Standard Southern Safari 2 (Mikumi, Ruaha, Udzungwa, Selous)

DAY 1

Arrival at Dar es Salaam airport and transfer to Peacock Hotelfor dinner and overnight.

DAY 2

After breakfast, drive to Saadani National Park via Chalinze and Mandera on the Dar/Arusha highway. Lunch at Saadani Safari Lodge. Afternoon boat safari on the Indian Ocean or Wami River. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

DAY 3

Full day in Saadani with combination of game viewing and walking safari. Picnic in the bush. Late afternoon drive back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4

After breakfast, proceed to Mikumi National Park via Morogoro town. Lunch at Kikoboga Wildlife Camp. Afternoon game drive in Mikumi Park. Dinner and overnight at Kikoboga Wildlife Camp.

DAY 5

After breakfast, have another half day tour of the Mikumi Park. Lunch at the Camp. Afternoon drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Visit of some Income generating projects in Msolwa Village funded by WWF and Tanzania National Park Authority. Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountains View Hotel.

DAY 6

After breakfast, collect packed lunches with porters and guides and start the gentle trek of the Mountains leading to the Sanje waterfalls. This exercise needs people who are relatively fit. Several view points are found on the climb where people can relax before continuing the trek. (750m above sea level). Picnic lunches to be served on top of the falls. Early afternoon descend to the Hotel for shower, relaxation at the bar. Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountains View Hotel.

DAY 7

After breakfast, drive across the Udzungwa chain of Mountains to Ruaha National Park via Iringa town for lunch. After lunch proceed to the Ruaha Park with an evening game viewing in the Park. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

DAY 8

Another full day of game viewing still in Ruaha Park, famous for its herds of Elephants and Sable Antelopes. Meals and overnight at the Lodge

DAY 9

Still in Ruaha with combination of game viewing and walking safari if the grass is not too high. Picnic at a campsite near the Great Ruaha River. Late evening drive back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 10

After breakfast, check out and depart for Morogoro. Short visit of the Isimila Stone Age site. Lunch at Kitonga Inn Hotel located at the foot of the famous Kitonga Mountain. After lunch continue to Morogoro town located on the foot of Uluguru Mountains. Dinner and overnight at Oasis Hotel.

DAY 11

After breakfast, continue to Selous Game Reserve. Lunch at Rufiji River Camp or Mbega Camp. Afternoon boat safari on the Rufiji River. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 12

Full day of game viewing and walking safari if the grass is not too high. Visit the famous Hot Springs and the Selous Grave. Picnic in the bush. Late evening drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 13

Another full day exploring the immense Selous Game Reserve. Meals and overnight at the camp.

DAY 14

After breakfast, collect packed lunches and visit the primary school at Mloka village outside the Reserve. Afternoon enjoy a local dance performed by Zaramo tribe people leaving at Mloka Village. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 15

After breakfast, check out, collect packed lunches and drive back to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival check in at Peacock hotel for a day room. Lunch, dinner at Slipway before transfer to Dar es Salaam airport for the flight back home.