Best Of The South – 12 days Safari
This Safari for the adventurous traveler covers all National Parks of the South of Tanzania, including the Ruaha National Park.
12 days Selous, Udzungwa, Mikumi and Ruaha Safari
Day 1 ARRIVAL
You will be met at tDar es Salaam Airport by your Driver/Guide and take you to KIPEPEO BEACH LODGE for overnight, with your Safari starting tomorrow. Dinner.
After breakfast pick up from the hotel, depart Dar es Salaam by air (Zanair, 0900hrs0940), arrival at Selous. Afternoon boat safari along the Rufiji River. can see plenty of hippos, crocodiles and bird life. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Tented Camp situated in the north-eastern part of the Selous Game Reserve, Rufiji River and the plain beyond. Each tent has twin beds with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom and a veranda facing the river. Lunch dinner and Overnight
Game drives Walking Safaris and boat Safaris at, Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, with an area of 54.600kms. Selous is 4 times the size of Serengeti. It has the world’s largest number of big game – elephant, buffalo, and rhino. It also contains wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion. There are about 350 species of bird life. Dinner and overnight at the Rufiji Tented River Camp. All meals included.
In the morning departure to the northern Selous, crossing the Selous. Overnight at the Sable Mountain Lodge.
Full day game drive in the northern Selous. Overnight at the Sable Mountain Lodge.
After breakfast departure to Mikumi National Park while crossing the Northern Selous. There is a rich variety of bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the waterholes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore, you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. Overnight in VUMA LODGE.
Full day of game drives in the Mikumi National Park. Overnight in VUMA LODGE.
After breakfast departure for Udzungwa Mountain National Park. Afternoon arrival at the park, half day of hiking and bird-watching in the pristine rain forest: hiking towards the Sanje waterfalls for spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley. Overnight in the Udzungwa Mountain Lodge.
After breakfast, depart for Ruaha with lunch boxes afternoon we reach the lodge, which is constructed on and around a rocky kopje overlooking the Great Ruaha River.. Both the dining “Banda” and the bar, in elevated position above the river combine comfort and coolness together with the most spectacular views. Dinner and overnight at RUAHA RIVER LODGE Full board.
Day 10 – 11
Two full day game drives at Ruaha National Park with picnic lunch.
Ruaha, with an area of 10,300sq.km. Is the second largest park, and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. , creating spectacular gorges and scenery, features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals include Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Bird life is rich, with over 370 species recorded. Dinner and overnight at RUAHA RIVER LODGE.
departure to Dar es Salaam by flight, arriving late afternoon You will gate lunch and catch the flight back home.
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