6 Days Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks

Day One: Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve

The guide will pick you up from Dar es Salaam city center and proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch. Late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River.

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. For the birders, some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp

Day Two: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

It will take you a full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the Reserve. It is much better if you get a permit to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. Selous Game Reserve is famous for its hippos and elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp. Full board

Day Three: Selous Game Reserve - Mikumi National Park

After early breakfast, you will start with morning walking safari, Later proceed to Mikumi National Park with picnic lunch. Have a walking safari which starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger and takes around two hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains by unpaved roads, across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the Tanzania Tourist Circuit. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp. Full board

Day Four: Mikumi National Park - Ruaha National Park

After an early breakfast morning game drive of the Mikumi park with picnic lunch. Then depart for Ruaha. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in this park. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Camp. Full board

Day Five: Game drive in Ruaha National Park

After breakfast full day game drives in Ruaha National Park, Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Camp which is built overlooking the Great Ruaha River and blends into its natural surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves part of the wild.

Day Six: Ruaha National Park - Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, drive with your picnic lunch to Dar es Salaam. End of the tour