9 Days- Southern circuit flying Safari

Southern circuit flying Safari 9 Days
ITINERARY
Tour duration 9days
Tour code :OAT002SC
Tour type: Ruaha flying Safari
Destination :Mikumi National park, Ruaha National park & Selous Game reserve
Tour can be customized


Day 1: Arrive Dar es Salaam, transfer to hotel
• When you arrive in Dar es Salaam, you will be met and driven to the hotel.
• Meals: D
• Standard Lodging: Southern Sun.


Day 2: Fly to Mikumi, afternoon safari activities (BLD)

You will be driven to the Dar es Salaam Airport for your flight to Mikumi National Park. You will be met and taken to the camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Mikumi National Park is the closest National Park to Dar es Salaam and is nestled between the Uluguru Mountains to the northeast, and the Rubeho Mountains, Udzungwa Mountains and Rift Valley escarpment to the south west. As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area.

What to see
Large herds of Nyasa Blue Wildebeest, (not found in Ruaha National Park),
Buffalo, impala, zebra and giraffe, Elephant. Pride of lion, wild hunting dog, leopard
Meals: diner, breakfast & lunch
accommodation : Mikumi wildlife Camp.


Day 3: Safari Activities in Mikumi

Not only is Mikumi a great place for ‘getting your eye in’ on game drives, but it is also a fantastically colourful place. The open grasslands stretching out before you change through the spectrum of orange and yellows throughout the day

The Tanzanian landscape includes several small isolated mountain ranges. Each of these have a unique mixture of habitats and animal species and none more so than the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Home to at least ten species of primate some endemic and several recently discovered species of bird, a rainforest trek here will be one you never forget.

With over 400 species of birds in the park there is plenty to keep any bird enthusiast interested. A broad range of savannah species are joined by some notable species such as Zanzibar Red Bishop.
Meals: diner, breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: Mikumi wildlife Camp.


Day 4: Fly to Ruaha, afternoon game drive
You will drive to the Mikumi air strip for your flight to Ruaha National Park. You will be met and taken to the camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Standard Lodging: Ruaha River Lodge.


Day 5: Safari Activities in Ruaha

There is nothing more refreshing to the eye than the band of green that clings to the banks of the Great Ruaha River as it winds way through the rocky outcrops and mountains that punctuate this huge area of Tanzania. Away from the river, the landscape transforms dramatically from arid scrublands and grassland to lush green leaves and grasses once the rains begin.

Ruaha has a large lion population as well as Hunting Dog, leopard, cheetah, Hyena. Elephants are easily seen as well as Greater and Lesser kudu, roan, Sable and Eland antelope to mention just a few. Ruaha National Park over 530 recorded bird species, more during the green season with visiting migrant species.
Meals: breakfast lunch & dinner
Standard Lodging: Ruaha River Lodge.


Day 6: Safari Activities in Ruaha

All game drives around the park are taken in open 4 wheel drive vehicles. These vehicles have been designed to ensure maximum visibility for all passengers. All have 2 way radio in case of emergency. The game drives are led by a trained, experienced English speaking guide who will ensure that you get the most out of every safari you make. Many of the guides at Ruaha River Lodge have worked in the Park for years honing their knowledge of the Ruaha Park.
Meals: breakfast lunch & dinner
Standard Lodging: Ruaha River Lodge.


Day 7: Fly to Selous, afternoon game drive

Fly from Ruaha to Selous and transfer to your camp.
Selous is dominated by the Rufiji River which sprawls out into a myriad of lakes and deltas which fill and empty with the rainfall. The predominant landscape is flat withacacia woodland.

Selous is home to a third of Tanzania’s elephant and two thirds of the Hunting Dog population. The population of Dogs peaks in September and October and packs of upto 56 Dogs have been spotted in the Reserve. The Rufiji River is home to plenty of hippo and croc, and the Reserve is home to large numbers of Buffalo, Lion as well as a great many antelope species.

The sandbanks, oxbow lakes, islands and channels are home to over 440 species of birds, including 2 rare species, the Pel’s Fishing Owl and the White-Backed Heron, which habituate the wooded sections of the riverbank.

Meals: BLD
Standard Lodging: Rufiji River Camp.


Day 8: Safari Activities in Selous

All game drives are taken in open vehicles with a sun shade roof, so there are no impediments to anyone’s view. Guides at Rufiji are locally trained and are experts in the Selous area.

A game walk at Rufiji will really open your eyes to the finer details often missed on game drives – the spore, footprints, the ’tillte five’ representing the insect Kingdom are fascinating when evaluated and explained by your Walking guide.

Boating safaris in flat bottomed boats are perhaps the most relaxing way to game view. Sharing the river with pods of hippo and floats of crocodiles giving you the opportunity to view birds nesting in the banks, monitor lizards and many water birds are just some of the highlights.

Meals:
Standard Lodging: Rufiji River Camp.


Day 9: Fly to Dar es Salaam for departure

This morning you will fly to Dar es Salaam for your departing flight.
Meals: B.


End Of Services

Price includes


• All accommodations per itinerary
• All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All tours and entrance fee per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
• All transportation and transfers per itinerary
• Internal flights
• All game drives
• All meals
• National park fees
• Services of local staff and guides.

Price does not include

International and domestic flights
• Meals not listed
• Beverages and alcohol
• Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
• Optional tours
• Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
• Flights to/from Mahale
• International flights
• Tips for guides
• Park fees
• Personal expenses
• Chimp Permits are being proposed at a likely fee of $150pppd, but not charged yet.

5 Days – Mountain Biking Trails in Usambara Mountains

Mountain biking from Mtae to Korogwe. From the mountains to the valley. The best you can get! Thrilling! A tough but very rewarding mountain bike tour. You’ll get the best from the Usambara valleys, mountains, cliffs and rainforest.
Mountain biking from Mtae to Korogwe. From the mountains to the valley. The best you can get! Thrilling! A tough but very rewarding mountain bike tour. You’ll get the best from the Usambara valleys, mountains, cliffs and rainforest.

 


Day 1: Transfer by vehicle from Dar Es Salaam or Arusha or Tanga to Lushoto

on arrival you’ll be met by our taxi driver for the 2 hour ride to MamboViewPoint Ecolodge. Dinner and overnight in a Grass Roof Cottage. After breakfast we check-up your Mambo Mountain bike before we start. You’re be accompanied by a guide and the tour is on a full board base. Your luggage will be transferred to Korogwe at the end of the tour.


Day 2. Mambo – Kwekanga.

This 65 kilometer ride takes you along cliffs on the first part, some beautiful villauges and agricultural areas. Local lunch at a Lukozi restaurant. In the afternoon the remaining part through valleys and rural farmlands. Overnight at Kwekanga Homestay. Dinner and breakfast.


Day 3. Kwekanga 

Soni On this day you’ll be riding more than 70 kilometer “up and down”. The first part is through beautiful farmlands. We pass Mkuzi Rainforest and then down to Lushoto for lunch. In the afternoon the remaining 20 kilometer to Soni. Overnight at Maweni Farm or Soni Falls Hotel. Dinner and breakfast


Day 4. Soni

Korogwe From Soni we climb up to the Mponde Teafactory. It’s a steep morning climb and a long day (100 km)! If you want we can do this first part by car! From there down to Kwemilungu for lunch. The last part to Korogwe is up and down through rainforest and tea-plantations to Lutindi and from there relaxing down to Korogwe. You’ll pick up you luggage and overnight at White Parrot Inn. Full board.
Day 5: Take a Pubic bus to Dar Es Salaam or Arusha or Tanga


Package Includes:-
• full board accommodation
• mountain bike
• guide
• all transport
• Luggage transport

Package Exclude:-
• drinks, laundry, tips and items of a personal nature

Honeymooner safari swahili coast lazy lagoon

This is the period when newly wed couples take a break to share some private and intimate moments that helps establish love in their relationship. This require a comfort zone And the only place you can get privacy is Tanzania parks and its beaches.

Lazy lagoon is situated at the end of the thin spit of land that forms a lagoon of azure waters a little south of the town of Bagamoyo.
Wake up to the peace and tranquility in a large airy room opening onto the white sandy beach fringing idyllic island. Sun, sea and snorkeling, moonlit dinner are just some of the reasons for spending a romantic few days on lazy Lagoon http://www.lazylagoonisland.com/accomodation



TOUR DURATION: 14 DAYS
TOUR CODE: OAT002HZ
DESNTINATION: Tanzania and Zanzibar
Tour category: honeymooners

ITINERAY:


DY 1: JRO to Arusha African Tulip Hotel
Meet and greet upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, transfer to Arusha town for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
Accommodation: African Tulip Hotel
Meal Plan: bed and breakfast


DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National park
After breakfast, follows a comprehensive brief of the safari, and then depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. This park offers wide panoramas of open acacia woodland and grass savannah, where huge herds of Elephants and other unique residents, such as fringe-eared Oryx and lesser kudu roam free after having your picnic lunch continue with game drive.
Accommodation: ANG’ATA TARANGIRE CAMP.
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 3: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
This day after breakfast, depart from the camp with lunch box and drive to Serengeti National Park. You will enter the Southern of the Serengeti via Naabi hill gate, where you will have a short stop to have a view of the park before proceeding with game viewing enroute to the camp for overnight.
Accommodation: ANAG’ATA SERENGETI CAMP.
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 4: Serengeti National Park (Early Morning tour for 2 hours)
Enjoy your early morning game drive which will start by waking up at 5:30am have coffee, then depart for game drive exploring the endless plains of Serengeti National park; Return to the camp for full breakfast. Thereafter depart with packed lunch for game drives inside the park.
Accommodation: ANAG’ATA SERENGETI CAMP.
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 5: Serengeti National Park (balloon Safari)
On this day in Serengeti National Park you will have the opportunity to do a hot air ballooning ,You will depart early in the morning to the launch site for the hot air balloons – you must depart early to enjoy the calm morning sky. Your balloon pilot will guide the balloon low over the Serengeti plains, providing you with the chance to see the different wildlife at their early morning activities: hippos returning to the water after wandering for food in the dark, elephants coming out for their morning feeding, lions returning from the hunt. If there is a special activity going on, the pilot will bring the balloon down close to the treetops for a better view. Skimming over the treetops, you will have a chance to see the game in action and up close. The flight lasts about an hour with ample opportunity for photography. After landing, there is a traditional champagne toast, followed by breakfast cooked on the balloon burners in the middle of the Serengeti plains. After balloon safari, your driver guide will pick you to continual with for game drive in this great wildlife reserve -- the Serengeti -- “endless plains”, the largest and most famous park in the world. Animals to view: wildebeest, zebra, elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe and big cats lion, leopard, cheetah are all to be seen.

Accommodation: ANAG’ATA SERENGETI CAMP...
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for crater tour
Today after breakfast, depart from the camp with picnic lunch, drive to Ngorongoro conservation area descend to the floor of the crater tour; here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird life! What amazing deep crate!! Enjoy your picnic lunch at Ngoitokitok picnic site. Overnight at Rhino lodge for overnight on full board basis.
Accommodation: ANAG’ATA NGORONGORO CAMP.
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 7: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara National park
The tour starts after early breakfast, where you will depart from the camp for game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Your wull drive back to the camp for hot lunch and siesta. Dinner and overnight on full board basis.

Optional activities when staying at Ngorongoro farm house
A wonderful stop-off during a safari on the north circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place from where one can visit the crater or enjoy activities such a walking safaris to the volcano or excursio

Accommodation: NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE CAMP.
Meals plan: dinner, breakfast and lunch


DAY 8 –: KARATU TO ARUSHA AIRPORT FOR FLIGHT TO DAR es salaam
Today after breakfast drive to Arusha town, onwards to airport for your flight to DAR. On arrival at Dar es Salaam airport, you will meet and greet our representative, then provide private transfer to the docks for your boat to LAZY LAGOON

Accommodation: LAZY LAGOON ISLAND LODGE
Meals plan: breakfast and lunch and dinner


DAY 9 TO DAY 13 LAZY LAGOON
Wake up to the peace and tranquility in a large airy room opening onto the white sandy beach fringing tranquil island. Sun, sea and snorkeling, moonlit dinner are just some of the reasons for spending a romantic few days on lazy Lagoon

There is a lot to keep you busy from snorkeling to kayaking historical trip to Bagamoyo, or sun drenched, dhow trip .this is a full basket chose remain to you.
Accommodation: LAZY LAGOON ISLAND LODGE
Meals plan: breakfast and lunch and dinner


Day 14: Zanzibar beach to Zanzibar airport
Today you will leave the hotel at 04:00pm then proceed to the airport for your departure flight back home.
Accommodation: NIL
Meals plan: breakfast and lunch


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Price includes
❖ Transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
❖ 4x4 vehicles for the safari sector (pop up roof jeep).
❖ Services of French/English/Italian / Spanish speaking driver guide for Safari.
❖ Accommodations and meals as indicated on the itinerary during safari (full board)
❖ Accommodation on bed and breakfast at hotel in Arusha on arrival date.
❖ Mineral water on game drive,
❖ All National Parks entry fee,
❖ Crater tour and government taxes.
❖ Flight Arusha Dar es salaam
❖ Ferry to/from lazy lagoon
❖ 5nights at Lazy lagoon on full board

Price Excludes
• International Flights
• Visas
• Optional activities mentioned on the above itinerary
• Travel/medical/baggage insurance
• Tips ,Laundry
• Telephone bills (Whenever applicable)
• Any other items of a personal nature

3 Days Budget Safari to Selous Game Reserve

Jimbiza Lodge is located in the south eastern of Tanzania in Selous Game Reserve nestled along the mighty Rufiji River banks. you can enjoy some stories in the evening as you enjoy your favorite local beer or wine. Each Banda, tent and tree top has a very specious room area with a bathroom with flush toilet and running water.
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. Dry Season: June to mid November. This is the best time for game viewing along the rivers and lakes. Elephants come out of the bush at that time and predators are more commonly seen.
December to February is good for game viewing but can be rather hot and humid.
Rainy Season: Mid November to mid December and March to May. Although wonderful for birdlife and lush scenery, many roads become impassable after heavy rains. April and May thus form the low season for visiting the camp.

 


Day 1 – Depart to Selous Game Reserve and an evening boat safari
You will be picked up at the airport or in Dar es Salaam, then driven to Selous Game Reserve, which takes approximately five to six hours with lunch on the way. Upon arrival, check in at Jimbiza Lodge. In the evening, go for an evening boat safari through the Rufiji River.
This safari allows you to experience the aquatic life, mostly crocodiles and hippos. You can see some animals come for drinking and you can also see an uncountable number of bird species since the reserve has over 440 species of birds, while enjoying an amazing reserve’s sunset. Back in the late evening for dinner and stay the night at Jimbiza Lodge. Lunch and dinner are included.


Day 2 – Full day game drive at Selous Game Reserve
You will have an early breakfast at 7:00 a.m., and then drive to the Selous Game Reserve. You will have a full-day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, and all the other major species including the rare African hunting dog.
There will also be a great variety of bird species with wonderful scenery and varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and higher ground with long views of far-off mountains. Enjoy your packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch the animals coming to drink, a place with a clear view all round, so that no predator can creep up unseen. You will be back at Jimbiza Lodge by 6:30 p.m. for sunset and dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.


Day 3 – Early morning walking safari and depart to Dar es Salaam
You will have an early morning walking safari with a bushman across the reserve’s environment to learn various histories, including traditional trees for medicines, various animal footprints, and other small animals which you cannot see during the game drive. At 08:00am back to the camp for breakfast.
Depart from the camp and head to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way. You will arrive in the early evening, and Gecko Adventure Tanzania will take you back to the hotel or catch your flight back home. Breakfast and lunch are included.

 

What’s included
• 2 nights accommodation
• All wildlife reserve or park entry fees
• Bottled drinking water during the safari
• Daily game drives
• Daily meals as per itinerary
• River boat safari and a walking safari
• Services of a professional safari guide
• Transport in a 4WD car with pop-up roof


What’s not included
• Airfare
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
• Optional activities
• Optional treatments
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
• Travel insurance
• Visa and passport fees

Flying Southern safari-10 Days

TANZANIA SOUTHERN ZONE

ITINERARY
Tour duration 10days
Tour code :OAT002SC
Tour type: Ruaha flying Safari
Destination : Ruaha National park & Selous Game reserve ,Katavi
Tour can be customized

Selous game reserve, Mufindi, Ruha and Katavi,

Southern Tanzania is the perfect destination for travelers looking for plentiful and rare wildlife in a remote area of Africa. The national parks have fewer visitors and give the feeling of being all alone. Activities include game drives in open vehicles, boat safaris, and walking safaris. These safaris include flights between the parks.

The most popular national parks are Selous National Park and Ruaha National Park. Selous National Park is close to Dar-Es-Salaam and can be done in 3-4 days. Katavi is arguably the most amazing, but it is also the most remote. The Mufindi Highlands offers a wonderful cultural experience and very popular with families.

You can start from Dar es Salaam or add on from the Serengeti. Extensions to Zanzibar and chimpanzee trekking in Mahale are


Day 1: Fly Dar to Selous, afternoon game drive
Fly Dar to Selous, afternoon safari game drive, you can go for walking safari or boating safari depend with your arrival time.
• Meals: Dinner
• Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp.


Day 2: Selous,
Early mooring after a cup of coffee/tea, you can go for walking safari and return for breakfast.
Then leave with your lunch box for game drive. You have option of go without lunch and return for hot lunch and siesta.
• Meals: Breakfast ,lunch Diner
• Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp.


Day 3: Selous to Mufindi, afternoon game drive
Fly Selous to Mufindi, an friendly rural lodge with its own organic farm. This is an outstanding place to see the real Tanzania, a quiet, pastoral country with lush scenery and welcoming people. Enjoy an afternoon to relax.
• Meals: Breakfast lunch ,Dinner
• Accommodation : Mufindi Highland Lodge.


Day 4: Mufindi full day
Mufindi highland lodge nestled in the cool hills of the Southern Highlands, surrounded by pristine ancient forests and rolling tea plantations, Mufindi is the perfect break from the dust and heat of a safari.
Mufindi has a lot to offer from horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, lawn sports this are recommended.
• Meals: Breakfast lunch ,Dinner
• Accommodation: Mufindi Highland Lodge.
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Day 5: Mufindi to Ruaha, afternoon game drive
Fly Mufindi to Ruaha, afternoon game drive.
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
• Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge.


Day 6: Ruaha, full day safari activities
Ruaha, two games drives.
• Meals: BLD
• Standard Lodging: Ruaha River Lodge.


Day 7: Fly Ruaha to Katavi, afternoon game drive
Fly Ruaha to Katavi, afternoon game drive.
• Meals: BLD
• Standard Lodging: Katavi Willdife Camp.


Day 8: Katavi, full day safari activities
Katavi, two game drives.
• Meals: BLD
• Standard Lodging: Katavi Willdife Camp.


Day 9: Katavi, full day safari activities
Katavi, two game drives.
• Meals: BLD
• Standard Lodging: Katavi Willdife Camp.


Day 10: Fly Katavi to Dar

Today transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Dar (or optionally on to Zanzibar).
• Meals: B.


Price includes
• All accommodations per itinerary
• All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All tours and entrance fee per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
• All transportation and transfers per itinerary
• Boat Transfers
• Full Board Accommodation
• Soft Drinks
• Park Entrance Fees
• Laundry at the Camp
• English speaking guide
• This trip only starts on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS.


Price does not include
International and domestic flights
• Meals not listed
• Beverages and alcohol
• Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
• Optional tours
• Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
• Flights to/from Mahale
• International flights
• Tips for guides
• Park fees
• Personal expenses
• Chimp Permits are being proposed at a likely fee of $150pppd, but not charged yet.