5-Days Mikumi, Udzungwa and Selous +Hiking, Walking &Boat

Price: From $890 to $950 pp (USD)

Duration: 5 Days

Destinations: 5-Day Mikumi, Udzungwa and Selous +Hiking, Walking &Boat

Overview

In southern Tanzania, on the north-west side of selous game reserve, lie two small, quite offbeat national parks: Mikumi national park, Udzungwa and Selous Game reserve. Mikumi is easily accessible by road, it support large number of elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, impala, waterbuck, reedbuck, warthog, yellow baboon, lion, hyena, antelope and many species.

Getting there
  • This tour starts and ends in Dar Es Salaam
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself help

  • Fly to/from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR – Check price) in Dar es Salaam

  • A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1:Early morning Dar es salaam to Mikumi np

You will have picnic lunch on the way and the journey will take about 7hours through the most unexplored and untouched areas in Tanzania. The Mikumi flood plain is the main feature of the park along with the bordering mountain ranges. Animals commonly found here include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippo and elephant. The Mikumi elephants are mainly grazers and do not causes damage. To sleep inside the park will give you an opportunity of viewing animals all the time.
Dinner and overnight will be at Mikumi Park cottage inside the Park.

Main Destination:Mikumi National Park

Accommodation:Mikumi Park Cottages
  • Budget banda located inside Mikumi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 2: Mikumi national park then Udzungwa/sanje waterfalls

Before breakfast at 6:00 am start a game drive at the park. Morning game viewing, this is the best time because most of the killings take place. Make a game drive up to 8:40 am then you will go for breakfast, after breakfast you will start a safari of 40 minutes to Udzungwa at sanje waterfall which is the highest in Tanzania and you can Swim in the natural pool.
Upon arrival you will meet our guide/rangers who will accompany you on the hiking tour.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is well known for its excellent hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, and forest walks. The most popular hiking tour is up to the Sanje waterfalls, looking for monkeys, swimming in plunge pools, and
enjoying the spectacular view while enjoying a picnic lunch. After your hiking tour you will descend the mountains and being back to Mikumi to have an accommodation at Camp Bastian.

Main Destination:Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Accommodation: Camp Bastian Mikumi
  • Mid-range lodge located outside Udzungwa Mountains
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 3:Mikumi to selous game reserve

After breakfast at at 0830hrs drive to Selous Game Reserve, it take 7 to 8 hours. You will have picnic lunch on the way and the journey will take about 7hours through the most unexplored and untouched areas in Tanzania. Meals and overnight will be at African safari camp. Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.

Main Destination:Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation:Africa Safari Selous

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 :Selous Game drive then boat safari

The day will be spent on game viewing in the Game Reserve and at evening you will make a boat safari for 2 to 3 hours. The safari guide points out rare species of animals like the Wild Dogs. Sable antelopes, black rhinoceros, Nile Crocodile, hippopotamus along the banks of the Rufiji river, Cape buffalo, hartebeest and Eland. Picnic lunch and drinks will be served in the wilderness before heading back to camp for dinner and overnight to the gentle grunting of the Camp. Boat Safaris are also the best excursions for bird enthusiasts. The Selous has over 350 bird species, and the river is the place where they congregate in great numbers and are easily seen in the open environment.
You might also want to try your luck with the ferocious tiger fish, and weighty catfish that live in the waters in abundance. At evening you will make boat safari. Overnight is at African safari hotel.

Main Destination:Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation:
Africa Safari Selous

  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 :Walking tour then back to dar at hotel, airport or ferry

Earl Morning breakfast at the camp and start a sunrise bush walking. Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get close to nature and learn more about the smaller species and the bush itself. It’s an unforgettable experience to walk within such a vast and untamed area of natural reserve. The walks take about 2-3 hours long. Usually walks leave camp at 6:00AM-6:30 AM after having a cup of tea and some home made biscuits or doughnut.
After walking back to the camp for breakfast and start your way to Dar Es Salaam or take a boat to Zanzibar.

Main Destination: Dar Es Salaam Airport (Airport/Airstrip)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

 

Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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