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Big Southern Tour

The Big Southern Tour combines a great safari experience in Selous and Ruaha with hiking in Udzungwa mountain, ending with a swim in the Sanje waterfalls. This tour offers something for the more adventurous traveller, letting you experience also game drives, walking safaris and boat tours

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Dar es salaam – Udzungwa national park

07:00am depart from Dar es salaam to Udzungwa national park via Morogoro town for lunch. Proceed to the park for evening village walking at Mang’ula or rubber plantation. Dinner and overnight will be at camp or lodge.


Day 2: Udzungwa – Iringa town

After breakfast trekking to Sanje waterfalls and experience the spectacular natural beauty of the park by swimming in the Sanje waterfalls. After lunch drive to Iringa town and arrival for dinner and overnight at Neema Craft Guest house.


Day 3: Iringa – Ruaha National park

After breakfast drive to Ruaha national park with picnic lunch box for full game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.


Day 4: Ruaha national park

Full day game drive in Ruaha. Stirring Great Ruaha River features large numbers crocodiles and hippos and other species such as lions, impala, giraffe, zebras, elephants, Grant’s gazelle, ostrich, cheetah and many others. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.


Day 5: Ruaha – Mikumi national park

Early morning breakfast and proceeds with walking safari accompanied by experienced armed ranger; here you will have the opportunity to touch the wild. After walking drive to Mikumi national park via Iringa town for lunch. Arrival for dinner and overnight will be at the camp or lodge


Day 6: Mikumi national park

After early breakfast, a full day game drive in Mikumi national park until sunset, with packed lunch box to be taken at the picnic point inside the park. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp or lodge


Day 7: Mikumi – Selous game reserve

Early morning departure from Mikumi for Selous, the largest game reserve in the world, with picnic lunch to be taken in Uruguru Mountains. We arrive in the afternoon and progress with game driving. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge


Day 8: Selous game reserve

After breakfast, full day game drive in Selous with picnic lunch until sunset. All day you'll be able to spot hippos, crocodiles, lions, hunting dogs, giraffes, zebras, elephants and even leopards if you're lucky. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge


Day 9: Selous – Dar es salaam

After early coffee, progress with a 2- 3 hours’ boat safari in the Rufiji river. After brunch, drive back to Dar es salaam

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