10 Days / 9 Nights Standard Camping Safari Southern Tanzania Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha, Isimila, Kitonga


 
10 Days / 2 Nights . Tanzania . Culture and Sightseeing
The South of Tanzania is relatively new to tourism and a paradise for those seeking a truely unspoilt African bush adventure. This camping safari includes the Southern National Parks and wilderness areas Selous, famous for its lifeblood - the mighty Rufiji River -, Mikumi, Ruaha, Isimila and Kitonga.

Itinerary

Day 1
Pick up from Dar es Salaam airport and transfer to city centre. Overnight at EXCLUSIVE RESORT or similar hotel for Bed and breakfast
Day 2
(Dar/Selous = 300 km, 5/6 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Selous. Lunch at the Campsite. Afternoon boat safari on the Rufiji River. In the river you will see crocodiles, hippos and various birds in large roam across the area. Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp or similar.

Day 3
Collect packed lunches and have a full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve. Picnic lunch in the bush. Late evening drive back to the campsite for dinner and overnight Selous River Camp or similar.

Day 4
After breakfast, enjoy another full day of game viewing and walking safari near Lake Tagalala (if the road is passable). Picnic lunch to be served near the Hot Springs. Late evening drive back to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 5
(Selous/Mikumi = 400 km, 6/7 hours)
After an early breakfast, drive to Mikumi National Park. Late lunch at Oasis Hotel in Morogoro. Then proceed to Mikumi National Park for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 6
Full day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park, Bush picnic lunch and late evening drive back to the campsite
Day 7
 (Mikumi/Ruaha = 352 km, 4/5 hours)
After breakfast, collect packed lunches and drive to Ruaha National Park. Picnic lunches served on the way. Evening game drive in Ruaha National Park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 8
(Ruaha)
After breakfast, collect packed lunches and have a full day game viewing in the Ruaha Park, famous for its herds of elephants and Greater Kudus. Late evening drive back to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 9
(Ruaha/Isimila/Kitonga = 250 km, 3/4 hours)
Early morning game drives in Ruaha Park before breakfast. After breakfast, depart with packed lunches to Isimila Stone Age Site to visit the spectacular pillars formed through ages by erosion. Lunch at the site. Afternoon drive to Kitonga Hotel located at the base the Kitonga Mountain. Late evening traditional dances performed by the Wasagara and Wahehe tribes. Dinner and overnight in Bungalows at Kitonga Hotel or similar hotel.

Day 10
(Kitonga/Dar es Salaam = 435 km, 6/7 hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Dar with a stop for lunch in Morogoro. Late evening arrival in Dar es Salaam and drop off at the EXCLUSIVE RESORT or similar hotel, bed and breakfast.

Important Travel Information

Is This Trip For You?

Zara Tours has been working successfully with visitors in the region since 1986 as a tour operator.

We were established in 1987 as an official Agent of ZaraTours organising Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing and National wild parks safaris and have guided Safely, Reliably and Professionally many visitors anywhere from the plain of Serengeti to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Our years of experience and knowledge as qualified climbing guides and safari tours operation in Tanzania, Assures you an experience you can remember a life time. Safety, efficiency and reliability have earned us the reputation for being one of the best-valued and most reliable operators in the region.

With 88 registered Kilimanjaro Guides and a fleet of 4x4 Land rovers, 4x4 mini buses and 4x4 Land cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs) we are ready to take you on your safari adventure and on top of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Our English-speaking guides will share the knowledge and stories of the incredible Tanzania Game reserves or joining you on your climb on the many routes to the top of magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Money

The local currency is Tanzanian shillings. U.S. dollars, Euros, and credit cards may be accepted by larger stores and hotels, but the exchange rate is better with shillings. ATM's are only available in larger towns like Moshi and Arusha.  Yahoo Currency Converter


Travel Companions
The maximum group size for this trip is 16. If you are interested in organizing a group with Zara we offer great incentives! Please inquire if you are interested.
Guide(s)

With 88 registered Kilimanjaro Guides and a fleet of 4x4 Land rovers, 4x4 mini buses and 4x4 Land cruisers (all equipped with viewing roofs) we are ready to take you on your safari adventure.  Our English-speaking guides will share the knowledge and stories of the incredible Tanzania Game reserves 

Safari Tips for guide and cook:

$15/day for driver/guide and $10/day for cook (basic camping) for the whole safari group.

 

Gifts: Guides and porters also appreciate your warm clothing, shoes, and packs. You may want to bring some older clothing items just for this purpose.

 

Celebration: You are also welcome to invite your guides back to the Springlands Hotel for drinks and/or dinner (on you) as a thank-you in addition to their tip.

 

Expectations

Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit or not, but rather whether they were professional and had your best interests in mind.
Transportation

With the exception of airfare, all Zara trips include all transportation costs and arrangements within the destination country. This does not include transfers to and from the aiport to the hotel or the equipment for all activities listed.



Meeting/Departures Location

ZaraTours
P.O. Box 1990
Moshi
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Cancellation Information

Cancellation of a booking or failure to join a tour will result in a retention of funds by ZaraTours  Inc. as follows: Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the tour indicated on this reservation 30 days or longer prior to departure, 20% of the reservation of the canceling party will be retained by ZaraTours and the balance of the package price refunded. If a cancellation is received at least 14 days and up to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by ZaraTours Inc. If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by ZaraTours Inc. and all outstanding payment will become payable immediately. Should the canceling party be able to find a replacement for themselves no less than 14 days prior to departure and the replacement completes this booking form individually, no retention of funds will take place. However, should no replacement be found by 14 days prior to departure, a 100% cancellation penalty will apply to the canceling party. ZaraTours  Inc. and its agents reserve the right to terminate, at their discretion and with immediate effect, the participation of any person on the tour.
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Adventure Snapshot

Duration: 10 Days / 2 Nights
Skill Level: Beginner
Category: Safari
Destination: Tanzania
Theme: Culture and Sightseeing

Provider

Operator: ZaraTours Inc.

Next Departures

4/21/2014 at 8:00 AM

Pickup Location

If you would like us to pick you up, the following locations are available:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

Nairobi Airport Jomo Kenyatta International

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Rates

1 person $3,970.00
Per person for 2 people $2,370.00
Per person for 3 people $2,170.00
Per Person for 4 or more people $2,110.00

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