Guided through Tanzania’s Southern Circuit, you’ll soon be an expert in all our wonderful wildlife. We’ll give you countless opportunities to marvel at our natural wonders as they live out their daily routines in some truly magnificent settings. The Nyerere National Park, the incomparable Mikumi National Park, beautiful Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Highlight after highlight, guaranteed lifetime memories of the best kind.
Day 1: ARRIVAL/DAR-ES-SALAAM
Picked up at Dar-Es-Salaam International airport and transferred to Mediterranean Hotel for overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. This hotel is set around beautiful landscaped African gardens, bursting with tropical flowers and shaded by palm trees, the cool interiors of our rustic cottage-style rooms offer welcome relief from the Tanzania sun, while the restaurant dishes up gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine. Overnight at Mediterranean Hotel.
Day 2: DAR-ES-SALAAM - NYERERE NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast drive to Nyerere National Park with packed lunch en route. In the late evening you will drive to Kinga Lodge for dinner and overnight. With an area of around 50,000sq km, (5% of Tanzania’s land surface) Nyerere National Park is one of the large protected areas in the world. Its size is stunning, bigger than Switzerland or Denmark, uninhabited and little touched by human interference. Visitors, therefore, find themselves in a pristine wilderness far away from the trodden tourist routes. Its wildlife (including some few remaining Black rhinos and Wild dogs) are very spectacular. Overnight at Kinga Lodge.
Day 3: NYERERE NATIONAL PARK.
Today you will have a full day of game drive in Nyerere National Park with picnic lunch. In the late afternoon, you will return to Kinga Lodge for dinner. Overnight at Kinga Lodge.
Day 4: NYERERE NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast depart from the northern circuit to the southern part of the reserve doing a full day of game drive. In the late afternoon, you will continue to Sable Moutain Lodge for dinner. Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge.
Day 5: NYERERE NATIONAL PARK – MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK.
After early breakfast depart with picnic lunch and drive to Mikumi National Park across the beautiful Uluguru Mountains, enjoying people and culture. Dinner at Mikumi Safari Lodge. With an area of about 3230km (Tanzania’s 4th largest Park); Mikumi is one of the most popular parks for both tourists and local people. Overnight at Mikumi Safari Lodge.
The park is framed the Uluguru mountains to the northeast and the Udzungwa Mountains to the southwest and Nyerere National Park to the South; the park itself consists mainly of Miombo woodland and although the scenery gets a little tedious after a while, the sighting of plain games like Impala, Buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe, wildebeest, Elephants, Hippo, and Crocodiles are common enough. One of the most principal features of Mikumi park is the Mkata River flood plain,(an area of lush vegetation which particularly attracts a lot of wildlife.)
The absence of Gazelles in this Park is curious – it seems their ecological niche is occupied by Impala. Mikumi and Nyerere National Park are lying on the same ecosystem, which covers a large part of central & Southern Tanzania. (This ecosystem stretches to within 150 km of the Mozambique border, whose Niasa Game Reserve was formerly part of it). Predators which can be seen in Mikumi, include Lion, Leopards (more difficult to see), black-backed Jackal (can sometimes be seen in the evening), and the African Civet is the nocturnal visitor in most of the Camps. Mikumi’s birdlife is profuse, with over 400 species recorded to date, many of them Eurasian migrants, present between October and April.
Day 6: MIKUMI – NATIONAL PARK – UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast you will have morning game drive to Mikumi Park with packed lunch then drive to Udzungwa Park for dinner at Hondo Hondo Tented Camp. The Udzungwa Mountains are almost unearthly. An enchanted forest of leafy glades, flecked with sunshine where fungus, lichens, moss, and ferns ingratiate themselves into every damp crevice, it is at once both vivid detail and larger than life. A new variety of African violet was discovered in the shelter of a 30m high tree. Overnight at Hondo Hondo Tented Camp.
It is a hothouse nurturing species found nowhere else on earth, a secret bank account of precious genetic stock. Of it six types of primate, two are endemic the Iringa red colobus monkey and the sanje crested Mangabey, not discovered until 1979. Four previously unknown birds including the rufous winged sunbird and new species of partridge like francolin make the Tanzania richest forest bird habitat among the three most important bird conservation areas on the continent. One of the East Africa great forests, this undisturbed habitat undoubtedly has new treasures yet to reveal. A link in the chain of East Africa eastern arch mountains, Udzungwa Park is made for hiking and climbing on the trails through the rain forest and along the escarpments.
The plateau is a natural tower top, with a view of sugar plantations against the patchwork of grassland and mountain forest extending over 100km. but the centerpiece is the Sanje River, which reinvents itself as the spectacular waterfall, plunging 170m through the forest to land in a mist in the valley below. Visit the udzungwa Park year-round, but be prepared for rain any time
Day 7: SANJE WATERFALLS HIKING.
After breakfast, you will collect your picnic lunch and do a 4 to 6 hours hike to Sanje waterfalls. In the late afternoon, you will return to Hondo Hondo Tented Camp for dinner. Overnight Hondo Hondo Tented Camp.
Day 8: UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK – DAR-ES-SALAAM.
After early breakfast drives back to Dar-Es-salaam Airport with a lunch boxes for your departure flight. (Flight booked by Agent/Customer).
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