11 Days Remarkable Southern Circuit Safari - LuiTours and Safaris

11 Days Remarkable Southern Circuit Safari

Southern Tanzania

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6 days


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Tour description: Experience 11 action packed days in Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha national parks and Udzungwa mountain. Take part in an exciting boat safari and enjoy memorable adventures on full day game drives in Selous Game Reserve, participate in a walking safari and big 5 and big cats in sightings, crocodiles, zebra, impalas and many other in Ruaha and Mikumi national parks, hiking trials, birds and monkey watching in Udzungwa.

Tour Itinerary
After breakfast, then introduction from Luitours stuffs you will be picked up from your hotel/Airport in Dar es salaam drive to Selous game reserve which is almost (218.6 km) approximates 4 hours driving, arrive at Hippo camp in time for lunch (or if arriving late than just light refreshments). Nestled within the woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River. Enjoy sunset cruise on our comfortable rooms, watching for hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sunset over this enormous river. Dinner and your overnight stay at camp, if you will arrive early you will do game drive/boat safari.
After breakfast in the morning enjoy full day game drive by modified safari vehicle with a professional guide. Great animals sightings including all the great favorites lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. You will also see a large variety of birds, wonderful scenery with varied topography including wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with vast views of far off mountains, in the afternoon packed lunch and some time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink, enjoy 3 hours boat safari in Rufiji River in the evening you will head back to the lodge for a delicious sunset dinner when you’re ready and then retire for the night.
You will spend the full day on a game drive within Selous Game Reserve, so named after the explorer Frederick Selous. Selous is the largest protected wildlife reserve and a UN World Heritage site. Its topography varies from rolling Savannah woodland to grassland plain and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. Later you will explore the bush during a walking safari with an armed ranger and/or Maasai guide. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp. You will participate boot safari and walking safari with your lunch boxes.
After breakfast with your lunch boxes drive to Mikumi National Park 6 hours driving, arrive late afternoon/evening with en route game drive in Mikumi national park you will able to see zebras, impala, giraffe and elephants and dinner overnight at Camp Bastian
After breakfast from lodge with packed lunches drive for full day game drive in Mikumi national park, during evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Bastian Camp.
Today you will depart for Udzungwa Mountain National Park, arriving in the afternoon. Take part in a half-day of hiking and bird watching in the pristine rain forest. Later you will trek towards the Sanje waterfalls for spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Bastian Camp
After breakfast, hiking through the beautiful forests and landscape scenery of Udzungwa with packed lunch boxes with a professional guide, on the way you will learn about various trees used for traditional healing, a bird life and then heading to the top for a great and an amazing view of the 'Sanje Waterfalls' And while on top of the Waterfall, you can have a great view of the enormous Kilombero Sugarcane Valley (one of the biggest Tanzania's sugarcane plantation). Back in the late evening for hot dinner and stay the night at Bastian Camp
After breakfast early in the morning from Udzungwa Mountains by Jeep drive direct to Ruaha national park almost 274 km with lunch boxes via Iringa town, you will be passing though country side and have nice scenery and beautiful valleys and mountains. Upon arrival you will visit to the museum, which holds the head of the great local chief Mkwawa who resisted the Germans/in Iringa town, then drive to Ruaha hilltop lodge
After breakfast, lunch boxes experience extensive game drives in Ruaha National Park in order to explore its topography and wildlife. Ruaha is the second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River, which flows along its entire eastern border, creates spectacular gorges and scenery and features a large of number of hippos and crocodiles. Special animals that inhabit the park include both the greater and lesser kudu and the roan and sable antelope. Bird life is also rich, with over 370 species recorded. Your dinner and overnight will be at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge.
Breakfast shall be between 7:00 am and at 8:00 am, with your packed lunch-box you shall go and enjoy a half-day game drive with great sighting of the animals you missed other days and have your picnic lunch at 1:00 pm. After your lunch, you will be traveling to Iringa Town for resting and overnight at Alexzandra hotel in Iringa town.
After breakfast from the hotel start drive to Dar es Salaam, you will take your lunch in Morogoro before proceed with drive, arrive at late evening at your hotel in Dar.

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