At around 50,000 sq km, Selous is Africans largest game reserve, a wilderness area bigger than Denmark or Switzerland. The reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total land area, Boats trip and longer down the spectacular Rufiji River offers you a chance to see hippos, birdlife and crocodile up close.
Forming the northern border of Africans biggest game reserve the vast Selous-Mikumi is the most popular of Tanzanians National Parks, the most accessible park of a 75,000 square km (47,000 square miles) -wilderness that stretches most of the shores of the Indian Ocean. The main feature of the park is the Mikumi flood plain, along with the mountains ranges that border the park on two sides. Open grassland dominate the flood plain, eventually merging with the miombo woodland covering the lower hills. The woodland is the favorites haunt of the lion ,sometimes perching high in the trees to keep their feet dry from the sticky black mud of the wet season, its home of to formidable herds of buffalo, compact elephant than of the rest national park and birdlife like joining star - a lilac brested roller.
The udzungwa mountains are almost unearthly. An enchanted forest of leafy glades, franked with sunshine, where fungus, lichen, moss and ferns ingratiate themselves into even dump crevice, it is at once both vivid detail and larger than life . A new variety of African violet was discovered in a shelter of a 30m high tree. It is a hot house nurturing species found nowhere on earth. A secret bank account of precious genetic stock of its six types of primate two are endemic -The Iringa red colabus monkey and the Sanje crested mangabey not discovered until 1979.
Day 1: Dar es salaam to Mahale Ruaha National Park
Breakfast then drive to J.K. Nyerere international airport to take a charter flight to Kigoma at ujiji town or Mahale park located 128km south of kigoma town east of lake Tanganyika, it dominated by Mahale mountains the highest peak being Mount Nkungwe that rises to 2462m above the sea level. Mahale park is home to over 82 species if
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar) and Pemba. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of Unguja. Its historic centre is Stone Town, which is a World Heritage Site. (ttb)