An amazing 6-day Southern Tanzania safari adventure that is long enough to take you through the captivating landscapes and abundant wildlife of Mikumi, Ruaha, and Udzungwa in Tanzania. This carefully curated journey promises an unforgettable experience, where you’ll immerse yourself in the heart of Africa’s most stunning national parks.

Prepare to be amazed as we explore the vast wilderness of Mikumi National Park, where lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more roam freely. Witness the historical wonders at Ismila Stone Age Site before delving into the unspoiled beauty of Ruaha National Park, boasting its natural charm and diverse wildlife.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park awaits, offering a unique trek to the mesmerizing Sanje Waterfalls and breathtaking views of Kilombero Valley. Throughout the journey, you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides who will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna that call these national parks home.

Get ready for thrilling game drives, tranquil moments in nature, and an authentic African safari experience like no other. Let the adventure begin!

Day-to-Day Itinerary: 6 days safari to Mikumi, Ruaha, Udzungwa Mountains

Day 1: Depart Dar es Salaam to Selous. Check-in at Selous Mapumziko Lodge. Afternoon boat safari on Rufiji River. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 2: Full day game drive, boat safari, or walking safari in Nyerere National Park. Overnight at Selous Mapumziko Lodge.

Day 3: Game drive across the park with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Selous Mapumziko Lodge.

Day 4: Drive to Kilwa Kivinje. Explore historical sites. Overnight at Kimbilio Lodge (Bed and Breakfast basis).

Day 5: Visit Kilwa Masoko for preserved cultural ruins of the Ottoman Arab era. Overnight at Kimbilio Lodge (Bed and Breakfast basis).

Day 6: Drive back to Dar es Salaam, concluding the safari.

Highlights of the 6-day Southern Tanzania safari:

Highlights of the 6 Days Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) & Kilwa Safari:

  1. Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve): Explore the vast and untouched wilderness of Selous, renowned for its diverse habitats and abundant wildlife, including the Big Five and endangered wild dogs.
  2. Boat Safaris: Enjoy thrilling boat safaris on the Rufiji River, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species along the scenic waterways.
  3. Full-Day Game Drive: Embark on an exciting full-day game drive in Nyerere National Park, encountering a wide array of wildlife and taking in stunning landscapes.
  4. Walking Safari: Experience a guided walking safari, getting up close to nature and discovering the smaller wonders of the park on foot.
  5. Kilwa Kivinje: Immerse yourself in the historical town of Kilwa, known for its rich cultural ruins, including those from the Ottoman Arab era.
  6. Kilwa Masoko: Visit Kilwa Masoko to witness well-preserved cultural ruins, offering insights into the region’s fascinating history.
  7. Kimbilio Lodge: Relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of Kimbilio Lodge, providing a comfortable retreat after adventurous days in the wilderness.
  8. Scenic Drives: Enjoy picturesque drives through beautiful landscapes as you travel between Selous, Kilwa, and back to Dar es Salaam.
  9. Indian Ocean Coast: Experience the beauty of the Indian Ocean coastline during your stay in Kilwa, with access to brilliant beaches and coastal relaxation.
  10. Cultural Immersion: Engage with the local culture, meeting friendly residents and learning about the historical significance of Kilwa’s landmarks.

This safari offers a perfect blend of wildlife encounters, historical exploration, and coastal charm, promising a memorable and diverse African adventure.


Dar es Salaam to Selous (Nyerere

Embark on an exciting journey from Dar es Salaam to the captivating Selous Game Reserve, now known as Nyerere National Park. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed at Selous Mapumziko Lodge, your comfortable retreat for the safari adventure. In the afternoon, prepare to be enthralled by a boat safari, where you’ll navigate the meandering waters of the Rufiji River, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. After an eventful day, unwind at the lodge, indulging in a delightful dinner, and spending a restful night surrounded by the wild rhythms of Africa.


Nyerere National Park

With the sun rising over the vast savannas, embark on a full day of adventure in Nyerere National Park. Your choices for exploration include an exhilarating full-day game drive, a captivating boat safari, or an invigorating walking safari, guided by experienced naturalists. As you venture deeper into the reserve’s diverse landscapes, keep a keen eye out for the iconic African wildlife, such as elephants, lions, giraffes, and an array of antelope species. After an enriching day, return to Selous Mapumziko Lodge for a tranquil evening, relishing a sumptuous dinner, and reminiscing about the wildlife encounters.


Nyerere National Park

Embark on another thrilling game drive, traversing the park’s varied terrain with a delightful picnic lunch in hand. As you venture further into Nyerere National Park, the enchanting wildlife and breathtaking landscapes never cease to amaze. Capture moments of wonder as you spot elusive predators, graceful grazers, and magnificent birdlife. Later, return to Selous Mapumziko Lodge, where you’ll be treated to a delectable dinner and a peaceful night’s rest, cherishing the wilderness experiences.


Selous to Kilwa

Today, leave the wilderness of Selous behind and journey for approximately three hours to the historical town of Kilwa Kivinje. Kilwa is a fascinating coastal port town nestled along the Indian Ocean. Upon arrival, explore the rich historical and cultural ruins that tell the tales of the Ottoman Arab era. The town’s relaxed ambiance and scenic beaches make it an ideal destination to immerse yourself in the coastal charm. Your overnight stay will be at Kimbilio Lodge, where you can enjoy the comforts of the accommodation (Bed and Breakfast basis).


Kilwa Masoko

Continue your cultural exploration of Kilwa, this time venturing to Kilwa Masoko, where well-preserved ruins of the Ottoman Arab era await. Delve into the history and architectural wonders of this ancient town, and soak in the cultural heritage that spans centuries. After an enlightening day of exploration, return to Kimbilio Lodge for another night’s stay, savoring the tranquil atmosphere of Kilwa.


Return to Dar

As your unforgettable journey draws to a close, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Kimbilio Lodge before bidding farewell to Kilwa. Head back to Dar es Salaam with cherished memories of the diverse wildlife encounters in Nyerere National Park and the cultural wonders of Kilwa. This concludes your remarkable 6-day Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) & Kilwa Safari, leaving you with unforgettable moments and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of Tanzania’s natural and historical treasures.

The cost for the whole 6 days Southern Tanzania safari includes and excludes the following items

Tanzania Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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