9 Days Selous Ruaha Mikumi Safari by Road
Interesting rural countryside
Plenty of wild-life viewing
Routing: Dar es Salaam - Selous - Mikumi Reserve - Ruaha - Mikumi - Dar es Salaam.
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous
Depart from Dar es Salaam city centre by 4x4 safari vehicle to the Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the The Restreat Selous. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to The Retreat Selous for dinner and overnight
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives - exploring the bush in open 4 x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent in this area. Meals and overnight at The Retreat Selous.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a waking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari is a special treat that will long live in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to “shoot” them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of heroes, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants. Meals and overnight at The Retreat Selous.
Day 4: Selous Game Reserve
Another full day game viewing in the Selous Game Reserve. Meals and overnight at The Retreat Selous.
Day 5: Selous to Mikumi
Collect picnic lunches and drive to Mikumi National Park and proceed driving to Vuma Hill Tented Camp. The camp is perched above the trees stretching over the seemingly endless wilderness south west of Mikumi National Park. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Camp.
Day 6: Mikumi to Ruaha
After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roar antelope, and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap. Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled. Enjoy a late at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.
Day 7: Ruaha
Enjoy a full day game drive in the park. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted within the park. The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge
Day 8: Ruaha to Mikumi
After an early breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park. Lunch at Vuma Hill Tented Camp, followed by an evening game drive in Mikumi National Park. The park is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, and greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. You may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, yellow baboon and hippos. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge.
Day 9: Mikumi to Dar es Salaam - Depart
After breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi National Park. Return to the camp for lunch and then depart for your return to Dar es Salaam. Drop off in the city centre.
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|Safari Rates for 2011 :|
Prices in USD - Each of persons sharing
|Persons in a Group →||2 ||3 ||4 ||5 ||6 |
|03 Jan - 31 Dec 11||3847||3450 ||3260 ||3130 ||3060 |
Children under 12 years of age, pay 50% of the price when sharing with 2 adults.
The prices given above include:
- Use of customized safari vehicle with Pop up roof for game viewing & photography
- Guaranteed window seats for every participants.
- All entry fees where applicable in the parks, reserves and sanctuary
- Full board meal plan while on Safari – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Qualified local English - Speaking driver guide (French, Spanish & German on request)
- Game drives as per the program
- All government taxes applicable
- Extras at the lodges –tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
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- Entry Visa to Tanzania