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Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holidays All Inclusive Serengeti Tours

Southern Tanzania: Katavi, Ruaha, Mikumi + Zanzibar


TRV12D
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,895
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This fabulous flying safari in southern Tanzania combines 3 of the most remote game parks in the world - Katavi, Ruaha & Mikumi - each offering a different wildlife perspective. Experience the privilege of game viewing in these remote areas, with optional walking safari. Complete your holiday relaxing on Zanzibar Island. All light aircraft flights, park fees, game drives & transfers included.
Katavi Ruaha Mikumi Tanzania Zanzibar Photo  Safaris East Africa
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Mikumi
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Game Drives
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Ruaha
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Birding
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Katavi
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Zanzibar
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Beaches
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Stone Town
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Mikumi
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Game Drives
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Ruaha
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Birding
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Katavi
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Zanzibar
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Beaches
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Snorkelling
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Scuba Diving
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Stone Town
Day 1
You will be met at Dar Es Salaam Airport and transferred to your light aircraft flight to Mikumi National Park, which forms part of the greater Selous conservation area.
 
Check into your safari lodge before enjoying a late afternoon game drive in this in this vast national park, which supports huge herds of plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and elephants, as well as predators such as lion that follow them.
 
Note: As you will be flying in a light aircraft you must pack soft sports bags only, as rigid suitcases will not fit into the luggage pods. A baggage allowance of 15 kg (which includes your hand luggage) is strictly enforced for safety reasons. Excess baggage can be stored with our representative in Dar Es Salaam.
Day 2
Today enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in Mikumi National Park, which is named after the unique spindle-shaped Borassus palm trees.
 
The most accessible of Tanzania's great national parks, the vast open grasslands of the Mikumi flood plain are home to thousands of animals, including elephants, lion, buffalo, jackal, giraffe, yellow baboon, impala, hartebeest, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, roan and endangered wild dog. It is also the best park in Tanzania to see the large eland antelope.
 
To the north are the hippo pools, with abundant bird life including bustards, saddle-bill storks, malacite kingfishers, hammerkops and hornbills. Bordered on two sides by stunning mountain ranges, superb birding and game viewing are guaranteed in this park.
Day 3
Enjoy an early morning game drive in Mikumi today.
 
Afterwards transfer to the airstrip your light aircraft flight to remote Ruaha Game Reserve - the second largest wildlife reserve in Tanzania.
 
Check into your safari lodge in this wildlife wilderness and enjoy a late afternoon game drive in this pristine reserve.
Day 4
Today is devoted to game viewing in the previously inaccessible Ruaha Game Reserve, the second largest wildlife reserve in Tanzania.
 
Ruaha is a permanent hunting ground for lions, jackals, hyenas, cheetah and rare wild dogs which prey on zebras and antelope, with both the stunning roan and sable antelope found here as well as greater and lesser kudu. There are also thousands of elephants and buffalo and vast herds of gazelle, in beautful surroundings.
 
With over 450 bird species, including Eurasian migrating birds which flock to Ruaha twice a year (March/April and October/November), outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
Day 5
Enjoy an early morning game drive before your transfer to your light aircraft flight to the even more remote Katavi Game Reserve, the third largest national park in Tanzania but the least visited, due to its remote location
 
Check into your safari lodge and enjoy a late afternoon game drive in this wonderful wildlife wilderness.
Days 6 To 7
Enjoy abundant game viewing in the remote Katavi Game Reserve.
 
Lake Chada, a seasonal floodplain which lies in the centre of this vast wildlife sanctuary, is home to vast pods of hippos and crocodiles as well as huge herds of plains game on a scale seldom seen elsewhere in Africa - including elephants with huge tusks, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard and hyena. Bird life is also outstanding - including storks, pelicans and many other water birds.
 
You can drive off-road in this unspoilt wilderness and also enjoy night drives. In the evening view the pristine night skies and hear the sounds of the wild, including the roaring of lions and howling of hyenas.
Day 8
Enjoy a final early morning game drive in Katavi before your light aircraft flight, via Ruaha and Selous. to Zanzibar.
 
You will be met at Zanzibar Airport and transferred 1-hour to your beach hotel. Check in and relax in your wonderful surroundings on this exotic East African spice island.
Days 9 To 12
At leisure to relax on the warm golden Indian Ocean beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago.
 
You can enjoy a traditional Arab dhow cruise, catamaran sailing, magnificent scuba diving or deep sea fishing. If you wish to explore the island further, day excursions include a Spice Island tour, a snorkelling trip to Prison Island where you can see giant tortoises, a visit to Josani Forest or to Kizimkazi where you can see dolphins.
Day 13
Transfer 1-hour to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.
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