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6 Days Mikumi and Udzungwa with Zanzibar

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Tanzania Safaris & beach vacations

OVERVIEW

6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS

Explore the beauty of Tanzania in 4 Days | 3 Nights Tanzania Wildlife Safaris in Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa Mountains National Park. This tour will start in Dar es Salaam. The clients will be picked up an early in the morning from the Hotel and start the safari to Mikumi. The drive from Dar to Mikumi will take 4-5 hours of driving, On arrival, check-in at the Vuma Hills Tented Camp and have a picnic lunch. Less crowded and unspoiled, immerse yourself with all the sensations of a true wilderness adventure. Travel through the vast savanna, viewing the favorite creatures of wildlife enthusiasts and trek through the thick forests of the mountain. Dare to venture out and witness new sights, extraordinarily different from your usual safari. This itinerary also allows you to spend 3 Days | 2 Nights at Forodhani Park Hotel which is located in the heart of Stone Town of Zanzibar where you will have the chance to discover the best activities in Zanzibar Island including the Stone Town City Tour, Zanzibar Spice Tour and the Prison Island Boat Trip. You can start on any date you request. We can help to arrange flights and speed boats in and out of Zanzibar.


NOTE:

Depending on your budget and requirements, the itinerary can be altered to make use of a different standard of accommodation.


Tanzania Safaris and Beach Vacations - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

ITINERARY AND QUOTE

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Day 1: Dar-es-Salaam – Drive to Mikumi National Park

Pick you up at the hotel in Dar es Salaam in the early morning, then drive to Mikumi National Park, arriving in the afternoon. Mikumi National Park is located south of Dar es Salaam right on the main Morogoro-Iringa Highway with an approximate travel time of 4½ hours. Mikumi National Park located in Southern Tanzania in Morogoro region about 320 kilometers from Dar-es -Salaam and Udzungwa Mountains National Park located southwest of Mikumi National Park about 65 Kilometers (40 miles).


The word Mikumi comes after a local word for Borassus palm trees referred to as Mikuky. The wildlife viewing experience at Mikumi National Park can be experienced right upon entering the park where guests can encounter baboons, zebras and impalas speedily crossing the road. Other animals include lion, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephants. Wild dog can be seen in packs here.


Tanzania Safaris and Beach Vacations - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner and Lunch(HB)

ACCOMMODATION: Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Similar


Day 2: A full day game drive at Mikumi National Park

Enjoy a game drive to the secluded heart of Mikumi National Park. With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.


More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed ox pecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April. There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley's double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling.


The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers. It is common to see elephants, lions and sometimes giraffes on/ along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowadays leopards are commonly seen. Dinner, Lunch and Bed & Breakfast included (FB)


Tanzania Safaris and Beach Vacations - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner, Lunch and Bed & Breakfast (FB)

ACCOMMODATION: Vuma Hills Tented Camp or Similar


Day 3: Mikumi – Drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park

We awaken to the sounds of Africa and begin our day with an early morning game drive in Mikumi then return to the camp for an English breakfast. Mikumi's vegetation includes woodland, swamp and grassland with two water holes, Mkata and Chamgore.


Apart from the saddle-bill stork, hammerkop and malachite kingfisher, you will also find monitor lizard and a deadly python inhabiting the pools. After Breakfast we depart by road to Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Udzungwa main physical features include rolling hills, dissected plateau, waterfalls and an undulating upland blanketed by a thick rain forest which colors the area with an ethereal beauty.


Variety of animal species can be found here, including water buffalo, elephants, leopards and full of reptiles such as chameleon and snakes. Other animals include rare primates red colobus, Sanje crested mangabey monkeys, black and yellow baboon, which live in slopes of mountain all sharing the same habitation. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is now one of the top ten forests for bird conservation in Africa. Dinner, Lunch and Bed & Breakfast included (FB).


Tanzania Safaris and Beach Vacations - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Dinner, Lunch and Bed & Breakfast (FB)

ACCOMMODATION: Udzungwa Mountains View Lodge or Similar


Day 4: Udzungwa Mountains National Park – Drive back & depart to Airport

After breakfast, take a trekking that leads to the spectacular trail up to Sanje waterfalls. From here you will have a view of Kilombero Valley 180 meters. Back to the lodge for lunch.


At afternoon you will be transferred to the Airport where you will take your flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be Met and greet by our guide and driver at Zanzibar Airport. Our representative would be holding a name card for you for easy identification and transfer to the Forodhani Park Hotel (Located in Stone Town of Zanzibar Island). Breakfast included (BB).


Forodhani Park Hotel - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Bed & Breakfast (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Forodhani Park Hotel or similar accommodation


Day 5: Stone Town City Tour + Zanzibar Spice Tour + Prison Island Boat Trip

Morning after breakfast pick-up from Forodhani Park Hotel for the Zanzibar Spice Tour on this tour you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and if you will have a time, you will visit Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (Grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).


After Spice Tour we'll head to Stone Town one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Cultural Arts Centre of East Africa. You will have the Stone Town City Tour takes around the historical culture and architectural important town of Zanzibar with a century history. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center).


After the Lunch, you will have a trip to Prison Island Boat Trip,Visit Lloyd Mathew's Architecture built in 1893 and the Island is a home of Aldabra Giant Tortoises. Flanged by an amazing beach of reef sanctuary, the island is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and beach relaxation. After tours, you will be dropped off at Forodhani Park Hotel for overnight (BB).


Prison Island Boat Trip - Safanta Tours & Travel Company Limited

MEAL PLAN: Bed & Breakfast (BB)

ACCOMMODATION: Forodhani Park Hotel or similar accommodation


Day 6: check-out

Breakfast at the Hotel – Some leisure with the Hotel till the time for the transfer to the Airport/Seaport for the departure transfer (Time will depend on the flight departure timing).


What's Included

2 Nights Accommodation in Vuma Hills Tented Camp

1 Night Accommodation in Udzungwa Mountains View Lodge

2 Nights Accommodation in Forodhani Park Hotel

Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4X4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

All wildlife reserve entry fees

Flight fares if that is part of your Itinerary

All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

All Excursions + Entrance fees shown in the package

Experienced Professional Tour guides for Zanzibar Activities

3 meals a day prepared by the safari chef

2.5 ltr of water per person/day

Pick up and drop off from your hotel in private car

All Excursions shown in the package

Bottled water during the tour

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included


What's Excluded

International Flights

Gratuities for safari guide and safari chef (please tip separately)

Travel insurance if needed

Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)

Airport Taxes

Expenses of a personal Nature


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