7 Days Safari at Mikumi,Udzungwa and Selous
DAY 1 – Mikumi National Park:
Dar Es Salaam to Mikumi is 5 Hours transfer
We start our safari at Dar Es Salaam airport or your Hotel in Dar. We proceed to Mikumi National Park by 4×4 jeep for game viewing. Game drive in the afternoon in the park. Pic-nic lunch.
Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Tan-Swiss.
DAY 2 – Mikumi National Park
After breakfast you spend the whole day in Mikumi National Park for game viewing.
Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Selous Game Reserve. During the game drives you will be impressed by the open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.
Dinner and overnight at Tan-Swiss.
DAY 3 – Udzungwa National Park: Mikumi
Udzungwa is around 1.5 Hours tranfer
After breakfast transfer to Udzungwa National Park. We spend our day walking to the waterfalls in the park with local guide.
Udzungwa is the largest and most biodiverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Known collectively as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasure-trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly the delicate African violet. Not a conventional game viewing destination, Udzungwa is a magnet
Figure 6 – Udzungwa Park for hikers.
An excellent network of forest trails includes the popular half-day ramble to Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170 metres (550 feet) through a misty spray into the forested valley below.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Forest Lodge.
DAY 4 – Selous Game Reserve: Udzungwa
Selous is around 6 Hours transfer
After breakfast you leave Udzungwa and drive to Selous Game Reserve with pic-nic lunch.
Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp
DAY 5 and DAY 6 – Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast you spend the whole day in game viewing. You will experience also walking safari and boat safari during these 2 days.
The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve and covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area. It’s rivers, hills, and plains are home to roaming elephant populations, the area’s famous wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino left in the region.
The Rufiji River Delta is a striking feature of the game reserve. It connects the Great Ruaha River with the Rufiji River and not far from the park boundaries empties out into the Indian Ocean along the
Tanzanian Coast. The Rufiji River
The Rufiji River is the largest water catchment locations in the region, and as such, is home to a plethora of varied water and bird life. Along its shores, oppulent hippos sleep languidly in the mud and sun themselves, mouths wide open, as the river passes by. Crocodiles are also common along the Rufiji’s riverbanks, their armour plated skins the only rough edges in the rivers incessant flow. Stiggler’s Gorge, where the Great Ruaha River meets the Rufiji River, is a breathtaking example of the diversity and spectacular scenery along the game reserve’s waterways. Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp
DAY 7 – Dar Es Salaam: Selous
Dar Es Salaam is around 6 h transfer After breakfast we leave the Selous Game Reserve and transfer to Dar Es Salaam airport. There is an option to continue your vacation in Zanzibar, Mafia or Pangani or stopover at the beach before we reach Dar Es Salaam.