Uwanda Tours and Safaris

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Dar es Salaam to Mikumi and Maasai Culture

Dar es Salaam to Mikumi and Maasai Culture

The journey will start from Dar es Salaam early in the morning. Our professional driver will pick you up and drive you to Mikumi National Park. On arrival at the park, you will learn how to make a fire with sticks and learn more about the Maasai. You'll also experience the places where they live, their traditions, and their customs. After the safari, head back to your camp to prepare for the following day's activities.

Main Destination:
Mikumi National Park
Best Time To Visit Late June to October (Animals are attracted to the waterholes)
High Season June to October
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Mikumi NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
LionOccasional
Show more
HippoOccasional
HyenaRare
Accommodation:
Camp Bastian Mikumi
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Full-day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park

Full-day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, you will head out to Mikumi National Park. You'll have a full day of game viewing and experience the wonderful wildlife including animals like lion, eland, and buffalo that are found here. The Mikumi floodplain is the main feature of the park and borders the mountain ranges. In the afternoon, you will have time for lunch and rest before continuing with the game drive. In the evening, you will return to the camp.

Main Destination:
Mikumi National Park
Accommodation:
Camp Bastian Mikumi
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Transfer from Mikumi to Ruaha National Park

Transfer from Mikumi to Ruaha National Park

You will have an early breakfast and at 7:30 am, proceed on the transfer from Mikumi National Park to Ruaha National Park. Here, you will view more animals and tourist attractions. We will return to our accommodation at Ruaha Top Hill Lodge, located outside of the park.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Best wildlife viewing)
High Season June to October (Ruaha is rarely crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Rains are very rare)

Wildlife in Ruaha NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
LionOccasional
Show more
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Game Drive in Ruaha National Park

Game Drive in Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Ruaha National Park for a full-day game drive. In the afternoon, you will get a packed lunch and time to rest. We then continue with the game drive until sunset when we will return to Ruaha Hilltop Lodge for dinner, sleep, and prepare for the next day's schedule.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Accommodation:
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Game Drive on Different Routes in Ruaha National Park

Game Drive on Different Routes in Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up for a second full-day game drive in Ruaha National Park. Drive on different routes from the previous day. In the afternoon, you will get a packed lunch and time to rest, and then continue with the game drive until sunset. We return to Ruaha Hilltop Lodge for dinner, sleep, and to prepare for the next day's schedule.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Accommodation:
Ruaha Hilltop Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Isimila Stone Age and Transfer to Mikumi National Park

Isimila Stone Age and Transfer to Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and take you to Isimila Stone Age. Here, you do various activities by walking to see the stone age and other attractions. Later, you will start on your journey to Camp Bastian at Mikumi National Park.

The Isimila Stone Age site is one of the important archaeological sites in Tanzania. It is located along the highway to Mbeya, just 20 kilometers from Iringa town.

Main Destination:
Isimila Stone Age Site (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Camp Bastian Mikumi
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Mikumi NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Udzungwa for Hiking and Waterfall

Udzungwa for Hiking and Waterfall

After an early breakfast, you go to the waterfalls at Udzungwa Mountains National Park for hiking. On arrival, you will receive the instructions, and then start your hike in the forest mountains. From the top of the waterfalls, you have a great view of the enormous Kilombero Sugarcane Valley, one of the biggest sugarcane plantations in Tanzania. In the afternoon, you will receive a packed lunch.

Main Destination:
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Accommodation:
Camp Bastian Mikumi
  • Mid-range lodge located 1-2hr drive from Udzungwa Mountains
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Mikumi to Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) 

Mikumi to Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) 

We pick you up from the camp after breakfast and drive you to Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous Game Reserve) with a picnic lunch on the way. We arrive at the Africa Safari Selous Camp in the evening for rest, dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easiest wildlife viewing)
High Season June to October (The main tourist area gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Nyerere NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeAbundant
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
Show more
HyenaCommon
LionOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Africa Safari Selous (Banda Bungalow)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Full-day Game Drive in Nyerere National Park (Selous)

Full-day Game Drive in Nyerere National Park (Selous)

After breakfast, we will go on a full-day game drive from 7:30 am until the evening in Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous Game Reserve). The safari will start from the Africa Safari Selous Camp where you will be picked up by our professional drivers and guides. Today, you will get to enjoy various tourist attractions like spotting animals including elephant, zebra, giraffe, antelope and many more. You will also see birds and landscape scenery with varied topography including wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and higher ground with vast views of far-off mountains.

In the afternoon, you will have your packed lunch and some time to rest. You then continue with the game drive until the evening when you will return to Africa Safari Selous for dinner and sleep, preparing for the next day.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Accommodation:
Africa Safari Selous (Banda Bungalow)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Full-day Game Drive on Different Routes in Nyerere National Park (Selous GR) & Visit Hotspring

Full-day Game Drive on Different Routes in Nyerere National Park (Selous GR) & Visit Hotspring

After breakfast, you will do another full-day game drive until the evening. Go on different routes from the previous day, starting from the Africa Safari Camp where you will be picked up by our professional drivers and guides. Today, you will get to see various animals including elephant, zebra, giraffe, antelope, and more. You will also see birds, and landscape scenery with varied topography including wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and higher ground with vast views of far-off mountains.

You will also get a chance to visit a hot spring and even go swimming. This activity depends on the accessibility of the road to the location since, during the rainy season, there will be mud on the road.

In the afternoon, you will get a packed lunch and some time to rest, then continue with the game drive. In the evening, you will return to Africa Safari Selous for dinner and sleep and prepare for tomorrow.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Accommodation:
Africa Safari Selous (Banda Bungalow)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11

Full-day Boat Safari on Rufiji River

Full-day Boat Safari on Rufiji River

After breakfast, you will do a full-day boat safari from 7:30 am until the evening on the Rufiji River. The journey will start from the Africa Safari Camp where you will be picked up by our professional drivers. You will continue to the Rufiji River, the biggest and longest river in Tanzania. It is approximately 600 kilometers (370 miles) long, with its source in southwestern Tanzania and its mouth on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean. The river has many attractions including crocodiles, hippos, river cliffs, birds and animals such as elephants that come to drink water. There are many more tourist attractions to enjoy.

In the afternoon, you will get a packed lunch and some time to rest, then continue with the boat safari until sunset. Return to Africa Safari Selous for dinner, sleep, and preparation for the last day.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Accommodation:
Africa Safari Selous (Banda Bungalow)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12

Back to Dar es Salaam

Back to Dar es Salaam

On your last day, you will have breakfast and then prepare for your return to Dar es Salaam. Our professional driver will pick you up for the drive back and drop you off at the hotel on arrival.

Main Destination:
Dar Es Salaam (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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