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6 Day Budget Safari to Tanzania

6 Day Budget Safari to Tanzania

Program Highlights

Duration:  6 Days
Category:  Wildlife Safaris
Destinations:  Mikumi , Ruaha and Udzungwa
Major Attractions:

  • Big Five in Mikumi National Park
  • Great Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park
  • Zebra, impala and buffalo herds in Mikumi National Park
  • Udzungwa Mountain in Udzungwa National Park

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Dar es Salaam
End in: Dar es Salaam
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • This is a safari program covering some of Southern Circuit Destination whereby you will need armed ranger for any walking safari in these destination

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Dar es Salaam ( Julius Nyerere International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Dar es Salaam
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Dar es Salaam

Day 1: Transfer by safari 4×4 to Mikumi National Park for a game drive

  • After breakfast early in the morning leave your hotel for Mikumi
  • Depart from Dar es Salaam early and transfer by safari 4×4 to Mikumi National Park
  • Here you will settle into your campsite beneath a huge boabab tree and have lunch
  • Have an afternoon game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight camping in the park with an armed ranger for your protection

Day 2: Morning game drive, breakfast, transfer to Iringa

  • Have a morning game drive, then afterward have your breakfast
  • Transfer to Iringa where you will have lunch and pick up supplies in the colourful local market before carrying on to Ruaha National Park
  • Here you will game drive to the Ruaha River where you will stay on the banks at MsembeBandas
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in area near Ruaha National Park

Day 3: Full day exploring Ruaha National Park

  • Have an early breakfast at a hotel in Ruaha
  • Drive in the park for a game drive
  • Exploring Ruaha National Park looking for Wild Dogs, cheetahs, leopards and lions
  • Break in the afternoon to have lunch
  • After lunch continue with an afternoon game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel/lodge in Ruaha park

Day 4: Morning Game Drive, Transfer to Udzungwa for a game drive

  • Have an early in the morning breakfast afterward have a morning game drive
  • Transfer (lunch on the way) to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Here you will stay at Hondo Hondo Camp in a thatched banda next to the forest
  • Udzungwa is part of the Eastern Arc range of mountains and is known as the ‘Galapogos of Africa’ due to its high degree of endemism
  • There are several endemic primates on site at Hondo Hondo and over 100 bird species may be seen
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at campsite in Udzungwa

Day 5: Hike into the superb primary forest

  • Have an early morning breakfast afterward drive into the forest
  • Hike into the superb primary forest to the base and then the top of the spectacular 180m Sanje Waterfall looking for primates on the way (Iringa Red Colobus and SanjeMangeby)
  • Swim in plunge pools, see endemic African Violets growing in the spray zones
  • Have lunch in the forest on the top of the falls
  • Descend after enjoying superb views
  • Return to Hondo Hondo for dinner and overnight stay there

Day 6: Morning bird and monkey walk then transfer to Dar es Salaam

  • Morning bird and monkey walk along the forest edge at Hondo Hondo, and have a hot breakfast after ward
  • Transfer to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Dar es Salaam

 

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Tour Code: NSBS220

6 Day Budget Safari to Tanzania

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