AKT/621: 5 Day Safari To Mikumi and Selous
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- Duration in days: 5
- Itinerary Category: Safari, Southern circuit
- Destinations: Mikumi and Selous
- Major Attractions: Rufiji river
- Budget Level: Standard
- Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
- Start point: Dar-es-salaam
- End point: Dar-es-salaam
- Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc
- Additional information: Night game drives in the park will be accompanied by game rangers
What You Will See At Mikumi and Selous
Itinerary Discription By Day
Day 1: Transfer From Dar-es-salaam To Mikumi National Park
Travel time: 5:36 hours
Distance: 281.8 km
Pickup early morning from your accommodations and get a short safari briefing. Start the journey to Mikumi where you will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch have an afternoon game drive searching for variety of bird species and large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Drive to the booked hotel for accommodations.
Day 2: Transfer From Mikumi National Park To Selous Game Reserve
Non game-viewing travel time: 1:53 hours
Distance: 76.1 km
Checkout of the hotel and go for a day’s game drive to spot more animals and killings from the big cats. Break for lunch then start heading to Selous. Arrive in late afternoon and drive to the booked hotel for accommodations.
Day 3: Full Day Game Drive In Selous
Go for a full day game drive searching for elephants, rhinos, reedbuck, warthog, spotted hyena ,lion, leopard Nyasaland gnu, sable antelope, eland, hartebeest, zebras, giraffe, and kudu. Break for lunch and proceed with game viewing till evening. Drive to the campsite/hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Game View And Canoeing Along Rufiji River
Have a boat safari in the river spotting hippos and crocodiles while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Break for lunch and continue with game viewing looking for different bird species. In the evening, return to the hotel for accommodations.
Day 5: Transfer To Dar-es-salaam
Non game-viewing travel time: 3:56 hours
Distance: 218.6 km
Have a morning walking safari with a ranger for beautiful view of the flora and fauna of the reserve. Do a short game drive while exiting the reserve before heading back to Dar-es-salam.
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