Classic Southern Tanzania Safari

Dar es Salaam , Mukimi , Ruaha , Selous

7Days / 6Nights

DAY 1: DAR ES SALAAM/MIKUMI

Depart Dar es Salaam by light aircraft to Mikumi National Park. Met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight Foxes Safari Camp

Foxes Safari Camp FOXES SAFARI CAMP is set on a rocky outcrop looking over the Mkata floodplain with 360 degree panoramic game viewing from the restaurant and bar.

DAY 2: MIKUMI

Full day Mikumi with game drivesin 4×4 safari vehicles. MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK is the closest National Park to Dar es Salaam and is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, and the Rubeho mountains, Udzungwa mountains and Rift Valley escarpment to the south west. As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area.

The central feature of Mikumi is the Mkata flood plain, whose lush pastures attract wildlife from the surrounding hills, concentrating game, and making for easy game viewing. In addition to more common species such as wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and giraffe, this is a great place to look for the powerful eland or watch lions resting in the shade.

DAY 3: MIKUMI/RUAHA

Early morning game drive then breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Ruaha National Park. You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge RUAHA RIVER LODGE occupies a unique and privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the Great Ruaha River, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the river. Game is drawn to the river from the neighboring hills and visitors can witness the great wildlife dramas unfold from the comfort and protection of their self contained natural stone and thatch ‘banda’. Each of the 20 bandas is a small self contained cottage, with hot water, ensuite bath, and a verandah.

DAY 4: RUAHA

Full day spend at Ruaha with morning and afternoon game drives.

RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Ruaha National Park, located in central Tanzania is currently the country’s second largest National Park making this huge wilderness one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

These lands are home to species not found in northern Tanzania parks including the Greater and Lesser Kudu, sable and roan antelopes. Commonly seen also are lions, leopards, cheetah African Hunting Dog and jackals. Bird life in Ruaha is extremely diverse with over 450 recorded species, including northern and southern migrants. Overnight Ruaha River Lodge

DAY 5: RUAHA/SELOUS

Breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Selous National Park. Met on arrival and transferred to your camp for check in. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp RUFIJI RIVER CAMP was one of the first tented camps to be set up in the Selous Game Reserve and consequently claims a superb location over a wide curve in the river. Rufiji River Camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji river, in a point where the ample and tranquil river is animated by many and different species of animals.

A structure in the central part of the camp hosts the restaurant, bar and library, all with a view of the river and the sunset making it well positioned for memorable sunsets every night.

DAY 6: SELOUS

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Selous Game Reserve. SELOUS GAME RESERVE is the largest game reserve in Africa – 4 times the size of the Serengeti.

The park has a broad range of game: buffalo – the largest population in Africa; Nyasaland gnu; brindled gnu; hartebeest; Greater Kudu; sable antelope; eland; reedbuck; bushbuck; waterbuck; warthog; zebras; giraffe; and wildebeest. Also: lion, leopard, the spotted hyena and hunting dog are in abundance and cheetah. Overnight Rufiji River Camp

DAY 7: SELOUS/DAR ES SALAAM

Breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam.

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