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southern circuit

8 Day safari northern circuit

southern circuit

All our 8-day Africa wildlife safaris and tours, have been designed to give you more time in the Serengeti National Park and specifically include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. This specific Africa safari and travel itinerary has been designed for visitors with more time on hand for a longer safari or tours. It specifically includes the Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum.

This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty.

The travel itinerary below, is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you – the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information.

What you will see

Drive from Iringa Town to Ruaha for a Game Drive

120 km

After breakfast drive from Iringa Town to Ruaha National Park and have lunch enroute. After lunch continue with an afternoon game viewing in the park to explore the beauty of Ruaha. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge/tented camp in the park.


Half day Game drive in Mikumi National Park

Have an early morning sunrise game viewing, back to the lodge/hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Iringa Town via Ismila Stone Age Site. Explore Ismila Stone Age Site break for a while for picnic lunch in the area. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel/lodge in Ismila.


Drive from Selous to Mikumi National Park for a full day game drive

1h 53min
76.1 km

Have breakfast early in the morning and then drive from Selous to Mikumi National Park with packed lunch boxes. In Mikumi National Park expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, more than 300 bird species and various plant species. Have lunch enroute and continue with the late afternoon game drive until evening. Return dusty for dinner and overnight stay at nearby accommodation in Mikumi.


Full Day Game drive at Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day boat safari in Rufiji River looking for Crockdile and Hippos. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest Game Reserve in Africa where its area seems to be more than the size of Switzerland and you will be amazed with its full of wild animals and a number of birds’ species. Apart from lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, impala, hartebeests, pythons, elands, but it is where the rarest wild dogs can be observed but only if ones lucky can be able to see these rare unbelievable hunters of the African Wilderness. After lunch in the afternoons prepare to go for a boat safari in the Rufiji River and walking safari guided by an armed ranger.  Dinner and overnight stay at campsite near the Rufiji River area.


Drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve for a game drive

4 hrs
218.6 km

On your first day of the safari you will be picked from your hotel or Airport in Dar es Salaam and start your safari to the Selous Game Reserve. It is quite far and you will have picnic lunch stop en route late afternoon arriving in Selous. Then proceed with evening game drive as you drive towards the lodge/tented camp. Dinner and Overnight will be at Camp in the nearby area at Rufiji River.


Full Day Game Drive in Ruaha National Park

After breakfast early in the morning, have a full day game viewing in the park. The exciting Great Ruaha River features large numbers of hippo and crocodile. Continue with afternoon game drive in Ruaha and have lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge/tented camps in Ruaha Park


Early in the Morning Ruaha Game Drive and later Drive to Udzungwa

53.5 km

Have an early in the morning sunrise game viewing in Ruaha. Return back to the Camp for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Udzungwa Mountains. Lunch will be served at Udzungwe Mountain National Park in the afternoon. Continue with afternoon game drive in Udzungwe. Dinner and overnight will be at Udzungwa hotels/tented camps in the area.



Half day game drive in Udzungwa later transfer to Dar es salaam

6 hr 38 min
336.8 km

After breakfast, start trekking leads to the spectacular trail up to Sanje waterfalls. From here you will have a view of Kilombero Valley 180m. Drive back to the lodge/hotel in the afternoon for lunch. In the late afternoon drive back to Dar es Salaam.


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Pricing terms

Prices includes

Transport from arrival point to Moshi
Transport from Moshi to Departure point
Accommodation before climb bed and breakfast basis
Accommodation after climb on bed and breakfast basis
2 person sharing tent/huts on the mountain
All Park fees on Kilimanjaro
Rescue fees on the mountain (by car)
3 meals daily on the mountain
Sleeping and dining tents (all camping gears)
Guide and porters
Cooks and waiters
First aid kit
Service of mountain guide
Transportation to the mountain
Transportation from the mountain
All government taxes
Oximeter on the mountain
Prices excludes

Extras at the lodges i.e. telephone, laundry etc.
Drinks rather than water
International flight
Tips to mountain Crews
Dinner on the first and last days in Moshi hotel
Personal gears like sleeping bags, hiking poles etc.
French/Spanish/Italian/German speaking guides – they are available
Private portable toilet (available for $80) it will need toilet porter for $10 per day
And all not listed above
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