Selous - Mikumi - Udzungwa

Art in Tanzania new safari route for Southern Circuit Safari is starting from Dar es Salaam, going through Selous game reserve (world heritage site) then to Udzungwa rain forests for trekking program and finally to Mikumi National park. You will encounter 3 different ecotypes and get familiar with the African villages on the way.

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Overview

Departure: Dar es Salaam

Start dates: Please contact us. If you are 2 you can go at any time

Duration: 3 nights / 4 days

Meals: see the itinerary

Accommodation: Luxury camp in Selous - High-Quality Lodge at Udzungwa - No accommodation before and after the safari

Price: About USD 1,300 per person and tailored to your budget

Important add on options:

  • For hotel stay before and after the safari please contact us to get the options
  • Airport transfers to and from Dar es Salaam airport one way USD 60

Please contact us for other add on program to tailor your safari trip

Background

At Selous you can still encounter the untouched wilderness.Tanzania safari

Selous Game Reserve is the world's largest wildlife reserve and Africa's largest protected area uninhabited by man, where Tanzania's greatest population of elephants wander in an area bigger than Switzerland. Other well-known animals include the hippo, depleted numbers of the black rhino, large herds of buffalo, the area's famous wild dogs, and 5 000 lions patrol the Reserve. Animals are easy to see around the small lakes and riverbanks and Selous Game Reserve possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes and channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers.

Mikumi National Park is situated between the Uluguru Mountains, Rubeho Mountains, and Lumango Mountains. Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth-largest national park and home to many of Tanzania's most beautiful wildlife.

Udzungwa rain forest is part of the most beautiful Tanzanian landscape with thick green vegetation, waterfalls, and primates.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Dar es Salaam - Selous (280km) | -, l, d
You start the Selous safari around 9 am by visiting a supermarket to buy small snacks for the drive. Driving to Selous takes some 6 hours. Half of the trip we drive through the African villages. The car will arrive at the lodge, along the Rufiji Riverbank for a nice dinner and 2-night accommodation - hippos at your footsteps and primates at the treetops.

Day 2 Selous | b, l, dUdzungwa Rainforest trek Tanzania
After breakfast at the camp, the car departs for a full day game ride in Selous around the lakes and hot volcanic springs depending on the season that will include a boxed lunch. We end up in a camp for overnight accommodation.

Day 3 Udzungwa Trek - b, l, d

After breakfast at the hostel/lodge, we depart and drive to Uduzungwa where we arrive around AM 10. We have one day of trekking inside the Udzungwa Rain Forest with stops at waterfalls and watering holes. Accommodation in a hotel in Udzungwa.

Day 4. Mikumi National Park - b , l, -

We drive t Mikumi National Park (60km) and have a day drive in the park. About PM 4 we start driving back to Dar es Salaam. We arrive at Dar es Salaam depending on the traffic at about PM 8.

Highlights

  • Selous Mikumi safariClosest parks to Dar es Salaam
  • Guaranteed to see many animals and good game view during all seasons
  • 3 completely different ecotypes and faunas of African Wildlife
  • Animals: antelopes, cheetahs (occasionally), crocodiles, elephants, gazelles, giraffes, hippopotamuses, leopards (occasionally), lions, zebras, and more than 400 bird species

We can book hotel accommodation of your choice before and after the safari. You can continue the African travel with us to the Zanzibar beach holiday or climb Mt Kilimanjaro as well among many options.

 

 

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