave for trip back to Dar. When you get to Dar you will be transferred to the ferry to take the last boat to Zanzibar at 16:00 hours or taken to your hotel or airport and that will be the end of 09 days safari with Watu Safaris.
Safari vehicle for pick up, all transfers and all game drives
Services of English speaking driver
Accommodation in Kilwa, Selous, Mikumi, Udzungwa, and Mikumi/Morogoro
Selous Reserve entrance fees and boat safari
All park entry fees, trekking guide fees
All activities as detailed on this itinerary
Unesco World heritage site tour in Kilwa
Masai village tour in Mikumi
All meals and refreshments
Travel, Health and personal accidents insurance
Items of personal nature (Alcohol drinks, cigarettes, phone calls)
Visa fees, Departure tax (If any)
Tip for the driver/guide (recommended)
Any extra activities not included on the itinerary
Room No: 8
Plot No: 652/1
Madox Street, Misufini
P.O. Box 2168
Morogoro - Tanzania
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