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The overview

This 10-day safari in Tanzania’s southern parks allows you to see the most of the highlights in the south. You will be able to visit Nyerere Park for game viewing, Mikumi National Park for wildlife and walking safaris, and Ruaha National Park, which is rich in vegetation and animals like as Kudus. Then there’s a trip to Saadani, where the beach meets the jungle. This safari is ideal for exploring practically all of southern Tanzania’s parks and can be tailored to the client’s preferences

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The highlights of this safari

  • Unlimited Game drives
  • Boat rides
  • Guided nature walks
  • Relaxation at white sand beach
  • Birding
  • Scenic drives
  • Masaai cultural exploration

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam and transfer to the Hotel

Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will welcome you, afterwards transfer you to a hotel in Dar es Salaam where you will have dinner and overnight stay

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Drive to Selous game reserve, do afternoon boat cruise

After breakfast, you will be picked up and embark on drive to Selous Game Reserve from Dar es Salaam in the early morning. You’ll arrive in the afternoon and check into the lodge for a little recuperation.

Take a boat ride down the Mighty Rufiji River in the late afternoon. Crocodiles, hippos, white colobus monkeys, and a variety of birds, including fish eagles, pied kingfishers, and gigantic kingfishers, congregate here to quench their thirst. Crocodiles use this to hunt for prey, and you may notice some animal activity. After watching the sunset, you will return to your hotel or camp for dinner and overnight.

All meals are included in the meal plan.

Day 3: Full day wildlife viewing in Selous

Breakfast at the lodge before heading to the Selous Wildlife Reserve gates for a complete day of wildlife viewing in Africa’s largest game reserve. The whole day is going to be dedicated to wildlife game drives in the vast game reserve, looking for birds and animals. Expect to see gazelles, giraffes, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, kudus, and zebras, as well as African wild dogs, which are among the most endangered of all.

Selous was named after the late Frederick Selous, a well-known European explorer, and was later designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Selous Game Reserve, roughly the size of Switzerland, is an untouched African wilderness with a unique ecology that includes notable savannah trees, undulating savannah grassland plains, and rocky outcrops thought to have been formed by the Rufiji River many years ago. Big cats such as leopards and lion prides can also be found in Selous. You return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay after the wildlife drives.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Transfer to Mikumi national park and do afternoon game drive

After breakfast, drive to Mikumi National Park, with a wildlife drive along the way; this journey takes you to one of Tanzania’s most stunning and really wild and untouched locations. The tour will take you through small local towns and Masai farms, as well as up into the Uluguru Mountains and past rivers.

Take an afternoon game drive to see wild animals such as lions, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, and buffalo herds that migrate from high in the treetops. Giraffes forage in the shade, which Mikumi’s elephants also enjoy. There are around 400 bird species, including the colorful lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw, and bateleur eagle. The big attraction of the pair of pools located 5km north of the main entrance gate is a revolving cast of waterbirds. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 5: Full day game drive in Mkumi and evening Masaai community exploration

After breakfast, go on an early morning wildlife drive in Mikumi to observe the early risers, particularly large cats such as lions and leopards, as well as other unusual creatures when they are actively hunting.

Continue your game drive and you may spot elephant families, herds of giraffes, impalas, and antelopes, lions, wildebeests, buffalos, and a great number of zebras, wild birds, and crocodiles, among other things. Enjoy hunting for and seeing wild animals in Mikumi’s huge territory.

Visit the Masai village community in the evening to learn more about the Masai people. Learn a lot from Masai people, such as how their families live, how they marry, and the types of business activities they engage in to save money for living expenses. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night’s rest.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 6: Drive to Ruaha national park and afternoon game drive

After an early breakfast, you embark on a 5- to 6-hour trip to Ruaha National Park, covering around 320 kilometers. You will check into the lodge to recuperate upon arrival.

In the late afternoon, go on a sunset wildlife drive in the Ruaha bush. Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania is a lesser-known safari destination with a varied diversity of flora and animals. You will get a more private safari experience than in Northern Tanzania’s more popular parks. Among the creatures you will see are elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests, countless antelopes, and even lions. Following the game drive, you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 7: Whole day of wildlife viewing

Take a full-day game drive through Ruaha National Park after breakfast. It is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves because to its untouched environment, and it is almost as large as the Serengeti. Lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas, as well as elephants, giraffes, kudu, antelopes, hippo crocodiles, and impalas, are all protected in Ruaha National Park.

Ruaha National Park is a wilderness environment that combines game viewing with breathtaking scenery. The park has not been thoroughly explored or touched, giving guests a very unique experience. It has a wide variety of plants and animals that will satisfy you.

Ruaha National Park is well-known for its massive elephant population. More than 500 bird species have been recorded here, making it a birdwatcher’s dream. The bulk of the birds, such as Kingfishers, Hornbills, and Sunbirds, are native, while others, such as the White Stork, are migrants from other continents such as Asia, Europe, and inside Africa. While birds can be observed all year, the best time to see them is during the wet season. After an exciting day of seeing wild animals, return to the resort for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 8: Transfer to Sadaani national park

After an early breakfast, you embark a drive on an almost full-day trip to Sadaani National Park, where you will check into the lodge for leisure, dinner, and overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 9: Full day wildlife viewing at Saadani and beach relaxation

After breakfast, go on a morning game drive to see some of the early risers and some of the nocturnal species return to their hiding places. You can also to see some of the park’s large predators, such as lions, swing into action to catch their prey as you explore. Among the species you will see are lions, zebras, spotted hyenas, sable antelopes, buffaloes, big-eyed Rondo Galago, elephants, waterbucks, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes, and hartebeests.

In the afternoon, you will go on another game drive to see more of the park. Other options include birding expeditions and visits to fishing towns. After that, you’ll proceed to the lovely beach with white sand dotted with palm trees, where you may unwind while reminiscing about the day’s adventures, take a walk down the shoreline to see different water birds, and watch the glorious sun set beyond the ocean’s horizon. This is yet another area where you may take great photos. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 10: Boat cruise and transfer back to Dar es Salaam

After a leisurely breakfast, take a boat ride in Sadaani. Saadani National Park is remarkable in that it is Tanzania’s only park that extends all the way to the Indian Ocean, creating an enthralling habitat where land and sea collide. The boat safari follows the Wami River through the park until it touches the ocean. The riverbanks are home to a variety of wildlife species, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and other creatures have been spotted drinking from the river.

In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Dar es Salaam where you be dropped at the hotel or airport for your scheduled flight, bringing this safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions of this safari

  • Game drives and activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/ safari guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks
  • Park Entry fees



  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone, beverages.
  • Meals not listed above
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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