10 Days Great Predators Camping Safari

TOUR OVERVIEW

Selous is one of the Largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. A short trip from Dar es Salaam to explore the wonders of two National Parks. First, Selous, Tanzania’s largest and host to the Rufiji River, which you can experience on a small boat, viewing Hippos and crocodiles as well as the birdlife and wildlife that visit the river to drink and catch fish.

You will have to visit Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park the home to large elephant’s herds and prides of lions before hiking to Udzungwa mountains National Park. Paying a visit to Sanje Falls is a truly magnificent experience. You will never forget standing at the base of a 180m waterfall or jumping through one of the smaller (30m or so!) falls into a plunge pool for a swim.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • You’ll go to Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • You’ll visit Selous Game Reserve
  • You’ll visit Mikumi National Park
  • You’ll visit Ruaha National Park
  • You’ll visit Udzungwa Mountain National Parks
  • Activities: Game drives, Walking Safari, Boat Safari, Mountain Hiking
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Transfers included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: DAR ES SALAAM – SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Pick up from Airport or Hotel in Dar es Salaam, and begin drive down south of Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve, the drive shall take 4 to 5 hours. You will arrive in time for lunch, at around 16h00 in the evening depart for adventurous and romantic evening sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown. Diner and overnight at Tagalala Campsite.

Day 2 & 3:  SELOUS GAME RESERVE

After early breakfast depart for full day game drive in a 4×4 modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the game in the surrounding areas, from your seat on an open-roofed vehicle, a comfortable and privileged journey through the wild African bush. You may expect to see any of the major African great favorite mammals, including elephant, giraffes, lions, buffalo, zebra and even the rare African Wild Dog, picnic lunch shall be provided in the mid-day where by your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up hidden.

Before end of the day return to the lodge and the rest of the evening will be spent at your own leisure Diner and overnight at Tagalala Campsite.

Day 4: SELOUS GAME RESERVE – MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK

After early morning breakfast we will leave Selous with a picnic lunch to enjoy on our a game drive on the way to Mikumi National Park which is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, and the Rubeho Mountains, Udzungwa Mountains and Rift Valley escarpment to the southwest. Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite.

Day 5: MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK – RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

Morning game drive in Mikumi, the depart to Ruaha National Park. From Mikumi the road ascent along the Great Ruaha River up on the high plateau where the city Iringa is situated. Stop in Iringa for lunch then proceed to Ruaha arrives late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite.

Day 6 & 7: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

One full day game driving with picnic lunches, Ruaha has an area of 10,300sq.km, and is the largest park, and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border creates spectacular gorges and scenery, and features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals that inhabit the park include both Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite.

Day 8: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK – UDZUNGWA NATIONAL PARK

After morning breakfast depart to Udzungwa National park via Iringa town where you will stop for lunch before proceeding to Udzungwa Forest Camp for dinner and overnight at Public Campsite.

Day 9: UDZUNGWA NATIONAL PARK

After morning breakfast, you will go into Udzungwa National park to hike in the Udzungwa Mountains sighting waterfalls and swim in the cool water hole at the base of the falls. Later in the afternoon you will walk back the Camp or lodge for dinner and overnight at Public Campsite.

Day 10: UDZUNGWA NATIONAL PARK – DAR ES SALAAM

After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, drive back to Dar es Salaam for the drop off at your Hotel or airport.

Pricing

2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
$2,687 $2,270 $2,065 $1,935 $1,855

Accommodation

Night 1 Tagalala Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 2 Tagalala Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 3 Tagalala Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 4 Mikumi Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 5 Ruaha Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 6 Ruaha Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 7 Ruaha Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 8 Udzungwa Public Campsite CAMPSITE FB Full Board
Night 9 Udzungwa Public Campsite CAMPSITE B Breakfast

FROM $2,687 per person

10 Days / 9 Nights based on 2 pax

INCLUDED:

  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee
  • Medical Kit
  • During safari:
  • Camping gears
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Park fees
  • English speaking driver/guide

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fee (bought upon arrival, 50-100$/pp)
  • Meals not specified
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal matters like:
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service etc.