This is a perfect safari combination to explore three of the southern national parks in Tanzania with Serengeti Zone Safaris.

9 days Safari Mikumi + Ruaha + Selous

Mikumi national park has a great variety of animals like the ‘Big Five’ and the chance that you will encounter lions climbing up trees is greater here than in other parks! Ruaha national park is not only the second largest park but is probably home to more elephants than any other national park in East Africa. And Selous Game Reserve is Tanzania’s largest park. Due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature even a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

This private safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace, exactly the way you like it. You will have a private safari vehicle and guide. The hotels we selected for you during this safari are budge class. If you prefer more luxury, you can choose luxury class hotels.

Make your dream trip come true with Tanzania Specialist

At Serengeti Zone Safaris, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences, and our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

Why Serengeti Zone Safaris?

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Take a look at our excursions

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam
  • Day 2: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 3: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 4: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 5: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 6: Nyerere National Park
  • Day 7: Full day boat safari in Nyerere National Park
  • Day 8 – 9: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will be eagerly waiting to warmly welcome you. He will be readily available to assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of all your travel needs, providing you with a memorable and unforgettable experience in Tanzania.

Day 2 – 3: Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park lies at a six-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam and is Tanzania’s fourth largest national park. The open horizons and abundant wildlife draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti plains, but its location close to Tanzania’s largest city makes Mikumi easier accessible. The park has a great variety of animals: elephants, buffalos, zebras and giraffes are relatively easy to spot, as well as lions mating and many hippos in the resident hippo pool!

Day 4 – 5: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania. It lies along the Great Ruaha River, is known for its large elephant population, and is a true paradise for birdwatchers with over 570 species. Besides, you might catch a glimpse of lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, elands, sable antelopes, jackals, or the rare African wild dog. Game drives are special, as you drive through an untouched ecosystem in this relatively quiet but stunning park!

Day 6: Nyerere National Park

Today you discover the jungle, savannah and river sides of the vast Nyerere National Park (previously the Selous Game Reserve) – an amazing place for game drives. This park in southern Tanzania has fewer visitors than the northern parks but boasts elephants, hippos, crocodiles, lions, leopards, giraffes, the endangered rhino, the rare African wild dog and more. It’s the second largest park in the country after Serengeti National Park, so be prepared to cover some miles!

Day 7: Full day boat safari in Nyerere National Park

A boat safari on the Rufiji River in Nyerere National Park is both relaxing and adventurous! The boat takes you over the river and to nearby lakes, allowing you to spot many animals that come to the water’s edge. Very common are giraffes, impalas, waterbucks, kudus and warthogs. Sometimes, also bathing elephants or crocodiles can be seen, and always, the many bird species sound their voices. The trip includes a picnic lunch on the shores of one of the lakes.

Day 8 – 9: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

This is your last day! Today you fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, from where you will catch your flight home. Having second thoughts? Then don’t hesitate to extend your holiday to one of Tanzania’s paradise islands such as Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia!

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