Southern Circuit Safaris TTSL 058

7 Days

 

Safari & Tours Info

  • Professional 4x4 vans drives
  • Available all though the tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guided by a professional English speaking driver guide
  • 5 Star Hotels and Lodges
  • Arusha, Tanzania

Nyerere National Park is located in south eastern Tanzania, and was carved out of the Selous Game Reserve. Prior to creating of the Nyerere N.P, Selous Game Reserve measured approximately 54,600 square kilometers, which at the time made it the 11th largest National Park in the world.

Mikumi National Park landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The road that crosses the park divides it into two areas with partially distinct environments. The area north-west is characterized by the alluvial plain of the river basin Mkata. The vegetation of this area consists of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm.

Ruaha National Park is a national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20,226 km2 (7,809 sq mi).
The park is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Iringa. The park is a part of the 45,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which includes the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.

Overview

Nyerere National Park is home to a large number of birds and mammals. Tourists visiting this park have a good chance to spot Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino and other plains game such as Giraffe and Zebra.

Mikumi National Park fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah. The park contains a subspecies of giraffe that biologists consider the link between the Maasai giraffe and the reticulated giraffe. Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes.

Ruaha National Park welcomes bird watchers, there are more than 430 recorded bird species in the park combined with Selous Reserve. Some of the birds one can spot here include the Giant Kingfishers, Pink-backed Pelicans, White-fronted Bee-eaters, African Skimmers, Ibises, Yellow-billed stork, Purple-crested Turaco, Malagasy squacco Heron, Fish Eagles, Hornbill and many more birds.

Southern Circuit Safaris Highlights

  • Game drive in Ruaha National Park
  • Game drive in Mikumi National Park
  • Game drive in Nyerere National Park

Itinerary

Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Nyerere National Park with picnic lunch,
Late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River
Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp / Selous Jimbiza Camp / Africa Safari Selous / Lake Manze Camp

You will have a full day in the Nyerere National Park exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.
Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp / Selous Jimbiza Camp / Africa Safari Selous / Lake Manze Camp.

After early breakfast, you will start with morning walking safari
Later proceed to Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch
Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp / Tan Swiss Lodge / Camp Bastian

After an early breakfast morning game drive of the park with picnic lunch at 1000hrs depart for Ruaha
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge / Tungamalenga Lodge / Tandala Tented Camp / Mdonya Old River Camp

Game drive in Ruaha National Park
After breakfast full day game drives in Ruaha National Park,
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge / Tungamalenga Lodge / Tandala Tented Camp / Mdonya Old River Camp.

After breakfast drive with your picnic lunch to Mikumi. Relax at your lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp / Tan Swiss Lodge / Camp Bastian.

After breakfast morning game drive of the park
Later drive back to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch (B,L)
END OF TOUR

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Southern Circuit Safaris TTSL 058