To experience specific unique and exotic wildlife and landscapes other than those in the Serengeti, you may be interested in Southern Tanzania Safaris. These safaris are designed around your specific interests such as viewing the chimpanzee kingdom at Mahale Mountain National Park along Lake Tanganyika or viewing over 450 species of birds at Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park. Mikumi National Park, Katavi National Park, Udzungwa National Park and Selous Game Reserve are home to animals typically found bordering Tanzania and Mozambique such as the African Wild Dog, Selous zebras, Nyasaland wildebeest, Cape buffalo, Lichtenstein hartebeest, huge herds of elephants, large groups of hippos, and prides of lion. You will also see leopards, crocodiles, kudus, Sable antelopes, Roan antelopes, waterbucks, bush bucks, and giraffes.
We have several safari options that can be extensions to your wildlife safari and safari vacation packages listed below:
Guests arriving at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) will be met by a Tanzania Roadside Expeditions representative who will brief you and transfer you to your hotel. Accommodations will be booked on a half board basis that includes dinner and breakfast.
After breakfast, we depart on our full day drive to Selous Game Reserve.
After breakfast, we will depart for a full day of game viewing in the Selous Game Reserve. Selous is the biggest game reserve in Africa. It covers more than 31,000 sq. mi. / 50,000 sq. km. In Selous, you will have the opportunity to see big herds of elephants, greater kudu, and Nyasa land wildebeests, African wild dogs, Selous zebras, crocodiles and the hippos that wallow in the Rufiji River.
After breakfast, we will depart for our walking tour inside the reserve area where you have the opportunity to see the animals up close. After lunch, we will go for a boating and canoeing expedition on the Rufiji River. In the evening, we will return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we drive to Morogoro for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we will depart on our drive to Mikumi National Park for a half day tour. Mikumi is famous for big herds of elephants, buffalos and impalas. You will also have the opportunity to see lots of zebras, giraffes, lions and watch different species of beautiful and colorful birds.
After breakfast, we depart for a full day of game viewing inside the park. In the evening, we drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we will drive to Ruaha National Park for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we begin our full day of game viewing. Ruaha National Park is famous for big cats like lions, leopards and cheetahs. You can also see bat eared fox, roan antelopes, sable antelopes and lesser kudu and greater kudu and you can occasionally see the endangered African dog. You will see lots of crocodiles and the hippos wallowing in the Rufiji River. Ruaha is also the site of beautiful and diverse species of birds. In the evening, we will have a walking tour to view nocturnal animals that are rarely seen up close. We will also canoe in the Rufiji River.
After breakfast, we will depart for a half day tour inside the park. In the afternoon, we return to the hotel for a hot lunch and transfer to the Msembe air strip for your flight to Dar-es-Salaam for half day room use and an early dinner prior to the transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Day use room accommodation:
Single room supplement is $540
Full board bases accommodations at the lodges during your safari. Tanzania Roadside Expeditions provides private transport (with no mile / kilometer restriction) in a 4×4 vehicle with roof hatches with VHF radio, a GSM contact with our base in Arusha , an English speaking driver/guide, park entry fees, canoeing on the Rufiji river, flight from Ruaha to Dar-es-Salaam, walking tour and drinks including the mineral water.
Note: We do not have control over government taxes (park fees and airport taxes). We will try our best to keep the accommodation as mentioned but in case of over booking, we will provide a different accommodation of the same quality.
Tips, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport taxes, visas and international airline ticket.
OFFER: All transfers are free.