5 days Mikumi and Ruaha safari

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The overview

This 5-day Ruaha National Park and Mikumi wildlife safari immerses you in the unspoiled grandeur of southern Tanzania by exploring Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks. This safari delivers a superb experience of Tanzania’s wildlife in Ruaha and Mikumi with exciting game viewing and sightseeing. Ruaha National Park is notable for its rare sable antelopes, large herds of elephants, and roan, and it is also Africa’s largest and most pristine park. Many creatures can be seen in Mikumi National Park, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, lions, wild dogs, yellow baboons, and hippos

Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Dar es Salaam and transfer to Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, the driver will meet you and take you on a 5 to 6 hour trip to Mikumi National Park. He will update you on the schedule as you drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park, where you should arrive in time for lunch. You will have lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, go on a game drive to explore the park’s diverse wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, wild dogs, elands, zebras, Hyenas, wildebeest, hartebeests, crocodiles, hippos, and lizards are among the animals found in Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is also home to over 300 documented bird species. Return to your accommodation and unwind after a game drive

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Full day game drive and Masaai cultural encounter

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.

After lunch, continue your game drive through the forest. You may observe elephant families, herds of giraffes, impalas, and antelopes, lions, wildebeests, buffalos, and a big number of zebras, wild birds, and crocodiles, among other things, in Mikumi National Park. Spend the entire day searching for and seeing wild animals in Mikumi’s huge territory.

In the late afternoon, visit the Masai hamlet 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. You return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Drive to Ruaha national park for afternoon game drive

After breakfast, depart for a 6-hour trip to Ruaha National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest National Park, after Nyerere, with a total surface area of 20,226 square kilometers. There are around 80 mammal species and 520 bird species in the park. The park gets its name from the Great Ruaha River, which runs through it and attracts a variety of animals all year.

In the afternoon, go on a wildlife drive in one of Africa’s most pristine and expansive parks. To name a few, expect to see buffalo, elephant, zebra, Common and defassa waterbuck, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, impala, giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, Lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, Spotted hyena, and jackal. There are also saddle-billed storks, goliath herons, white-headed plovers, and vultures may be observed. Dinner and an overnight stay at the resort

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Full day exploration of Ruaha national park

After an early breakfast, go on a full-day game viewing tour that includes morning and afternoon game drives. Ruaha is a beautiful landscape of grassy plains and mild hills filled with acacia and baobab trees that is home to one of the world’s greatest lion populations as well as one of East Africa’s few significant cheetah populations.

In addition to elephants, cape buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, and impalas, the park is home to large numbers of wild dogs, leopards, and hyenas. During your game drives, you’ll also get to see the park’s remarkable eastern and southern vegetation zones, which are home to not just a plethora of unusual animal species but also stunning plants. In the evening, retire to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 5: Nature walk and transfer back to Dar es Salaam

Meet your guide and armed rangers for a morning wildlife walk today after breakfast. Exploring Ruaha on foot allows you to get up close and personal with the unspoiled wilderness that it is. Enjoy close encounters with giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, and impalas, as well as bird watching. Lunch will be served at your lodge.

In the afternoon, you will be driven back to Dar es Salaam and dropped off at the hotel of your choice, putting this safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

5 days tanzania wildlife safari on mikumi and ruaha national park inclusions

  • Park entry fees
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes
  • Camping facilities and charges
  • Meals and specified drinks like water

5 days Tanzania wildlife safari on mikumi and ruaha national park Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Personal items like Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees.
  • Government imposed increase of taxes