Tanzania

10 Days southern explorer private safaris

Day 1: Depart from Dar es Salaam at 08.00 for Udzungwa National Park. Arrival time will be in time late afternoon/early evening. A short walk in the park and overnight at Msafiri Mobile

Camp, full board

Day 2: After breakfast take a walking in the park and thereafter go for up the Sanje waterfalls for a refreshing swim and stunning views. Overnight a Msafiri Mobile Camp, full board 

UDZUNGWA NATIONAL PARK opened to the public 1992 and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Tanzania. Covering an area of 1900 sq km., the uniqueness of this park lies in its biodiversity in hosting a variety of animals and plant species not found anywhere else in the world. The red Colobus and the Sane crested manbrey, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and sable antelopes are some of the residents in this park. A good range of birdlife is present which includes Rufus winged sunbird, Iringa akalat, Lagden’s bush shrike and Udzungwa partridge.

Day 3: Depart in the morning after breakfast for Ruaha National Park.

The drive to Ruaha is a truly fascinating one which gives you the real feel of the African countryside. The journey will see you pass sisal plantations, local villages before climbing the Great Rift Escarpment passing through Iringa Town and finally arriving to your Lodge. Arrival time will be late afternoon and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge, for the night, full board.

Day 4: Today you will enter the Ruaha National Park in search of game life. Leaving the lodge immediately after breakfast, we arrive at the parks’ gate search of the elusive wild dogs, herds of elephants and buffaloes. After picnic lunch, continue with late afternoon/evening game drive before departing for the lodge. This is the time that predators begin their hunt for their evening meal, dinner and over night at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge, full board.

Day 5: After breakfast, depart for a walking safari which will bring you close to some of the smallest animals and plants that you would not see on a vehicle game drive. The crisp fresh African air mixed with the wild smell of the animals evokes your smell sense to the intoxication unique bush smell of Africa. Each plant and tree has medicinal value in the African Community and our guide will point them out for you. Game drive follows and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge, full board

RUAHA NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania's 2nd biggest park and host to a number of animals which rare or absent in the North. The rare animals include the African Wild dog, roan and sable antelope and the greater kudu. The Great Ruaha River, which provides life to the park, flows through the eastern side of the park and is home to hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds. 

Day 6: After breakfast depart for Mikumi National Park via a traditional African village at Twingamalenga. Late afternoon game drive and overnight at Angalia Camp, full board. 

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK is flanked between the Uluguru and Udzungwa Mountains. Mikumi National Park is home to buffalos, giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and leopards. The park is also famous for its wild dogs and 6m long pythons. 

Day 7:       Early morning game drive in Mikumi before departing for Selous northern gate. The drive will be through some of the most scenic parts of Southern Tanzania. Villages and the Uluguru Mountains dot along the way. You will make a short lunch break by the road side arriving at the Camp by late afternoon. Late afternoon game drive and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge, full board.

Day 8: Take the day exploring Selous as the famous explorers did in the yester years. Picnic lunch will be under shady trees with a relaxing visit the hot springs Overnight at Jimbiza Lodge Camp, full board.

Day 9: Early morning walking safari, followed by the afternoon boat safari. The boat safari   brings you close to the aquatic animals and birds.  Overnight at Jimbiza Lodge, full board. Return to camp late evening in time to freshen up and for dinner.

Selous Game Reserve covering 50,000sq km, this is the largest game reserve in the Africa. The reserve supports an enormous number of elephants, buffalos and wildebeests. Other rare species include the African Hunting dog. The park provides home for some of the last remaining black rhinos.

Day10: Depart after morning drive to Dar es Salaam with packed lunch en-route.

 

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Prices inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in tents, lodges, and Hotels on sharing basis
  • Three meals a day
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • 4 WD vehicle, fuel and all vehicle entry fees in the parks and reserve
  • Game activities as mentioned above
  • 2 park entry fees in Selous G. Reserve and Ruaha National Park
  • All concession and park fees.
  • 1 x boat safari in Selous
  • 1 x walking safari each in Selous G.R. Ruaha and Udzungwa Nat Parks
  • 1 x local mobile phone (with call credit worth US$ 10) to use through out the safari.
  • Complementary group dinner prior to safari as a group
  • Armed ranger during walking safari
  • Water while on game drives
  • Wine and beer during dinner at Msafiri Travels Mobile Camp
  • Government Levy of US$ 1.5 per person per night
  • Armed ranger in safari in Ruaha N P and Selous G.R
  • Local evacuation Medical cover (DOES NOT COVER HOSPITALISATION OR ANY MEDICAL BIILS)

Prices exclusive of:

  • Visa
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any other activities not mentioned above