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3 Days Explore the Southern Circuit of Safari in Tanzania to Mikumi and Udzungwa National Park

Camp Bastian, Off A7 Road, Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

Short yet Unforgettable Safari Tanzania

Discover the Southern Circuit of Tanzania and unfold some of the most remarkable and less visited sights in Tanzania with Tanzania Mwangaza Safaris. You may start the safari from your home or hotel in Dar es Salaam, whereby a driver picks you up at 3:30 a.m. to start driving to Mikumi National Park. The drive will take five to six hours to arrive at Mikumi National Park. In this tour, you will get wide chances to explore Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks, as well as their environment. Tanzania Mwangaza Safaris hopes that you will enjoy a lot during those memorable times!

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Group size: Minimum 2 persons, maximum 6 persons.
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 7 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Languages: English speaking guide
  • All park fees are included.

Highlights

  • Safari vehicle with an open pop-up roof
  • 3 days with 2 game drives and 1 game visit
  • Chance to see lions, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, and primates
  • Explore Mikumi and Udzungwa National Park, Southern Tanzania's gems
  • English-speaking professional driver/guide
  • Full board meals, snacks, water and juice
  • Enjoy hot lunch inside the parks
  • 2 nights accommodation

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3 activity days
Group size: 2-6 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Featuring free Wi-Fi, Camp Bastian Mikumi offers pet-friendly accommodations in Mikumi. Free private parking is available on site. Camp Bastian Mikumi also includes a barbecue. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant which has packed lunches available on request. Bike rental and car rental are available at the property and the area is popular for cycling.

Camp Bastian Mikumi consists of six cottages and a campsite. Each cottage has a private verandah and is decorated with locally made furniture and fabrics to keep an authentic atmosphere in the rooms. All the cottages have a private bathroom attached. The rooms contain everything you will need during your stay at Camp Bastian, such as complimentary bottled water, towels and mosquito netting, hot water, and electricity 24 hours.

  • Accommodation level: Budget

Facilities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free private parking
  • Seating and dining area
  • Private bathroom with a bath or shower and slippers
  • Towels
  • Barbecue
  • On-site restaurant
  • Bike rental
  • Car rental

Program

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park

A driver will be ready to pick you up at 3:30 a.m. from your hotel or agreed point and start safari to Mikumi National Park. The trip will take approximately five to six hours. Arrive at Mikumi mid-morning and direct to the game drive. The park is one of Tanzania's larger parks and has excellent bird life as well, as being good for viewing predators.

There is a rich variety 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 other antelopes.

Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Camp Bastian
  • Meals: Full board
  • Activities: Game drive

Day 2: Mikumi National Park to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Today after breakfast, you will depart to Udzungwa, departure time around 7:30 a.m. Arrive at Udzungwa after two hours, and then direct to Sanje waterfalls. You will have the guide to take you to Sanje waterfalls and hiking on the Udzungwa Mountains. There is a good place to swim.

The larger attractions are 10 species of primate, three of which are endemic: the Uhehe (aka Iringa) red colobus, the Matunda galago and the Sanje crested angabey. The last of these is amongst the world's 25 most threatened primates. With a day to explore slowly, you'll usually see the red colobus, along with the black and white Angola colobus. Blue and velvet monkeys and yellow baboons are also common.

More than 400 species of birds live here, including many regional endemics like the Udzungwa forest partridge, which was new to science in 1991. With more scientific research, further new species are bound to be discovered. A quarter of the plants here are endemic, including some Saitpaulia species, closely related to African violets. There are also endemic amphibians, reptiles, and butterflies.

Later depart from Sanje and return back to the lodge for full board accommodation

  • Accommodation: Camp Bastian
  • Meals: Full board
  • Activities: Game visit

Day 3: Game drive and drive back to Dar es Salaam

After early breakfast, you will depart for a three-hour game drive before driving back to Dar es Salaam, with lunch boxes/drinking water on board.

Location

Mikumi National Park is the closest park to Dar es Salaam and is well known for its large population of wildlife such as elephants and among predators in residence are tree-climbing lion. The park is in a remote and hardly visited part of country where visitors can see a wild and expansive part of Africa. You may also will have the hamper time to reach Udzungwa Mountains National Park which is so famous for having the variety of birds live here, including many regional endemic like the Udzungwa forest partridge, which was new to science 1991. A quarter of the plants here are endemic, including Saitpaulia species, closely related to African violets. There are also endemic amphibians, reptiles and butterflies.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Full board meals are included in the price. You will be provided with Kilimanjaro drinking water all the time on the game drives as well as juice, cashew nuts, ground nuts, and biscuits. You will also enjoy hot lunch inside the parks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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)

Tanzania Mwangaza Safaris has a branch in Zanzibar so if you want anything for Zanzibar, please let them know. They have cars for transfers and do excursions such as:

  • Stone Town tour: 35 USD per person
  • Spice tour: 20 USD per person
  • Prison Island tour: 50 USD per person
  • Safari blue - swim with dolphins: 100 USD all food inclusive per person
  • Jozani Forest tour: 40 USD per person
  • Flight to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam: 65 USD - please advise
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Zanzibar - complementary

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodations at Camp Bastian
  • All lunch boxes, breakfast, and dinner
  • All park fees for Mikumi and Udzungwa
  • Driver guide
  • Hot lunch inside the park
  • Juice and cashew nuts, ground nuts as well as biscuits
  • Kilimanjaro drinking water all the time on the game drives
  • Safari vehicle with an open pop up roof

What's not included

  • Airport departure tax
  • Alcoholic drinks tips
  • Drinks during dinner/alcoholic
  • Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
  • International airfare and internal flights
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). Please send an inquiry to Tanzania Mwangaza Safaris for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

Children under the age of 12 sharing a room with two adults generally pay 50% to 70% of the rate quoted except on air, rail, safaris, adventure programs or balloon safaris. Children rates are available on request.

All rates are quoted without Easter, Christmas, and New Year supplement. 

 

Availability

This tour is available from June to December. Please select your arrival date below.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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