Budget Safari to Tanzania - 6 Days

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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

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 Econo Lodge or Similar

Dinner Meals: Included HB

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

Time: 6 h 18 min

Distance: 302.4 km

Enroute Attraction: Wild animals and small bushes can be encountered

  • 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

Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Lodge or Similar

Dinner Meals: FB, Lunch, Dinner, bed and breakfast

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

Time: 3 h 31 min

Distance: 198.8 km

Enroute Attraction: Wild animals can be encountered

  • 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
  • Continue with the game drive until evening

Dinner and overnight at Mwagusi Safari Camp or Similar

Dinner Meals: FB, Lunch, Dinner, bed and breakfast

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

Dinner and overnight at Mwagusi Safari Camp or Similar

Dinner Meals: FB, Lunch, Dinner, bed and breakfast

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

Distance: 197 km

Enroute Attraction: Wild animals and mountain ranges can be encountered

  • 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
  • Continue with the game drive until evening

Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge or Similar

Dinner Meals: FB, Lunch, Dinner, bed and breakfast

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

Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge or Similar

Dinner Meals: FB, Lunch, Dinner, bed and breakfast

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

Time: 6 h 45 min

Distance: 337.9 km

Enroute Attraction: Wild animals and Mountain ranges can be encountered

  • 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

Dinner and overnight at Econo Lodge or Similar

Dinner Meals: Included HB

Price Include:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Price Exclude:

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other Sunset Budget Safaris and Travel to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Sunset Budget Safaris and Travel, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Sunset Budget Safaris and Travel, after your trip concludes.

Tour Code: NSBS6171

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