5 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere National Park & Mikumi National Park

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5 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere National Park & Mikumi National Park | Nyerere (Selous) & Mikumi Safari | 5 Days 4 Nights Nyerere National Park (part of Selous Game Reserve) & Mikumi National Park Safari | 5 Day Southern Tanzania Safaris | Dar es Salaam Tours & Safari Packages | Dar es Salaam Safari Holidays | Tanzania Road Safaris

Beginning and ending in Dar-es-salaam, this 5 day Tanzania road safari takes you to the biggest, wildest, and most remote national parks in Tanzania Southern Safari Circuit – Nyerere National Park and Mikumi National Park.

Explore the vast Nyerere National Park to see the abundance of diverse wildlife on its undisturbed grasslands and at its lakes. Visit Mikumi National Park to see a multitude of big mammals and birds on the Mkata Plains, where Wildebeest, Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, and Antelopes roam.

Departing from Dar es Salaam we enjoy a road trip (240 km/ 149 miles) with super views of the Tanzania countryside dotted with tall palms and lush grassland in hilly areas to Nyerere National Park in the Southern Region of Tanzania. We explore the park in the afternoon on a boat cruise on the Rufiji River.

The accommodation option includes Sable Mountain Lodge, Selous Great Water Lodge, Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Luxury Camp, and Selous Wilderness Camp.

Day two is set aside for exploring the Nyerere National Park, Tanzania’s hidden treasure. One of Africa’s oldest and wildest protected areas, Selous is the largest National Park on the continent. We embark on 4×4 game drives in open-sided safari vehicles with picnic lunches spending two full days on safari in this vast, undisturbed wilderness area.

One of the most special things about visiting this vast national park is the absence of crowds.  Nyerere National Park is inhabited by a huge number of wild animals, including the Big Five of Africa. Numerous elephants are found here, along with large herds of Buffalos.

Nyerere National Park is a stronghold for Lion and wild dog (painted wolf) populations, hosting some of the highest concentrations in Africa. There are also spotted Hyenas, Jackals, and elusive Leopards in Nyerere National Park.

Other large mammals commonly sighted in Nyerere National Park include Giraffes, Zebras, Hippos, Wildebeest, and a variety of other Antelopes such as Impalas, Sable, Puku, greater Kudu, Eland, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Bushbuck, Oryx, and Waterbuck.

On day three exit Nyerere National Park and head to Mikumi National Park. Located on the northern border of Nyerere National Park, Mikumi forms part of the larger Selous Ecosystem.

Later this afternoon we settle in at our next comfortable lodge/ camp in or close to Mikumi National Park. The accommodation option includes Vuma hills tented camp, Foxes Safari camp, Mikumi Wildlife lodge, Angalia Tented Camp, and Mikumi Safari Lodge.

On day four we embark on 4×4 game drives in Mikumi, going in search of the abundant wildlife and birds found here. On the open grasslands of the Mkata Plains, we are likely to see numerous herbivores including Wildebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, and Eland (Africa’s largest Antelope), amongst other Antelopes.

Elephants are also commonly sighted in Mikumi. We may be lucky enough to see Lions and even Leopards or Wild dogs. Other carnivores found here include Jackals, Hyenas, and Crocodiles.

Mikumi hosts over 400 bird species too. Bird sightings include yellow-throated long claws, bateleur, and African fish eagles, black-bellied bustards, lilac-breasted rollers, marabou storks, oxpeckers, straw-tailed whydahs, and Boehm’s bee-eaters.

Day five begins with breakfast then we hit the road and return to coastal Dar es Salaam where our African adventure began.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Dar-es-salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park
Day 2: Explore Nyerere National Park
Day 3: Nyerere – Drive to the Mikumi National Park
Day 4: Explore Mikumi National Park
Day 5: Mikumi – Drive to Dar-es-salaam – Departure

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Dar-es-salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park

0700 Hours: Your Nyerere National Park 4 Days Road Safari Tanzania Tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam by our guide. The drive will be through some of the most scenic parts of Southern Tanzania.

1200 Hours: There will be a pause to have a picnic lunch on the way as you enjoy the scenic drive to Nyerere National Park. (Traveling time takes 6 – 7 hours).

1500 Hours: Upon arrival in Nyerere National Park you will check-in to your lodge and then proceed for a boat trip to Rujiji River where Crocodiles, Hippos, and grazing game can be seen.

We frequently surprise Buffaloes and Elephants on the banks, while we vie with the Hippos for right-of-way. Rufiji River is especially rich in birds. These include Fish Eagles, Herons, Egyptian Geese, a myriad of storks, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers.

1800 Hours: We return to our accommodation for the night.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kiba Point Luxury Camp, Sand Rivers Selous, Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Serena Camp
Budget Accommodation: Selous Sunset Lodge, Africa Safari Camp, Selous Mbega Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Nyerere National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast depart for a full day game drive with packed lunch in the Nyerere National Park named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Nyerere National Park is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site, and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland.

The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain, and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. The wildlife in Nyerere National Park is particularly interesting as it attracts both east and southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 known species of birds.

Lions are particularly strong here and there are large numbers of Leopard. The park is home to over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog, and also hosts very good populations of Buffalo, Giraffe, Eland, Hyena, Sable, Hippo, and Crocodile.

Other animals include Kudu, Baboon, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Hartebeest, Colobus, and Vervet Monkeys along with over 450 species of bird. Activities are game drives and a walking safari. Together with an armed ranger or Masai guide, you explore the bush on foot.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kiba Point Luxury Camp, Sand Rivers Selous, Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Serena Camp
Budget Accommodation: Selous Sunset Lodge, Africa Safari Camp, Selous Mbega Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Nyerere – Drive to the Mikumi National Park

0600 Hours: Early morning of this day will leave for a walking safari accompanied by a guide. Walking tours are a good experience to get close to nature and enjoy the wilderness while walking on foot. You may have breakfast before the walk or will take packed breakfast with you.

Later we depart Nyerere National Park and drive to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is located south of Dar es Salaam right on the main Morogoro-Iringa Highway with an approximate travel time of 4½ hours.

The word Mikumi comes after a local word for Borassus palm trees referred to as Miku. The wildlife viewing experience at Mikumi National Park can be experienced right upon entering the park where guests can encounter Baboons, Zebras, and Impalas speedily crossing the road.

With 3,230 square kilometers of coverage, Mikumi National Park is a well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of Elephants, Giraffes Buffaloes, Zebras, Elands, Greater Kudu, Wildebeest, Roan, and Sable Antelope. Predators include tree-climbing Lions (which are in large numbers), Leopards, and black-backed Jackal.

Other animals include Eland, Hartebeest, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Giraffe, and Elephants. Wild hunting dogs can be seen in packs here. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red-billed oxpecker, marabou stork, and lilac-breasted roller. 

Overnight Accommodation: Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Similar
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}


Day 4: Explore Mikumi National Park

0630 Hours: Today we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to the secluded heart of Mikumi National Park. With 3,230 square kilometers of coverage, Mikumi National Park is well-known for its population of Elephants, Giraffes Buffaloes, Zebras, Elands, greater Kudu, Wildebeest, Roan, and Sable Antelope. Predators include tree-climbing Lions (which are in large numbers), Leopards, wild hunting dogs, and black-backed Jackal.

More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red-billed oxpecker, marabou stork, and lilac-breasted roller, which stays between October and April.

There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley’s double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill, and violet-crested Turaco as well as Violet-backed starling.

The surrounding mountain and hills bring compelling natural beauty in addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers. It is common to see Elephants, Lions, and sometimes Giraffes on/ along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowadays Leopards are commonly seen.

Overnight Accommodation: Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Similar
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}


Day 5: Mikumi – Drive to Dar-es-salaam – Departure

0800 Hours: After breakfast on the last morning of our Nyerere and Mikumi combined Safari, we depart for Dar es Salaam making our way back to where our memorable adventure began.
Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere National Park & Mikumi National Park Prices

5 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere National Park & Mikumi National Park Includes:

All park entry fees + Meals and accommodation as per itinerary + All accommodation as notes in the tour program + Services of a professional, English speaking safari guide & Transport and wildlife drives in 4 Wheel Drive Land Cruiser/ Land Rover with a photographic roof hatch + 2 nights in Nyerere National Park + 2 nights in Mikumi National park

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 2 to 12 Years
 1st January 2022 31st December 2022 Request for rates Request for rates

Notes

* Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) is Africa’s largest national park. The lifeblood of this wilderness is the mighty Rufiji River and its network of interconnected lakes


5 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere National Park & Mikumi National Park Excludes:

* All Airport transfers
* International airfare & flights
* All items of a personal nature
* Travel insurance, Visa, and Passport fees
* Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
* Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges

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