4 Nights and 5 Days Tanzania Safari to Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks

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Here is the guide about the 4 Nights / 5 Days –Tanzania Safari to Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks . 

Ruaha National Park is an unspoilt wildlife park in central Tanzania and Mikumi National Park is the most accessible park from Dar es Saalam.


Iringa town in Tanzania

Day 1:

Depart Dar es Salaam and drive to Iringa town with lunch enroute at Kitonga Inn Hotel Dinner and overnight at Iringa Hotel.

Ruaha National Park

Day 2 

After breakfast, proceed to Ruaha National Park. You arrive in time for lunch at Ruaha River Lodge. After lunch continue with afternoon 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.

Ruaha River Lodge

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.

the animals of Ruaha National Park

Day 3 

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.

the lion in Mikumi National Park

Day 4 

After breakfast check out from Ruaha River Lodge. Enjoy a short game drive before proceeding to Kitonga Inn at Iringa for lunch.

After lunch drive on to Mikumi National Park. Mikumi is located 300 km for Dar es Saalam and is the most accessible park for those departing from Tanzania’s commercial 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. Dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Camp.

Vuma Hill Camp.

Day 5 of Tanzania Safari6:

After breakfast, enjoy morning game drive in Mikumi National Park. You return for lunch and thereafter depart for Dar es Salaam. The package includes:

Park entrance fee at Ruaha and Mikumi, full board accommodation on safari, service of an English speaking driver guide, transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing, driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver, game drive.

ruaha Ruaha hiltop lodge

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