Karibu Selous - 7 Day Southern Tanzania Safari
Wild and rugged Selous, Africa's largest reserve, is the centrepiece of this seven day exploration of Tanzania's Southern Circuit, with the wide-open plains of Mikumi and the forested mountains of Udzungwa acting as book-ends to a fascinating exploration of the untamed south.
Those wishing to see the Big Five in the wild will find that Selous and Mikumi offer ample opportunities to spot the iconic animals, while Udzungwa - sometimes known as Africa's Galapagos - offers the chance to see animals and plants you'll see nowhere else on earth.
Details of Karibu Selous - 7 Day Southern Tanzania Safari
DAY 1 - DAR ES SALAAM - UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
With a picnic lunch in tow, you'll make the drive towards the African Galapagos - the Udzungwa Mountains. With a huge variety of endemic wildlife and flora, the park is something unlike anything you'll see elsewhere in Tanzania.
Not a traditional game-drive destination, you'll instead stretch your legs with a guided hike into the mountains, where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch by a waterfall before spending the night in the park.
DAY 2 - UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS - MIKUMI
After breakfast, you'll make the drive to the Mikumi National Park. Sometimes called the most accessible corner of Selous and sometimes compared favourably to the open plains of the Serengeti, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth largest national park and a game-viewer's dream.
The Mkata Floodplain is the park's most dominant feature, and it is here that antelope fans will have their best chance to see the powerful Eland in large numbers. Bird watchers will also find a huge variety of feathered favourites within the park, with more than 400 bird species residing within the park's borders.
DAY 3 - MIKUMI - SELOUS
You’ll continue your safari adventure with a morning drive to the Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa’s largest reserves. At twice the size of the Serengeti and three times the size of Kruger, Selous is a rambling wilderness the likes of which you’ve never seen.
You’ll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch before heading out into the park for an afternoon game drive. Sometimes called Africa’s greatest surviving wilderness, Selous is home to more than 120,000 buffalo, 40,000 hippos, 35,000 zebras, and 4,000 lions.
DAY 4 - 6 - SELOUS RESERVE
You’ll have three full days to explore the wilderness of Selous. Not only can you experience a wide variety of wildlife encounters with animals such as crocodiles, leopards, hyenas, African wild dogs, kudu, and elephants doing a game drive, but you also have the option to take activities such as guided game walks and boat safaris through the park.
DAY 7 - SELOUS - DAR ES SALAAM
After breakfast, you'll enjoy a morning game drive through Selous on your way to Dar Es Salaam. You'll have a picnic lunch on hand for the lengthy drive.