- Big Game
- Bird Watching
- Family friendly
- Game Reserves and Parks
- Hondo Hondo Tented Camp
- Mikumi National Park
- Selous Game Reserve
- Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Summary of Itinerary
- DAY 1. DAR ES SALAAM TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE
- DAY 2. FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN SELOUS GAME RESERVE
- DAY 3. WALKING SAFARI THEN DRIVE TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 4. FULL DAY IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 5. GAME DRIVE THEN TRANSFER TO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 6. WONDERFUL HIKING IN UDZUNGWA – SANJE WATER FALLS
- DAY 7. UDZUNGWA TO DAR ES SALAAM
Selous Boat Safari.
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!|
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.
DAY 1. DAR ES SALAAM TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Early start, at 06:00hrs you will be picked up by your driver guide from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam and drive to Selous Game Reserve (the largest wilderness on the planet with the exception of the polar regions) with lunch en route. Arrive in time to enjoy a relaxing boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River, where you will admire numerous spectacular birds, hippos and huge crocodiles in their natural habitat. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Campsite
Meal plane: Full board.
DAY 2. FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN SELOUS G.R.
Enjoy an early breakfast by the river before departing for full day game drive exploring Selous Game Reserve. You will game drive to Lake Tagalala where your team will set up camp whilst you have lunch. Afternoon game drive and visit to Selous’ grave and the hot springs for a swim before dinner and overnight at Lake Tagalala. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger to look after camp at night.
Meal plane: Full board.
DAY 3. WALKING SAFARI THEN DRIVE TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Early morning walking safari in the wilderness accompanied with an armed ranger for your protection. Look at tracks and signs and a range of game on foot, then return to the camp for breakfast. Transfer to Mikumi National Park,lunch as you go,ending up at Mikumi Hippo Pools Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan Full board.
DAY 4. FULL DAY IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Full day exploring Mikumi National Park. Your guides will use the sounds they heard the night before to help you locate various prides of lions. Based Camping in the park. Goat roasts available by prior arrangement. This park is simply superb for its diversity of big game and the remarkable birdlife, all found in a relatively small area.
Meal plan : Full board.
DAY 5. GAME DRIVE THEN TRANSFER TO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Final morning game drive looking for predators in Mikumi National Park, mid afternoon leave the park and to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Here you will settle into Hondo Hondo Campsite.
DAY 6. 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 7. 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.
End of services.
Please Note: This safari can be combined with other game parks and Zanzibar as you prefer.