17 Days Safari to Mikumi, Ruaha, Iringa, Morogoro, Selous and Zanzibar Island

Day 1: Arrival Dar es Salaam

Meet and greet on arrival at Dar es Salaam airport, then get transfer to Mediterraneo Hotel for Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Dar es Salaam /Mikumi National Park

Full day of game drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Overnight Vuma Hills Tented camp (B.L.D.)

Day 3: Mikumi national park

Full day of game drives around Mikumi. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest,

Elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Overnight Vuma Hills Tented camp (B.L.D.) 

Day 4: Mikumi / Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, depart for Ruaha National Park (long drive of some 7.8 hours via Mikumi and Iringa). In the afternoon we reach the lodge constructed on and around a rocky kopje overlooking the Great Ruaha River. The Lodge provides comfortable accommodation and good food while blending into its surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves a part of the wild. Both the dining “Banda” and the bar, in elevated position above the river combine comfort and coolness together with the most spectacular views.

Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (B.L.D.)

Days 5:  Ruaha National Park

Two full day game drives at Ruaha National Park with picnic lunch.

Ruaha, with an area of 10,300sq.km. Is the second largest park and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania? The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border, creating spectacular gorges and scenery, features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals include Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Bird life is rich, with over 370 species recorded. Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge. (B.L.D.)

Day 6: Ruaha/Iringa Kisolanza old farm

After breakfast you will have morning game drive in Ruaha National park after lunch you will drive to Iringa Kisolanza old farm for Dinner and overnight, later on the day you will visit Kisolanza old farm, take in the fresh air and stretch your legs as you amble around the farm beautiful scenic walks that take you through natural bush and to beautiful dams. Kisolanza Farm is renowned for its diverse bird life. The farm is a birdwatchers paradise

Dinner and overnight at Kisolanza Luxury cottage (B.L.D.)

Day 7:  Iringa / Morogoro

After breakfast you will drive to Morogoro Town in with picnic lunch box, Dinner and overnight at Nashera Hotel

(B.L.D.)

Day 8: Morogoro / Selous Game Reserve

Depart after breakfast with packed lunch boxes for Selous Game Reserve. The drive will make you pass through farms along Uluguru Mountains and villages. On arrival in Selous you will start with afternoon game drives with overnight at Sable Maintain Lodge, (B.L.D.)

Day 9: North West boundary of Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast you will have morning and afternoon game later on the day you will drive to Selous Kinga lodge for dinner and overnight, (B.L.D.)

Day 10/11: Selous Game Reserve

Start with morning game drives and after your morning game drives you drive back for your fresh lunch at Hippo Campsite. After lunch you will relax along the banks of River Rufiji before going for afternoon boat safari in Rufiji River with overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge.(B.L.D.)

Day 12: Selous /Zanzibar

After breakfast; you will be driven to Selous Airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar.

On arrival into Zanzibar you will be met and taken Dhow Palace where you will be booked in on a B&B basis.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

2 small bottles of water (500ml) per person are also provide,

Day 13 Zanzibar

At 9am you will be picked up and taken on a morning Stone Town City Tour (which will take you through fabled Stone Town where history appears to stand still). With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingston’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques. Later you will be taken across to Prison Island to see the turtles. Afterwards you will be returned to the hotel for overnight on B&B basis (as there are restaurants in Stone town for your other meals).

Overnight at Dhow Palace again (on a B&B basis).

Day 14: North Zanzibar

At 9am you will be taken to Langi Langi http://www.langilangizanzibar.com/ at Nungwi, on the northern tip of Zanzibar Island.  This is the best beach section of Zanzibar. You will be booked into this hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

On your way you will have a Spice Tour (which includes lunch). The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. The spice tour does not only involve spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking.

Overnight at Langi Langi on B&B basis 

Days 15/16 North Zanzibar 

Have a relaxing day at the beach.

Overnight at Langi Langi on B&B basis. 

Day 17: Zanzibar /Departure

After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight (time flight details to be advised).

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The below price is per person sharing in US $

2people 4 people 6 people
$ 5,720 $ 4,670 $4,205

Single room supplement $ 804

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
  • Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room)
  • Activities and meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees, and government taxes.
  • Services of our own trained English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Game drives in Land Rover/Cruiser with pop up and guarantee window seat!
  • Bottled water while on safari.
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari.
  • Domestic flight from Selous to Zanzibar

Price Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler’s insurance.
  • Tips to driver-guide