6 Day Southern Retreat
Mix world-class game drives with a little cultural discovery on this six day tour of Tanzania's Southern Circuit.
Two full days in Ruaha as well as a game drive in Mikumi National Park provide ample opportunities to spot the Big Five and more, and you'll finish your expedition with a relaxing day on an authentic Tanzanian farm in the Morogoro region.
It's a perfect blend of culture and adventure!
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DAY 1: DAR ES SALAAM – 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 2 - MIKUMI - RUAHA
You’ll have the opportunity to take one last game drive through the rambling wilderness before making the trip to Ruaha.
A forested park with rolling hills and a hot, dry climate that means animals tend to stick close to the water sources. This makes for fantastic game viewing opportunities, and the park’s isolation means it is considerably less crowded.
DAYS 3 – 4: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Ruaha’s position as a middle ground between traditional savannah and woodlands means that it provides unique game-viewing conditions.
During your two day-long explorations of the park, you’ll see everything from traditional game such as buffalo, zebra, lions, and elephants to less common sights such as the Kudu, African Wild Dog, and sable antelope.
DAY 5 – RUAHA - MOROGORO
You'll make your way to the idyllic Morogoro region for an afternoon and evening farm-stay at a working chili farm. Surrounded by the sounds of nature and away from the concerns of day to day life, you'll have time to clear your head before returning to reality.
Bird-watchers will be especially pleased with the area, as more than 200 species of birds have been spotted on the property.
DAY 7 - MOROGORO - DAR ES SALAAM
After breakfast, you'll take a picnic lunch along for the drive back to Dar Es Salaam.