10 Day Safari in Ruaha and Udzungwa Mountains

Safari in Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa Mountains includes well maintained and extended Toyota Land Cruisers with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing.
Our safaris include all park fees, an English speaking driver guide, meals and lodge accommodations.
Safaris can range widely in cost – depending on how many days, how many people, the level of luxury you’re looking for and many other factors.

Destination Group size 2-4 persons Group Size 4-6 persons Group Size 6-8* persons
Mikumi & Ruaha Price starts-$2950-pp Price starts-$2750-pp Price starts-$2450-pp

The above prices should be used as a guide only. Real pricing will be based on group size and itinerary desires.
Pricing is normally based on the number of people and the options desired for the safari.
For smaller groups pricing can be similar and sometimes less expensive than regular expedition prices listed on the website.
For larger groups, the price may be similar to our posted prices but the private option is an excellent way to ensure you are receiving a level of attention that is determined by your particular needs.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam.
Arrive anytime at Dar es Salaam a private transfer from the airport to Slipway hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Slipway hotel, which is beautifully located on the Indian Ocean views, and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Slipway hotel: Half board.
Day 2: Game drive in Selous Game Reserve:
Morning at 0830hrs pickup from your hotel in Dar or Dar Es Salaam and drive to Selous Game Reserve. You will have picnic lunch on the way and the journey will take about 5hours through the most unexplored and untouched areas in Tanzania. In the afternoon embark on boat safari, where you’ll admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.
Dinner and overnight at Selous Serena Camp: Full board.
Day 3: Game drive and walking safari in Selous Game Reserve:
These days you will explore Selous Game Possible activities include game drives, guided bush walks and bird watching. The Selous Game Reserve is home to a high diversity of both large mammal and bird species and the world’s largest population of African Hunting Dogs exists in the reserve. A game drive along the network of rough roads is reliably rewarding, especially during the dry season around the lakes.
Dinner and overnight at Selous Serena Camp: Full board.
Day 4: Game drive in Mikumi National Park:
Early morning breakfast game drive en route to Mikumi National Park Morogoro over the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms for sunset game drive in the park.
Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp: Full board.
Day 5: Another full day game drive in Mikumi National Park:
Morning after breakfast, with picnic lunch you will have full day game drives in the park look for Elephant, Lion, Wild dog, Zebras, Hyena, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Eland Hartebeest, Crocodile, Lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.
Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp: Full board.
Day 6: Game drive in Ruaha National Park:
After breakfast departs to Ruaha National Park with stop over for lunch in Iringa Town; continue to National Park where you will arrive in the afternoon. Evening short game drives in the park or relaxation at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hill Top Lodge: Full board.
Day 7: Another full day game drive in Ruaha National Park:
Two full days game drives in Ruaha National Park, look for Roan and Sable antelopes, Hippos, Crocodiles, waterbucks, Reedbucks and Buffalos venture to the rivers edge to drink, attracting the attention of Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Wild dogs, jackals and many more. Walking in the wilderness involve vast tracts of unfenced wilderness and the freedom to explore the bush and observe some of its great wildlife on foot.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hill Top Lodge: Full board.
Day 8: Full day safari in Udzungwa Mountains National Park:
After breakfast, depart to Udzungwa Mountains National Park with packed lunch and game viewing on the way. You will arrive in the early afternoon followed by relaxation at the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge: Full board.
Day 9: Full day Walking safari in Udzungwa Mountains:
After breakfast, start walking in this beautiful Park enjoying and experience the stunning natural beauty of the park. Picnic lunch in the bush then proceed exploring the area wonderful Sanje waterfall endemic Red Colobus Monkey and beautiful scenery.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge: Full board.
Day 10: Mikumi to Dar es Salaam:
After breakfast, game drive en route back to Dar arrives in the early afternoon and transfer to the port or airport for your next schedule.
Safari Include:
1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
2. Private guide
3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
5. Park fees
6. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
7. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
8. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
9. Membership in Flying Doctor Service
Excludes:
1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
3. Meals not listed above
4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
5. Tips and any items of personal nature.

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