Mikumi national park elephants

8 DAYS SAFARI MIKUMI + UDZUNGWA + RUAHA

From $2009 USD* / 24/7 service / 8 days

*price p.p. incl. guide, 4x4 safari vehicle, accommodation, park entrance fees and internal flight; excl. international flight (Based on 6 persons)

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8 DAYS SAFARI MIKUMI + UDZUNGWA + RUAHA

This is a perfect safari combination to visit three of the southern national parks in Tanzania.

Mikumi national park has a great variety of animals like the ‘Big Five’ and the chance that you will encounter lions climbing up trees is greater here than in other parks! Udzungwa national park is known for sightings of the rare Iringa red colobus and the Sanje crested mangabey. You can find these two types only in this region. The park has the second largest biodiversity of any national park in Africa. And Ruaha national park is not only the second largest park but is probably home to more elephants than any other national park in East Africa.

This private safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace, exactly the way you like it. You will have a private safari vehicle and guide.

NOTE: Udzungwa is offering a small choice of accommodations and these are very basic. Although we give you options for Gold and Platinum hotels for this route, these DON’T apply for Udzungwa!

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam
  • Day 2: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 3: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 4: Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Day 5: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 6: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 7 - 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will be eagerly waiting to warmly welcome you. He will be readily available to assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of all your travel needs, providing you with a memorable and unforgettable experience in Tanzania.

Day 2 - 3: Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park lies at a six-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam and is Tanzania's fourth largest national park. The open horizons and abundant wildlife draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti plains, but its location close to Tanzania's largest city makes Mikumi easier accessible. The park has a great variety of animals: elephants, buffalos, zebras and giraffes are relatively easy to spot, as well as lions mating and many hippos in the resident hippo pool!

Day 4: Hike in Udzungwa to the Sanje waterfalls

There are no paved roads in this national park, which means it’s perfect for shorter and longer hikes. The four-hour hike to the Sanje waterfalls is both challenging and refreshing, as you hike up the mountain but can reward yourself with a plunge at the bottom of the waterfall. Along the way, you might just spot one of those rare monkeys in the trees or see elephant tracks (of so-called mountain elephants). Keep in mind that it can be hot during midday, but if you stay in the shade and hydrated, this is a great walk!

Day 5 - 6: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania. It lies along the Great Ruaha River, is known for its large elephant population, and is a true paradise for birdwatchers with over 570 species. Besides, you might catch a glimpse of lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, elands, sable antelopes, jackals, or the rare African wild dog. Game drives are special, as you drive through an untouched ecosystem in this relatively quiet but stunning park!

Day 7 - 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

This is your last day! Today you fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, from where you will catch your flight home. Having second thoughts? Then don't hesitate to extend your holiday to one of Tanzania's paradise islands such as Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia!

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At Tanzania Specialist, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

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