7 Days Southern Tanzania Safari

from $5,255.00

Safari Plan & Adventures assure you this tour can mark the history of you travel Experience 7 days and 6 nights on safari in southern Tanzania cover Selous Game Reserve.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Strenuous
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 7 Days Southern Tanzania Safari.

Safari Plan & Adventures assure you this tour can mark the history of you travel Experience 7 days and 6 nights on safari in southern Tanzania cover Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Parks.

Activities will include a boat tour, wildlife viewing safaris, walking safari and a guided trek tour. Group sizes range from one person to five persons per vehicle (large groups will be divided into 5 persons per vehicle) with pick-up from Dar Es Salaam or Morogoro town.

Safari Include Mikumi, Selous, Ruaha, Udzungwa, Uluguru Mountains, Kilombero Valley, These are samples of packages and itineraries conducted with Safari Plan & Adventures, You can design your own Safari. Please feel free to contact us and send your itinerary.

Southern Tanzania – Mikumi National Park

  • Quiet & relaxed safari
  • Truly wild & off the beaten tourist track
  • Variety of activities; boating & walking safaris
  • Intimate safari lodges & camps
  • Easy access to Zanzibar and Tanzanian Coast
  • You get more luxury for your money than Northern Tanzania
  • Wildlife still fantastic but not as prolific as in Serengeti & Ngorongoro
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Safari vehicle with pop up roof
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fee (bought upon arrival, 50-100$/pp)
  • Meals not specified
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal items
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service etc.
  1. Day 1 Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

    You will be picked from your airport or hotel in Dar and be transferred to Selous. Once you arrive, you will have lunch, and then go on an evening boat safari. Dinner and overnight Selous river camp

    Boat safari in Selous Game Reserve; The boat safaris are conducted in sturdy metal boats with a powerful outboard motor on the back and a covered canopy. Each boat safari is guided by a boatman who has grown up on the river and knows all the little nooks and crannies where a boat can sneak through like the back of his hand.

    They are also well aware of hippo and crocodile behaviour having spent so many years’ safely guiding people between them. The boat safaris provide some of the best water birding in Africa as well as getting up close and personal to hippos and crocs which swarm through the river system, be they wallowing in the water or basking on the banks

  2. Day 2 To Day 3 Full-Day Game Drive in Selous

    On this day, you will leave early in the morning with a packed breakfast and picnic lunch to enjoy a full day game-drive in this largest game reserve in Africa.

    Each safari will cover different area of the park, so you’ll be able to enjoy different vegetation and the animals they support there. Dinner and overnight camping at Selous river camp.

  3. Day 4 Game Drive en-route to Mikumi National Park

    On this day, leave early in the morning our professional safari drive guide will take you to Mikumi, via Kisaki village.

    Depending on the time you arrive in Mikumi, you may have a sunset game drive, or just go on to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay Within the park. 

  4. Day 5 Morning Game Drive in Mikumi National then Drive to Ruaha

    You will have a sunrise game drive, starting from early in the morning up to around 11am, You’ll then drive to Ruaha National Park, and this drive will take up to 7hrs arrive in Ruaha National Park in the evening and check in for your accommodation ready for a full day game drive the following day

  5. Day 6 Full Day Game Drive in Ruaha National Park the Biggest in Tanzania

    The day will begin with an early morning game drive, starting at sunrise and going through to breakfast.

    After breakfast there will be a drive through various habitats with various animals, birds and more stunning scenery of the Mwagusi Sand River as well as the Mdonya River.

    Stop for some lunch in the bush followed by further game viewing until sunset. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in the park.

  6. Day 7 Ruaha National Parks to Dar es Salaam

    Early morning breakfast then depart to back to Dar via Iringa and Morogoro town. You will have stops for refreshments and lunch in Iringa and Morogoro.

    When you arrive in Dar Es Salaam you will be taken to your residency or any place of your choice and that will be the end of your safari with Safari Plan & Adventures.

Hotels, Camps and Lodges

What to Expect from Safari Accommodation

In such monumental landscapes always expect space. Both with individual rooms and the layout of a camp or lodge. Space and seclusion come naturally here as lodges are carefully situated miles away from each other. Also, expect inimitability. There is no homogenised blueprint to follow, and all accommodation looks to work with the environment to offer something unique in both style and design. And expect to find accommodation that exceeds expectations.

There’s a continual smile of surprise as you arrive at camps that shatter any apprehension about uncomfortable bathrooms or roughing it. Safari accommodation is both the compliment and the antidote to a day of exploring; maintaining your immersion in the wild and providing a luxury that gently pulls you down from the day’s adventure.

Definitions blur, and names are often used interchangeably, but African safari accommodation can be broadly split into half a dozen categories: lodges, luxury tented camps, mobile camps, public campsites, hotels and guesthouses. Some countries are dominated by one of these, in others, a safari itinerary could feature the full range of accommodation styles.

Within these categories, there’s a spread of quality reflected in the price and, sometimes, by star ratings. Most safari itineraries will combine different styles of accommodation, utilising the best options dependent on the destination. Head further into the wild larger national parks and you often stay in intimate camps. Return from a long safari and the extra comfort of a hotel is savoured.

As a very broad summary, lodges are a localised version of a hotel or guesthouse, with private bathrooms, spacious restaurants, and extras like swimming pools. They’re permanent structures that are usually larger than camps. Luxury tented camps are situated in areas rich with wildlife, permanent or semi-permanent operations catering for an intimate number of guests. They use canvas tents on solid bases with large beds and private bathrooms. Mobile tented camps are erected deep in the wilderness, surrounded by wildlife and catering for a small group of guests.

They’re simpler but still spacious and with good amenities, generally geared towards exclusivity and privacy. Within national parks, budget safaris use public campsites with facilities that vary in quality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Whats included in this tour?
  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Safari vehicle with pop up roof
Whats not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

All our safari packages include unlimited game drives with no restriction on mileage or fuel. This gives our guests more freedom and flexibility allowing the exploration of more secluded regions for exclusive wildlife viewing.

Unlimited Mileage means that you are able to drive for as long as you want within the parks’ operational hours (6am to 6pm), and the designated area for game drives on the given day.

For example, if the itinerary designates Central Serengeti, then you are able to stay within the Central Serengeti region as long as you want, stretching to the borders of Western Serengeti.

However, we cannot, for instance, drive from Central Serengeti to the Mara River then back. Some companies quote you for limited game drives with restrictions on mileage and fuel.

You wouldn’t make it very far from the main road or have the ability explore the more exclusive areas of the park. With unlimited game drives, you can fully enjoy your safari completely worry-free.

Absolutely. We provide unlimited beverages in our safari vehicle including bottled drinking water, your preferred soft drinks, juice, domestic beer, French-press coffee and tea.
All our safari vehicles are equipped with a small refrigerator to keep your drinks chilled for you to enjoy during your safari.
It is important to never assume that any of the animals encountered on your game drive are tame. Though attacks by wild animals are unusual, nothing in the African wilderness is predictable.
While you are staying in your safari lodges and camps, it is important to be especially cautious and aware of your surroundings as many of these areas are not fenced and contain wildlife roaming freely. If you have children with you, keep them in sight and do not let them wander alone.
At smaller tented lodges, you will always be escorted to and from your tent for dinner or during the night. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to raise them to the staff or your guide.
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