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Southern Tanzania Safari - Selous and Ruaha

Southern Tanzania Safari - Selous and Ruaha

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 100 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3502 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3502 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Dar es salaam Airport and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer from Dar es salaam to Mikumi by road for a game drive. Mikumi National Park is the closest National Park to Dar es Salaam and is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, and the Rubeho mountains, Udzungwa mountains and Rift Valley escarpment to the south west. As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. Dinner and overnight at a tented camp.

Day 3: After breakfast drive to Udzungwa Hike to Sanje waterfalls. Udzungwa landscape includes several small isolated mountain ranges. Each of these have a unique mixture of habitats and animal species and none more so that the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Home to at least ten species of primate and several recently discovered species of bird, a rainforest trek here will be one you never forget. Lunch at Udzungwa. Returning to Vuma Hills at night

Day 4: Fly from Mikumi to Ruaha for the full day game drive. Ruaha National Park, remote with a dramatic topography of mountains, river and plains. It’s ragged beauty is only outmatched by the variety and density of wildlife and exotic birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha river Lodge.

Days 5-6: After breakfast continue with the game drive at Ruaha. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 7: Fly from Ruaha to Selous game reserve for full day game drive. Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa - 4 times the size of the Serengeti. It possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers. Walking is permitted (with an armed ranger) which with over 350 species of bird and 2,000 species of plants to see makes this the most heavenly sanctuary to explore. Also Selous is famous for its elephant, hippopotamus and rhino.

The park has a broad range of game: buffalo - the largest population in Africa, Nyasaland gnu, brindled gnu, hartebeest, Greater Kudu, sable antelope, eland, reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck, warthog, zebras, giraffe, and wildebeest. Also: lion, leopard, the spotted hyena and hunting dog are in abundance, cheetah are rare, there are over 350 species of bird and reptiles such as crocodiles and various snakes and lizards. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 8: After breakfast continue with the game drive with your packed lunch at Selous game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River camp.

Day 9: After breakfast fly back to Dar to connect to your flight back home. End of our services.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Flights and airport taxes from: Mikumi - Ruaha - Selous - Dar es Salaam
- All accommodation in the parks (lodges)
- 4x4 cars during game drive in the park plus transfer from one park to another
- Catering (based on 3-meals a day), soft drinks and water
- English-speaks guide, driver and chef
- Park fees to all parks.

Price Excludes:
- International flights
- Tips
- All nights in Dar es Salaam before and after safari
- Cigarettes
- All not mentioned in the itinerary.

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