Amazing the southern Mikumi/Ruaha/udzungwa Mountains National Park

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About this activity

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  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 90 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:7 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Tanzania Safaris
    • Safari
  • Travel StylePremium
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Active
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • Senior
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Africa, Tanzania,
    • Dar es Salaam
    • Mikumi National Park
    • Iringa
    • Great Ruaha River
    • Udzungwa Mountains National Park
    • Dar es Salaam
  • Pickup

    Airport/Hotel or where you are staying

    From: To:
    6:00 AM 7:00 AM
  • Drop-off

    Airport/Hotel or where you staying

    From: To:
    5:30 PM 6:30 PM
  • Age Range 4 - 99 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights

Toyota land cruiser 4x4(open roof)

Full day game drives

walking safari with an armed range

Maasai village tour

Trekking Udzungwa mountains Mational Park

Tour Introduction

Mikumi National Park Tanzania’s fourth-biggest national park which covers  3260sqkms. It’s additionally the most open from Dar es Salaam about 300kms. With confirmed wildlife sighting, it makes a perfect safari goal for those who are busy and have less time to travel, two days or more can get you an opportunity and organised to explore the splendor of mikumi national park..Since  the formation of a highway connecting mikumi national park  to  Dar es Salaam tanzanias busiests and largest city , Mikumi National park has been slated to  to be a major a hotspot for the travel industry in Tanzania. Situated between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango mountain ranges,  its the fourth biggest national park in Tanzania and just a couple of hours drive from Tanzania’s biggest city approx. 4-5 hours. The park center has a wide assortment of natural wildlife that can be simple spotted and furthermore very much suitable to viewing in a  game drive. Its vicinity to Dar es Salaam and the measure of wildlife that live inside its fringes makes Mikumi National Park a well-known choice  for those travelers who don’t have much time but also want to enjoy  a wildlife safari to mikumi national park. This short trip to Mikumi National Park and Maasai Boma Tour will give a chance to share experience people, culture and wildlife on game drive, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas. Mikumi park hosts small and huge mammals.     Ruaha National Park west of Iringa town in south-central Tanzania, the park is located at an elevation of 2,500 to 5,200 feet (750 to 1,900 m) and covers an area of 5,000 square miles (12,950 square km) and was originally part of the Rungwa Game Reserve. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing, more than 571 species of birds have been identified in the park. The park was formerly known for its large elepant population.     Udzungwa mountains Nationa Park is a national park in Tanzania with a size of 1,990 km2 .The habitats contained within the national park include tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. There is a vertical height range of 250–2,576 metres (the peak of Lohomero), which incorporates the Udzunwa mountains part of the Eastern Arch Mountains. There are more than 400 bird species, 2500 plant species (25% of which are endemics) and 6 primate species. It has the second largest biodiversity of a national park in Africa. Six primate species have been recorded in the park, five of which are endemic. The Irinda red colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey are only found in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, the mangabey species was undetected by biologists prior to 1979. The most common walk is the Sanje waterfalls trail which takes approximately four hours to complete and allows the visitor access to the stunning 170 m waterfall and includes swimming in the waterfall plunge pools as part of the activity.    

ITINERARY

Meet and pick up at 07:00am, drive to Mikumi National Park about 290kms which takes approx. 5 hours. Upon your arrival in Mikumi Park Cottage your hot lunch is already prepared, rest a little bit and start the game drive watching Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, elands, Impalas, zebra, lions and other animal till sunset, dinner and overnight at Mikumi Park Cottage. (Meals plan: Lunch/Dinner)

Sunrise game drive at 06:00am before breakfast for 2 and half hours, then back to Mikumi Park cottage for full breakfast rest a bit and proceed with the game drive lunch spotting the large concentrations buffalos, giraffes, elands, wildebeests, lions and etc. Also visiting the Hippo pools where you get out of the vehicle and take the pictures at a close distance, after hot lunch at 13:00hrs drive from Mikumi National Park to Iringa town for dinner and overnight at Zakinn Hotel. (Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast at 07:30 drive from Iringa town to Ruaha National Park about 136kms approx. 2hours only, Upon your arrival in Ruaha Park Cottage your hot lunch is already prepared, rest a little bit and wondering the Ruaha river as lots of animals drift here for a water drink. Afterward continue with game drive watching Hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other animals including giraffes, zebras, and kudus, impalas, ostriches gerenuks, leopards and more than 350 different species of birds till sunset, dinner and overnight at Ruaha Park Cottage.(Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Sunrise game drive, for 2-3 hours then back to Ruaha Park Cottage for full breakfast and proceed with game drive through the river observing more wildlife come drift for the water drink for full day with packed lunch, dinner and overnight at Ruaha Park Cottage.(Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

On this day you will spend another full day game drive to explore and experience more about the wildlife, option in the morning walking safari with an armed ranger; options either to take packed lunch with you or during mid noon to come back Ruaha Park cottage for hot lunch, dinner and overnight at Ruaha Park Cottage.(Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

After breakfast at 07:30am, drive from Ruaha National Park to Udzungwa Mountain National Park via the Maasai village tour observing their life style, culture, dancing and handcrafts introduced by the elders, hot lunch on the way, upon your arrival at Twiga Park Lodge for dinner and overnight short rest and easy trek to St. Bernard waterfalls. (Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).

Early morning breakfast at 07:30am, then start trekking Sanje waterfalls 200m 7 hours(ascending and descending) via the fabulous view point overlooking the Kilombero plains through the tropical rain forest watching different primates including velvet monkeys, blue, red iringa colobus monkeys and Sanje crested mangabey, more than 450 different species of birds not found anywhere in East Africa. At the pool of waterfalls is natural wonderful you for swimming. After lunch drive back to Dar es salaam. (Meals plan: Breakfast/Lunch)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation
Location Nights Type Property Name Rating Occupancy
Mikumi/Iringa/Ruaha/udzungwa 6 Cottage Tanapa Unrated Private
Mikumi Park cottage,  Ruaha Park Cottage and Twiga Lodge are nice mid range rest houses located inside the Park are manned and operated by the Tanzania National Park Authority TANAPA and can accommodate guests of all ages. Ideally located inside the National Park, And are the best places you can stay in if you are travelling with family or couples and small groups, given that game drives starts right away as soon as you leave the compound. All Park Cottages also called Bandas are clean and well maintained guest houses but most of all a safe place to stay in, because they are manned the Tanzania National Parks Authority who have their own game warders also known as Game Rangers.  
Pickup & Drop-Off
  • Other

-Pickup depends on the meeting point(Airport/Hotel or where you are staying)

-And drop-off at the Airport/Hotel/Ferry teminal or where you are staying

Guide

-All of our guides are English speaking and specialist in botany and zoology and botany

- They are skilled enough working and driving through different National Parks in Tanzania

 

Meals
  • Halal
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

-Our cook are professional in all needs of clients to prepare accordingly to request given.

Transport
  • Jeep & 4WD

-We have the different fleet of vehicles; Land Cruiser 4x4 well-mantained and min buses, our safari vehicles are specifically converted for maximum space and comfort. 

-All of them have open roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photography during game drives and sight seeing.

Extra Services

- Pick up and drop-off from the first and the last day of the trip.

Other Included

-All the entry park fees

-Accommodation during the trip

-All meals

-Enough game drives

-Mineral water

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Insurance

Other Excluded:

-International flight

-Visa

- Tips/ grantuties

- Things of personal needs such as beers, wines and etc

Covid Safety

Safari Moja Matata work with those Hotel, Lodges and Camps that have proven to uphold the health of our Clients and practices in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, Tanzania Ministry of Health and Tanzania Tourist Board.

 All of our stuffs including driver guides, cooks and porters are all vaccinated COVID 19 and this is safest and most secure option.

Availability

Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 90 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Safari Moja Matata work with those Hotel, Lodges and Camps that have proven to uphold the health of our Clients and practices in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, Tanzania Ministry of Health and Tanzania Tourist Board. All of our stuffs including driver guides, cooks and porters are all vaccinated COVID 19 and this is safest and most secure option.

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 7 day(s) prior departure

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