Mikumi/Ruaha National Parks- 5Days/4Nights

The park is also known for its concentration of greater and lesser kudus, its roan and sable antelopes, and its rich birdlife. Special photographic blinds have been built at strategic places where wildlife congregates.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$890 - $1600
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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Ruaha National Park is one of the unexplored parks in Tanzania with the largest elephant sanctuary. It lies 130 km west of Iringa. The name Ruaha derives from the great Ruaha River which flows along its entire eastern border creating spectacular gorges and scenery, while hippos, crocodiles, turtles and fish inhabit the river.

Elephants are often to be seen on the banks of the Ruaha River. Lions, giraffes and other animals can also be found in this area.

The park is also known for its concentration of greater and lesser kudus, its roan and sable antelopes, and its rich birdlife. Special photographic blinds have been built at strategic places where wildlife congregates.

The terrain within most of the park is a well-wooded, undulating plateau at an average altitude of 915m with mountains in the south rising 1600 meters and in the west rising up to 1900 m above sea level. The Great Ruaha River passes through the park.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam/Mikumi  National Park
Morning after breakfast, departs to Mikumi National Park followed by game drives in the park , animals commonly found Include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here. Dinner and overnight will be at the Camp/Lodge.


Day 2: Mikumi National Park/Ruaha National Park
After breakfast checks out and launch the journey to Ruaha with lunch in Iringa Town, continue to National Park where you will arrive in the afternoon. Evening short game drives in the park or relaxation at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp/Bandas.

 

Day 3: Game drives in Ruaha National Park
Morning after breakfast, game viewing drives in Ruaha National Park, look for Roan and Sable antelope, Hippo Crocodile, waterbuck, Reedbuck and Buffalo venture to the rivers edge to drink, attracting the attention of Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Wild dog and jackal and many more antelopes include Dik dik. There are many birds in the park include Eurasia migrants that Comes to visit the park twice a year. Dinner and overnight will be at Camp/Bandas.

Day 4: Walking Safari & drive to Iringa
After breakfast walking safari accompanied by an experienced guide, here you will have the opportunity to ‘touch the wild’. Lunch will be at the camp/lodge. In the afternoon game viewing drive en route to Iringa Town for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Iringa/Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast, short tour to Ismila Stone Age Site and depart to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive late evening and drop of at the hotel or airport.

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What included:- Pick /drop ex airport/seaport or hotel before and after the trip  -Park entrance fees into the game reserve, Accommodations and meals as per itinerary, The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide,  game drives and activities as per itinerary, Drinking water, Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a roof hatch that pop up to enable easy game viewing and photography, Group size is 5 participants on private.

Not included in the cost:-Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages, Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary. Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and etc, Airport departure tax, Local/International flights, Visas, Travel/flying doctors rescue services, Personal and baggage insurance.

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Hyena
Hyena
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Game drives
Game drives
Photography
Photography
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