6-day Classic Safari in Southern Tanzania
Mikumi & Nyerere National Park
Enjoy fantastic game drives in Mikumi and Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous Game Reserve). Outstanding landscapes with open savannahs and river systems fringed with palm trees as well as an abundant wildlife variety with big cats, birds and large mammals await you – so keep your camera up-close!
private safari with unlimited mileage
6 days, 5 nights (start: day of your choice)
large variety of wildlife in Mikumi incl. antelopes, cats, mammals and more
incredible panoramas and spectacular wildlife encounters in Nyerere
different perspective: boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River to spot wildlife
Mikumi National Park
Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous)
Leisurely – no strenuous exercise is expected
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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!
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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.
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Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport (JRO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Dar es Salaam (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Tanzania adventure on the next morning.
Day 1 and 2: Mikumi National Park
Meet & greet in Dar es Salaam with your professional driver/guide. Depart to Mikumi, which borders Nyerere National Park in the south – a large protected area with frequent wildlife movement. A great safari destination to encounter buffalo, bushbuck, eland, elephant, giraffe, impala, jackal, leopard, lions, reedbuck, warthog, wildebeest, zebras and many more!
Day 3 to 5: Nyerere National Park
Road journey to Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous). Enter the park at Matamwe Gate and cross the park from west to east with incredible game viewing opportunities. The western part is dominated by hilly terrain, while the center and eastern side is characterized by a riverine forest merged in between various lakes.
The next three days are devoted to game drives to fully explore the stunning landscape with its impressive wildlife! Easily spot-able are elephants, giraffes, impalas, wildebeests, zebras; and of course, crocodiles and hippos along the lakes. With a little luck you might even encounter some cats like hyenas, leopards, lions and the endangered Wild Dog.
Your stay also includes a boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River – a great adventure which allows you to view wildlife from a different perspective. Watching elephants taking a bath, or getting a closer view of hippos is an incredible sight! You will also be stunned by the bird variety so watch closely for bee-eaters, fish eagles, kingfishers and many more. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 6: Return to Dar es Salaam
Return to Dar es Salaam with drop-off according to your onwards travel journey – either in Dar es Salaam Town or at Dar es Salaam Domestic/International Airport (DAR). Included meals: breakfast and picnic-lunch.
Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.
Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!
Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!
Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!