5days safari experience in Tanzania to Selousm, Mikumi and Masai community

5days safari experience in Southern Tanzania takes you on a captivating tour through some of Tanzania’s most outstanding and diverse wildlife havens. This carefully curated 5-day safari will fully immerse you in the wonders of Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) and Mikumi National Park, providing a perfect blend of thrilling game drives, tranquil boat safaris, and the opportunity to see Africa’s iconic Big Five as well as an array of fascinating wildlife species.

Enjoy game drives to see the remarkable biodiversity of Nyerere National Park, where over 350 bird species fill the air with their enchanting songs. Boat safaris along the Rufiji River allow you to observe the intriguing behaviour of crocodiles and massive gatherings of hippos along the riverbanks.

Mikumi National Park is famous for its beautiful savannah landscapes with acacia, baobab, and tamarind trees. Despite its less-developed infrastructure, Mikumi’s untamed appeal gives a unique 5days safari experience, offering encounters with a different subspecies of giraffes and an abundance of other wildlife, including lions, zebras, and wildebeests.

This safari highlights

  • Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve), which is home to a diversified biodiversity and over 350 bird species.
  • Boat safari on the Rufiji River, where you can see crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of wildlife.
  • Full-day game drives in Nyerere National Park, where you can see lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, impalas, and other animals.
  • A walking safari led by an armed ranger provides a unique viewpoint on the African environment.
  • Transfer to Mikumi National Park, where you will see acacia, baobab, and unique palm trees in a savannah landscape.
  • Game drives in Mikumi, viewing rare giraffe subspecies and the park’s natural and pristine state ON 5days safari experience.

Detailed Itinerary of 5days safari in Tanzania

Day 1: Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Selous game reserve

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and driven to Selous (Nyerere), a 4-hour trip through Tanzania’s most undeveloped and un-spoilt places.

Arrive in Selous in time for lunch, then embark on a boat excursion to see hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Selous Game Reserve is home to a diverse range of large mammals and bird species, as well as the world’s largest population of African hunting dogs. Return to the lodge for dinner and a night’s rest.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Full day game drive in Selous game reserve

After an early breakfast, you leave on an early morning game drive to explore Selous in search of early morning risers such as leopards, lions, wild dogs, hyenas, buffaloes, wildebeest, elands, hartebeest, crocodiles, lizards, and other residents. This shelter is home to around 300 different bird species. The rugged road network is consistently rewarding, especially during the dry season surrounding the lakes.

Following the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and a little break. In the late afternoon, embark on a two-and-a-half-hour walking safari guided by an armed ranger. Walking safaris provide a more personal experience with the African wilderness. You will be able to touch nature and view the many footprints and droppings of various wild animals and little critters that you would not be able to witness during the game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay after your walking safari.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Drive to Masai community and transfer to Mikumi National park

After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Mikumi National Park, with a wildlife drive en route; this journey is one of Tanzania’s most magnificent and really wild and undisturbed areas. The journey will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains, past rivers, and through small local settlements and Masai farms. You will make a stopover in this Maasai community to see the life and traditions of Africa’s best-preserved tribe, the Masai warrior tribe. Learn about their methods of life, ancient stories, and many other elements. The trip is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding and adventurous on the southern circuit. Arrive at Mikumi in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Full-day game drive at Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, depart from your camp or safari lodge for an early morning game drive in Mikumi, where you will be able to observe the early risers, especially large cats such as lions and leopards, as well as other unusual creatures when they are actively hunting.

Proceed on with the game drive and picnic lunch in the bush. You may observe elephant families, herds of giraffes, impalas, and antelopes, lions, wildebeests, buffalos, and a big number of zebras, wild birds, and crocodiles, among other things, in Mikumi National Park. Spend the entire day searching for and seeing wild animals in Mikumi’s huge territory. You will be driven back to the lodge in the evening for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meal are included

Day 5: Transfer back to Dar es Salaam for departure

Following breakfast, you will depart for Dar Es Salaam, which is approximately three hundred kilometres southeast of Masai Village. The journey will take about 6 hours. You will be dropped off at your Dar es Salaam hotel or at the airport for your return trip. This 5days safari experience will eventually come to an end.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

This safari Inclusions

  • Parking entry fee
  • Activities and game drives
  • Full board accommodation
  • A professional safari driver/guide
  • Transportation within the Safari days
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Meals
  • Water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks


  • Flights to other countries
  • Additional lodging before and after the tour
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, and beverages)
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Tax and/or park fee increases implemented by the government

Brief information about Mikumi and Selous National Parks 

In our5days safari experience, we cover the following parks.Mikumi National Park, in southern Tanzania, is a beautiful wildlife reserve of 3,230 square kilometres. This park, located within the vast Selous Ecosystem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, provides a captivating blend of diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The grassy plains, acacia trees, and miombo forests provide a picturesque setting for an exciting safari adventure. You’ll see elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, and a variety of antelope species as you go around the park. The park’s famed Mkata River flows through it, providing a lifeline for hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water-related wildlife. Mikumi National Park, with its close proximity to Dar es Salaam and a variety of accommodation alternatives to suit a variety of budgets, promises a memorable trip that highlights Tanzania’s vast biodiversity and commitment to wildlife conservation.

In southern Tanzania, Nyerere National Park, originally known as Selous Game Reserve, is a huge and captivating wildlife sanctuary. It is one of Africa’s largest protected areas, covering an area of around 50,000 square kilometres. Nyerere National Park is well-known for its diverse wildlife and unspoiled nature. It is home to a varied range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, and giraffes, as well as several bird species. The park provides tourists with an excellent opportunity to explore the wild grandeur of the African savannah and witness its incredible inhabitants up close through exhilarating game drives, boat safaris along the Rufiji River, walking safaris, and fly camping adventures. on this parks will be covered in a 5days safari experience tour