7 Day Safari to Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa

2-7 Day Safaris, 7 Days, Game drive, Safari Duration, SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

Tanzania Tourism

Tanzania’s tourism has a lot to offer in wildlife safaris. Get a chance to visit the beautiful national parks filled with a variety of flora and fauna. The famous parks include Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara, Arusha, Ruaha, Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha.

Lions in Tanzania

The parks are abundant with lions famously known as “King Of The Jungle”. They prey on other herbivorous animals like zebras, impalas, antelopes and others. Lions are best available in nearly all parks.

Savannah Elephants

While encountering safari, you will come across a large number of savannah elephants. The biggest animal in the African bush is mostly feared by other animals though not harmful.

Hiking and Walking Safari

Apart from wildlife safari, there are other activities to do like walking safaris in the villages of indigenous people. Hiking in the mountains is also a part of the exploring which can be done in Udzungwa, Mahale and Usambara. Gorilla tracking is the main activity to do in the mountains.

When to visit?

All year

High Season

June to March

Itinerary Highlights

  • Itinerary Code: GY/5012
  • Duration:  7 Days
  • Category:   Safari,  Southern circuit
  • Destinations:  Mikumi, Ruaha, Udzungwa
  • Attraction: Udzungwa Mountains
  • Budget Level: Standard
  • Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
  • Start in: Dar-es-salaam
  • End in: Dar-es-salaam
  • Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultraviolet radiation filtering etc.
  • Extra info:  Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas

Day 1: Transfer to Mikumi National Park

  • Pick up from Dar and drive to Mikumi arriving in the afternoon
  • Have lunch and do a game drive in search of animals
  • Drive to the booked hotel for overnight stay

Day 2: Game drive in Mikumi and Transfer to Ruaha

  • Game drive to see lions, buffaloes, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, impalas, warthogs, elephants, hippos and bird watching
  • Have an early lunch and drive to Ruaha national park arriving in the evening
  • Check in at Tandala Camp for an overnight stay

Day3: Full Day Game Drive In Ruaha

  • Depart camp at 7:30 am for game drive searching for Buffalo, Grant’s gazelle, eland, Roan and Sable antelope. Get across Greater and Lesser kudu live here, the only antelopes found in Ruaha only
  • Break for lunch at the park’s picnic site and start an afternoon game drive, moving along the river
  • Return to the camp by late evening for overnight stay

Day 4: Full day in Ruaha

  • Early game drive to enjoy the cool morning breeze as animals return from the hunt and grazing prior to the heat of the day
  • Stop at picnic spot for lunch and have a 4 hour walking safari accompanied by park wardens
  • Return to the camp for overnight stay

Day 5: Transfer to Udzungwa

  • Leave for Udzungwa arriving in the afternoon for lunch
  • Take a walk enjoying the beautiful scenery spotting many birds and tree species along the way
  • Drive to Twiga hotel for accommodations

Day 6: Trekking in Udzungwa Mountains

  • Climb through the Sanje route in order to see the 4-stage waterfalls
  • Get a chance to see primates, as Udzungwa has 11 primate species, two of which are found nowhere else in the world
  • Expect to see habituated Sanjemangabeys, different endemic plant species, birds, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, waterfalls, etc
  • Later evening retire to the hotel for overnight stay

Day 7: Depart to Dar-es-salaam

  • Have a morning game drive through the mountainous area
  • Return to the hotel for shower and breakfast
  • Check out and drive back to Dar to your previous accommodations



  • National park entrance fees.
  • Full board accommodation on tour
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for Safari
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complimentary bottle of water the first and second day
  • Government taxes


  • International flights
  • Transport outside the itinerary schedule
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance (we can help arrange of them)
  • Expenditures of personal nature like drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.



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Experienced Guides for Unlimited Game Viewing

We use more than 10 years experienced, English speaking drivers and guides.

Reliable Safari Vehicles

All our safari vehicles are 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully furnished with bottle water

Fare Refund Policy

Our refund policy is designed in favor of the client. If the client cancels the trip with reason accepted in the policy, we will refund all money except the expenses incurred for the safari booking as explained in the policy