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4 Days Mikumi and Udzungwa Safari in Tanzania

Wildlife Tanzania Safaris

Live up to your inner explorer! Your journey will take you to Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Less crowded and unspoiled, immerse yourself with all the sensations of a true wilderness adventure. Travel through the vast savanna, viewing the favorite creatures of wildlife enthusiasts and trek through the thick forests of the mountain. Dare to venture out and witness new sights, extraordinarily different from your usual safari.

Overview

  • Group size: private safari
  • Starting point and ending point: Dar Es Salaam
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippo, wild dog, elephant, and lizard
  • Children policy: allowed as non-participating guests

Highlights

  • 3 game viewing in Mikumi National Park
  • 1 trekking in Udzungwa Mountains National Park up to Sanje Falls
  • A chance to spot lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, and more
  • Entrance fees into Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 6-seat vehicle with a roof hatch for easy game viewing
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinking water
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Julius Nyerere International Airport

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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be staying in various accommodations across Tanzania.

Mikumi Bush Camp

For the first and second nights, you can have some well-earned rest at Mikumi Bush Camp.

Udzungwa Twiga Hotel

For the third night of your safari, you can relax at Twiga Hotel and prepare for your departure for the next day.

Program

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park

You will depart from Dar es Salaam at 8:00 a.m. to arrive at Mikumi National Park with your picnic lunch. Enjoy a sunset game viewing in the park. Animals commonly found there include the lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, hippo, and elephant. Wild dogs can also be seen in packs. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at Mikumi Bush Camp.

Day 2: Mikumi National Park

In the morning after breakfast, you will have a full-day game viewing in the park. The Mikumi flood plain is the main feature of the park along with the bordering mountain ranges. The Mikumi elephants are mainly grazers and do not cause tree damage. Have a hearty evening meal and retreat to your accommodations at Mikumi Bush Camp.

Day 3: Mikumi National Park to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

On the third day of your safari, have a morning game viewing in the park. Mikumi’s vegetation includes woodland, swamp, and grassland with two water holes, Mkata and Chamgore. Apart from the saddle-bill stork, hammerkop, and malachite kingfisher, you will also find the monitor lizard and a deadly python inhabits the pools. You will return to the camp for brunch afterwards. In the afternoon, drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park for dinner and your overnight stay at the Twiga Hotel.

Day 4: Udzungwa Mountains National Park to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, start the trekking that leads to the spectacular trail up to Sanje Waterfalls. From there, you will have a view of Kilombero Valley from 180 meters. Return to the lodge for lunch afterwards. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Dar es Salaam.

Included excursions

On the last day of your safari, you will trek through Udzungwa Mountains National Park to reach the lovely Sanje Waterfalls and witness the stunning view of Kilombero Valley.

Guides

Donatus Massawe
Donatus has the experience in Tanzania tourism industry for more than 15 years, started from northern Tanzania and now based in Dar es Salaam of southern Tanzania and western side of the country. He is also an expert for safaris outside Tanzania in countries like Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya.

Location

This safari will take place in Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania.

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is located in southern Tanzania in Morogoro Region about 320 kilometers from Dar es Salaam.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Udzungwa Mountains National Park is located about 65 kilometers away southwest of Mikumi National Park.

Food

During this safari, your daily meals will be provided by Selous Ngalawa Camp as per the itinerary. You will also be provided with drinking water while on safari.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Capture photographs of the wildlife scenery
  • Shop for goodies and take-home presents

What's included

  • 3 game viewing in Mikumi National Park
  • 1 trekking in Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Park entrance fees into the game reserves
  • Services of a knowledgeable English-speaking driver / guide
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seats) with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy game viewing and photography
  • Pick-up from / drop off at the airport (Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) / seaport / hotel
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Services of a cook to prepare your meals

What's not included

  • Soft drinks, alcoholic, and other beverages
  • Optional activities not outlined in the itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Airport departure tax
  • Local or international airfare
  • Visas
  • Travel / flying doctors rescue services
  • Personal and baggage insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Airport: Julius Nyerere International Airport Airport transfer included: Julius Nyerere International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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