Savanne, mountains and beach
Mikumi is also called “Little Serengeti”. You’ll certainly spot the “Big Five” here! The Udzungwa Mountains are covered with countless unique plants and picturesque villages and is the habitat of a number of rare monkeys: a beautiful walking area. After the safari, you’ll sail to tropical Zanzibar to relax on the beach or to be active in and on the water.
- Travel schedule
- Dar es Salaam Day 1
- Mikumi Day 2 - 3
- Udzungwa Day 4 - 5
- Zanzibar Day 6 - 11
- Departure Day 12
- Mikumi Day 2 - 3
Your safari starts with a charming car drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi. From here, the next two days are filled with jeep safaris during which you’ll certainly spot the leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino (Big Five).
The fourth day of your trip you go for a hike in the Udzungwa mountains. The next day is free for you to fill: enjoy a well-deserved rest day or organise your own activity from your accommodation.
From the port of Dar es Salaam you take the ferry to the idyllic Zanzibar. You spend four days in a delightful lodge on the white sandy beach, where you can either spend hours lying in your hammock listening to the waves or alternating this with sports and / or cultural activities.
Dar es Salaam
Your trip starts in Dar es Salaam; the economic heart of Tanzania. You’re welcomed at the airport and brought to a comfortable waterfront hotel, just outside the city centre of Dar es Salaam: a nice place for you to enjoy a drink and late night snack to recover from the flight.
Your guide picks you up at the hotel and together you drive to Mikumi National Park. From Dar es Salaam, you drive past charming villages and gorgeous sceneries. In the afternoon, you take a jeep safari right away, after which you spend the night at a stunning location in the park.
The next day you can fully enjoy the park in its beauty and plentiful wildlife. Lunch is served as a picnic in the middle of the bush.
After a delicious breakfast you leave for the Udzungwa mountains.
Once there, you and your guide start the beautiful mountain hike to the breathtaking Sanje waterfalls. Along the way, you learn all about the different rare plants, trees, birds and monkeys. You’re back in your accommodation for dinner.
The next day is free for you to fill. There are beautiful cycling areas with many sights, whether or not combined with other activities such as a village tour, a visit to the rubber plantation and a canoe adventure.
After breakfast, you’re accompanied to the port of Dar es Salaam to board the ferry to Zanzibar Island. After arriving on this tropical island, you drive past plantations and through authentic villages to the east coast of Zanzibar Island. Typical are the extensive white sandy beaches and the crystal clear turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Here, the beautiful coral reefs invite you to go snorkelling or diving.
In the evening you fly from Zanzibar Island – via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi – back to you home destination, where you arrive the next morning.
Just like the safaris in Mikumi National Park, on Zanzibar you can choose between residences ranging from comfortable stays in a tent or cabin, to the most luxurious accommodations in the middle of the reserve where you won’t lack a thing. The safari activities are led by professional guides, together with other guests from the camp.
On safari in Mikumi National Park – with its wide variety in wildlife – combined with the authentic villages, markets and plantations in Udzungwa Mountains National Park, is an active and diversified safari combination.
Your stay on the idyllic Zanzibar completes the trip.
Now, you have gained a great impression of what Tanzania has to offer.
Your tailor-made trip
This is an example trip. Your trip is fully customized just for you. Your wishes, the activities you can undertake, the season and budget are taken into account.