The 7-day camping safari “Tanzania’s Highlights of the South” takes you to the national parks and game reserves in the remote south of Tanzania. This safari is perfect for Africa enthusiasts who love the African bush and the less crowded places.

Programm

Highlight

Day1: Mikumi National Park
Accommodation: Campsite Bastian
Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Day2: Mikumi National Park
Accommodation: Camp Bastian
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day3: Iringa Town
Accommodation: Hotel in Iringa town
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day4: Ruaha National Park
Accommodation: Ruaha Banda
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day5: Ruaha National Park
Accommodation: Bandas
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day6: Ruaha National Park – Iringa
Accommodation: Hotel Iringa town
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch-Dinner

Day7: Iringa Town – Dar Es Salaam
Accommodation: No Accommodation
Meal: Breakfast – Lunch

Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Dar Es Salaam – Mikumi National Park

After breakfast at your hotel you will be picked up by your safari team. Soon you will leave the bustling city of Dar es Salaam and travel westwards on a good tar road to arrive at the small village of Mikumi in the afternoon. While the cook sets up camp and prepares for dinner, your guide will take you on an afternoon game drive in the Mikumi National Park. The park is home to elephants, zebras, warthogs, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes. You will overnight at a campsite outside the park, close to the village of Mikumi.
Lunch; Dinner

Day 2: Mikumi National Park

You will spend the entire day on a game drive in the Mikumi National Park – the fourth largest game reserve in Tanzania. The park is intersected by the Tanzam highway dividing the park in two sections. The northwest is flat with grassy plains while the south is more bushy and undulating. The park is well-known for its big buffalo herds and a large elephant population of approximately 2,000 animals. The park is also home to a unique subspecies of giraffes, often seen grazing amongst acacia trees. You might also see kudus, sable antelopes, bushbucks, reedbucks, hyenas, baboons and lions. Ornithologists will also be kept busy as there are more than 400 bird species in the park. After a full day in the bush, you will return to your campsite in the early evening.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 3: Mikumi – Iringa Town

After a relaxed breakfast your journey continues in the direction of Iringa, a town built by the German army in 1890. The road passes through the Baobab Valley, formed by the Great Ruaha River. On the way, you will have beautiful views of the river and the Udzungwa Mountains. You will spend the night at the lodge in Iringa Town
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 4: Iringa Town – Ruaha National Park

Today the safari continues to the Ruaha National Park, After replenishing stocks, the safari continues to the Ruaha National Park where you will arrive in time for an afternoon game drive. The night will be spent in Ruaha National Park Cottages or Bandas
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 5: Ruaha National Park full day

Today you will spend another day in the Ruaha National Park. The park with a size of roughly 10,300km² is the most visited national park in the southern part of Tanzania. Due to its size and the fact that the south of Tanzania is less visited than the northern parks, you will hardly see other safari vehicles. The park forms a border between Africa’s eastern and southern eco-system and is famous for its rugged beauty, kudus, over 570 bird species and elephants. You might also see buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, rare wild dogs, sable antelopes and the huge roan antelope. The Great Ruaha River – the life source of the park – is home to crocodiles and hippos. During the dry season, animals gather around the water sources of the park, while the wet season is better for bird watching and flowers.  Yo will spend at the Bandas or Cottages inside the park
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 6: Ruaha National Park – Iringa Town

Today you will depart from the park early afternoon after morning game drive proceed to Iringa town for overninght.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner


Day 7: Iringa Town – Dar Es salaam by Flight.

Today you will encounter domestic or internal flight from Iringa town to Dar Es Salaam approximately 2-3 hours by flight proceeding to Dar Es’ Salaam International Airport or at your hotel for over-night which is excluded from the package.
Breakfast; Lunch.

Incusive

Camping safari according to the itinerary

Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Professional, English-speaking guide

Professional, English-speaking safari cook

Overnight stays in safari tents

Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)

Meals according to the itinerary

Mineral water

All mentioned activities

All national park fees

Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Exklusive

Sleeping bag

Flight

Optional activities

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Visa fees

Tips

Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Travel insurance

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