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Southern Circuit

OVERVIEW

The National Parks and game reserves of the southern circuit are arguably the hidden treasures of Tanzania’s authentic Africa. These parks are enormous, with some of the highest concentrations of animals anywhere in Africa and a spectacular diversity of wildlife including roan antelope, sable antelope, Africa wild dogs (cape hunting dogs) and a multitude of colorful birdlife.

 

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Leaving Dar es Salaam for Selous Game Reserve with lunch along the way; after unpacking proceed with the game drive along the Rufiji River for a few hours before sunset; enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day 2: Walking safari and game drive in Selous Game Reserve

Walk around the game reserve, starting early in the morning with the guidance of armed ranger, for 2-3 hours, before returning to the camp for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon proceed with the game drive until sunset. Walking excursions offer a good chance of seeing giraffes, zebra, elephant and birds at a close range. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

 

Day 3: Rufiji River boat excursion

Morning game drives then return to the camp for lunch and a rest. In the late afternoon proceed with a 3-hour boat excursion in one of ox-bow lakes in the Rufiji River before you get back for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day 4: Game drive in Selous Game Reserve

Embark on a full day’s excursion, starting in the morning and ending in the evening after sunset. Lunch will be a picnic. You will visit the reserve along Rufiji River, starting from Lake Nzelekela, Lake Manze and Lake Tagalala until sunset, then drive back for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Transfer to Mikumi National Park

Breakfast then drive to Mikumi (with picnic on route). Dinner and overnight stay in Mikumi National Park.

 

Day 6: Game drive in Mikumi National Park

A full day of safari starting with sunrise game drives to Chamgore (where you can see pythons) and the Mkata flood plain. Lunch will follow, then more game drives until sunset, then dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 7: Transfer to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Breakfast then drive to Udzungwa (it takes about 2 hours). Meet the guide and head out to the Sanje waterfalls. It takes 3 to 4 hours’ hiking through the green forest. Expect to see monkeys, including rare indigenous Iringa red colabus, and some ancient trees—some of them 200 years old! Explore tropical forests until the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

 

Day 8: Transfer to Ruaha National Park

Early morning breakfast and departure. Lunch on route, then a look around Ruaha National Park, where we will have dinner and stay the night.

 

Day 9: Game viewing in Ruaha National Park

Full day of safari in Ruaha National Park, starting with a sunrise game drive, and picnic lunch in the bush. The game viewing will concentrate on the great Ruaha riverbank, Mwagusi sand river and Mdonya River, ending with a sunset wilderness game drive before dinner and the overnight stay.

 

Day 10: Morning game drive in Ruaha National Park

Sunrise game drive in the park before packing up, lunch, then drive back to Iringa for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 11: Return to Dar es Salaam

Departure from Iringa after breakfast, approximately 8-hour drive to Dar es Salaam.

 

Extra information

  • The safari starts from Dar es Salaam
  • Dar es Salaam to Selous: approximately 5 hours
  • Iringa to Dar es Salaam: approximately 8 hours
  • Optional visits can be arranged to historical sites such as the Isimila stone age site and natural pillars.

 

Our price includes:

  • Full briefing before your trip
  • Parks entrance fees
  • 3 meals per day
  • Lunch box during transfer to the next park
  • Guide/driver and cook fees
  • Airport transfer to your hotel two ways complementary
  • Full-board accommodation, each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Lunch boxes where applicable.
  • 2 L mineral water per person per day.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Binoculars.

 

Our price does NOT include the following:

    • Local and international flights
    • Visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Personal medical items
    • Additional food
    • Additional personal equipment
    • Gratuities* tipping your driver- guide

 

 

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