Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the airport at Dar es Salaam by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you to the Tanzanite Executive Suites for a day of rest, before starting your southern circuit safari the next day.
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel, and drive to the Selous (5-6 hrs).
You will take part in an afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Where you can see plenty of hippos, crocodiles and bird life. Overnight at the Selous River Camp All meals included.
Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve
You will participate in walking safaris, game drives and boating safaris as per the lodge schedule (sharing with other guests at the lodge) in Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, with an area of 54.600kms – bigger than Denmark and 4 times the size of Serengeti!.
Selous has the world’s largest number of large game animals – elephant, buffalo, and rhino. It also contains wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion, not to mention over 350 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at the Selous River Camp. All meals included.
Day 4: Selous Game Reserve
In the morning you will depart to northern Selous, taking in the fascinating scenery and amazing wildlife en-route. Overnight at the Sable Mountain Lodge. All meals included.
Day 5: Mikumi National Park
In the morning you will depart to Mikumi National Park while crossing through Northern Selous. Whilst on safari, you can see a rich variety of bird species, as well as large numbers of giraffe, buffalo and elephants. If you are lucky you may also be able to spot lions, leopards and African wild dogs. Likely to be seen animals include zebras, hippos, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Overnight in Mikumi Wildlife Camp. All meals included.
Day 6: Mikumi National Park
Full day of game drives in the Mikumi National Park Overnight in Mikumi Wildlife Camp. All meals included.
Day 7: Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, depart for Ruaha National Park, having lunch en-route.
By afternoon you will have reached the Ruaha Hilltop Lodge, which is built on a hill with a wonderfull panoramic view. There are many types of different birds, wild flowers, butterflies and trees that can be seen nearby. The luxury self contained cottages are very comfortable and private, each with its own balcony with a beautiful view. Our water is heated by solar power.The reception, dining room and bar are all under one roof, with a gallery to enjoy the spectacular African sunrise and sunset. Giraffes, elephants and baboons and kudus can sometimes be glimpsed not far way. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge. All meals included.
Day 08-10: Ruaha National Park
Two full days of game driving at Ruaha National Park, with picnic lunches. Ruaha has an area of 10,300sq.km, and is the second largest park, and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border creates spectacular gorges and scenery, and features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals that inhabit the park include both Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Bird life is also rich, with over 370 species recorded.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha Hilltop Lodge. All meals included.
Day 11: Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Departure for Udzungwa Mountain National Park, arriving in the afternoon.
Take part in half a day of hiking and bird-watching in the pristine rain forest: trekking towards the Sanje waterfalls for spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley.
Overnight in the Udzungwa Forest Camp (Hondo Hondo). All meals included.
Day 12: DEPARTURE
End of your southern circuit safari, departure to Dar es Salaam and onward travel. Breakfast and lunch box provided.
With long years of experience in leading Safaris throughout Tanzania, the staffs of Gecko Adventure know how to please you.
Our guides are trained professionals committed to offering you the most exciting and informative Tanzania safari experience.
Gecko Adventure Tanzania,
P.O. Box 19131,
Dar es Salaam,