21 DAYS THE WILD OF SOUTH EAST TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI ITINERARY;
This road trip begins and ends in Dar es Salaam and takes you to the less visited national parks of south east Tanzania. Ideal for those that want to get off the tourist trail at friendly prices. Go on world class safaris in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, experience local village life in traditional Tanzanian highland villages, and go birding and chimp trekking in the Udzungwa Mountains.
Arrival in Daresalaam, the biggest city Tanzania. The historic city centre is truly sawahili, busy lively, traditional and conservative. It is surrounded by beaches and marina`s where most expertise live. Accommodation at Tansoma Hotel.
The Tamzama High way connects Dare salaam on the east coast with mbeya, bordering Zambia 900km further on the west. Your first stop flanking the Tanzania Highway is Selous Game reserve. It is smooth journey. Accommodation at selous River camp.
The main focal point of game drives for the red trippers staying at the camps to the east, is a network of rough roads to five lakes fed by the Rufiji river. Frequently seen on any game drives are impala, waterbucks, wildebeests and more with typically darker in color hand anywhere else in Tanzania. Not to be missed in a boat trip along the Rufiji River, particularly in the afternoon, when the light is just magical. For these game reserves we will have different activities such as Boating-1 full day, Walking Tour 1-full day, unlimited game drives for 3 full days. You will enjoy the natural activities with unlimited game drive by having much experiences and unforgettable in your life time. Accommodation at selous River camp.
After the great Breakfast at our Lodge, we do drive to morogoro , an orderly town at the base of the Uluguru Mountains. Wander around town or do an afternoon hike to the little visited uluguru mountains. Accommodation in Morogoro at Simbamwenni Lodge.
After our great breakfast at our Lodge, we do drive to mikumi national park. We will have 2-3 hours of drive, then we enter to the park to start exploring the unexpected after getting the permit at the gate. We will have the picnic lunch inside the park then we explore the evening game drive. The accommodation will be at Twansis Hotel.
Enjoy the day of game drives in mikumi National park. Mikumi protects a classic African Savannah landscape with large herds of zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo and lions, giraffe and elephants. The centre of action tends to be around the mkata river floodplain north west of the main road. It can be explored over 5-6 hours by following a 60m loop of game viewing roads that start at the main entrance gate towards the Dam in the north. Accommodation at Mikumi Adventure Lodge.
After the great breakfast to our camp, we do return to the east coast, towards udizungwa Mountain, to know explore the other side of the Tanzam High way, the hiker friendly Udzingwa Mountains. It is vastly different from Mikumi National park. It has a wide elevation variation, rising from 250m to 2500m and protects an unbroken covers of closed canopy forests from lowlands to montane forests. More than 25% of the plants species recoded here are endemic and many species of reptiles and primate are endemic to this rea too, under which the Udzungwa red colubus, sanjecrested Mangabey and dwarf galago. There are several excellent hiking trails in the park ranging from a few hours to multiple day hikes with camping inside the park. Going with guide is obligatory. You need to be quite fit as the hikes are steep and it is very humid and hot. Luckily there are streams and waterfalls along the way for refreshing swim. Accommodation at Udzungwa forest tented camp.
Drive to Iringa at 1,500altitude on a steep escarpment. Iringa is an important regional town an also sees quite some volunteers and NGO workers. It is the principal town of the Hehe people, said to provide most resistance to German colonization of the Tanzanian Tribes. The central market is nice to wander around and a good place to buy rugs and baskets. Accommodation at Neema Guests House.
The park entrance of Ruaha lies 100km west of Iringa along a fair dirt road. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Accommodation at Tandala Tented camp.
After Lunch to our hotel, we will have the half day game drive enroute to to iringa town, an orderly town. Wander around town doing some Town excussion if the time will allow us, then we head to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Accommodation at Neema Guest House or similar.
After breakfast you will have a short town walking in Iringa town before drive back to airport for your flight to Dare salaam or Zanzibar. This day you will have an opportunity to buy different ornaments for lifetime memory before drive to Iringa airport. This will be the end of your holiday to Africa and it will be our pleasure to hear you’re enjoying our safari with us.
The price will be 7,650 usd for Lodge safari per person sharing and 5,950 usd per person for camping safari.