- Nyerere, Ruaha and Mikumi Park -
An awesome 8 days Nyerere, Ruaha and Mikumi Park safari grants you a rich experience of the Southern Circuit, encompassing three National Park namely Nyerere, Ruaha and final Mikumi National Park. This 8 days safari offers a rich experience of the Southern Circuit coupled by views of incredible wildlife species that occupy the parks.
Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Nyerere National Park
Morning depart to Nyerere National Park with picnic lunch, the journey will take 5hours. Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile and fantastic birdlife. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge
Day 2: Game Drive in Nyerere National Park
You will have a full day in the Nyerere exploration of the Park by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Nyerere National Park is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Nyerere is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge. Meals Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Walking and Game en Route to Morogoro Town
Morning after breakfast, wilderness walking safari with guidance of an armed ranger take 2hrs. Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning. After walking meets with your vehicle and proceeds with game en route to Mikumi outskates, 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 past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the southern circuit. Dinner and overnight will be at lodge.
Day 4: Morogoro Town - Ruaha National Park
Breakfast followed by transfer to Ruaha National Park, with stopover in Iringa Town for Lunch, after lunch proceed to the park for short game drive till sunset, look for Roan and sable antelope, 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. Dinner and overnight will be at the accommodation as specified.
Day 5: Ruaha National Park Fully Day Game Drive
Breakfast followed by a full day game viewing drive in the park. A fine network of game-viewing roads follows the Great Ruaha 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 prides of 20-plus lion that lord over the savannah, but also from the cheetahs that stalk the open grassland and the leopards that lurk in tangled riverine thickets. This impressive array of large predators is boosted by both striped and spotted hyena, as well as several conspicuous packs of the highly endangered African wild dog. Dinner and overnight will be at the type of accommodation as specified.
Day 6: Ruaha National Park - Mikumi National Park
After breakfast game viewing drive en route to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi was gazetted as a National Park in 1964 and is named after the spindle shaped Borassus palm trees. The Mkata plain supports vast herds of plains game such as wildebeest, impala, zebra and giraffe, hunted by their associated predators; while you are more likely to find Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, greater kudu, roan and sable antelope in the surrounding less fertile hills. Although game sightings can never be guaranteed, there are lots of sightings of the African ‘wild dog’ hunting the plains in packs. Dinner and overnight will be at the Camp/Lodge.
Day 7: Mikumi National Park
Today you will have full day of game viewing drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Dinner and overnight will be at the Lodge as specified.
Day 8: Mikumi - Dar Es Salaam
After breakfast proceed with your safari activities at Mikumi before you return to Dar Es Salaam with arrival in the late afternoon/early evening Transfer back to the hotel in Dar es Salaam. Meals Plan; Breakfast and lunch included on this day.
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Please note all trip prices are based on our own Company costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. We reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp or any other service provider raises their rates, We reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.