6 Days 5 Nights Ruaha, Mikumi, Selous

6 Days 5 Nights Itinerary

Day 1 :Drive to Ruaha National Park:

7:30 am – Morning flight to Ruaha National Park that departs around 10:30 am. Land at Msembe Airstrip where you shall be picked up by your driver guide and be taken to your lodge for lunch. After lunch relax at lodge and discuss with your lodge Manager and driver guide about the following day program. Flight time from Dar-Es-Salaam to Ruaha is 3 hours. 7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Ruaha


Day 2: Full day at Ruaha National Park :

7:00 am – Breakfast 8:00 am – Full day Game Drive and walking Safaris with lunch/picnic lunch at Ruaha National Park one of Tanzania’s best kept wildlife secrets. Previous inaccessibility made it unaffected by the ravages of mankind. It is Tanzania’s biggest elephant sanctuary and location of the Great Ruaha River flowing along its eastern border creating spectacular gorges. The Ruaha National park is home to hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks, reedbucks, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, jackals and many elephants. Best time to visit is the dry season from May to December where animals are concentrated around the shrinking water courses. Activities consist of game drive and walking through in the dense bush with an armed ranger. 7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Ruaha


Day 3 : Drive to Mikumi National Park from Ruaha:

6:00 am – Breakfast 7:00 am – With picnic lunch drive to Mikumi National Park. The park is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the East and the Rift Valley Escarpments to the Southwest. It is close to the Selous ecosystem and is therefore part of it. It benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. The Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is suitable very well for a short visit. After arrival at Mikumi National Park you go for Game Drive. 7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Mikumi. The travel time/distance is approximately (5 Hrs / 430 kms).


Day 4: Drive from Mikumi National Park to Selous Game Reserve:

6:00 am – Early morning Game Drive at Mikumi National Park. 8:00 am – After breakfast, with picnic lunch, drive to Selous Game Reserve. You shall arrive in time for Boat Safaris along the Rufiji River 7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Selous


Day 5 : Drive at Selous Game Reserve:

7:00 am – Breakfast 8:00 am – Full day of Game Drive and walking Safaris at Selous Game Reserve named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland. The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. Activities are game drive, boat safari and walking safari with an armed ranger or a Masai guide as you explore the bush by nature walk. 7:30 pm – Dinner and overnight in Selous


Day 6 : Back to Dar-es-Salaam:

6:00 am – Early morning Game Drive at Selous followed by late breakfast. After late breakfast, drive back to Dar-Es-Salaam with arrival late afternoon/early evening. Travel time/distance (6-7Hrs / 1,575 kms).

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