Get to see a lot in few days, Southern part of Tanzania offers a great deal of untamed wildlife reserves, the game viewing in the Selous game reserve with a boat trip along the mighty Rufiji river. Not to forget Mikumi National park a centre of ecology and conservation studies, the floodplain with its grassland, dominate the park together with mountain ranges that border the park on two sides a wide range of wildlife inhabits the 3,230 sq km, with bonus hiking at Udzungwa for safari experience.
Julius Nyerere International Airport
In the morning drive to Selous Game reserves, arrival in the afternoon at your lodge where you participate into boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River where you will spot plenty of Hippos. Selous is theUNESCO’s world heritage site, uninhabited area larger than Switzerland, the largest Game Reserve in Africa, boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephant and lion, leopard, African hunting dog, buffalo and hippo. The Reserve gets its name from the hunter – explorer Fredrick Courtney Selous, whose books were best seller in Victorian England, dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or else at your request.
Have a full day game drives, lunch at the camp, followed by an afternoon game viewing across the mighty Rufiji River, towards Ndovu Camp for dinner and overnight, you will have a chance to observe and see more natural beauty of this African heritage site.
After breakfast en-route to Udzungwa, Arrive in the late afternoon in time for a good resting preparing to catch up with your half a day hiking the next day, dinner and overnight at the camp. The surroundings of the camp is so rewarding to the natural habitat of the Udzungwa Mountains.
With packed lunch go for hiking as Udzungwa is not that busy so you are likely to have the forest to yourself and the monkeys as you hike. Depending which trail you choose to follow you may be accompanied by an armed ranger as there are elephants and buffalo. Udzungwa is excellent for bird watching and primate viewing. For the birders there are notable endemics such as the Rufous Winged Sunbird and the Southern Seedcracker. Diurnal primates found in the park include the endemic Iringa Red Colobus, the Sanje Mangeby and the Kipunji Monkey, late afternoon drive to Mikumi for sunset game drive, dinner and overnight at Mikumi wildlife Camp.
Early morning game drives in Mikumi, one of the popular parks in Tanzania and is an important centre where students study ecology and conservation. The Mikumi floodplain with its grassland, dominate the park together with mountain ranges that border the park on two sides a wide range of wildlife inhabits its 3,230 sq km area. Lion is commonly see, as are packs of wild dog, rare elsewhere in Africa, other animals frequently observed are buffalo, civet, eland, giraffe, impala, kudu, reedbuck and many more. Over 400 species of birds have been observed here, many of which are Eurasian migrants. After breakfast at the Camp en route back to Dar es Salaam with packed lunch on the way.