8 Days Wildlife Safari Tanzania

8 Days 7 Nights
  • 8 days tour in mikumi tanzania
  • 8 days tour in selous tanzania
  • 8 days tour mikumi tazania
  • 8 days tour selous tanzania
  • 8 days tour with selous tanzania
  • 8 days safari Ruaha national park
  • 8 days safari Ruaha Tazania

Description

Our 8 Days Wildlife Safari Tanzania is the best package you can engage in if you want to get a taste of the true wilderness adventure away from home. this is a perfect safari package for someone coming in for their second safari or for someone who would like to explore the untouched wildlife Safari spot of Southern Tanzania as a first timer but, you wouldn’t like to go to the overpopulated parks by tourists in the north especially if you are coming in the peak safari season. This safari starts and ends in Dar es Salaam, as well you can consider it alone or as an extension safari after visiting Northern Tanzania. As well you can consider starting from Zanzibar Island. The best time for this 8 days wildlife safari in Tanzania is during the dry seasons, and better know the rainy seasons between April and May. The best time is during the dry season between January and March and in July to September. However other cooler months such as June and between October and December are also good times to travel and with the beautiful landscapes, you are sure to have a stunning safari tour in the South of Tanzania. The 08 days wildlife safari Tanzania includes a tour to the Selous Game Reserve for the game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris, visit Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park. You expect to encounter huge herds of elephants, impalas, topis, wildebeests, zebras, and rare species like the Kudus and the African wild dogs.

8 Days Wildlife Safari Tanzania Highlights;

  • Day 1: Depart to Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 2: Excursion at Safari Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 3: community Tour and Transfer Mikumi Township
  • Day 4: Game drive and Transfer to Ruaha National Park
  • Day 5: Whole Day Ruaha National Park full day
  • Day 6: Transfer Mikumi National Park
  • Day 7: Whole Day Safari Mikumi National Park
  • Day 8: Transfer to Dar Es Salaam

The package includes;

  • Pick up / drop off at Dar es Salaam
  • 08 days private safari for 02 – 06 persons
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with the photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • Walking tours at Selous and Ruaha National Park
  • Boat Safari at Rufiji River in Selous
  • 07 x FB at safari lodges and tented camps as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 3 x 0.5 l mineral water per person/day
  • Tourist Development Levy
  • Wildlife Management Area Fees
  • VAT (18%) by Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)

The Package does not include;

  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers at Dar es Salaam
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Overnight at Dar es Salaam before/after safari
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
  • drinks and beverages in lodges

Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart to Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast pick up from the hotel for your drive to Selous Game Reserve (Diving some 5-7 hours). (Flight also possible from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar). After midday, you reach your luxury tented camp, located right at the banks of the Rufiji River. After lunch and settling in your activities start with a boat ride at the legendary Rufiji River at Selous for a sunset boat safari. You expect to enjoy great scenery as well as see animals like hippos and crocodiles as well as aquatic and non-aquatic birds as they fly by. Dinner and overnight at the lodge by the bank of Rufiji River.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Excursion at Safari Selous Game Reserve

This full day of game drives was spent at Selous Game Reserve which was named after the British former military and explorer; Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve in the Southern Tanzania safari circuit is the largest protected wildlife reserve. The game reserve is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area spreading vast plains and woodlands measuring larger than the entire country of Switzerland. The beautiful topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain, and rocky outcrops which were cut by the legendary Rufiji River and its various tributaries. Selous has the world’s largest number of big game – elephant, buffalo, and rarely black rhinos. The Selous is also home to wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard, and lion, but more notably the wild dogs which can be seen easily in this Game reserve than anywhere else in a natural habitat in Tanzania. There are about 350 species of birdlife.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 3: community Tour and Transfer Mikumi Township

After breakfast at the lodge, you will be taken on a walking safari which may entail a village walk with a local guide and your driver then thereafter traversing across the Selous Game Reserve with a game drive on your way to Mikumi Township. Arriving in the late afternoon at your camp just outside the Mikumi National park you will check in for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 4: Game drive and Transfer to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, depart for Ruaha National Park via Iringa. We arrive in time for picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive follows until later at 6.00 Pm when you will be driven to your lodge just near the park for dinner and overnight. Just like the Selous, you expect to see a lot of big game in the Ruaha National Park but contrary to the northern parks, animals in the Ruaha are still ‘truly wild’ and therefore quite timid. It takes patience and great anticipation and when you spot the animals it is only you and the animals in what is the ‘real African safari’ setting.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 5: Whole Day Ruaha National Park full day

After breakfast, you enter the park again for a full day of game drives at Ruaha National Park with a picnic lunch.
Ruaha, with an area of 20,226 sq. km is currently the largest park in Tanzania after the addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands that surrounded the park prior to their gazettement into a part of the Great Ruaha. Ruaha is also prominently the second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border, creating spectacular gorges and scenery, features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals include Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope, and many other rare animals that can only be found in this ‘real wilderness’. Birdlife is rich in Ruaha as well, with over 370 species recorded.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 6: Transfer Mikumi National Park

Pick up by your safari driver from Ruaha you will start on your drive to Mikumi National Park via Iringa town again. The park is nestled beautifully nestled between the Uluguru Mountains of the Ancient Eastern Arc Mountains to the East and the Great Rift Valley Escarpments to the parks Southwest. Not very far from Ruaha and on a good tarmac road, the transfer from Ruaha to Mikumi takes about 4 – 4.5 hours. You will arrive around noon and go straight for game drives around the park with packed lunch at a picnic site. Later in the afternoon, we drive to Camp / the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 7: Whole Day Safari Mikumi National Park

Spend a full day with game drives around the Mikumi National Park with a packed lunch or do morning and afternoon game drives with a lunch break at the lodge/tented camp. Mikumi National Park is part of the larger Selous Ecosystem together with the Selous Game Reserve and harbors remarkable numbers of bird species and animals. Among the animals that can be spotted at Mikumi includes giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, elands, and many other antelopes. Apart from game drives in the park, you can also go for a guided walking safari guided by an armed ranger (at extra cost).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 8: Transfer to Dar Es Salaam

After breakfast, we can go on a game drive again if you wish until time to Check out of the park around noon and after lunch drives back to Dar es Salaam where the safari ends. You will be dropped at The Ferry or at The Airport Depending on your plans.
We can easily customize this 8 days Southern Tanzania safari package with some mid-range lodges and tented camps or standard luxury lodging in case you want to stay in more luxurious lodging.

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