This is our 4 Days Southern Tanzania Safari package involving wildlife safari in Mikumi as well as getting active, by hiking the beautiful trails in the Udzungwa National Park which is also referred as the Galapagos of Africa.
The tour starts and ends at Dar es Salaam, which is the commercial capital of Tanzania and the main hub in Tanzania with many flights flying in and out of the Dar es Salaam International Airport. The tour is a private tour, so you can start on any date, but time of departure from Dar es Salaam is preferably early morning due to the long distance from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi; 5- or 6-Hours drive via the Dar es Salaam- Morogoro – Mbeya Highway.
4 Days Southern Tanzania safari brief itinerary
The four days safari from Dar es Salaam will be as outlined in the below brief itinerary that can customized in any way in order to suit your needs and budget.
Day 1: Pickup from Dar es Salaam, Transfer to Mikumi National Park for safari.
Day 2: Full day safari game drives in Mikumi National Park.
Day 3: Transfer to Udzungwa Mountains NP, and explore the Park.
Day 4: Early Forest Walk and return to Dar es Salaam.
4 days Southern Tanzania Safari; where to visit?
This four (4) day safari will give you an opportunity to explore some of the less travelled national parks in Southern Tanzania in our comfortable four wheel drive (4X4) safari vehicles.
You will visit Mikumi National Park where you will spend an entire day on a game drive searching through the park for the various wild animals such as lions, elephants, wildebeests, buffalos and zebras among several others.
From there you will transfer to Udzungwa Mountains National Park that has a rich biodiversity that supports a diversity of wildlife including several plant species, birds and a number of rare primates.
4-day Southern Tanzania safari; where to stay?
During your four-day adventure in the less travelled Southern Tanzania, you will be staying in nice mid-range lodges, and tented camps according to this sample itinerary. However, we can always upgrade the accommodations for you to stay at more luxurious accommodations where possible, if you like.
In case you need any customization of this tour, please get in touch with our Southern Tanzania safari experts for free advice and consultation. If you are short of time and still want to do some walking during your safari then you may ask our experts to include a walking safari on our 3 days MIkumi safari from Dar es Salaam. With enough time, please fill in the inquiry form for more information on our 4 days Southern Tanzania Safari to Mikumi and Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
|Location||Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa National Park|
|Starting & Finishing Point||Dar es Salaam|
|Departure Dates||Any Day (private tours)|
Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park
Today very early in the morning, you will be met and picked up by one of our representatives from Safari Supremacy (who will be your driver and guide on this Safari). You will begin the drive southwest to the Morogoro area where Mikumi National Park is found. You will arrive in the afternoon, check into your rooms and have lunch. You will spend the afternoon at leisure either relaxing by the pool side or simply catch up with your favorite book. You will later have dinner and spend the night at your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Camp Bastian.
Game Drive in Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park covers an area of 3230 square kilometers which makes it one of the largest national parks in Tanzania. As you explore its wilderness, some of the animals you are may see include; elephants, hartebeests, buffalos, kudus, zebras, elands, wildebeests and impalas. Hyenas, baboons, lions, wild dogs, giraffes, warthogs and hippos are the other animals you can always look out for.
In addition, more than three hundred (300) different types of birds have been recorded within this national park, a thing that will give you great opportunities to see them.
You will explore the varied wildlife habitats which include the seasonal floodplains, the grassland which are scattered with giant baobab trees and thorny trees (these are very similar to those in the Serengeti), Miombo woodlands, swamps, riverine forests and low hills.
You will take a break to have picnic lunch before setting out again for an afternoon game drive.
Later in the evening you will head back to your accommodation and there you will have your dinner and spend the night. Dinner and overnight at Camp Bastian. All meals included.
Transfer to Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Today you will wake up in the morning, have your breakfast and then your driver – guide will transfer you to Udzungwa Mountains National Park which covers an area of 1990 square kilometers. It is a short drive from Mikumi National Park. This park which is a less popular tourist destination has a varied bio-diversity that include (steppe, grasslands, and woodland) which supports numerous birds, primates and various plant species (approximately 2500 species have been recorded here).
On arrival, you will check into your accommodation. There will be a hike to the Sanje Waterfalls. This breathtaking waterfall has its water dropping in a three tier each dropping over a different height (30 meters, 70 meters and 170 meters). You will also hike through the verdant forest which is home to more than 400 different bird species, butterflies,, amphibians and several primate species including the baboons, vervet monkeys and the endemic the Sanje Crested Mangabey as well as the Iringa red colobus.
You will later head back to your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Overnight at Udzungwa Mountain Lodge. All meals included.
Departure back to Dar es Salaam
Afterwards, you will return to the lodge, pick your bags and then begin the drive back to Dar es Salaam. The driver will drop you to the airport or at your residence or hotel within Dar es Salaam.Meals: Breakfast
End of of your 4-day safari to Southern Tanzania safari visiting Mikumi and Hiking in Udzungwa Mountains.
4 Days safari from Zanzibar to Mikumi – Prices
|2 Persons travelling together (1 Double / Twin Room||USD 1026 Per Person Sharing|
|4 Persons travelling together (2 Double / Twin Room||USD 830 Per Person Sharing|
|6 Persons travelling together (6 Double / Twin Room||USD 747 Per Person Sharing|
Tour Price Includes:
4 Days private safari from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi for 2 – 6 Persons
3 Nights’ FB Overnight at a lodge or camp as per itinerary
An extra lunch meal on Day 1 (Lunch at a restaurant enroute to Mikumi)
Full time English speaking Professional Driver/Guide
Park entrance Fees Mikumi National Park
Game drives in Mikumi National Park in private 4×4 safari vehicle (Unlimited Mileage)
Bottled Mineral Water within the Safari Vehicle
Government Taxes, VAT plus TDL
Not Included in the Tour Price
Transfers at Zanzibar, can be arranged at extra cost
Visas fees and travel insurance
Any Items and expenses of personal nature
Tips for the safari guide and lodge staff (tip separately)
Extra cold and hot beverages
Domestic return flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam if needed.
Laundry services at the lodges / camps
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