11 days – Southern Tanzania Private Safari

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11 days
Private Safari
Dar es Salaam - Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Min Age : N/A
Tour Details

Have you seen the Northern world famous parks of Tanzania and are you ready to explore the Southern parks? Or would you like to explore a less touristy part of Tanzania? Then this is the perfect private safari for you! Highlights include Selous Game Reserve, Dar es Salaam,  Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park. With your private Tanzania guide and private safari vehicle you can enjoy as many game drives as you like. You spend the nights at small intimate comfortable safari camps with excellent location to explore the parks. 

Highlights

Selous Game Reserve, Dar es Salaam,  Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Ruaha National Park and Mikumi National Park.

Comfort and service in the wild
African Travels takes the view that your accommodations are just as important as the safari itself. That is why we make sure that the accommodation we book for you is of excellent standard. Virtually all accommodations are built according to the same principle, in a central location, with a partly open restaurant surrounded by a varying number of guest rooms sleeping two or more people. Each room has its own bathroom facilities. What they all share in common is the incomparable, unique safari atmosphere. The rooms are decorated with natural materials and colours, with romantic mosquito nets draped over large beds with soft and comfortable duvets and lovely crisp linens. Imagine watching the sun set over the breathtaking landscape, or chatting by the fire al fresco, under the stars. These memories will last you a lifetime. At night, you will sleep like a baby, and if you don’t, you can listen to the orchestra of the wilderness. Can you hear the elephants, the lions or the hyenas? Dinner and breakfast offer a wide choice of African and western dishes, usually served as a buffet. More and more accommodations feature swimming pools.

Optional beach extension
Tanzania has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. White sandy beach, clear blue sea. On request we add a beach service in a small-scale resort, boutique hotel, budget hostel or private villa. Ask us about the possibilities!

Optional excursions
Extra excursions such as a hot air balloon safari, a visit to a coffee plantation, bicycle tours, cooking class, etc. can be added to the travel program on request!

This is a customized trip. Additional overnight stays, upgrades and route changes are possible on request!

[Detailed Itinerary]

Departure & Return Location

Dar es Salaam – Dar es Salaam

Departure Time

Early morning on day 1 of itinerary

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transport in a chauffeur driven Land Cruiser safari vehicle with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
  • Services of a qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle (unless specified)
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • All meet and greet services
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • 24 hours emergency support
  • On safari accessories in the vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, and a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  • Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  • Reservation and handling fees
  • Coverage by Guarantee Fund

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Visas and insurance
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Supplement drop-off in Mombasa
  • Upgrade to 4 or 5* accommodation
  • Holiday supplements over Easter, Christmas and New Year.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item(s) and activities not included in our itinerary

Accommodation

10 nights in small guesthouses & tented camps

[Pictures of Accommodation]

Comfort and service in the wild
African Travels takes the view that your accommodations are just as important as the safari itself. That is why we make sure that the accommodation we book for you is of excellent standard. Virtually all accommodations are built according to the same principle, in a central location, with a partly open restaurant surrounded by a varying number of guest rooms sleeping two or more people. Each room has its own bathroom facilities. What they all share in common is the incomparable, unique safari atmosphere. The rooms are decorated with natural materials and colours, with romantic mosquito nets draped over large beds with soft and comfortable duvets and lovely crisp linens. Imagine watching the sun set over the breathtaking landscape, or chatting by the fire al fresco, under the stars. These memories will last you a lifetime. At night, you will sleep like a baby, and if you don’t, you can listen to the orchestra of the wilderness. Can you hear the elephants, the lions or the hyenas? Dinner and breakfast offer a wide choice of African and western dishes, usually served as a buffet. More and more accommodations feature swimming pools.

Itinerary

Day 1-2Arrival - Dar es Salaam

Welcome in Tanzania! You will be welcomed by our transfer. The next day you can relax and acclimatize, enjoy the beach and pool after your long flight.

Day 3-4Selous Game Reserve

At 8 a.m. you will be collected by your driver guide. Drive to Selous will end in a game drive closer to the park, about 7-9 hrs drive. If this is too long, we can book a charger flight to Selous to start your safari from there.

Enjoy the next couple of days in Selous.
The remote and little-visited Selous Game Reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area and is the largest of its kind in Africa. At an unbelievable 55,000 sq km it is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the North. The landscape here has remained almost as it was before tourism began and the massive park has only a few accommodation options. The Great Rufiji River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the reserve, creating a network of forests and woodlands around the lagoons, sandbanks and lakes with tall palm trees adding to the scenic splendour. Because of its size and remoteness, the reserve has over 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephant, 108,000 buffalos and an estimated 1,300 of the worlds’ roughly 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs, giving guests an opportunity to glimpse all of these exotic animals in true unspoilt wilderness. Boating, walking safaris and fly camping are all available in the Selous.

Day 5-6Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The next couple of days you will spend in the unspoiled wilderness of Udzungwa Mountains National Park. This is a long days drive, about 7 hrs, but a beautiful rural part of Tanzania.

Spread across the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains National Park boasts a diverse range of natural habitats including tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. This vast expanse of unspoiled wilderness serves as a habitat for over 400 animal species.

Day 7-8Ruaha National Park

Your guide will drive you to your next stunning wilderness destination: Ruaha.

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds.

Day 9-10 Mikumi National Park

To finish your safari you will explore Mikumi National Park. It will not be as impressive as your previous safaris but the park has its charm.

Situated just 300 kilometres away from the capital, Mikumi is one of Tanzania’a most accessible national parks, composed of low-lying wetlands flanked by mountains on either side.

Day 11End of Itinerary - drop off Dar es Salaam

Time to go home. Your guide will drop you off at the airport of Dar es Salaam.
On request we can book a Zanzibar or Seychelles extension.

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