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Selous Game Reserve/Mikumi National Park- 5Days/4nights

A 50,000 sq. km Natural World Heritage Site, this is a stunning and largely undisturbed natural sanctuary that offers a plethora of large game and matchless photo opportunities. A 50,000 sq. km Natural World Heritage Site, this is a stunning and largely undisturbed natural sanctuary that offers a plethora of large game and matchless photo opportunities. Populated by hippopotamus, elephant, cheetah, giraffe and crocodile live in this immense sanctuary. The number and variety of game is largely due to its diverse vegetation that includes dense thicket, forest and open wooded grasslands.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $890 - $1600
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Selous, Mikumi
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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  • Birding
  • Boating
The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it – from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi’s elephants.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam /Selous Game Reserve

Morning depart to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch, the journey will take 6hours. Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile and fantastic birdlife. Animals make their way to the river to drink and boats may approach elephant, lion, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck and other game on the river banks to within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Hippo Camp.


Day 2: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve
You will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Hippo Camp.


Day 3: Selous Game Reserve/Mikumi National Park
Morning after breakfast, wilderness walking safari with guidance of an armed ranger take 2hrs. Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning. After walking meet with your vehicle and game drive en route to Mikumi National Park, the journey is the most amazing and truly wild and untouched areas of Tanzania. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the southern circuit. Dinner and overnight will be at Angalia Camp

Day 4: Mikumi National Park Full day
Morning after breakfast with packed lunch a full day game viewing in the park. Animals commonly found Include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centrepiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Dinner and overnight will be at the campiste/Hotel/Lodge.


Day 5: Mikumi National Park/Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast, with picnic lunch you will have full day game drives in the park look for Elephant, Lion, Wild dog, Zebras, Hyena, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Eland Hartebeest, Crocodile, Lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park. In the afternoon transfer back to Dar es Salaam, where you will arrive late evening and drop off 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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