Safari to Selous - Mikumi

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. Scottish explorer and cartographer Keith Johnston also died at Beho Beho in 1879 while leading a RSGS expedition to the Great Lakes of Africa with Joseph Thomson. The Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature.

The Mikumi belongs to the circuit of the wildlife parks of Tanzania, less visited by international tourists and better protected from the environmental point of view. Most of the routes that cross the Mikumi proceed in the direction of the Ruaha National Park and the Selous. The recommended season for visiting the park is the dry season between May and November, warm weather and beautiful sites that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What's Included?

• All park entrance, and administrative fees
• All meals while on Safari
• 3 litre water on a daily basis
• Top up roof 4WD transportation while on Safari
• Hotel accommodation where noted
• Walking safari where shown on itinerary

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Dar es salaam-Selous Game Reserve
On your first day of the safari you will be picked from your hotel or Airport in Dar es Salaam and start your safari to the well knowned UNESCO World Heritage Site the Selous Game Reserve. It is quite far and you will have picnic lunch stop en route late afternoon arriving in Selous. Then proceed with evening game drive as you drive towards the lodge/tented camp. Dinner and Overnight will be at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 2 – 3: Full Day Selous Game Drives Boat safari
Enjoy your two impressive days doing game drives and boat safari in Rufiji River looking for Crock dire and Hippos. Full relax ions and experience the greatest wildlife safari destination away from the crowds of the northern safari zone. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest Game Reserve in Africa where its area seems to be more than the size of Switzerland and you will be amazed with its full of wild animals and a number of birds’ species.
Apart from lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, impala, hartebeests, pythons, elands, but it is where the rarest wild dogs can be observed but only if ones lucky can be able to see these rare unbelievable hunters of the African Wilderness. Different from the Northern parts of Tanzania where animals and birds are calmer but here animals are more jumpy.

It has been recorded that more than 350 bird species can be observed in Selous Game Reserve afternoons prepare to go for a boat safari in the Rufiji River and on the next afternoon you will go for a walking safari guided by an armed ranger. Dinner and Overnight stay at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 4: Selous – Mikumi National Park
After breakfast at the lodge/camp, check out and continue crossing north of Selous and drive to Mikumi National Park. The Mikumi and Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem you can’t miss to visit. The park comprises a subspecies of giraffe, that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the Somali giraffe. On arrival at Mikumi National Park start experiencing your first game drive in Mikumi National Park until later in the afternoon when you will be served picnic lunch. The landscape of Mikumi is often matched to that of the Serengeti. It consists of savannah landscape with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palm trees.

Mikumi National Park has quite less developed infrastructure but that what makes the park even better and unique because that has helped in preserving the wilderness in its natural and untouched state for many years. Here there is also an option of doing a walking safari which is normally guided by an armed ranger if you wish but with an extra charge. Overnight at Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Kikoboga Lodge. All meals included.

Day 5: Mikumi – Dar es Salaam
After breakfast we continue with game drives around Mikumi National Park with options to do game drives or go for a walking safari until noon when we drive out of the park and head back to Dar es Salaam, or take a flight back to Zanzibar Island, Where our service ENDS
please specify if you would like us to book you a flight to Zanzibar.
Not Included:
• International airfares and departure taxes
• All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email etc.
• Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff and driver guide
• Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
• Laundry services
• Visa and International flight tickets fees.
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Reviews & References

Jola
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Nov 13, 2017
Gerry Lyimo
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It has been a pleasure to enjoy the game reserve, and the cool Island of Zanzibar, my fiance and I we wanna appreciate you, and thanks for the humble, hospitality we really enjoyed, looking forward to come again for honeymoon, keep on working hard and be always excellent.

May 13, 2017