Summary of Itinerary

Day 1: Dar-es-Salaam to Mikumi National Park

Day 2: Mikumi to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Day 3: Full day Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Day 4: Drive back to Dar-es-salaam

Highlights

Mikumi Lions.

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

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Amazing Wildlife.

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General Info

Excellent game viewing combined with forest adventure including swimming in the waterfall plunge pools.

Dar es Salaam, the starting point for most southern circuit safaris, is just a short drive from Dar International Airport.

We offer trips covering all Tanzania’s parks so if you would like to make any changes to customise your tour please get in touch.

START/RETURN LOCATION Dar Es Salaam
START DETAILS The day before the start of the safari , you’ll check into your hotel in Dar – we can arrange this for you, just let us know.
END DETAILS You’ll be returned to Dar drop off at your hotel/Dar-es-Saalam International Airport
WEAR Light clothing,  be comfortable.  Sensibe shoes, trainers or light boots, wide brimmed hat, bring binoculars!
INCLUDED
Private safari converted vehicle with driver guide on safari Full board accommodation
All park and entrance fees  Activities as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Items of a personal nature eg alcohol
International flight tickets

Southern Tanzania is less busy than the North and you will frequently have the feeling of remoteness,  being the only car on the beautiful landscape.

Additional information

Duration7 Days

Day 1: Dar-es-Salaam to Mikumi National Park

Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel in Dar-es-Salaam at 06:00am then drive to Mikumi National Park (about 7 hours drive including a short stop for lunch in Morogoro). You may choose to have a short stop for lunch on the way if you wish. Afternoon game drive to explore Mikumi National Park.    Mikumi is great big game park with over ten species of lage mammal easily found. There are also numerous predators including lion and leopard.   In the evening drive to the hippo pools for the sunset before retitring to the Hippo Pools Campsite for overnight on full-board.

Day 2: Mikumi to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Mikumi with packed lunch. Leave the park around 2pm then transfer to Udzungwa Mountains (about 2 hours drive). Arrive at Hondo Hondo Camp after lunch. This afternoon you may choose to go for another or do a guided bird walk/ nature trail walk around the camp if you wish. Alternatively – relax at the camp and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at Hondo Hondo Campsite , on full board.

Day 3: Full day Udzungwa Mountains National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park H.Q. to pick up your guide and pay the park fees.  Then a short drive to the Sanje waterfalls trail head before heading of finto the pristine Eastern Arc forest with packed lunch. Enjoy a spectacular, approximately 2 hours trek up (the hike is a bit steep in places) to the top of the falls, looking for endemic primates on the way.  Then enjoy a refreshing swim in the plunge pools once you reach the top. Descend the mountain then transfer to Hondo Hondo Campsite on full board.

Day 4: Drive back to Dar-es-salaam

After breakfast, you can choose to do a morning bird and monkey walk along the camp if you wish. Leave the Udzungwa before 10am then drive back to Dar-es-Salaam with picnic lunch. Drop in Dar-es-Salaam before 7pm. End of service.

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Scouts on safari - lioness
Mikumi Lions feeding
Mikumi Lion Kill With Cubs
Mikumi Buffalo Kill
Lion Family Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park Male Lion
Lionesses hunting in Mikumi National Park
Buffalo herd in Mikumi National Park
Sunset Hippo Pools, Mikumi National Park
Birds In Mikumi National Park
Zebra & Giraffe Mikumi
Scouts on safari
Mikumi Sunset Zebra
Black backed jackal Mikumi
Mikumi Elephant
Red Colobus near Hondo Hondo Tented camp - on the lawn.
Iringa Red Colobus troop - Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby - Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa
Sanje Waterfall, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Falls, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje upper falls, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Base pool, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Waterfall Swimming, Udzungwa