11 Days Safari – Best of Southern Tanzania

TOUR SUMMARY

  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam
  • You’ll visit Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa National Park
  • Activities: Game Drives, Boat Safari, Walking Safari and Hiking
  • Game drives: Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from Airport or Hotel in Dar es Salaam, and begin to drive down south of Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve; the drive shall take 5 to 6 hours. You will arrive in time for lunch, at around 16h00 in the evening, depart for sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown.

Day 2 & 3: Selous Game Reserve

After early breakfast, depart for a full day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve, exploring the game in the surrounding areas. Animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras and even the rare African wild dogs, are common.  Picnic lunch in the mid-day, later on, return to the camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve to Mikumi National Park

After early morning breakfast, you will leave Selous with a picnic lunch to enjoy on your way to Mikumi National Park; the drive shall take up to 8 hours.

Day 5: Mikumi National Park

Full day game drives around Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch.  Later on, in the evening, go back to the camp or lodge in Mikumi for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mikumi National Park to Ruaha National Park

Morning game drive in Mikumi then departs to Ruaha National Park. You will Stop in Iringa for lunch, then proceed to Ruaha arrives late afternoon.

Day 7 & 8: Ruaha National Park

After morning breakfast, game driving, Ruaha 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 many hippos and crocodiles.

Day 9: Ruaha National Park to Udzungwa National Park

After breakfast, depart to Udzungwa National park via Iringa town, where you will stop for lunch before Udzungwa National Park for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: 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 fresh water hole at the base of the falls.

Day 11: Udzungwa National Park to Dar es Salaam

After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, drive back to Dar es Salaam to drop you off at your hotel.

INCLUDED:

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

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Meals not specified
  • Sleeping bag for a camping safari
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service

PRICES

  • LOW SEASON
  • HIGH SEASON

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Accommodation Level  

Accommodation

Rates – Per Person Sharing
2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Mid-Range Rufiji River Camp
Vuma Hill Camp
Ruaha River Lodge
Udzungwa Falls Lodge
4,731 4,582 4,334 4,186 3,972
Standard Selous Kinga Lodge
Tan-Swiss Lodge, Ruaha Hill Top Lodge
Hondo Hondo Camp
3,222 2,877 2,652 2,573 2,463
Budget Selous Mpingo Lodge
Tan-Swiss Lodge
Ruaha Hill Top Lodge + Hondo Hondo Camp
3,020 2,624 2,451 2,351 2,261

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Accommodation Level  

Accommodation

Rates – Per Person Sharing
2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Mid-Range Rufiji River Camp
Vuma Hill Camp
Ruaha River Lodge
Udzungwa Falls Lodge
5,128 5,075 4,748 4,641 4,369
Standard Selous Kinga Lodge
Tan-Swiss Lodge, Ruaha Hill Top Lodge
Hondo Hondo Camp
3,222 2,877 2,652 2,573 2,463
Budget Selous Mpingo Lodge
Tan-Swiss Lodge
Ruaha Hill Top Lodge + Hondo Hondo Camp
3,020 2,624 2,451 2,351 2,261