7 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere Mikumi & Saadani

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This 7 day Tanzania road Safari takes you on an unusual journey south to Nyerere National Park (Selous), Mikumi National Park & Saadani National Park, offering a fabulous beach and bush wildlife experience away from the crowds.

Explore the vast Nyerere National Park, the largest National Park in Africa that is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve to see the famous ‘’Big Five’’ and some rare species of antelopes like Roan Antelope, Brindled Gnu, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Roan, and Sable Antelopes, Kudu, etc.!

Visit the fourth largest national park in Tanzania, Mikumi National Park to see a multitude of big mammals and birds on the Mkata Plains, where Wildebeests, Elephants, Buffalos, Zebras, and Antelopes roam.

Lastly, take unforgettable 4×4 game drives in Saadani National Park, the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront, and home to Giraffes, Buffaloes, Warthogs, common Waterbucks, Reedbucks, Hartebeests, Wildebeests, Red Duikers, Greater Kudus, Elands, Sable Antelopes, Yellow Baboons, and Velvet Monkeys.

Begining from Dar es Salaam we drive to Nyerere National Park in the Southern Region of Tanzania and enjoy 4×4 game drives in open-sided safari vehicles with picnic lunches spending day two in this vast, undisturbed wilderness area.

Nyerere 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, Lions, 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. Other large mammals commonly sighted in Nyerere 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 we exit Nyerere National Park and head to Mikumi National Park. Located on the northern border of Nyerere Game Reserve, Mikumi forms part of the larger Nyerere Ecosystem.

On day four, we embark on 4×4 game drives in Mikumi National Park, 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.

We spend day five and day six of our Tanzania Safari in Saadani National Park where the beach meets the bush. Saadani is the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront and is home to Giraffes, Buffaloes, Warthogs, common Waterbucks, Reedbucks, Hartebeests, Wildebeests, Red Duikers, Greater Kudus, Elands, Sable Antelopes, Yellow Baboons, and Velvet Monkeys.

Other animals include Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Spotted Hyenas, and Black-Backed Jackals. Boat trips on the mangrove-lined Wami River come along with a high chance of sighting Hippos, Crocodiles, and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo.

On day seven we drive back to Dar es Salaam taking a picnic lunch along for the journey. Our 7 Day Tanzania Safari Nyerere Mikumi & Saadani comes to a close back in the big city of Dar es Salaam.

Summary Itinerary

Day 1: Dar es salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park (Selous)
Day 2: Explore Nyerere National Park (Selous)
Day 3: Nyerere (Selous) – Drive to Mikumi National Park
Day 4: Explore Mikumi National Park
Day 5: Mikumi – Drive to Saadani National Park
Day 6: Explore Saadani National Park
Day 7: Saadani – Drive to Dar es salaam

Detailed Iitnerary

Day 1: Dar Es Salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park (Selous)

Begining from Dar es Salaam, you will be driven to Nyerere National Park with a picnic lunch en route. The drive takes five to six hours. Mid-afternoon, you will embark on a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, bringing you into close contact with Hippo, Crocodile, and fantastic birdlife.

Crocodiles bask on the river banks or glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear nearby, grunting and blowing water. Check in to your lodge/ camp.

Overnight Accommodation
Luxury Camps & Lodge; Beho Beho Camp, Kiba Point Selous, Sand Rivers Selous
Mid-range Camps & Lodge; Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Serena Camp, Selous Impala Camp
Budget Camps & Lodge; Lake Manze Camp, Rufiji River Camp, Selous River Camp

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Full Day Safari in Nyerere National Park

After breakfast, you will go for a walking safari, accompanied by rangers armed for about two hours. The aim is not to walk up to the potentially dangerous animals, but rather to be able to get a more intimate feel for the bush and take a closer look at some of the smaller but equally important members of the ecosystem.

After the walk, hop aboard the 4×4 and spend the rest of the day exploring Nyerere National Park. The vehicle is an excellent platform for photography. The Nyerere National Park is the largest in Africa, covering 30,893 km2. Nyerere is famous for its Elephants, commonly seen Lions, Wild dogs, Buffaloes, Bushbuck, Impalas, Elands, Baboons, Zebras, and greater Kudus.

Overnight Accommodation
Luxury Camps & Lodge; Beho Beho Camp, Kiba Point Selous, Sand Rivers Selous
Mid-range Camps & Lodge; Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Serena Camp, Selous Impala Camp
Budget Camps & Lodge; Lake Manze Camp, Rufiji River Camp, Selous River Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Nyerere National Park (Selous) – Drive to Mikumi National Park

Today we return to Nyerere National Park for a half-day wildlife safari in this diverse Park. Our extensive game drive takes us north where we 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 Nyerere Ecosystem.

Later this afternoon we settle in at our next comfortable lodge in Mikumi National Park and rest after our early morning start.

Overnight Accommodation
Luxury Camps & Lodge; Vuma hills tented camp, Foxes Safari camp, Mikumi Wildlife lodge 
Mid-range Camps & Lodge; Angalia Tented Camp, Mikumi Adventure lodge 
Budget Camps & Lodge; Mikumi Bush Camp, Asante Africa camp, Genesis Motel

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Explore Mikumi National Park

On day four we embark on 4×4 game drives in Mikumi, going in search of the abundant wildlife and birds found here. Established in 1964, Mikumi National Park covers about 3 230 km² (1 247 mi²). 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.

Overnight Accommodation
Luxury Camps & Lodge; Vuma hills tented camp, Foxes Safari camp, Mikumi Wildlife lodge 
Mid-range Camps & Lodge; Angalia Tented Camp, Mikumi Adventure lodge 
Budget Camps & Lodge; Mikumi Bush Camp, Asante Africa camp, Genesis Motel

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Mikumi – Drive to Saadani National Park

Leaving Mikumi bright and early we set off for Saadani National Park, our final wildlife destination. Saadani National Park is situated on the coast of Tanga, an ideal place to combine relaxation on the beach and wildlife watching.

Located in the center of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani, and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100 km².  It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea.

We arrive at our hotel and lunch follows. After lunch, we have some rest time by the Indian Ocean. Depart for the afternoon game drive in the park. Saadani is where the beach meets the bush.  Animals seen include Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Sable Antelope, and Eland.

Other animals include Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Greater Kudu, Oryx, Warthog, Mongoose, Civet, Serval, Baboon, Black and White Colobus, Crocodile, Hippo, three species of Duiker as well as a great variety of birdlife.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Sanctuary Saadani Safari LodgeTent With a ViewThe Roof of Saadani
Mid-Range Accommodation: Safari Mashariki Lodge, Kisampa Camp
Budget Accommodation: Oceanic Bay Hotel and Resort, New Bagamoyo Beach Resort

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Saadani Boat Safari & Walking in the Wilderness

Breakfast at the lodge/ camp followed by a boat excursion to the Wami River, which offers probably the best boat safari in Tanzania. One of the best ways to enjoy Saadani National Park is a cruise on the Wami River, which flows through the southern part of the National Park.

This usually takes about 2 hours. The river is widely known by birders for its spectacular variety of birds, including flamingos and pelicans at the river mouth. Lazy Hippos and Crocodiles keep cool in the water or sleep on the sandbanks.

Large monitor lizards move through the undergrowth, and black and white colobus monkeys perform acrobatics in the trees overhead. Enjoy lunch and relax at your lodge/ camp before the afternoon game drive.

Return from the afternoon safari.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Sanctuary Saadani Safari LodgeTent With a ViewThe Roof of Saadani
Mid Range Accommodation: Safari Mashariki Lodge, Kisampa Camp
Budget Accommodation: Oceanic Bay Hotel and Resort, New Bagamoyo Beach Resort

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Saadani – Drive to Dar es salaam

After breakfast, drive back to Dar-es-salaam with lunch box & drop off at the hotel, airport/ seaport.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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