2 Days Safari to Mikumi and Udzungwa Starting from Dar Es Salaam
This is part of the Eastern arc mountain range and most of the activities involves climbing/trekking. There are different routes available for trekking but the tourist route is the Sanje waterfalls which is about 4 hours up and down. Udzungwa is one of thirty four World Biodiversity hotspots. Expect to see Primates. Udzungwa have 11 primates species whereby 2 of these are found no where in the world, these are Sanje Mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei) and Iringa Red Colobus (Procobus gordonorum). Also you may have the opportunity to see habituated Sanje Mangabeys, different endemic plant species, birds, reptiles and Amphibians, Butterflies, waterfalls, etc.
ABOUT MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Activities in this closest National Park from Dar involves wildlife viewing safaris, camping safaris, walking safaris and night safaris. In Mikumi National Park expect to see animals such as Lions, Buffalos, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, Warthogs, elephants, hippos, more than 300 bird species and various plant species.
DAY 1: PICK UP, TRANSFER AND TREKKING IN UDZUNGWA
Early morning of this day you will be picked up at your residence in Dar Es Salaam at around 05:30 hours and start your drive to Udzungwa National Park. This drive takes you via Chalinze, Morogoro town, Mikumi National Park, Mikumi Town and then through a 20km rough road to Udzungwa. Once you arrive at the park you will be registered, entry fees paid and then start climbing preferably at Sanje route to be able to see the 4 stages waterfalls. After taking your lunch boxes at the top you will have an opportunity to have a swim under the waterfalls, it is a cold swim. After the swim you will start to ascend (the trekking takes about 4 hours up and down depending on your climbing pace). When you come down you will be taken to Mikumi National Park for dinner and overnight stay within or outside the park (will depend on the choice of accommodation to be used).
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER BACK TO DAR ES SALAAM
The park is open for drive from as early as 06:30 hours. So in this morning you will go for sunrise game drive from 06:30 hours and will come back for breakfast at 08:30 hours. After breakfast will continue with game drive within the park, game drive will take you into different parts of the park searching for wild animals. You will have lunch break around 13:00 till 14:00 hours at Mikumi Wildlife Camp whereby you have the opportunity to have lunch while viewing different wild animals as they roam the water holes nearby the camp. After lunch break you will continue with game drive covering other areas of the park till around 15:30 hours and that will be the end of full day game drive.
You will start to drive back to Dar at 15:30 hours (earlier or later depends on the time you need to be in Dar, this will be agreed before hand). When you get to Dar you will be transferred to the place of choice be it hotel, ferry or airport and that will be the end of your 2 days trip with Watu Safaris.
***TRIP COSTS: This trip will cost you depends on the number of people involved in the trip and you will be provided with cost break down for every item involved. Contact us today by email for more details about this itinerary, accommodation options and quotation – firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +255754947671.
Itinerary Cost Includes: Vehicle for pick up and transfer, drinking water during the transfers and game drives with services of English speaking Driver/Guide, Park Entry Fees, accommodation within the park, meals and refreshments.
Itinerary Cost Does Not Include: Expenditure on Alcoholic drinks, Souvenirs and other Personal items, Health, Travel and Personal Accidents Insurance, Tips and Gratuities and any other activities not included on this itinerary.