Safari to Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi by Road - 8 nights 9 days By Road

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Experience Africa's biggest wildlife sanctuary. A paradise for the elephant seeking visitor as well as for bird-watchers. A great opportunity to see the Big Five.
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Safari to Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi by Road - 8 nights 9 days By Road
The wildlife population of the Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa. Some of the animals of this area are the elephants, African Wild Dog, hippopotamus, crocodile and buffaloes. The park has a very difficult road access but it is easily reachable by train or a small aircraft from Dar es Salaam. Some of the touristic attractions of the Selous Game Reserve are the river Rufiji and the Stiegler canyon. You can even explore this park on a trekking safari.
Itinerary DAY 1: Depart to Selous Game Reserve Depart from Dar es salaam by 4x4 vehicle to the Selous Game reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the Rufiji river camp. The wildlife population of the Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa. Some of the animals of this area are the elephants, African Wild Dog, hippopotamus, crocodile and buffaloes. The park has a very difficult road access but it is easily reachable Experience Africa's biggest wildlife sanctuary. Bigger than Switzerland and four times the size of the Serengeti, the 50 000km2 wilderness area is the most alluring safari prospect on the African continent. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to rufiji river camp for dinner and overnight DAY 2: Selous Game reserve Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic-style game drives exploring the bush in open 4x4 vehicles Selous landscape includes a wide variety of habitats from woodland grassland, opengrasslands, dense thicket, acacia woodland, riverine, ground water forest and miombo woodland.  Water buck , souther reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area. Meals and overnight at Rufiji river camp. After breakfast, accompany by an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve. The largest River in Tanzania and most magnificent, its labyrinthine network of lagoons, channels, islets and swamps cloaked in extendsive riverine forest, all of which attracts a mind boggling number of bird species.. The sight and sounds and smels of a wlaking safari are special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to shoot them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride safari where you will explore the different channel s and lakes of Rufiji system , surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, stork, ducks, stilts, and other watr birds maybe seeb. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River camp. DAY 4: another full day game drive in Selous Game reserve After breakfast another full day game drive in Selous Game reserve Some of the touristic attractions of the Selous Game Reserve are the river Rufiji and the Stiegler canyon. You can even explore this park on a trekking safari. Meals and overnight at Rufiji river camp. DAY 5: drive to Mikumi National park After breakfast, drive to Mikumi National park with picnic lunch and proceed to vum,a hill camp . The camp is perched above the trees stretching over the seemingly endless wilderness south west of Mikumi national park. The third largest park in Tanzania and is traversed through its middle by the Tanzam Highway that runs between Morogoro and Iringa. The park is best known for its diversity and abundance of wildlife. A great opportunity to see the “Big Five”. The third largest park in Tanzania and is traversed through its middle by the Tanzam Highway that runs between Morogoro and Iringa. The park is best known for its diversity and abundance of wildlife. As well as being replete with game, Mikumi is also an excellent birding destination with over 400 species having been recorded here. Dinner and overnight at Vuma hill camp DAY 6: drive to Ruaha national park After breakfast drive to Ruaha national park which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope and big herds of Elephant. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap. Lunch at the lodge, then afternoon game drive. Then drive to Ruaha River lodge which is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular view of the great Ruaha river. Ruaha offers fantastic game viewing and the fact that the Ruaha National Park is still rather unknown and has only just been developed for tourists makes it extra special. Ruaha offers fantastic game viewing and the fact that the Ruaha National Park is still rather unknown and has only just been developed for tourists makes it extra special. You can drive for hours without encountering another soul, and the peace and solitude are overwhelming. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha river lodge DAY 7: Ruaha National Park Enjoy full day game viewing in the park. Enjoy full day game viewing in the park. The elephant population of Ruaha is approximated at 10,000 elephants. The park has a divers and large wildlife. The most prominent animal in this park is the elephant. The elephant population of Ruaha is approximated at 10,000 elephants. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted with the park. The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dogs warer buck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland.Grants gazelle,ostrich and cheetah may be seen in the plains. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River lodge DAY 8: drive to Mikumi National park After early breakfast, drive to Mikumi National park For some animals (Elephants, Buffaloes and Zebras) it forms a part of the Selous Game Reserve ecosystem. Very rare tree-climbing Lions can be spotted here as well as Giraffes, Elands, Hartebeests, Impalas, Leopards, Warthogs, Wildebeests and African Wild-Dogs. Lunch at Vuma hill tented camp, followed by game viewing in Mikumi National park which is well known for its population of the Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebra, elands great Kudu, wildebeest roan and sable antelope. Predators includes, lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. You may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, yellow baboons and hippos. Dinner and overnight at Vuma hill tented camp DAY 9: After breakfast, drive to Dar for lunch and then transfer to the airport

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  • SC03
Safari Circuit
  • N/A
Destination
  • Tanzania
When to visit?
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Tour style
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Tour duration
  • 9 DAY
Included in the price
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Excluded from the price
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Itinerary Note
  • Note that for transfer from Nairobi Airport we use Impala Shuttle Service with departures daily at 0800 and 1400 or we can arrange private shuttle or a flight from NBO to JRO

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