Tanzania Horizon

10 Days Southern Safari Circuit: Selous, Udzungwa, Mikumi & Ruaha National Park

Discover the magical Southern Safari Circuit highlights on this 10 days private safari that will take you to Tanzania’s best kept safari secrets!

10 Days Southern Safari Circuit: Selous, Udzungwa, Mikumi & Ruaha National Park vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

10 Days Southern Safari Circuit: Selous, Udzungwa, Mikumi & Ruaha National Park with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Join us for a 10 Days Southern Safari Circuit: Selous, Udzungwa, Mikumi & Ruaha National Park tour.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers a 10 days safari to the Southern Safari Circuit in Tanzania, including Selous Game Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains, Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park. A stunning 10 days of wildlife wonders lies ahead of you. Starting in Daressalaam, this safari will take you deep inside the mighty Rufiji River delta to explore regions that most tourists won’t see and far away from the crowds. You will see huge herds of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, as well as very fascinating birdlife.  On this safari, you will explore nature by jeep, by boat on a boat safari & by walking with an armed ranger, all accompanied by our highly experienced and professional guides.

Accommodation:

  • Budget
  • Mid-range
  • Luxury

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Group Size Price per person per day
1 person USD 400/person
2- 4 person USD 300/person
5- 9 people USD 250/person
10 people & ABOVE USD 230/person
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  • Camping safari according to the itinerary

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle

  • Professional, English-speaking guide

  • Professional, English-speaking safari cook

  • Overnight stays in safari tents

  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)

  • Meals according to the itinerary

  • Mineral water

  • All mentioned activities

  • All national park fees

  • Sleeping bag

  • Flights

  • Optional activities

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Visa fees

  • Tips

  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

  • Travel insurance

After your arrival in Daressalaam, you will be picked-up from the airport by your guide and start your safari in direction of Selous National Park. On your way you will have a short stop for lunch before entering the Rufiji River Delta.

You will arrive at your accommodation in the afternoon.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Boat Safari to discover the mighty Rufiji River

Before breakfast you will enjoy a boat safari on the Great Rufiji River for about 3 hours before starting a full day game drive in our comfortable safari jeep. On this day, you will see all lots of animals such as – lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras – and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. You will also discover the huge variety of bird species in a wonderful scenery, with varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with long views to far-off mountains. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up unseen!

The remaining day includes a full day game drive by jeep till we return to our lodge to enjoy the sunset.

Walking Safari at Selous Game Reserve

A walking safari at Selous Game Reserve is an exhilarating way to experience the wilderness up close and personal.

Start early in the morning at sunrise with your armed guide and head out into the bush. Follow animal tracks and learn how to identify signs of wildlife activity. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other herbivores grazing in the grasslands. Watch for predators, such as lions and leopards, lazing in the shade.

Your guide will provide in-depth knowledge about the plants and animals you encounter, as well as insights into the challenges of conservation in the region. Enjoy a picnic lunch under a tree before continuing your adventure in the afternoon. End the day at your camp or lodge with a refreshing drink and a delicious meal, reflecting on your unforgettable walking safari experience.

After breakfast, check out from the lodge, you will drive to the beautiful Udzungwa Mountains for your overnight stay, an approximately 4 hours drive. Enjoy the scenery as you drive across the rough roads that define unforgettable safaris and the true traveler! This varied habitat is an excellent place to spot several rare wildlife species not seen anywhere else in Tanzania.

After breakfast, we can visit the impressive Sanje Waterfalls. The hike takes about 4 hours and you will be rewarded with an incredible view of the waterfalls and the surrounding mountains.

After our hike, we will proceed to Mikumi National Park.

Hike duration: 4 hours
Transfer to Mikumi: 3 hours

After breakfast enjoy the full game drive in park. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the Park. When you are in Mikumi you will be able to see wide variety of bird species, zebras, hippos, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland antelope, giraffe, buffalo and elephants and overnight at your accommodation.

After breakfast, you will drive with a lunch box in hand to Ruaha, visiting local villages and farms along the way. You will pass through the Kitonga Hills, which are part of the Udzungwa Mountains. The road then follows the Great Ruaha River and then climbs the Great Rift Escarpment.

Accompanied by an armed ranger, you will start the day with a walking safari. Afternoon game drive, we go in search of the diverse wildlife and birds of Ruaha in our 4×4 safari vehicles. This massive national park covers about 20 226 km² (7 809 mi²) of uninhabited African wilderness, including vast open plains and rocky hills dotted with baobab trees. In Ruaha, we encounter far fewer people than in most other reserves, especially the famous northern parks of Tanzania (Serengeti and Ngorongoro). You can look forward to a crowd-free African safari experience with plenty of wildlife sightings!

Today, we will have another full day game drive to explore another area of the national park. This is a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its South-Eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. Ruaha is believed to have a high concentration of elephants than any National Park in East Africa. It is also a place where, magnificent mammals like Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland. The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat eared foxes and jackals.

We will be back at your lodge for sunset to enjoy your last evening at Ruaha National Park & to end your safari adventure.

Today is departure day. After breakfast, we will drive back to Daressalaam or optional to Dodoma with picnic lunch on the way where you will arrive late afternoon for overnight.

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.
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