4Nights, 5Days Mikumi, Ruaha Safari

4Nights, 5Days

Mikumi, Ruaha Safari

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. It covers an area of about 13,000 square kilometres. It is located in the middle of Tanzania about 130 kilometres from Iringa. The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its South-Eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The park can be reached by car via Iringa and there is an airstrip at Msembe, park headquarters.

Transport

Safari 4X4 Landcruiser

Duration

5 Days, 4 Nights

Safari Type

Wildlife, Adventure

Accommodation

Luxury

Highlights

Selous Game Reserve

Age Restrictions

None

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Day 1

Drive to Iringa Town

After breakfast, drive to Iringa town. Stop at a restaurant for lunch, and then proceed driving to Iringa town for dinner and overnight at Iringa Hotel or similar – Full Board Basis.
Iringa Town

Day 2

Ruaha National Park

After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope, and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap. Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled. Lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge – Full Board Basis.
Ruaha River Lodge

Day 3

Ruaha National Park

Enjoy a full day game drive in the park. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted within the park. The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge – Full Board Basis.
Ruaha National Park Game Drive

Day 4

Mikumi National Park

After breakfast drive to Kitonga Inn Lodge for lunch and proceed to Mikumi National Park for dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge or similar – Full Board Basis.
Mikumi National Park

Day 5

Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi National Park, which is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. You may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, yellow baboons and hippos. Return to the camp for lunch and then drive back to Dar es Salaam. Drop off in the city centre.
Vuma Hills Tented Camp