20 Days Best of Southern Circuit
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Last updated: 03/15/2008
This trip will take you to the parks of the Southern part of Tanzania which are rarely visited.
Dar es Salaam / Selous:
Depart from Dar by 4 wheel-drive to Selous Game Reserve. Arrive late afternoon with an enroute game drive, dinner and overnight at Ndovu camp - (bandas).
Selous Full Day:
Full day game drive of Selous Game Reserve. Selous, Africa's largest wildlife anctuary with an area of 54,600 sq km is bigger than Denmark and 4 times the size of Serengeti. It has the World's largest number of big game - Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos; Sable Antelopes. Selous also contains Wildebeest, Elands, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Zebras, Impalas, Hippos, Leopards and Lions. There are about 350 species of Birdlife. Return to the Ndovu camp for dinner and overnight.
Selous Full Day:
After breakfast, boat safari along the Mighty Rufiji River. Spectacular Bird-life can be seen along the banks of the river, followed by walking safari - This safari allows an Intimate impression of the African bush and wildlife, which is unforgettable and brings you closest to pristine nature. Return to Ndovu camp for Dinner and overnight.
Early morning breakfast, then proceed to Mikumi National Park for afternoon game drive; Mikumi is rich in wildlife and contains the famous Fi Big five. Dinner and overnight at Genesis motel (Snake Park).
Mikumi/ Udzungwa Mountains National Park:
Drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park - a link in the chain of Africa's Eastern Arc Mountains,Udzungwa is made for hikers and climbers on trails through the rain Forest and along the Escarpments.The Plateau is a Natural Top with views of sugar plantations against a Patchwork of Grassland and Mountain Forest extending over 100 kilometers. Columbus monkeys are seen playing on the shelter of 30 meters high trees. walking at Udzungwa, dinner and overnight at Mountain Peak-this are bandas.
Leave Udzungwa and drive to Ruaha for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Msembe Camp - the park bandas.
Breakfast,then full day game drive in Ruaha Park with an area of 10,300sq.km.This is the second largest park,and second largest Elephant sanctuary in Tanzania.The Great Ruaha River which flows along its entire Eastern Border,creating spectacular Gorges and Scenery,features a large number of Hippos and Crocodiles.The wide variety of animals include Greater and Lesser Kudus, Roan and Sable Antelope. Birdlife is rich, with over 370 species recorded.Dinner and overnight at Tungamalenga camp - tented lodge.
Ruaha/Katavi Plains Nat. Park:
Early breakfast then drive to Iringa town, proceed to Mbeya town up to Tunduma - border of Tanzania and Zambia,then turn right to Sumbawanga town arriving late evening for dinner and overnight at the Hotel - is about 500 km driving.
Sumbawanga/Katavi Plains Nat. Park:
Leave Sumbawanga early morning for Katavi Ppains Nat.Park, arriving for PM game drive. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Garden.
Katavi Plains Nat. Park Full day:
Full day game drive in Katavi National Park, the huge untouched Africa wilderness due to relatively few visitors. Those guests arriving here will feel themselves as the first explorers to Africa.The main features of this park are the Watery Grass Plains to the North, the Palm : Fringed Lake Chada in the South East,and the Katuma River. Katavi boasts of Tanzania's greatest populations of both Crocodiles and Hippopotamus. Lion and Leopard find prey among the huge population of Herbivores. The name of the park comes from the legendary hunter; Katabi whose spirit is believed to possess a tamarind tree ringed with offerings from locals begging his blessings. Return to Hippo Garden for dinner and overnight.
Leave Katavi for Kigoma town, arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Kigoma Hiltop Hotel.
Kigoma/Mahale Mountains National Park:
After breakfast take a flight or boat to Mahale Mountains National Park led for guided in seach of Chimpazees, as this park is not accecible by road. Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of the last remaining Wild Chimpanzees in Africa.These fascinating animals roam in the isolated rainforest of Mahale, a chain of dramatic peaks dropped in lush vegetation falling to Lake Tanganyika's beaches far below.Dinner and overnight at Mahale bandas.
Mahale Mountains Nat.Park/kigoma:
Another walking or any optional activities, then take flight or boat back to Kigoma at Kigoma Hiltop Hotel for dinner & overnight.
Drive from Mahale to Mwanza - the North side of the country, passing through the middle land of Tanzania and overnight at Shinyanga. Next day proceed with your 4x4 vehicle , arriving Mwanza late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Mwanza.
After breakfast proceed to Mwanza arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Mwanza.
Mwanza/Rubondo Island National Park:
Fly from Mwanza to Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria for fishing. Rubondo Island protects precious fish breeding grounds. Tilapia and the Nile perch, some weighing more than 100 Kgs. Rubondo is home to fish eagles and a global stopover for hundreds of migratory birds.The indigenous mammal species are Hippo, Bush buck, genet, and Mongoose, and the introduced species such as Chimpanzees, Elephant, and Giraffe. Dinner and overnight at Rubondo Lodge.
Full day spent in Rubondo Island National Park for optional activities including fishing or relax to the sandy beaches. Return to Rubondo Lodge for dinner and overnight.
From Rubondo fly back to Mwanza and transfer to the Hotel. Afternoon spent in leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mwanza.
Leave Mwanza early morning and drive to Lake Natron passing Serengeti through Ndabaka Gate,out through Klein's Gate proceed to Lake Natron arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Camp - tented lodge.
After breakfast, visiting Lake Natron, the soda Lake and view Mt Ol Donyo Lengai - meaning the home of GOD, the only active volcanic Mountain in Tanzania, then drive to Arusha.
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- This tour is the longest hence it needs proper planning and pschological preparedness. If well done,it will give the participants a life time memory.
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