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5 Days Southern Tanzania Tour

Tour Overview

A tour carries three of the famous attractions of the southern circuit and so adding up a number of activities which offer different experiences. With this tour you can enjoy the wildlife - animals and birds and also an amazing aquatic life of the nyerere national park / Selous (its crocodiles and hippos) through a boat safari at the Great Rufiji River, also at Mikumi wildlife adventure and a hike to a popular Sanje Waterfalls through the beautiful forest trails of the Udzungwa Mountains.

Tour Timeline

Day 01: Nyerere National Park
Pick you up at the hotel in the morning around 7:30 am and drive 5 - 6 hours to Nyerere National Park arriving at lunch.
After lunch, go for an evening boat safari through the Rufiji River. Here you can experience the aquatic life mostly crocodiles and hippos, also you can see some animals come for drinking, also you can see uncountable number of bird species since the reserve has over 440 known species of birds while enjoying an amazing reserve's sunset. Back in the late evening for dinner and stay the night at Africa Safari Camp (lunch & dinner included).
Day 02: Full day game drives at Nyerere National Park
Early breakfast at 06.00 and then a 20 - 30 minutes’ drive to the Selous Game Reserve. All day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites – lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra – and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. Great variety of bird species. Wonderful scenery, with varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with long views to far-off mountains.
Packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up unseen! Back to the lodge by 6.30 for sunset and dinner when you’re ready at Africa Safari Camp (breakfast, lunch & dinner included).
Day 03: Walking safari across Nyerere
An early morning walking safari with a Bushman across the reserve's environment to learn various histories (including traditional trees used as medicines for traditional healing, various animals’ footprints and other small animals which you cannot see during the game drive). You may also be able to spot some animals heading to the river for drinking and hippos returning to their dwelling after their forage. Then back to the camp for breakfast, later we depart to Mikumi National Park, on arrival check in at the camp then go for an evening game drive till sunset. Dinner and overnight at Camp Bastian (Meal type: FB).
Day 04: Mikumi national park
After breakfast, go for a full day game drive across the enormous beautiful Mikumi National Park until evening.
The Mkata flood plain is an attractive point of the park where you can easily spot a large number of animals including elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, wild dogs, and impala and spot a rich number of bird species. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm. In this area, at the furthest from the road, there are spectacular rock formations of the mountains Rubeho and Uluguru. Dinner and overnight at: Camp Bastian (FB).
Day 05: Udzungwa Mountains to Dar-Es-Salaam
After an early breakfast, collect your packed lunch boxes and depart to Udzungwa Mountains National Park. On arrival, driver guide will transfer you to the starting point of the hike. This is a hike through the beautiful forests and landscape scenery up to an amazing waterfall. During hiking with a professional guide, you will learn about various trees used for traditional healing and others poisonous, and the view of the largest Tanzania sugarcane plantation (Kilombero Sugarcane Valley) from the waterfall is just incredible. Back from the mountain in the late afternoon, then picked-up by your driver then drive back to Dar-Es-Salaam.
* Our professional tour guides will tell you all about the wild world of Africa and lead you to some of the rarest animals on the continent! We are waiting for you in sunny Tanzania!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

What's Included
  • Exclusive transport in a safari 4×4WD with open roof
  • Professional English speaking Driver(s)/Guide(s)
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Concession tour services
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari
  • Airport Pick up
  • Extensive Game Drives in the National Parks

Exclusions

What's not Included
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Tips and Gratuities to driver guides
  • All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, fax, email, etc

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