Tour : Start in Dar es Salaam and finish in Iringa, Tanzania
Visit : Mikumi, Udzungwa, Ruaha & Iringa
Destination : TANZANIA
No. Of Pax : 1-6Pax
Duration : 7DAYS / 6NIGHTS
- Accommodation named & safari permits can only be confirmed upon a booking being made
- Bateleur Safaris co-operates with fully registered hotels/camps to ensure your safety
7-DAYS SAFARI TOUR
Mikumi National park
Udzungwa National park
Ruaha National park
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN DAR ES SALAAM
Arrival in Dar Es Salaam International Airport and after airport formalities, meet our guide staff for the private transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Bateleur safaris tell:
It is Tanzania's largest and most important city, Dar es Salaam. From a sleepy fishing village, it has developed into a tropical metropolis with a population of four million and interesting attractions. The architecture of Dar es Salaam is an extraordinary mix of African, Arab, Indian and German influences. And its location on the Indian Ocean gives it an exotic feel, with dream beaches and skyscrapers, paradisiacal islands and trendy clubs.
Among the most beautiful architecture is St. Joseph's Cathedral, a Gothic Catholic church whose spires stand out among the more modern buildings: a visit here on a Sunday morning allows you to admire the spectacular interior while listening to the notes of the choir. However, to experience the authentic heart of Dar es Salaam, you must go to the Kivukoni Fish Market. This is the best place to witness the fusion of cultures and to "do business" in a traditional Tanzanian environment: here you can take photos of fishermen unloading fish along the quays, but you need a strong stomach given the smells and the hundreds of gutted fish. If you want to buy sculptures or handicrafts instead, it's best to opt for the equally traditional Mwenge Woodcarvers Market.
DAY 2: DAR - ES - SALAAM TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Sharp morning breakfast at you lodge then depart to Mikumi Park with lunch upon arrival, this followed by checking into your rooms then a late afternoon game drive you will view the sunset activities of a variety of animal species such as Elephants, Giraffes, Gazelles, Kudus, Impalas also Birds and take in the scenery until 6:30pm before driving back for dinner and your overnight stay
Mikumi game drive
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK –UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS
Your day this morning is going to start with the sunrise game drive along Mchanga mbuga to Zebra Bridge for Breakfast then a further drive to Saba-Saba circuit and the Millennium until lunch, animals such as elephants Lions, giraffes, zebras are highly seen also wildebeests and buffaloes can be easily spotted here as much as any Reserve in Tanzania, This will leave you feeling amazed at the wonders of the reserve in Tanzania, Then later you will drive to Udzungwa Mountain for dinner and overnight stay.
On this day you will also opt to visit Masai village to experience their traditional life style.
DAY 4: HIKING ON UDZUNGWA MOUNTAIN THEN TRANSFER TO IRINGA TOWN
Leave the lodge after breakfast then transfer to Udzungwa Mountains National Park’s gate which takes about 10 minutes, register and head out to the Sanje waterfalls, which is 4 to 5 hours trek through the green forest. Expect to see monkeys, including rare indigenous Iringa red-colabus, and some ancient trees some of them are 200 years old! Explore tropical forests until afternoon then drive to Iringa town for dinner and overnight stay
Udzungwa mountains trek
DAY 5: IRINGA-TRANSFER TO RUAHA NATIONAL PARK & SUNSET GAME DRIVE
After morning breakfast at the hotel our guide will give you a quick briefing. You will start your journey towards Ruaha National Park. You will drive along the “Never ending Road” and as soon as you take it, you will understand where the name comes from. You will reach the gate and you may have already had the chance to see some giraffes, elephant or some antelopes that are wandering outside the Park.
After the formalities to be carried out at the gate, you will start your driving crossing the Ruaha River to see its Hippos and Crocs and various water birds. We will reach your accommodation where we will have our lunch before starting the afternoon safari. We will be back just before the sundown to have a shower and get ready for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6: FULL DAY SAFARI IN RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
The day will begin with an early morning game drive, starting at sunrise and going through to breakfast. After breakfast there will be a drive through various habitats with various animals, birds and more stunning scenery of the Mwagusi Sand River as well as the Mdonya River. Stop for some lunch in the bush followed by further game viewing until sunset before you drive back for you to enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Ruaha common big cats
DAY 7: GAME VIEWING IN RUAHA NATIONAL PARK -IRINGA
After a night hopefully disturbed by the sounds of wild animals, you will start your morning drive. You will have nice breakfast in the bush and continuing searching for all those animals that you have not seen before you will start your way out in order to exit the gate at the same time you entered according to the regulations of the park.
On your way back to Iringa you can have the chance to stop and see the museum of Kalenga. It is a small museum with an interesting story about chief Mkwawa and Wahehe ethnic group. Your guide will drop you at the hotel the later you can explore Iringa town with its nightlife.
The price for this package is:
Our price includes:
- Travel insurances
- Full briefing before your trip
- Services of a full qualified English-speaking driver and safari guide
- Private 4WD Land Cruiser with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing
- Your accommodation in all parks
- 1 night accommodation in Dar es salaam
- 2nights accommodation in Iringa
- Ranger fees
- 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- All Park entrance fees
- Airport transfers
- Water 1.5 (liters a day)
- Guide/driver fees
- Government taxes and 18% V.A.T
Our price does NOT include the following:
- Local and international flights (can be arranged due to guest’s need)
- last day transfer to Dar es salaam from Iringa(can be arranged)
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Personal medical items
- Additional food
- Extra accommodation in Iringa
- Additional personal equipment
- Tips to your team
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WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK BATELEUR SAFARIS SERVICES:
Bateleur provides professional services in wildlife guiding and tourism throughout the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar Island
We deliver services at highest standard in the industry for professional, safe and reliable experience to our customers
Bateleur offers customized safari packages to satisfy individual customer needs
We develop long-term and true-worthy business relationship with local communities, clients, shareholders and stakeholders in the tourism industry
Bateleur upholds a slogan ‘GO WILD’ so our customers can enjoy an unforgettable experience and, at the same tome respect park rules and regulations in order to sustain our parks for future generations
At Bateleur safaris the safety of guest, wildlife and guides is our top priority
We provide a guide from arrival to the date of departure.