Selous, Mikumi and Udzungwa Budget Safari

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Ends Dar Es Salaam , Tanzania
  • Enjoy a guided boat safari on the Rufiji River
  • Go on exciting game drives in Mikumi National Park
  • Take part in an exciting walking safari as well as night game safari
The southern circuit of Tanzania is getting more and more popular. Although it is less frequently visited than the northern circuit, it offers a similar variety of wildlife, varied landscapes and culture.

The Selous Game Reserve is huge, approximately the size of Switzerland and is a vast open landscape with savanna plains, woodland and many lakes and swamps in the Rufiji Valley. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its diversity of wildlife and undisturbed nature.

A guided boat trip on the Rufiji River will be arranged during which you will definitely see many majestic birds, hippos and crocodiles, probably elephants and, if you are lucky, a Nile monitor or a pride of lions coming down to drink.

Mikumi National Park can be visited in one day from Dar es Salaam but if you have more time this charming park is well worth a longer visit. The wide expanses of the Mkata Floodplain is full of wildlife: lions, wildebeest, impala, eland and buffalo migrate across the plains. In the Miombo woodland on the foothills of the local mountains greater kudu and sable antelopes can be seen. More than 400 species of bird have been sighted in Mikumi.

We will also visit Udzungwa - the largest and most biologically diverse chain of forests in Tanzania.This archipelago of isolated massifs has been dubbed the Galapagos of Africa for its treasure trove of endemic plants and animals. Known collectively as the Eastern Arch, the ancient crystalline mountains were formed more than 200 million years ago. Geological changes caused the rising of the central plateau, now the Tanzania/Kenya Highlands, and the formation of the Rift valley.

Enjoy this 5-day tour with us and check the itinerary section for more details.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Richard's review for another Kanuth Adventures Safari tour
5 - Excellent
  • Richard
  • From England
  • On Apr 12 2016
“This safari exceeded all my expectations. We departed from Dar es Salaam and enjoyed a cross-country drive where we got to soak in the Tanzanian wilderness. Arriving in Selous was like going back in time, everything was so wild and beautiful. Completely off-grid. We stayed at Hippo camp which was a nice little collection of wooden lodges on the river side with a great view. All meals (even the packed lunches) were of a high quality.

My favourite wildlife moment was feeding the bush babies at night in Hippo camp - wish I could have taken one home. On the third day we woke up before sunrise for a jungle walk with an incredible guide who entertained us and told us 'bush' stories wish were certainly unforgettable! The wildlife in Selous was definitely up to scratch and it was so enjoyable to cruise through the varying and outstandingly beautiful wilderness. Book it now!”
Review for another Kanuth Adventures Safari tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On May 10 2016
“I had a quick trip scheduled to Tanzania, and my group of 3 was able to book a tour with Kanuth. The bookings went flawlessly from start to finish. Kanuth made special arrangements to suit our schedule and requests for a night safari as well as morning safari. Mr. Kanuth drove our truck himself and was extremely knowledgeable about the types of plants and animals along the drive and within the park- we saw everything except Rhinos and big cats, but those were never guaranteed anyway. He was very friendly and welcoming and was a wealth of knowledge about Mikumi National Park and Tanzanian culture in general. The entire experience with food and lodging included was well worth the price he offered, and I highly recommend booking through Kanuth Adventure Safaris.”
Arvid's review for another Kanuth Adventures Safari tour
4 - Very Good
  • Arvid
  • From Sweden
  • On Jul 14 2018
“Very Good”
  • Day 1: Dar es Salaam /Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 3: Walking Safari at Selous -Mikumi National Park
  • Day 4: Full day Mikumi to Udzungwa Montains National Park
  • Day 5: Udzungwa Mountains Park to Dar es salaam
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 boat safari
  • Drinking water
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a pop up roof hatch to enable easy game viewing
  • Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Please note that the government has stopped night safaris at the present. You will not participate in this activity even if it is mentioned on the itinerary and the 'Whats Included' section
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel/flying doctors rescue services
  • Personal and baggage insurance
  • Local/International flights
  • Airport departure tax
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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