10 Days DJ Southern Circuit Tanzania - Secret Lands Tanzania Safari
The secret lands Safari of Tanzania is the southern circuit of Tanzania National Parks therefore this is a complete different experience of wilderness, vast and remote areas compared to the most visited northern circuit. Starting and ending from Dar-es-salaam, the main focus of the Program is visiting Selous game reserve - which with 50,000SqKms is the largest in Africa and alone covers 5% of the Tanzanian Land, visiting Ruaha national park and Mikumi national park. With a journey of almost 2000Kms, this is really a tour to discover the secret lands of Tanzania.
On arrival at the international airport of Dar Es Salaam, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel for overnight in BB basis, Holiday Inn Hotel. BB
Dar / Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, you drive to Morogoro Town and proceed to Mikumi National Park. With 3.230 sq km, Mikumi National Park is forming the northern border of Selous Reserve. The main feature is the Mkata plain, open grasslands with the mountain ranges bordering on the two sides. The park is accessible through the all year. Game animals are abundant, including lions, herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, buffaloes, Eland and kudu. There have been recorded over 400 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp (C) or Half Way Campsite (E). Full Board
Mikumi - Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, the journey proceeds to Ruaha National Park. With its 12.950 sq km this national park is the most remote and it is located in central Tanzania. The focal point of the wildlife is the river Ruaha, where you can find a large number of animals, including giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbuck, impalas, kudus, leopards, hyenas and jackal. The area is interesting also for the beautiful landscape and the baobab forests. Game drive en route and packed lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (C) or Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board
Note: the journey can take approximately 5 hours drive.
Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, full day of game drives in the National Park. Pic nic lunch boxes. Another exciting experience is the walk safari, whereby you can see closer species of birds as well as the mammals. In the evening you return to your lodge for relaxing, dinner and overnight, Ruaha River Lodge (C) or Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board
Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, full day of game drives in the National Park. Pic nic lunch boxes. In the evening you return to your lodge for relaxing, dinner and overnight, Ruaha River Lodge (C) o Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board
Ruaha National Park - Morogoro
Breakfast is served at the Lodge, drive to Isimila Stone ages for Cultural tourism, short walk across the valley and pillars made by erosion millions of years ago, the walk takes about 2 to 3hours. Thereafter drive to Kitonga inn locate at the foot of the famous Kitonga Mountain for lunch, thereafter proceed to Morogoro Town for Dinner and overnight. Evening relax at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Morogoro Hotel (C) or Hilux Hotel (E). Full Board
Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, leave Dar Es Salam in the direction of Selous Game Reserve, the oldest protected area in Africa as well as the largest. Lunch en route. Expect a game drive as you enter the reserve in the direction to your lodge. Selous with 50.000 sq km is the largest game reserve in Africa and covers 5 per cent of Tanzania’s total land. The reserve is a sort of expanded bush, bisected by the Rufiji River, which flows through the area and provides the focal point of much of the game viewing. Selous boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephants, big numbers of lions, leopards, hunting dogs, buffaloes. There remain few hundreds black rhinos, but sightings are possible. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board
Note: Today transfer can take about 5 hours drive.
Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, leave the camp for photographic game drives along the trails of the reserve. You have pic nic lunch. In the afternoon we organize the boat trip down the river Rufiji, which offers visitors a chance to see hippos, bird life and crocodiles. There are several hot spings or “Maji Moto” and you might even find lions or other mammals bathing in the surrounding pools down the springs. Selous Reserve will capture your heart with its vastness and unspoilt nature. This reserve is visited the whole year long, however it is advisable to avoid the rainy season between April and May when the road conditions might deteriorate. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board.
Selous Game Reserve
Wake up very early morning, after a cup of tea/coffee transfer to Mtemere gate for Walking inside the Reserve with the escort of an armed ranger, the journey takes about 2 to 3hours, on arrival to your pick up point you will be transferred back to the Lodge for Breakfast. There after proceed with short game drives till lunch which will be served at the lodge. Boat Safari in the afternoon is another way of game viewing on the Rufiji River; it offers a unique experience as the Selous is the only reserve in Tanzania and East Africa where this option is available. Rufiji River is one of the most dramatic rivers in Tanzania’s Game Reserves and National Parks which is navigable all year round. The chance to get out of the vehicle and view game from a boat is one of the things which make Selous Game Reserve such a great place to visit. Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board
Selous – Dar es salaam
After breakfast, drive back to Dar Es Salam. Lunch en route. Reserved to the departure from the international airport. Half Board
Note: we can arrange the extension for beach vacations in the coast, in Zanzibar or other islands.
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