7 Days Overlanding Safari in Tanzania

  • African Safari Camp, Selous Game Reserve - Hilltop Lodge, Mikumi National Park - Ruaha Hilltop Lodge, Ruaha National Park

Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Join Faustin Tour and Travel for a safari in Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, and Ruaha National Park. The almighty Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa's least known, yet wildest conservation areas. Mikumi National Park is a relatively small national park and is the closest park to the capital. Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's second largest national park. Faustin Tour and Travel ensures you a memorable and comfortable safari experience.

Highlights

  • Daily guided game drives
  • Boat safari in Selous National Park
  • Walking safari to Uluguru Mountains
  • Historical tour on the last day of safari
  • Ground transportation in between national parks
  • Daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 activity days
  • English
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Africa Safari Camp

The camp is uniquely located, it is the only camp directly by the main gate, Mtemere airstrip and game reserve border. The camp is privately owned and huge in size. In the middle of the camp, there is a special lake that attracts plenty of elephants, monkeys, leopards, and other game for a drink and a rest. This lake is close to the restaurant.

The camp has spacious and comfortable bungalows, each with its own bathroom with toilet, hot water, and shower. They also have large comfortable beds and ceiling fans. It has its own water supply and uses solar electricity. For the hot water, they have firewood hot water boilers and generators for backup. You will be staying here on the first and second night of the safari.

Mikumi Safari Lodge

This lodge offers eight cottages integrated to the environment with total privacy, each fitted with warm and cold shower in a specious bathroom. Each cottage is with a raised balcony, offering a stunning views. It is powered by solar with a standby generator for limited times. Wi-Fi is available at the lodge. You will be staying here on the third and fourth night of the safari.

Ruaha Hilltop Lodge

The luxury self-contained cottages are very comfortable and private, each with its own balcony with a beautiful view. Water is heated by solar power. The lodge has 24 hours electricity and solar powered as well. Wi-Fi is available at the lodge. The reception, dining room, and bar are all under one roof, with a gallery to enjoy the spectacular African sunrise and sunset. Giraffes, elephants, baboons, and kudus can sometimes be glimpsed not far way.

You will be staying here on the fifth and sixth night of the safari.

Day 1

Depart from Dar es Salaam early in the morning for Selous National Park. This will be a four hours' drive with a stop over for lunch. On arrival, you will have an immediate transfer to the park for the late afternoon game drive. Only 200 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam lies the mighty Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa's least known, yet wildest conservation areas.

At an unbelievable 55000 square kilometers, Selous is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the north, covering five percent of Tanzania's land area. The Selous ecosystem as a whole is made up of a few conservation areas, namely Mikumi in the north and the Kilombero game controlled area in the west, covering in total over 90,000 square kilometers of pristine wilderness devoid of human influence.

Fed by the mighty Rufiji River, the largest river in East Africa which drains most of south western Tanzania's water, this reserve is home to over 1,000,000 large animals and is home to over half of Tanzania.

Day 2

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up for a half day game drive. After the game drive, break for take away lunch then start a boat safari to watch animals. You will make a stop over for hot springs in Selous Game Reserve. Overnight is at African Safari Camp.

Day 3

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up for Mikumi National Park. Immediately after arrival, you will check in and start the walking safari to Uluguru Mountain where you will be doing activities such as experiencing the Masai life and cultures, looking at the Uluguru Mountain, and visiting local farms to see how they grow strawberry and other plants.

Mikumi National Park is a relatively small (3230 square kilometer) national park that lies 300 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam and is the closest park to the capital. It is nestled between the Uruguru Mountains to the east and the Rift Valley escarpments to the southwest. Although less spectacular regarding flora and fauna, there is a rich variety of bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes, and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards, and hippos.

Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland, and antelope.

Day 4

Earlier in the morning, you will be picked up for a full day game drive in Mikumi National Park. Overnight is at Tan Swiss.

Day 5

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Ruaha National Park. Immediately after arrival, you will begin an afternoon game drive inside the park. The game drive will start immediately after check in the lodge. After an all evening game drive, dinner and overnight accommodation will be at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge.

Day 6

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up for a half day walking safari with rangers. After lunch, you will be starting an evening game drive.

Ruaha National Park covers an area of 12950 square kilometers and is Tanzania's second largest national park. It forms the core of a much larger 45000 square kilometer ecosystem including Rungwa and Kisigo Game Reserves and although it was established in 1910 as part of the Saba Game Reserve, its present boundaries were demarcated as recently as 1964.

Ruaha represents a transition zone where eastern and southern species of flora and fauna overlap and some 1650 plant species and over 450 bird species have been recorded within the park itself. Ruaha is known for its large elephant and buffalo herds and one of its principal attractions lies in being able to see greater and lesser kudu as well as the majestic sable and roan antelope within the same area.

Day 7

Morning after breakfast, you will be taken on a historical tour which consists of Majimaji war with chief of Wahehe people, chief Mkwawa, then transferred to Dar es Salaam for your departure.

Selous Game Reserve

Only 200 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam lies the mighty Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa's least known yet wildest conservation areas. At an unbelievable 55,000 square kilometers, Selous is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the north, covering five percent of Tanzania's land area.

The Selous ecosystem as a whole is made up of a few conservation areas, namely Mikumi in the north and the Kilombero game controlled area in the west, covering in total over 90,000 square kilometers of pristine wilderness devoid of human influence. Fed by the mighty Rufiji River, the largest river in East Africa which drains most of south western Tanzania's water, this reserve is home to over 1,000,000 large animals and is home to over half of Tanzanias elephant population.

Selous is unique among reserves in Tanzania as it encompasses an area exclusively devoted to tourism in its northern part, making up for about 10% of the reserve's total size. This north sector of the Rufiji River is mostly open wooded grassland and is dominated by Terminalia spinosa trees - flat topped trees, in classic African fashion.

However this section of the reserve is unusually diverse, comprising dense hardwood forests in the east, open plains in the center, and rocky arid hills and volcanic springs in the west. The reserve is also crisscrossed by a multitude of dry riverbeds surrounded by dense riverine vegetation where many of Selous' larger animals spend their days.

Mikumi Nationa Park

This relatively small (3230 square kilometers) national park lies 300 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam and is the closest park to the capital. It is nestled between the Uruguru Mountains to the east and the Rift Valley escarpments to the southwest. As it is close to the Selous ecosystem and therefore part of it, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area, while it is easily to access.

Although less spectacular regarding flora and fauna, the Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is suitable for a short visit. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes, and elephants and close to the water holes are also lions, leopards, and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland, and antelope.

Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park covers an area of 12,950 square kilometers and is Tanzania's second largest national park. It forms the core of a much larger ecosystem including Rungwa and Kisigo Game Reserves and although it was established in 1910 as part of the Saba Game Reserve, its present boundaries were demarcated as recently as 1964.

The central spine of the park is the watershed between the Nzombe and Ruaha rivers, with its dramatic escarpment above which are large stretches of miombo woodland. Below this lie undulating plains with vegetation ranging from dry bush country to treeless grasslands, swamps, and evergreen forests intersected by the many sand rivers that are such a feature of this area.

Ruaha represents a transition zone where eastern and southern species of flora and fauna overlap and in all some 1,650 plant species and over 450 bird species have been recorded within the park itself.

Ruaha is known for its large elephant and buffalo herds and one of its principal attractions lies in being able to see greater and lesser kudu as well as the majestic sable and roan antelope within the same area. As well as an abundance of lion, leopard, and cheetah, it is also home to the increasingly rare African hunting dog.

You will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner during this safari.

  • Capture photos of the wildlife and sceneries
  • Enjoy the game drives
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Meet and interact with the locals
  • Relax at the camp and lodge
  • See the stunning views
  • Tour the nearby villages
  • Visit the local attractions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Boat safari in Selous National Park
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily guided game drives
  • Ground transportation
  • Historical tour
  • Transfers to and from Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
  • Walking safari to Uluguru Mountains

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Faustin Tour and Travel will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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