5days wildlife safari overview

5days wildlife safariTanzania 5days Wildlife Safari to Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks provides an opportunity to see a variety of creatures, including the big five, including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, hippos, and many others. It begins and ends at the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam. This 5days Wildlife Safari is an excellent way to visit two of Tanzania’s southern national parks.
Mikumi National Park boasts a wide range of wildlife, including the ‘Big Five,’ and the chances of seeing lions climbing trees are higher here than in other parks! Ruaha National Park is not only the second largest park in East Africa, but it also has the highest concentration of elephants.

This of 5days wildlife safari highlights

  • Unlimited Game drives
  • Guided walking tour
  • Spotting of herds of Elephants
  • Scenic drives
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural encounters

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi, do accompanied walking excursion

You will leave Dar es Salaam after breakfast for a 5-6 hour drive to Mikumi National Park. Making stops along the way to explore more Tanzanian local villages that are located alongside the road.
Arrive in Mikumi in time for lunch, then enjoy a brief break before embarking on a 2-hour walking safari through Mikumi National Park with an armed park ranger to keep you safe. On the walking safari, you can expect to see zebras, giraffes, elephants, impalas, wildebeests, warthogs, monkeys, and a variety of bird species. After that, you will return to your lodge for leisure and relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.
All meals are included in the meal plan

Day 2: Game drives in Mikumi national park

After breakfast, go on an early morning wildlife drive in Mikumi to observe the early risers, particularly large cats such as lions and leopards, as well as other unusual creatures when they are actively hunting.
Continue your game drive after lunch in the woods to see additional wild animals, such as elephant families, herds of giraffes, impalas, and antelopes, lions, wildebeests, buffalos, and a big number of zebras, wild birds, and crocodiles, among others. You will be driven back to the lodge in the evening for leisure, dinner, and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Transfer to Ruaha national park for evening game drive

After breakfast, you will drive for 4 to 5 hours to Ruaha National Park. Arrive in the park for lunch. In the afternoon, you head out for a sunset wildlife drive in the Ruaha bush. Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania is a lesser-known safari destination with a varied diversity of flora and animals.
You will get a more private safari experience than in Northern Tanzania’s more popular parks. Among the creatures you will see are elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests, countless antelopes, and even lions. Following the game drive, you will return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Full day game drive in Ruaha on 5days wildlife safari

Enjoy a full-day game drive through Ruaha National Park after breakfast. It is one of the most fascinating wildlife reserves because to its untouched environment, and it is almost as large as the Serengeti. Lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas, as well as elephants, giraffes, kudu, antelopes, hippo crocodiles, and impalas, are all conserved in Ruaha National Park.
Ruaha National Park is a wilderness environment that combines game viewing with breathtaking scenery. The park has not been thoroughly explored, giving guests a very unique experience. It has a wide variety of plants and animals that will satisfy you.
More than 500 bird species have been recorded here, making it a birdwatcher’s dream. The bulk of the birds, such as Kingfishers, Hornbills, and Sunbirds, are native, while others, such as the White Stork, are migrants from other continents such as Asia, Europe, and inside Africa. After an exciting day of seeing wild animals, return to the resort for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 5: Morning game drive and drive back to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, go on a morning game drive in Ruaha National Park to see early risers including hippos, leopards, waterbucks, and a variety of other wild animals. After that, take a drive back to Dar es Salaam, arriving late in the evening. This safari will come to an end when you are dropped off at the lodge or place of your choice.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Package 5days wildlife safari inclusions

  • Flights within Tanzania
  • All accommodations specified
  • All activities listed on the itinerary
  • Transfer and game drives in a safari vehicle
  • All meals as specified
  • Park admission fees
  • Driver/guide who speaks English
  • Drinking water in a bottle
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips to tour guides, hotel staff, and tour drivers.
  • Visas and international airfare
  • Insurance for travel.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, Phone calls, refreshments
  • Medical Services
  • Additional optional activities

Brief information of Mikumi and Ruaha national parks

Mikimi national park

Mikumi National Park is located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango River, it has been earmarked as a significant tourism destination for Tanzania since the construction of a highway connecting it to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s busiest and largest city. Mikumi’s landscape is evocative of the Serengeti National Park, with savannah grasslands teeming with tamarinds, acacia, baobab, and unusual palms, as well as typical African savannah species.
Mikumi National Park is the fourth largest in Tanzania. It’s also the easiest to get to from Dar es Salaam. With confirmed wild life encounters, it is an excellent safari option for those with limited time. Mikumi National Park’s splendor can be enjoyed over the course of two days or longer.
Mikumi National Park contains a variety of features, such as savannah plains, Acacia trees, Baobab trees, Tamarind trees, and Palm trees. Among the various animal species that can be seen roaming the park’s savannah vegetation are elephants, impalas, eland, zebras, greater kudu, wildebeests, buffaloes, and sable antelopes. Several bird species can be seen, including the Yellow-throated Longclaw, Bateleur eagle, and Lilac-breasted Roller.
The dry season, which spans from June to October, is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park and experience exceptional wildlife observations. During this time, the vegetation is thinner, and animals can be observed congregating around the Mkata River, a freshwater source. This is also a popular season for tourists, as many come at this time of year

Ruaha national park

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest national park and one of the country’s most notable wilderness areas. The Park covers an area of 20,226 square kilometers and is located in central Tanzania. It consists of Zambian Miombo, acacia woodlands, marshes, Riverine forests, and savannah flora, which all provide home for a variety of mammals and birds. The Great Ruaha River, undulating hills, high escarpments, and vast open plains covered with the distinctive African Baobab trees make up Tanzania’s largest National Park. The Great Ruaha River, as well as the rivers Mwagusi, Jongomero, and Mzombe, are crucial to the park’s survival. During the dry season, these rivers provide much of the water for wildlife. Elephants utilize their front feet and trunks to collect fluids from dry sand rivers during the dry season. The remaining water flows along the Great Ruaha River, which is home to hippopotamus, fish, and crocodiles.
Ruaha National Park in Tanzania is an excellent location for wildlife viewing because it is home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. The spectacular wildlife of Ruaha includes Kudu (both larger and smaller), as well as the rare Sable and Roan antelope. Grant’s Gazelles, Topi, Southern and Bohor reedbucks, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeests, and klipspringers can be found in this park. Sable, roan, and hartebeest sightings are widespread along the higher cliff, known as the miombo forests. Other notable wild creatures in Ruaha include cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas, bat-eared foxes, jackals, lions, leopards, and wild dogs