Travel the Plains of Mikumi & Ruaha

It's time to pull out your camera and explore Tanzania's plains that offer a beautiful orangey light, perfect for photographic safaris in the Mikumi National Park which nestles between the Uluguru Mountains, the Mikumi Hills and protected land. This park has a significant variety of wildlife to view, from the lion, leopard and hunting dog to herds of antelope, and even the largest Eland down to the smallest DikDik. Experience this all before moving on to the more famous Ruaha (the second-biggest national park in Tanzania) where the largest populations of lions await, promising dramatic scenes synonymous with an African safari. 

From $3 366 Per Person Sharing, Experience:

1 Night Best Western or Similar — Dar es Salaam

3 Nights Stanley's Kopje — Mikumi National Park 

3 Nights Ruaha River Lodge — Ruaha National Park

Itinerary Includes Room Rate Plus:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Two shared game drives in an open vehicle with a guide per night
  • Airstrip Transfers
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Laundry
  • Park and Concession Fees

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

On your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, you'll be met by a friendly member of Foxes Safari Camps who will escort you to the Dar es Salaam hotel and help you check-in. Whether you'd like to explore the city or get some rest it's up to you, but tomorrow your real Tanzanian adventure begins!

Day 2

Mikumi National Park

The following morning we'll pick you up from the hotel at 09h00 after breakfast and return to the airport for the Safari Air Link flight to Mikumi National Park.

Flight No 01 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 10:30 Arrival Time 11:55.

A guide from Stanley’s Kopje will be at the airstrip waiting to greet you and take you on a game drive through the park, seeking an idyllic location for a picnic lunch. Afterwards, your guide will help you check into Stanley’s Kopje.

In the afternoon you will get to go out and explore the national park with a game drive. Your exciting exploration will end back at camp at dusk, in time to freshen up before drinks around the camp fire.

More about Mikumi National Park:

Mikumi National Park nestles between the Uluguru Mountains, the Mikumi Hills and protected land. The result is a plains area with a beautiful orangey light, perfect for photography. The park has a significant variety of wildlife to view, from the lion, leopard and hunting dog to herds of antelope, from the largest Eland down to the smallest DikDik. The landscape is a mix of Miombo woodland, arid bushland, coastal landscape all with the mountains forming a scenic backdrop.

Day 3 & 4

Explore Mikumi National Park

During your time staying at Stanley’s Kopje you choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day experiences in Mikumi National Park, with picnic lunch enabling you to explore further afield in this enormous wilderness.

  • Early Morning Game Drives

Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

  • Morning Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

  • Afternoon Game Drives

Departing at 16:00 and returning at dusk, in time for sundowners.

  • Full-Day Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, retuning at 16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

A day excursion to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, where you can hike up the Sanje Waterfall.

Game vehicles are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Day 5

Ruaha National Park

After breakfast embark on a game drive through the national park finishing at Mikumi’s airstrip for your onward flight to Ruaha National Park.


Flight No 02 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 11:55 Arrival Time: 13:00


A Ruaha River Lodge guide will be waiting at the airstrip to greet you and take you on a game drive towards Ruaha River Lodge for check-in.
Once settled into your room, head out on an afternoon game drive to the hippo pool and observe the huge variety of wildlife while taking in the uniquely African atmosphere.

Day 6 & 7

Ruaha River Lodge

During your time staying at Ruaha River Lodge choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day with picnic lunch enabling you to get a taste of the true scale of this protected place.

  • Early Morning Game Drives

Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

  • Morning Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

  • Afternoon Game Drives

Departing at 16:00 and returning at dusk, in time for sundowners.

  • Full-Day Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, retuning at 16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast you will have the chance to enjoy one final game drive through Ruaha National Park, as you slowly wind your way to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.

Flight No 03 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 13:15 Arrival Time: 15:30.

A staff member of *Foxes Safari Camps will meet you at the airport and help you transfer to your international flight, or check you in to your hotel.