Summary of Itinerary

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

Day 2: Full Day exploring Mikumi National Park

Day 3: Mikumi to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Day 4: Full day Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Day 5: Drive back to Dar-es-salaam


Mikumi Lions.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

Mikumi Big Game.


General Info

Excellent game viewing with swimming in the 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 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!
Private safari converted vehicle with driver guide on safari Full board camping accommodation
All park and entrance fees  Activities as per itinerary
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. Settle into the Hippo pools campsite for overnight on full-board, there will be an armed ranger for your protection during the night.  Sleep to the sounds of lions roaring.

Day 2: Full Day Exploring Mikumi National Park

Wake up with the sun and go for an early morning game drive.  Return to your camp for lunch and then either have a siesta during the heat of the day or visit the waterhole bar at one of th nearby lodges for a cold beer whilst you watch the animals come to drink.  Afternoon game drive when the heat starts to go at around 4.00pm.  Dinner and overnight camping at th hippo pools campsite, with armed ranger.

Day 3: Mikumi to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Early breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Mikumi then transfer to Udzungwa Mountains (about 2 hours drive). Arrive at Hondo Hondo Camp in time for 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 Camp  camping on full board.

Day 4: Full day Udzungwa Mountains National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park with packed lunch. Embark on the Sanje waterfalls trail – an approximately 4 hours trek through beautiful forest, looking for endemic primates on the way (the hike is a bit steep in places) – enjoy a refreshing swim in the plunge pools once you reach the top. Descend the mountain then transfer to Hondo Hondo Campsite.  Overnight camping on full board.

Day 5: Drive back to Dar-es-salaam

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

Mikumi National Park Male Lion
Mikumi Lion Kill
Mikumi Lions feeding
Mikumi Lion Kill With Cubs
Mikumi Buffalo Kill
Mikumi National Park Lions Feeding
Lion Family Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park Male Lion
Female Lion Mikumi National Park
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