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5-Day Ruaha & Mikumi Wildlife Safari From Dar Es Salaam
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Safari, Wildlife

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Join this exciting wildlife tour to Tanzania's largest and popular national parks. Go on game drives at Mikumi and Ruaha National parks and watch out for the endangered wild dogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat-eared foxes, jackals, elephants, and admire the beauty of the African wilderness in this 5-day safari!

  • Admire a variety of wild animals at Ruaha National Park
  • Enjoy exciting game drives at Mikumi National Park
  • Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park expand_more
    • After the morning pick-up from the hotel, airport or ferry terminal, you will be driven to the Mikumi National Park, which is approximately a 5 hours drive from Dar es Salaam.

    • On arrival, you go for an afternoon game drive in Mikumi National Park.

    Overnight stay inside the park at Tanapa cottages on Full Board.

    Meal Plan – Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 2: Ruaha National Park expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive to Ruaha National Park with a stop at Iringa for lunch. 

    • After lunch, proceed to Ruaha National Park, and on arrival, you will start with a game drive en-route to Ruaha tourists bandas.

    Dinner and overnight at Ruaha tourists bandas.

    Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 3: Ruaha National Park expand_more
    • After breakfast, you go for a full day game drive in Ruaha National Park with packed lunches.

    • Enjoy your lunch on one of the picnic sites which your Tanzanian guide will choose.

    Dinner and overnight inside the park at Ruaha Tourists bandas on Full Board.

    Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 4: Mikumi National Park expand_more
    • Rise up for an early morning game drive and back to the camp for late breakfast.

    • After breakfast, do a short game en-route to the main gate and proceed to Mikumi town for an overnight stay. 

    Dinner and overnight at Tan-Swiss lodge on Full Board.

    Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 5: Back to Dar es Salaam expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive back to Dar es Salaam.

    • On arrival at Dar es Salaam, you will be dropped at the hotel or ferry terminal for the ferry to Zanzibar or at the airport for your flight back home.

    Meal Plan – Breakfast and Lunch.

What's Included
  • Use of 4x 4 safari vehicles with open roof for game viewing

  • Service of an English-speaking Tanzanian driver-guide

  • Accommodation as indicated

  • Meals as indicated

  • Government taxes

  • Lunch on the first day of the safari

  • All park fees

  • All conservation fees

  • Unlimited game drives

  • Drinking water during the safari

What's Excluded
  • International flights

  • Drinks

  • Visa fee

  • Tips

  • Any other excursion not included in the itinerary

  • Personal insurance

Know before you go
  • Ruaha National Park: The park history dates back to 1910 when it was gazetted Saba Game Reserve by Germany. Then the name was changed by British to Rungwa Game Reserve in 1946. In 1964, the southern portion of the reserve was gazetted as Ruaha National Park, and in 1974, a small section of the South-Eastern part of the Great Ruaha River was incorporated into the park. The name “Ruaha” originates from the Hehe word “Ruvaha”, which means “river”. Ruaha National Park is part of the Rungwa–Kizigo–Muhesi ecosystem, which covers more than 45,000 sq. km. In 2008, Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands in the Usangu basin have been annexed into the park, making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa. 

  • Ruaha National Park covers an area of 20,000 sq. km and a vast and magnificent wilderness area. Ruaha National Park is the home of the largest population of Elephants; it also hosts larger herds of Buffaloes, the pride of Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, Kudus, Grant’s gazelles, Wild dogs, Ostriches, Roan and Sable antelopes and more than 400 different bird species. The great Ruaha River flows through the eastern side of the park and is home to hippos, crocodiles and water birds.

  • Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth-largest National Park and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. Within its 3230 sq. km, it is set between the Uluguru Mountains to the north and the Lumango Mountains to the south-east. Mikumi hosts buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons, zebras, leopards, crocodiles and many more, just to mention a few.

Meeting Point

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 7 USD 723 Per Person

This is a private tour

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USD 723 / person