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Off the beaten track in Tanzania
7 nights 8 days
Mikumi National Park – 3 nights
Ruaha National Park – 4 nights
Arrive & Depart: Dar-es-Salaam


Mikumi National Park though not well known as its neighbour, Selous Game Reserve, it offers an interesting and stimulating safari experience and is renowned as having the most fabulous light and colour, making it a favourite with photographers, both professional and amateur. Ruaha National Park is named after the river that runs through the southern portion of the park. No major game migration occurs in Ruaha such as those found in the northern parks so game can be seen in Ruaha at any time of the year. The park becomes a different world after the rains in December with the trees erupting into leaf and the Great Ruaha River swelling into a bursting torrent while the bird population explodes with migrants from both hemispheres visiting Ruaha. A visit during this time will open your eyes to a completely different Africa to the one you thought you knew well.
Day 1: Mikumi National Park
Depart from Dar es Salaam domestic terminal at 10:30 for Mikumi National Park. On arrival transport will be waiting to take you to the Camp for lunch.
After lunch there will be a late afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Foxes Safari Camp or Vuma Hills
Full board, 2 game drives, tea, coffee and laundry included.

Day 2: Mikumi National Park
Full day game drives with a picnic lunch, or a morning and afternoon drive with lunch back in camp – make the most of the swimming pool for relaxing between game drives.
Accommodation: Foxes Safari Camp or Vuma Hills
Full board, 2 game drives, tea, coffee and laundry included.

Day 3: Mikumi National Park – Udzungwa Mountains
Full day game drives with a picnic lunch, or a morning and afternoon drive with lunch back in camp – make the most of the swimming pool for relaxing between game drives.

Accommodation: Foxes Safari Camp or Vuma Hills
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry included.

Day 4: Ruaha National Park
A morning game drive with picnic lunch will take you to the airstrip for the flight to Ruaha National Park. Afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.


Day 5: Ruaha National Park
Choose from either a morning and evening game drive with lunch back at the lodge or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 6: Ruaha National Park
Ruaha has a wealth of different habitats to explore, from grassy plains, escarpment woodlands and rocky kopjes. Hippo pools and an abundance of bird life make for many alternative game drives. Alternatively you can take a guided walk (supplement) along the river with a lift back once you reach your destination.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 7: Ruaha National Park
Choose from either a morning and evening game drive with lunch back at the lodge or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full Board, Two Game Drives in 4WD, Tea, Coffee & Laundry



Day 8:
After a full morning game drive ending at the airstrip (picnic lunch provided) you will depart at 13:45 to fly back to Dar es Salaam arriving late afternoon.

High 1/6/10 – 31/10/10; 23/12/10 – 5/1/11
Low 5/1/10 – 31/5/10; 1/11/10 – 23/12/10; 6/1/11 – 31/3/11
Selous closed from approx 31/3 – 1/6
Katavi closed from approx 28/2 – 1/6

FROM US$ 2655 p.p. Sharing.
All fees and taxes included at 2009 rates – subject to change.