Southern Tanzania Bush and Beach Holiday in Mafia Island

Tour Highlights

This Southern Tanzania Bush and Beach Safari takes from Mikumi, Udzungwa Mountain and Selous Game Reserve to Mafia Island - a remote Indian Ocean Island. This safaris offer excellent wildlife watching safaris on game drives, nature walks, mountain ranges, and finally an exotic beach holiday.

Day1: Dar es Salaam – Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Morning after breakfast leave from Dar es Salaam to Udzungwa Mountain Park via Morogoro, lunch on the way , arrival for walking to Sanje waterfalls (looking for endemic primates en-route), where you can swim in plunge-pools and camp at the top of a 180m waterfall. The hike is short (2hrs) but quite steep in places. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge or Camping near to Sanje waterfalls.

Day 2 : Udzungwa – Mikumi National Park

Wake up to watch the sunrise over the Kilombero Valley, an amazing sight from a natural viewing platform amongst the waterfalls. Later after lunch drive to Mikumi National Park, arrival for evening game and sunset view. Dinner and overnight at Kikoboga, Mikumi Bush Camp or Genesis Motel.

Day 3: Mikumi National Park

After breakfast at your Camp or Lodge full day game view , afternoon hot lunch and short rest then drive for game view and sunset view, Dinner and overnight at Kikoboga, Mikumi Bush Camp or Genesis Motel.

Day 4: Mikumi – Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast with packed lunch drive to Selous Game Reserve via Morogoro, arrival for Matambwe Gate for game en-route to the Lodge or Camp. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Day 5: Walking and Boat Safari Selous Game Reserve

After an early morning breakfast enjoy a guided nature walk in Selous Game Reserve. You will encounter Africa’s Big Five including buffalos, giraffe and elephant. After lunch enjoy boat riding excursion on the Rufiji River before returning to camp for dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Day 6: Full day game view Selous Reserve

After breakfast head out for yet another game drive in Selous National Park. On this trip you will carry parked lunch, where you will enjoy your meal in the African Bush. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Days 7: Selous - Mafia Island

After breakfast transfer to Selous Airstrip for your charted flight to Mafia Island. You will be met by a representative who will transfer you to the Mafia Island Lodge, Kinasi Lodge

Day 8 & 9: Mafia Island

You will spend the next two days in Mafai Island whilst relaxing on the pristine beaches. Mafia Island offers an incredible beach holiday destination. Here there are a myriad of beach themed holiday activities available from diving and snorkelling to village visits and guided nature walks. Dinner and overnight at an Island Lodge in Mafia lsland

Day 10: Depart to Dar es Salaam

Today you will leave Mafia in the afternoon and catch a flight back up to Dar es Salaam. You will spend the night here, before your flight home.

 

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This Southern Tanzania Bush and Beach Safari takes from Mikumi, Udzungwa Mountain and Selous Game Reserve to Mafia Island - a remote Indian Ocean Island. This safaris offer excellent wildlife watching safaris on game drives, nature walks, mountain ranges, and finally an exotic beach holiday.

Day1: Dar es Salaam – Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Morning after breakfast leave from Dar es Salaam to Udzungwa Mountain Park via Morogoro, lunch on the way , arrival for walking to Sanje waterfalls (looking for endemic primates en-route), where you can swim in plunge-pools and camp at the top of a 180m waterfall. The hike is short (2hrs) but quite steep in places. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Lodge or Camping near to Sanje waterfalls.

Day 2 : Udzungwa – Mikumi National Park

Wake up to watch the sunrise over the Kilombero Valley, an amazing sight from a natural viewing platform amongst the waterfalls. Later after lunch drive to Mikumi National Park, arrival for evening game and sunset view. Dinner and overnight at Kikoboga, Mikumi Bush Camp or Genesis Motel.

Day 3: Mikumi National Park

After breakfast at your Camp or Lodge full day game view , afternoon hot lunch and short rest then drive for game view and sunset view, Dinner and overnight at Kikoboga, Mikumi Bush Camp or Genesis Motel.

Day 4: Mikumi – Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast with packed lunch drive to Selous Game Reserve via Morogoro, arrival for Matambwe Gate for game en-route to the Lodge or Camp. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Day 5: Walking and Boat Safari Selous Game Reserve

After an early morning breakfast enjoy a guided nature walk in Selous Game Reserve. You will encounter Africa’s Big Five including buffalos, giraffe and elephant. After lunch enjoy boat riding excursion on the Rufiji River before returning to camp for dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Day 6: Full day game view Selous Reserve

After breakfast head out for yet another game drive in Selous National Park. On this trip you will carry parked lunch, where you will enjoy your meal in the African Bush. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Camp or Selous Rufiji River Camp

Days 7: Selous - Mafia Island

After breakfast transfer to Selous Airstrip for your charted flight to Mafia Island. You will be met by a representative who will transfer you to the Mafia Island Lodge, Kinasi Lodge

Day 8 & 9: Mafia Island

You will spend the next two days in Mafai Island whilst relaxing on the pristine beaches. Mafia Island offers an incredible beach holiday destination. Here there are a myriad of beach themed holiday activities available from diving and snorkelling to village visits and guided nature walks. Dinner and overnight at an Island Lodge in Mafia lsland

Day 10: Depart to Dar es Salaam

Today you will leave Mafia in the afternoon and catch a flight back up to Dar es Salaam. You will spend the night here, before your flight home.