Safari the South
Safari The South of Tanzania! It is wild, unique and unmanageable in the Selous. Still resting hundreds of hippos in the Rufiji River, on whose banks grazing buffaloes and crocodiles sunbathe. It is a wildly rich spectacle that you should experience. If you have already visited the northern Tanzania or you are looking for the undiscovered Africa, then this safari is just right for you.
The Highlights of your Safari:
• original and authentic bush Feeling
• for the Tanzanian repeater
• the wild Selous offers today adventurous nature experiences
• individual Safari for 2 or more persons on the requested date
• exciting boat trip on the Rufiji River or Lake Bug
ITINERARY AND HIGHLIGHTS
Safari The South
Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park
We will fetch you from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and drive for about 3 hours to Mikumi National Park. On the way you will already want to ask your driver to stop to take photos of giraffes, antelopes or the yellow baboons, which are typical for the south. Enjoy the view of the Uluguru Mountains. In the afternoon you will be at your first “hunting” tour in the national park that was founded in 1963.
Mikumi National Park
As soon as the morning sun dips the surroundings in its strong colours, you will start your day with a slow approach stalking tour. Hippos are gathering in the watering hole while crocodiles are waiting for their prey on the banks. A group of impressive elephants are standing in the shade under the tamarind trees and buffaloes, antelopes as well as zebras can be observed close by.
Mikumi National Park – Selous Game Reserve
Today’s drive will take you along the Uluguru Mountains, passing areas with only little or no civilization, sandstone
rocks and diverse tropical vegetation. After about 6 hours you’ll arrive at the Selous Game Reserve – Africa’s largest wildlife conservation area! With a little luck you will be greeted by some elephants at the entry of the park. In the later afternoon you will experience an amazing stalking tour.
Selous Game Reserve, Matembwe Gate
You will spend this entire day in Selous. During the journey to Lake Mwanze you will cross the most beautiful part of the game reserve. A landscape of savannah and palm oases will keep you intrigued and your eyes wandering. Acacias and baobab trees offer not only food to giraffes, zebras and baboons, but also important shade. Along the lakes you will see crocodiles basking along the shore lines, a yellow billed stork hunting fishes, lions lurking in the thicket and hippos
Day 5 / 6
Selous Game Reserve, Lake Mwanze
Today a boat will take you to pass by hippos and colourful bird colonies who breed in the reeds or dig their home into the steep walls along the shore. Often crocodiles are resting on a sand bar in the mighty Rufiji River. The river is the lifeline of the Selous and reminds of the Okavango Delta in Botswana with its many branches. The afternoon will excite you again with another stalking tour.
Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam
When nature wakes up you will begin your day with a river safari. Your guide is highly familiar with the area and also armed. He will explain all animal behaviour to you and lead you through the savannah with is multitude of wildlife from lake to lake. All life is concentrated at the water. This will give you the opportunity to watch hippos, giraffes, buffaloes and small animals from a close distance. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airplane