5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS RUAHA-MIKUMI
Day 2 – Ruaha
After breakfast, proceed to Ruaha National Park. You arrive in time for lunch at Ruaha River Lodge. At 1500 hrs go for an evening game drive in the park.
Ruaha National Park is an unspoilt wildlife park in central Tanzania. It occupies 10,000 sq km and carries 8000 tuskers making it the biggest elephant sanctuary in the country. The Great Ruaha River with its spectacular gorges flows along the parks’ eastern border and is host to hippo and crocodile. The river is the parks lifeblood and provides drink for waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo.
This in turn attracts the predators: lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog and jackal. Plain animals thriving in the grasslands of the Ruaha include: greater and lesser kudu, impala, sable and roan antelope, giraffe, zebra, dik-dik and Grants gazelle. Birds are plenty too- over 370 species have been recorded. Proceed to Ruaha River Lodge, the only safari lodge built along the banks of the Great Ruaha River. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge
Day 3 – Ruaha
After breakfast, pack your picnic lunch in readiness for a full day tour of the Ruaha National Park. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge
Day 4 – Ruaha – Mikumi
0800 hrs- check out from Ruaha River Lodge. Enjoy a short game drive before proceeding to Kitonga Inn at Iringa for lunch. 1400 hrs- drive on to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is located 300 km from Dar es Saalam and is the most accessible park for those departing from Tanzania’s capital. Prominent features of the park are the Mikumi flood plain and the mountain ranges that rise on two sides of the park. You will encounter elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, wildebeest, eland and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Lion and wild dogs are among the carnivores common here. Towards the southern end of the flood plain live families of yellow baboon. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Many are Eurasian migrants who stay between October and April. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Camp
Day 5: Mikumi – Dar es Salaam
0800 hrs- enjoy a morning game drive in Mikumi National Park. You return for lunch and thereafter depart for Dar es Salaam at 1400 hrs.