7 Day Safari to Selous Mikumi Ruaha
Another advantage of using Dar ess alaam instead of Arusha as the base for an itinerary is the relatively easy access to the coast and Islands. It is therefore quite feasible to combine coasta historical and wildlife itineraries on one circuit those who wish to avoid the well-worn tourist route.
Day 1: Dar ess laam -Selous
Morning depart to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch, the journey will take 6 hours. Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile and fantastic birdlife. Animals make their way to the river to drink and boats may approach elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck and other game on the river banks to within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Hippo Camp.
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
You will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Hippo Camp.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve/Mikumi National Park
Morning after breakfast, wilderness walking safari with guidance of an armed ranger take 2hrs. Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning. After walking meet with your vehicle and game drive en route to Mikumi National Park, the journey is the most amazing and truly wild and untouched areas of Tanzania. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the southern circuit. Dinner and overnight will be at Angalia Camp
Day: 4Mikumi National Park-Ruaha National Park
After breakfast checks out and launch the journey to Ruaha with lunch in Iringa Town, continue to National Park where you will arrive in the afternoon. Evening short game drives in the park or relaxation at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.
Day 5: Game drives in Ruaha National Park
Morning after breakfast, game viewing drives in Ruaha National Park, look for Roan and Sable antelope, Hippo Crocodile, waterbuck, Reedbuck and Buffalo venture to the rivers edge to drink, attracting the attention of Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Wild dog and jackal and many more antelopes include Dik dik. There are many birds in the park include Eurasia migrants that Comes to visit the park twice a year. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp.
Day 6: Walking Safari & drive to Iringa
After breakfast walking safari accompanied by an experienced guide, here you will have the opportunity to ‘touch the wild’. Lunch will be at the camp/lodge. In the afternoon game viewing drive en route to Iringa Town for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 – Iringa/Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast, short tour to Ismila Stone Age Site and depart to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive late evening and drop of at the hotel or airport.