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5 Days Selous and Mikumi Safari in Tanzania

Ngalawa Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve, Lindi Region, Tanzania

Guided Tanzania Safari

Come and join this safari in Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. Probably the only classic safari to the southern circuit of Tanzania, Selous Ngalawa Camp offers you the best of it. Starting and ending at Dar es Salaam, this safari will take you to the greater Selous ecosystem and give you the rare chance to experience the real African wilderness adventure in the few untouched areas of Tanzania.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible, rates will vary depending on this
  • Starting point and ending point: Dar es Salaam
  • English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included for non-residents

Highlights

  • Game drives in Selous and Mikumi
  • A walking safari in Selous Game Reserve
  • Boat trip in Selous Game Reserve
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


5 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Julius Nyerere International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:30
Check-out Time:
13:30

You will stay for two nights at Ngalawa Tented Camp. Then, you will be accommodated in Mikumi Bush Camp or Mikumi Bandas for the next two nights.

Ngalawa Tented Camp

The Ngalawa Tented Camp is a newly opened camp, bordering Africa's largest protected area, the untamed Selous Game Reserve.The Ngalawa Tented Camp, situated in its own forest reserve, is the original camp set up along the mighty Rufiji River near the Mtemere Gate, the eastern gate to the Selous Game Reserve.

Ngalawa Tented Camp offers a garden and sun terrace. There is a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower in every unit. Towels are featured. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant which has packed lunches available on request. Car rental is available at the property and the area is popular for hiking.

  • Accommodation level: Budget

Facilities

  • Daily maid service, shoeshine (additional charge), dry cleaning (additional charge), laundry (additional charge)
  • Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)
  • Outdoor fireplace, outdoor furniture, sun terrace, terrace, garden
  • Meeting / banquet facilities
  • Pets are allowed at no extra charges
  • Shared kitchen, kitchenware
  • Shared lounge / TV area, car hire, packed lunches, room service
  • Tour desk, 24-hour front desk
  • Wi-Fi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge
  • Note: This property only accepts cash payments.

Mikumi Bush Camp

The camp is set up in a dense forest in the southern highlands of Mikumi, a five minutes drive away from Mikumi main gate. The aim of the camp is to keep the area clean, without cutting down the bush and trees around, aiming to make all guests feel the beautiful nature. The camp is placed in unique, quiet, and natural settings.

  • Accommodation level: Budget

Program

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve

The client will be picked from the place of staying in Dar es Salaam and drive to Selous Game Reserve with a packed lunch. The journey will take about five hours through the most unexplored and untouched areas of Tanzania. You will arrive at Selous Game Reserve in the afternoon in time for the boat safari, where you will admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Ngalawa Tented Camp.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will have a full day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve, which is rich with wildlife, including buffalos, lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, hippos, and crocodiles. Your accommodation will be at Ngalawa Tented Camp in a full board basis.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve - Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, you will have a walking safari for two to three hours and proceed with a game drive en route to Mikumi National Park via Morogoro over the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms for a sunset game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Mikumi Bush Camp or Mikumi Bandas (inside the park).

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Sometimes the guide also performs and it is dressed as a bushman in an authentic African costume.

Day 4: 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. Animals commonly found here include lions, elands, hartebeest, buffalos, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and elephants. The Mikumi elephants are mainly grazers and do not cause tree damage. Dinner and overnight will be at the Mikumi Bush Camp or Mikumi Bandas (inside the park).

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Day 5: Mikumi National Park - Dar es Salaam

Early in the morning, you will have a sunrise game viewing. Then, back to the lodge / camp for brunch. In the late afternoon, you will have a game drive en route back to Dar es Salaam. This is the end of the safari service.

Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours.

Location

Your safari holiday will take place in Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.

Features

General

  • Restaurant

Services

  • Tour assistance

Food

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

What's included

  • Full day game drives in Selous and Mikumi
  • A boat trip in Selous Game Reserve
  • A walking safari in Selous Game Reserve
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transfers from and to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAS), seaport, or hotel
  • Services of a knowledgeable English-speaking driver / guide
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seats) vehicle with a roof hatch that pops up to enable an easy game viewing and photography
  • Cook to prepare your meals
  • Drinking water
  • Park entrance fees

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline: 10 USD / person / day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and / or park fees
  • Drinks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAS). 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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