5 Days Ruaha and Mikumi National Parks
Experience the best of Mikumi National Park - well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, and greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Ruaha is Africa's largest elephant Sanctuary, so you will be expected to access lots of elephants and other wildlife.
Day 1: Iringa Town
After breakfast, you will drive to Iringa Town, stop at a restaurant for lunch and then proceed driving to Iringa Town for dinner and overnight at Iringa Hotel or similar.
Day 2: Ruaha National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern Africa flora and fauna overlap. Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled. You will have lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River. You will have dinner and overnight stay at Ruaha River Lodge.
Day 3: Full day at Ruaha National Park
Enjoy a full day game drive in the park. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted within the park. The river area features large numbers of hippos and crocodile and attracts lions, leopard, hunting dogs, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. You will have your meals and overnight stay at Ruaha River Lodge.
Day 4: Mikumi National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Kitonga Inne Lodge for lunch and proceed to Mikumi National Park for dinner and overnight stay at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge or similar lodge.
Day 5: Full day at Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi National Park, which is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackals. You may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, yellow baboons and hippos. You will return to the camp for lunch and then drive back to Dar es Salaam. You will be dropped off at the city centre.