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9- day trip Southern Tanzania

9- day trip Southern Tanzania

Gama tours & safari

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Description

Experience the unparalleled harmony between adventure and refinement during our enchanting 9-day safari in South Tanzania. Discover the untouched beauty of the South Tanzanian wilderness as you admire the majestic animals in their lush natural surroundings.

Giraffe beach hotel

Located directly on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the hotel offers a unique atmosphere: On your private balcony, you can enjoy the breathtaking view. If you're warmed up and looking for a refreshing swim, there's a delightful pool at your disposal, or you could even take a dip in the nearby ocean to conclude your day.

Day 1: Arrival Dar es Salaam

Jambo (hello) and welcome to Tanzania! We are delighted to have you here. Today, you will arrive at the international airport in Dar es Salaam, where one of our experienced guides from Gama Tours & Safari will be eagerly awaiting your arrival.

We understand that you may be tired after a long flight and eager to rest. Therefore, we’ll ensure that you are taken directly to your hotel, where you can relax and recharge while immersing yourself in the beautiful African atmosphere.

The drive from the airport to your hotel takes approximately 30 minutes, but this depends on traffic conditions. Your guide will be happy to share interesting insights about Tanzania along the way and answer any questions you may have.

We can’t wait to show you the wonders of Tanzania, from breathtaking landscapes to diverse wildlife. Thank you for choosing Gama Tours & Safari, and let the adventure begin!

Day 2/3: Mikumi National Park

Early in the morning, you’ll depart from Dar es Salaam heading towards Mikumi National Park! The journey from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi will take approximately 5 hours. Once you arrive in Mikumi, you can immediately enjoy a half-day safari in Mikumi National Park. After this thrilling safari experience, it’s time to head to the accommodation where you can relax and process the impressions of the first safari.

The next morning, after a delightful breakfast, another visit to Mikumi National Park is on the agenda, but this time for a full day of adventure. Mikumi National Park is renowned for its diverse and abundant wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, and various species of antelopes.

Mikumi is also an excellent spot for bird enthusiasts, with more than 400 bird species, including raptors, hornbills, and sunbirds.

Camp Bastian

Camp Bastian Mikumi offers various types of accommodations to meet all needs. Our camp includes 7 chalets in different sizes and a camping site. All chalets are furnished with locally made furniture and fabrics to maintain an authentic atmosphere.

Ruaha river lodge

Built from local stones and thatch, the lodge is constructed around natural kopjes and takes advantage of its exceptional position on a bend in the river. A stunning lodge!

Day 4: from Mikumi to Ruaha

Today, an exhilarating journey awaits you. You’ll leave the enchanting Mikumi to travel further to the majestic Ruaha. The journey will take approximately 5 hours, depending on traffic. However, it will certainly not be dull, as a wealth of experiences and sights awaits you along the way! Once you arrive in Ruaha, you’ll enjoy a half-day game drive. After the game drive, you’ll proceed to the lodge, where you will receive a warm welcome. Here, you can relax after the journey and prepare yourself for a new day full of safari adventures.

Day 5: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is een van de meest uitgestrekte en indrukwekkende nationale parken van Tanzania. Ruaha staat bekend om zijn gevarieerde landschap, variërend van uitgestrekte savannes en rivieren tot beboste heuvels en indrukwekkende bergen. De Grote Ruaha-rivier doorkruist het park en speelt een cruciale rol in het aantrekken van wilde dieren, vooral tijdens het droge seizoen. Het park herbergt een ongelooflijke verscheidenheid aan dieren in het wild, waaronder leeuwen, luipaarden, olifanten, buffels, giraffen, nijlpaarden, krokodillen, diverse antilopensoorten en een overvloed aan vogels.

Ruaha river lodge

Ruaha National Park is one of the most extensive and impressive national parks in Tanzania. Ruaha is renowned for its diverse landscape, ranging from vast savannahs and rivers to wooded hills and impressive mountains. The Great Ruaha River traverses the park and plays a crucial role in attracting wildlife, especially during the dry season. The park hosts an incredible variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, various antelope species, and an abundance of birds.

Africa safari Selous

Africa Safari Selous is more than just accommodation; a stay here is an unparalleled safari experience that you likely won't find anywhere else. Located just outside the Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park in South Tanzania, the accommodation is spacious. Much of the original vegetation has been preserved, and respect for the environment is reflected in each of the carefully constructed rooms.

Day 6: Flight to Nyerere National Park & bootsafari

Today, you will leave Ruaha National Park and depart by plane to Nyerere National Park. Upon arrival, you will be transported to the tented camp. Later in the afternoon, you will experience a safari in a different way – by boat. The Rufiji River is the largest river in Tanzania and plays a crucial role in attracting wildlife to the region. During a boat safari, you’ll have the opportunity to observe river life up close, including hippos, crocodiles, and various water birds.

The banks of the Rufiji River attract many wild animals, especially during the dry season when animals come to the water to drink. You often see large herds of elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles, as well as various antelope species grazing along the shores.

 

Day 7/8: Nyerere National Park

It’s time for two full safari days in Nyerere National Park.

Nyerere National Park, formerly known as the Selous Game Reserve, is one of the most extensive and impressive protected areas in Tanzania, located in the southern part of the country. Nyerere National Park is vast, covering an area of approximately 50,000 square kilometers, making it one of the largest wildlife reserves in the world. It’s about twice the size of Belgium. The park is named after the first president of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere. The park is also famous for its large population of wild dogs (African painted dogs). On day 8, if you wish, there is an opportunity to visit the hot springs where swimming is also possible!

Africa Safari Selous​

Africa Safari Selous is more than just accommodation; a stay here is an unparalleled safari experience that you likely won't find anywhere else. Located just outside the Selous Game Reserve/Nyerere National Park in South Tanzania, the accommodation is spacious. Much of the original vegetation has been preserved, and respect for the environment is reflected in each of the carefully constructed rooms.

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast, you will depart for Dar es Salaam because unfortunately, all beautiful moments must come to an end, and today marks the conclusion of your unforgettable safari vacation.

The Gama Tours team hopes that this safari has provided you with countless beautiful memories.

Pricing

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Low Season: (November to May)
3377,-

High Season: (June to October)
3623,-

Low Season: (November to May)
2695,-

High Season: (June to October)
2893,-

Low Season: (November to May)
2434,-

High Season: (June to October)
2612,-

The above prices are per person and may fluctuate due to external factors. Child discounts apply to children under 16 years old.

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