Overview

A wonderful introduction to the smaller wildlife and spectacular array of the Ruaha National Park, a 2-3 hour walking safari, in the company of a knowledgeable guide, offers a truly special and unique perspective of the park’s fascinating inhabitants. A not-to-be-missed attraction are the park’s towering baobabs who stand vigil over the landscape. Their striking appearance makes for great photographic opportunities! Another prominent feature of Ruaha are the sparkling waterways that attract an abundance of game. The best time to embark on a walking safari is in late June. A walking safari is definitely one of the best ways to see and appreciate the magnitude of the Serengeti & Ngorongoro eco-systems. Wild Frontiers have some fantastic walking safaris in their portfolio of trips in Tanzania. Tanzania National Parks have opened up some great wilderness areas for walking safaris, and we are privileged to actually walk INSIDE the Serengeti. Our safaris combine a few days on foot (with a light mobile camp and support crew), as well as some vehicle based game viewing, and of course we visit Ngorongoro and Manyara or Tarangire parks en route.

Tour Highlights

  • If you’re looking for proper immersive walking safaris then in our view Tanzania is a brilliant place to begin looking.
  • Top of our list is Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania – this beautiful park comes into its own between June and October and when game viewing rivals pretty much anywhere in Africa.
  • Head-off on a multi-day walking safari and you’re in the best possible place to experience the magic of this park.
  • Walking safari in the lesser visited southern parks: Ruaha & Selous.

Map

Include

  • All airport pick up and transfers
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • mineral water
  • Hotel, Lodges & Tented Camp
  • Meals

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure.
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Alcoholic Drinks and beverages in lodges

Safari Itinerary

Day 1 Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park

Jambo and welcome to East Africa! This morning you meet up with your guide in Tanzania's bustling port city of Dar es Salaam. Departing from Dar es Salaam we drive to Mikumi National Park on Tanzania's Southern Safari Circuit. Arriving at our first lodge, close to Mikumi Park, the remainder of the afternoon is free for you to unwind and enjoy the pool.

Accommodation: Tan Swiss Lodge

Day 2 Mikumi National Park

We get up early on day two of our private safari and set off into the unspoilt bush in search of wild animals and birds. The whole day is dedicated to 4x4 game drives in Mikumi National Park. Game drives are usually conducted on the open grasslands of the Mkata Plains which attract a variety of grazers and predators. Mikumi is also one of Tanzania's important birding areas, with over 400 species recorded here. Species include Boehm's bee-eater, lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw, Dickinson's kestrel, straw-tailed whydah, Bateleur eagle, superb starling and African fish eagle. At the end of an action-packed day of game viewing, we return to our comfortable lodge just outside of Mikumi for a relaxing evening.

Accommodation: Tan Swiss Lodge

Day 3-5 Mikumi to Ruaha National Park

On day three we leave Mikumi, travelling west to Ruaha National Park. The drive takes around five hours and covers about 320km (200mi). The next few days are set aside for exploring the spectacular landscapes of Ruaha National Park in search of wildlife and birds. Due to its isolated location, Ruaha is a less-explored and often overlooked gem with a truly wild and undisturbed feeling. This is Tanzania's largest national park, covering about 20 226 km² (7,809 mi²) of grassy plains and gentle hills sprinkled with acacia and baobab trees. Here, in this remote Tanzanian wilderness area, we escape the bustle and noise of modern life, tuning into the rhythms of the unspoilt African bush. In addition to impressive carnivore sightings, we are sure to see elephants on our 4x4 game drives in Ruaha, which hosts over 10000 African elephants. For the next two nights, we stay at a fully-serviced mobile camp in the heart of Ruaha National Park, enjoying an authentic African safari experience in canvas tents.

Accommodation: Tandala Tented Lodge

Day 6 Ruaha National Park to Morogoro

Today we say goodbye to the untamed wilderness of Ruaha and head to an organic farm just outside of Morogoro. In the afternoon we take a tour of the working farm to see the hibiscus, chillies and herbs grown here. Find out a bit about the history of this tranquil place and see how the chillies are prepared or taste some delicious hibiscus jam and sample their herbal teas. We spend our last night in spacious guest cottages looking out onto the Uluguru Mountains - a classical 'Out of Africa’ style experience.

Accommodation: Mbuyuni Farm Retreat

Day 7 Morogoro to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast on the last morning of our Southern Tanzania Private Safari, there's time for one last walk on the farm or a dip in the pool. Then we depart for Dar es Salaam making our way back to where our memorable adventure began.

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