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8 Days selous, ruaha and mikumi park safari

8 Days Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi Park Safari

Experience the Wilderness: A Selous and Mikumi National Park Safari. Embark on an unforgettable 8-day safari adventure through the southern circuit, exploring three remarkable national parks: Selous National Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Mikumi National Park. This safari promises a rich experience, allowing you to witness incredible wildlife species in their natural habitats throughout the journey.

Day 1: Departure to Selous Game Reserve

Embark on a thrilling journey from Dar es Salaam by 4×4 vehicle to the expansive Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at Rufiji River Camp and delve into the wilderness of Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Conclude the day with an afternoon game drive, marveling at the diverse wildlife, before returning to Rufiji River Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Explore Selous Game Reserve

Spend the entire day immersed in the beauty of Selous Game Reserve, participating in classic-style game drives in open 4×4 vehicles. Witness the varied landscapes, from woodland grasslands to dense thickets, and encounter common species like waterbuck, southern reedbuck, and bushbuck. Rare sightings of sable antelope, lions, and greater kudu await. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve and Udzungwa Mountain National Park

After breakfast, embark on a walking safari with an armed ranger to explore the reserve’s vegetation and encounter its diverse wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride safari along the Rufiji River, observing hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Later, transfer to Udzungwa Mountain National Park for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Full Day Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

Continue your exploration of Selous Game Reserve with another full day of game drives. Marvel at the majestic Rufiji River and the Stiegler Canyon, and perhaps opt for a trekking safari to further immerse yourself in the park’s beauty. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 5: Transfer to Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, drive to Mikumi National Park with a picnic lunch, arriving at Vuma Hill Camp. Explore the park, known for its diverse wildlife and the opportunity to spot the “Big Five.” Enjoy dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Camp.

Day 6: Journey to Ruaha National Park

Drive to Ruaha National Park, renowned for its rare antelope species and large elephant population. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before an afternoon game drive. Marvel at the park’s stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife before settling in for dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 7: Full Day Game Viewing in Ruaha National Park

Experience a full day of game viewing in Ruaha National Park, home to approximately 10,000 elephants and a diverse array of wildlife species. Explore the park’s river area, teeming with hippo and crocodile, and encounter lion, leopard, and other predators. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 8: Return to Mikumi National Park

Depart Ruaha National Park after breakfast and return to Mikumi National Park. Enjoy lunch at Vuma Hill Tented Camp before an afternoon game viewing session, marveling at the park’s abundant wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Camp.

Day 9: Departure to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, depart for Dar es Salaam, where you’ll enjoy lunch before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

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