14 Days Complete Southern Circuit
Our 14-day Southern Circuit safari includes all the national parks of the Southern Circuit: Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Saadani National Park.
Day to day
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Dar es Salaam
Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport. Meet and greet by your guide and transfer to the city of Dar es Salaam for an overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to Nyerere National Park (Selous)
Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve). Boat trip in the afternoon on the Rufiji River, with chances of seeing crocodiles, hippos and many different bird species.
Day 3: Game drives in Selous
Early breakfast at the lodge and full day game drive in Nyerere afterwards. Picnic lunch on our way.
Nyerere National Park is the biggest game reserve of Tanzania and the best place to see African Wild Dogs.
Day 4: Waling Safari and Game drive in Selous
After breakfast, we have a walking safari. Game drive along the Rufiji River afterwards.
It is also possible to make a boat trip in the afternoon (optional).
Day 5: Transfer to Nyerere National Park (West)
Game drive in the morning and on our way as we drive to the western part of Nyerere. Enjoy the beginning of the mountains in this totally different part of Nyerere.
Day 6: Transfer to Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Mikumi National Park.
Mikumi is known for its large herds of elephants and is also known as the 'little Serengeti'. Mikumi is also a good place to see lions and huge Baobab trees.
Day 7: Transfer to Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, you will do a game drive in Mikumi National Park. Transfer to Ruaha National Park afterwards. We drive through the mountains and make a stop at a small village to see the rural way of local life beneath a huge Baobab tree.
Day 8: Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park
Early morning breakfast at the lodge. Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park afterwards. Picnic lunch on our way.
Ruaha has a magnificent scenery and abundant wildlife, including elephant, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, eland, African Wild Dog, cheetah and large prides of lion.
Day 9: Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park
Early morning breakfast at the lodge. Another full day game drive in this beautiful national park. Picnic lunch on our way.
It is also possible to do a walking safari or visit the local people (both activities optional).
Day 10: Transfer to Udzungwa National Park
Today we drive to the Udzungwa Mountains. Ideal for walking safaris.
The Udzungwa Mountains are famous for its biological unique and very beautiful forest that harbours plant and wildlife species found nowhere else in the world. This park has about six species of primates (2 endemics).
Day 11: Transfer to Morogoro Town
After breakfast we start hiking in the Udzungwa Mountains. We walk up to Sanje Falls. It is possible to swim at the base of the waterfall. With a little luck we will see some of the (endemic) monkey species and some other endemic animals. We take lunch in the hotel. Transfer to Morogoro afterwards.
Day 12: Transfer to Saadani National Park
Transfer from Morogoro to Saadani National Park. Relax at the lodge along the beach, go for a swim in the Indian Ocean or make a canoe trip through the mangroves if time allows (optional).
Day 13: Game drive and boat trip
After breakfast have a game drive in the morning as we drive to the Wami river for a boat trip in the afternoon. It is also possible to relax at the beach.
Saadani is the only Tanzanian National Park bordering the Indian Ocean, where wildlife watching can be done from the beach.
Day 14" Transfer to Dar es Salaam
Relax at the beach. Transfer to Dar es Salaam. Optional shopping or city tour through Dar es Salaam (if time allows). Transfer to the airport for your flight home or to Zanzibar.
End of tour
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Park entrance fees.
All mentioned activities
Car hire and fuel.
Transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
English speaking guide/driver.
Additional drinks like wines,beers.