Enrol in this enriching and unforgettable Southern circuit 5 days tour at the discovery of Tanzania archaeological sites, pristine beaches, and unspoiled wildlife. From the Nyerere National Park on the footprints of the five big and a safari on the Rufiji river to the shores of the Indian Ocean where early civilizations and leisure meet.
DAY 1: DAR ES SALAAM – RUFIJI RIVER EXCURSION (SELOUS NYERERE NATIONAL PARK)
Either upon your arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport or from your hotel, you will be welcomed by KIHINDO TOURS & SAFARIS representative and driven on a 5-hour road ride in a fully equipped 4×4 vehicle amid luxuriant landscapes and lively villages and reach your destination on time for lunch at the MLOKA SAFARI LODGE. In the afternoon we will take you on a boat safari on the Rufiji River sliding by crocodiles and hippos while discovering a stunning variety of birds. Complete your day with a magnificent sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.
Activity: Transfer sightseeing and river wildlife discovery
Staying at: MLOKA LODG
DAY 2: SELOUS (NYERERE NATIONAL PARK)
Named after the legendary British explorer, Selous Game Reserve was founded as a reserve in 1905. It later expanded to include the traditional elephant migration routes. Today renamed Nyerere National Park it covers an area three times the size of the Serengeti National Park and twice the size of Belgium.
After breakfast, a full-day safari begins. The Selous Reserve offers a diversity of fauna and flora: here you will be amazed by the wildlife and nature. Lakes host an array of aquatic fauna, magnificent baobab trees, extended plains, hills, bush, and forest where you will pass by giraffes, elephants, warthogs, the rare wild dogs, among so many others, birds, monkeys, and theist goes on…. At lunch, you will pause at a dedicated picnic area and will continue your safari.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.
Activity: Wildlife discovery
Staying at: MLOKA LODGE
DAY 3: SELOUS TO KILWA MASOKO
Early wake up for a different thrill…. Escorted by rangers, you will start your day walking in the wild for 2:30 hours learning about life in the bush and discovering the less visible animal life. A rich breakfast will be served upon returning to the lodge, after which we drive you to Kilwa Masoko to picnic on the road for 4 hours where you will enjoy a relaxing break on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Dinner and overnight stay at KILWA BEACH LODGE in Early afternoon
Activity: Wildlife discovery, transfer, and beach
Staying at: KILWA BEACH LODGE.
DAY 4:KILWA KISIWANI & SONGO MNARA
KilwaKisiwani is an archaeological city-state site on an Indian Ocean island off the southern coast of Tanzania. In the 13th-15th centuries, it was the centre of the sultan whose authority stretched the entire length of the Swahili Coast. It is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the nearby stone town of SongoMnara. After breakfast, we shall leave for a daylong excursion to the KilwaKisiwani and SongoMnara islands. At KilwaKisiwaniwe will guide you through the ancient ruins of this archaeological site for 4 hour visit. We shall move to SongoMnara where you will enjoy snorkelling or relaxing on the beach for the rest of the day. A picnic will be served for lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at KILWA BEACH LODGE
Activity: Heritage site visits, snorkelling beach relaxing
Staying at: KILWA BEACH LODGE
DAY 5: TRANSFER FROM KILWA MASOKO TO DAR ES SALAAM
The adventure reaches its end. After breakfast, we start a 5-hour return drive to Dar es Salaam amid the now-familiar landscapes and colourful villages. A hot meal will be offered for the picnic pause. KIHINDO TOURS & SAFARIS representative will assist you to the airport or to your hotel and shall look forward to receiving you soon again for your next adventure.
1) Park fees
2) All activities
3) All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
4) A professional driver/guide
5) All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
6) All Taxes/VAT
7) Round-trip airport transfer
8) Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
9) Drinks water (mineral water)
1) International flights (From/to home)
2) Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
3) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
4) Government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees.