Tanzania: The wild South
Only a few tourists visit the national parks in southern Tanzania and are guaranteed to be rewarded for this joy of discovery with…
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Only a few tourists visit the national parks in southern Tanzania and are guaranteed to be rewarded for this joy of discovery with an unbelievable
species-rich flora and fauna as well as grandiose impressions of the landscape. You cross the Selous / Nyerere National Park in an off-road vehicle, explore the park on a hiking track and discover the palm-lined Rufiji River by boat.
Arrival in Dar es Salaam. Drive to hotel. Overnight stay in Sleep inn Hotel or similar
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Drive to the Selous / Nyerere National Park - Africa's largest game reserve, still little visited and an insider tip. In the late afternoon you take an atmospheric boat tour on the Rufiji (possibly together with other guests of the camp) and observe numerous birds, crocodiles and foot horses.
Overnight stay at Selous Kinga Lodge or similar (B / - / D)
On an extended game drive you follow the course of the Rufiji or its numerous loops, in the vicinity of which many animals prefer to stay. In addition to elephants, Selous / Nyerere is also home to the rare wild dogs, crocodiles, hippos, buffalo and giraffes. Kudu and approx. 440 species of birds. Overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge or similar (B / L / D)
In the morning you go on foot stalking with a ranger. He explains the tracks and the behavior of the animals to you. With a little luck you can spot giraffes, zebras, gazelles, warthogs, monkeys and a number of birds. Afterwards you will cross the national park on another game drive and in the evening you will reach your lodge near Kisaki. Overnight stay at Sable Mountain Lodge or similar (B / L / D)
The spectacular landscape of the Uluguru Mountains forms the backdrop for today's drive to Mikumi. A number of small villages offer an insight into everyday life in rural Tanzania along the way Overnight at Camp Bastian (chalet) or similar (B / L / D)
Full day game drive in Mikumi National Park. There are four vegetation zones with over 1200 plant, 400 bird and 60 mammal species,including lions, elephants, buffalo and eland. Overnight at Camp Bastian (chalet) or similar (B / L / D)
Drive via Iringa to the lodge near the Ruaha National Park. First shorter game drive in the park in the late afternoon. In addition to elephants, lions and giraffes, if you are lucky you can also see kudu, sable and roan antelopes. Overnight stay in Ruaha Hilltop Lodge or similar (B / - /D)
8 & 9 days
Two full day game drives in Ruaha NP. In Tanzania's largest national park, the flora and fauna of eastern and southern Africa overlap and the result is a unique biodiversity. There is a wide variety of vegetation zones from open grasslands to swamps to Miombo forests, and mighty observation trees characterize the landscape. Acacia and fig species, tamarinds and palms grow along the rivers. The Great Ruaha River is home to numerous hippos and crocodiles. Ruaha has one of the largest elephant populations in East Africa. Two nights in Ruaha Hilltop Lodge or similar (B / L / D)
Transfer to Iringa airport. Flight to Dar es Salaam. Return flight or onward journey to Zanzibar (B / - / -)
Surefootedness as well as average stamina and climate compatibility (for the stalking), team spirit, willingness to forego comfort during long journeys in a non-air-conditioned safari vehicle on sometimes poor roads and slopes.
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