Southern Circuit Itineraries

9 Days 8 Nights: Mikumi/Ruaha/Udzungwa/Selous

Day 1: Dar —Mikumi
Pick clients from the place of staying in Dar es Salaam and depart to Mikumi National Park . Afternoon sunset game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 2: Mikumi —Iringa
Early morning sunrise game viewing, back to the camp/Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Iringa Town via Ismila Stone Age Site for dinner and overnight at Ismila Hotel.

Day 3: Iringa —Ruaha
After breakfast, drive to Ruaha National Park for lunch, late in the afternoon sunset game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 4: Ruaha — Full day
After breakfast with lunch packed full day game viewing, with emphasis on the game and birds of the Mwangusi and Mdonya Sand River . Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 5: Ruaha —Udzungwa
Early morning sunrise game viewing Ruaha and drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park with packed lunch for dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountains View Lodge/Camp.

Day 6: Udzungwa — Morogoro Town
After breakfast, start trekking, leads up to Sanje waterfalls 180m from here you have a view of Kilombero Valley Estate. Late in the afternoon drive to Morogoro for dinner and overnight at Oasis Motel.

Day 7: Morogoro —- Selous Game Reserve
Morning after breakfast , game drive en route with lunch packed to Selous Game Reserve via Matambwe gate to Mtemere gate. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 8: Selous — full day
Morning after breakfast, with lunch packed full day game viewing in the biggest reserve. Late in the afternoon embark on boat trip on Rufiji River . Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 9: Selous —Dar
Morning after breakfast, with an-armed ranger start walking safari, the most unique experience in Tanzania, back to the camp/Lodge for lunch and drive back to Dar es salaam.

8 Days 7 Nights Mikumi National Park

Day 1: Dar —-Udzungwa
Transfer from Dar to Udzungwa Mountains National Park , with lunch in Mikumi Town en-route. Hike to Sanje Waterfalls where you can swim in plunge-pools and camp at the top of a 180m waterfall. The hike is short (2hrs) but quite steep in places. Explore the forests and waterfalls, and visit site of the African Violets. Night walking safari to look for endemic chameleons, with overnight camping next to the falls.

Day 2: Udzungwa —–Ifakara
Wake up to watch the sunrise over the Kilombero Valley , an amazing sight from the natural viewing platform above the waterfalls. After breakfast descend back to the vehicle then transfer into the Valley. After lunch in a swahili restaurant in Ifakara Town you will then continue on to a remote fishing village where you will spend 2 nights camping. Elephants often walk right through the village, especially at night!

Day 3: Kilombero Valley
In the mornings the fishermen bring in their catch, and the banks of the river in front of the village come alive with activity as the fish are sorted. You will have the chance to observe and even choose your own fish for lunch! There will be a village tour, and in the afternoon a dug-out canoe safari on the great Kilombero River . No trip to Kilombero is complete without a visit to a local village bar!

Day 4: Itete Mission
The transfer to Itete Mission is a scenic one through rolling countryside doted with small vilages and ‘Shamba’ (farms). After settling in and lunch you will go on a walking tour of the village, accompanied by the local priest and maybe a traditional healer.

Day 5: Maasai Boma
After breakfast transfer to a Maasai Boma, out on the floodplain. A small community lives here and you will have the opportunity to meet them. After a picnic lunch there will be a short game drive further into the floodplain where you will be camping in a remote glade of trees. A camp fire will be maintained all night – to keep the wildlife at bay!

Day 6: Ifakara —Mikumi
In the morning there will be the opportunity to go on another gamedrive, before the transfer to Mikumi National Park . After four nights of camping the comfortable and atmospheric bungalows of Kikoboga Wildlife Camp will be much appreciated!! Animals can often be seen at the camp’s waterhole and the bar offers good views of sunset.

Day 7: Mikumi
Sunrise and sunset game drives. There will be plenty of time in the afternoon to relax taking in stunning views across the floodplain, and there is also a small pool. In the evening a campfire is lit near the bar.

Day 8: Mikumi —Dar
A short morning gamedrive and a leisurely breakfast before transferring back to Dar. Optional connections to Zanzibar by ferry or light aircraft.

7- Days/ 6 nights: Selous Game Reserve

Day 1:-We meet you off your incoming flight at Dar es Salaam Airport and transfer you by air/land to Selous Game Reserve. After settling in the Hotel/Camp NDOVU, you take your first game-drive by car or by boat (your choice). Back in time to relax with a drink before dinner and overnight at Ndovu Campsite/Mbega lodge.

Day 2:-Breakfast, then a morning game drive or boat trip, unless you have opted for an early-morning escorted walk. You will be back in time for lunch, after which you will have time to relax, when the heat has gone out of the sun, you will set out for your afternoon game-viewing. Dinner and overnight at Ndovu Camp / Lodge.

Day 3:- You are free to decide how you would like to plan your activities.

Day 4:- Early breakfast before flying off to the Jongomero; you will get there in time for lunch and a rest before your afternoon game drive.

Day 5/6. : You will have a morning and afternoon game drive, watching and photographing animals and birds.

Day 7:-Breakfast, and then off for a short game drive on your way to the airstrip for your flight/Drive back to Dar es Salaam , where you will arrive early afternoon. We then take you on a short drive to Kipepeo Beach-South-coast of Dar es Salaam in time to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach and a swim in the Indian Ocean . Dinner and overnight at Kipepeo Beach Bungallows.

6 Days 5 Nights: Mikumi/Ruaha/Udzungwa Mountains Nationals Parks

Day 1: Dar —Mikumi
Pick up from your hotel for Mikumi National Park with packed lunch. Game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight will be at Genesis Motel.

Day 2: Mikumi —Iringa
Early go for sunrise game viewing, back for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Iringa Town via Ismila Stone Age Site for dinner and overnight at Ismila Hotel.

Day 3: Iringa —-Ruaha
After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park for lunch. After lunch game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight will be at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 4: Ruaha
After breakfast, full day game viewing in Great Ruaha with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at Camp/Lodge.

Day 5: Ruaha —Udzungwa
Early morning sunrise game viewing Ruaha, back to the Camp/Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Mountain View Lodge/Camp.

Day 6: Udzungwa —-Dar
After breakfast, start trekking leads to the spectacular trail up to Sanje waterfalls. From here you will have a view of Kilombero Valley 180m. Back to the Camp/Lodge for lunch. Late in the afternoon drive back to Dar es salaam .

5 Days 4 Nights: Saadani  —- where the bush meet the beach/Mikumi

Day 1: Dar —Saadani

Depart Dar es Salaam at 8:00am to Saadani National Park with lunch packed, sunset game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 2: Saadani —Full day
Early morning sunrise game viewing, back to the Camp/Lodge for breakfast. Safaris optional include walking safaris, game drives and boat safaris. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 3: Saadani
Morning after breakfast, full day game viewing with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight will be at Lodge/Camp.

Day 4: Saadani —-Mikumi
Morning after breakfast, depart to Mikumi National Park for sunset game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 5: Mikumi —Dar
Early morning sunrise game viewing, back to the Lodge/Camp for brunch. Late afternoon games drive en route back to Dar es Salaam .

4Days /3Nights: Selous Game Reserve

Day 1: Dar to Selous
Pick clients from the place of staying in Dar and drive to Selous Game Reserve with packed lunch, the journey will take about 6hours through the most unexplored and untouched areas in Tanzania . Arrive Selous in the afternoon on time for the boat safari, where you’ll admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Meals and overnight will be at Ndovu Camp.

Day 2: Selous
After breakfast, walking safaris, the most exciting experience, unique in Tanzania , accompanied by rangers armed. Back to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon game drive in the biggest and more fascinating of Africa . Meals and overnight will be at Ndovu Camp.

Day 3: Selous
After breakfast, full day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve which is rich of wildlife: Buffaloes, lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, hippos and crocodiles. Meals and overnight will be at the camp.

Day 4: Selous —-Dar
Early morning sunrise game drive, back to the camp for breakfast then with your packed lunch drive back to Dar es salaam .

3 Days 2 Nights: Mikumi National Park

Day1: Dar to Mikumi
Depart at 800Am from Dar with picnic lunch to Mikumi National park , sunset game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight at lodge / camp.

Day 2: Mikumi
After breakfast sunrise game viewing, back to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon sunset game viewing. Dinner and overnight at lodge / camp.

Day3: Mikumi —Dar
Early in the morning sunrise game viewing, back to the camp for breakfast and then drive back to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way.

2 Days 1 Night:Mikumi National Park

Day 1: Dar —Mikumi
Depart 800Am from Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch to Mikumi National Park , sunset game viewing in the park. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 2: Mikumi –Dar
Early in the morning sunrise game viewing, back for breakfast. After breakfast game drive en route to Dar-Es-Salaam.