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Southern Tanzania Safari | Selous Mikumi Ruaha & Zanzibar 15 Days

This remote Southern Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach offers unique experience. The safari takes you to Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha the best southern Tanzania Parks before emerging to the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Islands. Our best & Affordable Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar beach package has unique test of wildlife safari, people’s culture, remarkable landscape & beach experience.

By reviewing our Tanzania Safaris you will notice that many visitors minds are only focusing on visiting the well known Northern Tanzania safari Parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Of course they are right as this destination has inspired many visitors globally.

We would like to draw the attention of nature lovers that the untouched and almost unexplored Southern Tanzania safari Parks offers a unique safari experience in pure African wilderness despite of experiencing less visitors compare to the Northern parks. The remote Southern Tanzania safari is now gaining popularity among visitors who seek new places, join them & you will never forget the experience.

We have several other packages available like One week safari Serengeti and Selous flying Safari, 5 Days Mikumi and Udzungwa safari we also have Tanzania Familly safari Mikumi, udzungwa & Ruaha 14 Days. However, a tailor made southern Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach can be designed based on your needs and aspiration.

Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be meet by our representative and transfer to Tanzanite Hotel in Dar es Salaam, then you will have a detailed safari briefing from our representative before leaving rest while enjoying the warm weather of Dar es Salaam city.

Overnight at Tanzanite Hotel in Dar es Salaam. Dinner and  breakfast included.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

On this day after breakfast you will drive to Selous Game Reserve the driving is along the Great Southern Highway all the way to Kibiti Town and then turn to the left and drive toward Selous. Lunch box will be served on the way, reach Selous in the afternoon. Check in at your camp before starting your afternoon game drive where you may expect to sport herds of elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hyenas, lion, jackal & many more. Return to your camp during sunset for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive at Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast leave the Camp for game drive around this remote and unspoiled wildlife area where you can spot from wild dogs, buffalo, African elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, lion, hyenas and the ever elusive leopard which sometime require trained eyes to spot. In the afternoon drive back to the camp for lunch & some rest then canoeing trip at Rufiji River. in this trip expect to see Hippos, crocodile, frogs and other aquatic creature, birds are also abundance in Selous, Bee eaters along the river walls, pelicans, Ibises and many more. Enjoy beautiful sunset at Rufiji River before returning back to your camp for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 4: Full Day  Selous Game Reserve

On this day, you will have an early morning game drive with breakfast box and lunch box, visiting  the sand River, Lake Tagalala and the areas around Fredric Selous’ Grave. If time allows later afternoon you can go for a nature walk guided by an armed Ranger. Late afternoon drive back to your camp before or during sunset for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 5: Selous to Mikumi National Park

Early departure for Mikumi National park, drive along the villages and local farms until you reach the Tazara railway then to Morogoro town. Break for lunch at Morogoro town before proceeding to Mikumi, check in at Tan Swiss Lodge for some rest before departing for sunset game drive at Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is one of the Southern Tanzania Park which bordering Selous Game Reserves allowing animals to move between these two wildlife areas. You may expect to spot herds of African elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, lions, hyenas, jackals & many antelopes. Many bird species can also be seen in this park both aquatic and forest birds. Rarely, Tree climbing lion can be seen on branches of acacia trees, start driving back to your lodge during sunset for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge at Mikumi. All meals included.

Day 6: Full Day Game Drive at Mikumi National Park

On this as early as 06:30 hours leave the lodge for a full day game drive at Mikumi National Park the (Remote Southern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar) see different animal behaviors in this morning time, elephant, buffalo, giraffe & possibly lion on the road as they try to avoid morning mist. You may also see other nocturnal animals coming back from their long night of hunting or lion eating along the road. Afternoon is lunch break & some rest before embark on your afternoon & sunset game drive. Late afternoon return to your lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge in Mikumi. All meals included.

Day 7: Mikumi – Ruaha National Park

After breakfast depart for Ruaha National Park, the driving is across the famous Kitonga hills with zigzagging corners  all the way to Iringa town at the hills before going down to Ruaha National Park. Packed lunch will be served on the way, late afternoon reach Ruaha  gate & enjoy an en route game drive toward Ruaha River Cottages with a private safari chef. Ruaha is the largest, unspoiled and almost unexplored National Park in Tanzania. Unlike the Northern Tanzania Park Ruaha offers a unique Safari experience due to its wonderful terrains and wildlife richness. It is a park with enormous huge elephant herds found nowhere else in Africa. Reach the Cottage for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Ruaha River Cottages. All meals included.

Day 8 – 9: Full Days of Game Drives in Ruaha

With at least one early morning of game drives at the remote Ruaha to see nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or Lioness organizing a morning hunting while other animals are coming out from their hiding place ready to starting a new day in the wild Serengeti. Huge herds of African elephant, large pride of lion and the rare wild dogs are often seen in this Park, other animals are giraffe, buffalo, wildebeest, Jackals, hyenas, leopard and lots of antelopes. For bird watchers Ruaha is great, secretary bird, ostrich, herons, ducks and other forest birds can be encountered in this park. Ruaha river and its attributes are the major source of water in this park.

Overnight at Ruaha River Cottages. All meals included.

Day 10: Ruaha – Zanzibar

After breakfast drive to Mtemere airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar airport meet our representative and drive to Karafuu Beach Resort & Spar on the Southeast coast of Zanzibar Island.

Overnight at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spar. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 11-13:  Zanzibar Beach

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar Island, if you wish you can engage yourself into some water sport organized by your hotel, snorkeling, fishing with locals, diving and others.

Overnight at Karafuu Beach Resort & Spar. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 14: Zanzibar Beach Stone Town

After breakfast you will leave the hotel for Stone Town en route you will do our famous spice tour that takes you to the local farms and plantations where you can see, touch and even test most of the spices growing in this area. Our knowledgeable guide will give you in-depth information on how they grow and their uses in cooking, cosmetics as well as in medicine. Later you will test some of the tropical fruits of the season before we invite you for lunch in one of our family where you can test some of Zanzibar dishes cooked with spices. Afterward drive to your hotel in Stone Town. If you wish in the afternoon we can take you for The historical Stone Town tour or to The Prison Island.

Overnight at Tembo Hotel in Stone Town. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 15: Departure

Depending on your flight time, if you wish you can do our Historical Stone Town Tour or Prison Island trip. or you can just relax at your hotel and do some short walking around the Stone Town until the departure time.

The great Southern Tanzania safari combined sparkling beaches of Zanzibar ends up here.

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