Summary of Itinerary

  • DAY 1. DAR ES SALAAM TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK STAYING AT VUMA HILLS TENTED CAMP.
  • DAY 2. GAME DRIVE THEN TRANSFER TO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK STAYING AT HONDO HONDO TENTED CAMP
  • DAY 3. WONDERFUL HIKING IN UDZUNGWA –  SANJE WATER FALLS, BASED AT HONDO HONDO TENTED CAMP
  • DAY 4. UDZUNGWA TO DAR ES SALAAM

Highlights

Mikumi Lions.

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Waterfalls.

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Mikumi Big Game.

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General Info

We think that this is one of the best ‘southern circuit’ safaris possible in such a short time.

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 to either fly home, overnight in a hotel, or tranasfer to Zanzibar or Northern Tanzania by plane or boat as you prefer.
WEAR Light clothing,  be comfortable.  Sensibe shoes, trainers or light boots, wide brimmed hat, bring binoculars!
INCLUDED
Guides, Full board accommodation
All park fees Transportation
Water Lodge Consession  fees
NOT INCLUDED
Items of a personal nature eg alcohol
Tips

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.DRIVE FROM DAR ES SALAAM TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK

Early start, at 06:00hrs you will be picked up by your driver guide from your accommodation in Dar es salaam and driven to Mikumi National Park (310km/Day’s Travel Time: 6hours and30 minutes).

Lunch on the way with a spectacualr view of the Uluguru Mountains as you go.    On arrival at Mikumi National Park enjoy an afternoon game drive.   There are numerous large game species in Mikumi and you can expect to see: elephant, girafe, impala, wildebeeste and zebra alsmost immediately on entering.   There is also a good lion population as well as the elusive leopard and a wild dogs.

Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp.  This comfortable luxury camp has an amazing view of sunset.  After dark habituated bushbabies and honey badgers come out which is a real treat as these nocturnal animals are often hard to see.

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 2.GAME DRIVE IN MIKUMI THEN DRIVE TO UDZUNGWA

Early breakfast and game drive looking for predators in the beautiful plains of Mikumi National Park.   Return to the lodge for an early lunch before transferring to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park.   Udzungwa is part of the Eastern Arc Range of biodiversity hotspots.   It is a walking park so you can get out of the car and explore the foresr on foot.  Dinner and overnight at Hondo Hondo in an Ensuite Tent.

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 3.WONDERFUL HIKING IN UDZUNGWA –  SANJE WATER FALLS

Enjoy a spectacular breakfast with an unrivalled view of the forest as it wakes up.   You can frequently see endemic Irinaga Red Colobus and Yellow Baboons from camp.   Then drive to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. A packed lunch will be provided for you to enjoy on top of a 180m waterfall with magnificent views over Kilombero and Selous.

Make final preparations for your trek into the mountains, including a visit to the park HQ to complete the formalities. The hike up to Sanje Waterfalls is relatively short (max 2hrs) but is quite steep in places. This is the park’s most popular attraction, although it is unlikely that you will meet any other hikers. Once at Sanje there will be time to explore the forest and waterfalls, and even go for a swim in one of the plunge pools.     You can get behind the third waterfall and jump out through it!

Descend and drive 6km back to Hondo Hondo and spend the rest of the evening relaxing at the Camp.

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 4.UDZUNGWA TO DAR ES SALAAM

After breakfast check out and drive back to Dar es salaam,lunch as you go,drop off at your Hotel.

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Selous Lions with kill
Mikumi Lions feeding
Sanje upper falls, Udzungwa Mountains
Mikumi Buffalo Kill
Sunset Hippo Pools, Mikumi National Park
Lion Family Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park Male Lion
Lionesses hunting in Mikumi National Park
Buffalo herd in Mikumi National Park
Udzungwa Sanje Upper falls
Magnificent Sanje Falls
Zebra & Giraffe Mikumi
Mikumi Elephant
Black backed jackal Mikumi
Red Colobus near Hondo Hondo Tented camp - on the lawn.
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Iringa Red Colobus troop - Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Hondo Hondo Bar