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8 Days Mikumi National Park, Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park

Visit the largest National Park in Tanzania and largest Game Reserve in Africa.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1200 - $2800
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: January April - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Ruaha, Selous, Mikumi
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Boating
This is combination of the best Game Reserve and National Parks in southern side of Tanzania. This safari will give you the opportunity of visiting both largest Game Reserve in Africa and largest National park in Tanzania. Selous is the largest Game Reserve in Africa which sharing the Eco-system with Mikumi NP and bordering together at northern side while Ruaha National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania followed by Serengeti NP.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi NP

Pick up from the Airport, ferry or Hotel and drive to Mikumi National Park which is approximately 5 to 6 hours’ drive. You will have a short stop in Morogoro for hot lunch. After Lunch proceed to Mikumi NP for afternoon game drive. Enjoy late afternoon game drive with sunset view at hippo pool and see the animal’s coming to drink.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge
Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Mikumi to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast start the journey to Ruaha National Park with stopover in Iringa Town for hot lunch.

Arrive for afternoon game drives in the park looking for hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo venture to the river’s edge to drink, attracting the attention of lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog and jackal. There are many birds in the park include Eurasia migrants that comes to visit the park twice a year.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Full day Game Drive in Ruaha NP

Wake up for early morning game drive which will take about two hours then drive back at the cottage for breakfast. After breakfast you will proceed with full day game drive to explore the beautiful of the park, with its full of rocky, kopjes and ancient baobab trees. Late evening you will drive back to the bandas for dinner and overnight.

A fine network of game viewing roads follows the Great Ruaha River and its seasonal tributaries, where during the dry season impala, waterbuck and other antelopes risk their life for a sip of life sustaining water. And the risk is considerable not only from the pride of 10-plus lion that lord over the savannah, but also from the cheetah that stalk the open grassland.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge 
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Early morning game drive then Mikumi NP

Wake up at 0600am for early morning game drive. Enjoy the sunrise in the park. Continue with game drive until 09:00am then drive back to the cottage for breakfast. After breakfast you will drive to Mikumi Bastian Camp with game drive en-route to the exit gate. Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Full day game drive in Mikumi NP

Wake up for early breakfast in the camp. After breakfast you will go for full day game drive in Mikumi National park with option of parked lunch boxes or hot lunch in one of the lodge inside the park. After long day game drive, late afternoon you will drive back to the camp and relax in swimming pool.

Animals commonly found in this park include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants and many more. Wild dog can come and go in this Park. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge 
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Mikumi NP to Selous GR

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Selous GR. 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 pass through small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventures on the southern circuit. Arrive in Selous game reserve for afternoon game drive en-route to eastern side of the reserve where your camp located.
Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Full Day Game Drive followed by Boat Safari

Wake up for early breakfast then you will go out for game drive. Today you will have full day game drive In Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4wd vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. You will continue with game drive until 15:30 then drive back at the Lodge for boat safari along the mighty Great Rufiji River until sunset.

Boat safari brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile and fantastic bird life. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam.

Accommodation: Tented Camp, Tourist Cottage or Lodge
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Walking Safari in the Wild then drive to Dar es Salaam

Wake up early in the morning and have a cup of coffee or tea, then go out for wilderness walking safari with guidance of an armed ranger which will take two to two and a half hours.

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for African wild. You will get the chance to touch the nature, see the different foot print and droppings of different wild animals and small creatures that you can’t see them during the game drive. After walking safari you will go back to the camp/ lodge for breakfast then pack your stuff and start drive back to Dar es Salaam with lunch pack. Drop off at your hotel or airport for your next destination.

Meals Plan: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
End of safari.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mikumi Wildlife Camp
  • Mikumi Vuma Hill Luxury tented camp
  • Mikumi Stanley Kopjes
  • Mikumi Tourist Cottage
  • Mikumi safari Lodge
  • Mikumi Tanswiss hotel
  • Mikumi Bastian Camp
  • Mikumi Vamos Hotel
  • Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
  • Ruaha River Lodge
  • Tandala Tented Camp
  • Mwagusi Safari Lodge
  • Ruaha Tourist Cottage
  • Selous Hippo Camp
  • Selous Kinga Lodge
  • Selous Africa Safari Camp
  • Selous Rufiji River Camp
  • Selous Lake Manze Camp
  • Selous Wilderness Camp
  • Selous River Camp
Elephant Mikumi NP
Elephant Mikumi NP by African Pangolin Safaris
Giraffe Ruaha NP
Giraffe Ruaha NP by African Pangolin Safaris
Lion Pride Ruaha NP
Lion Pride Ruaha NP by African Pangolin Safaris
Giraffe Selous GR
Giraffe Selous GR by African Pangolin Safaris
Leopard Selous GR
Leopard Selous GR by African Pangolin Safaris

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