6 Days Selous and Mikumi

6 Days Selous and Mikumi offer the famous parks of the south of Tanzania. As a result, 6 Days Selous and Mikumi will offer you game drives, walking, and boat safari within one itinerary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch

Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (L,D).

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, and encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of Miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.

Day 2 + 3: Game Viewing in Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve)

You will have 2 full days in the Selous Game Reserve. Exploration of the Reserve by 4-wheel drive vehicle with your picnic lunch. On the 3rd day, start with an early morning walking safari followed by a full-day game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning with the guidance of an armed ranger and takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance to see giraffes, zebra, elephants, and good birding.

It was officially announced in December 2019, that part of Selous Game Reserve would be taken over by Tanzania Park Authorities. Reportedly, around 30,000 sq km will be converted into Nyerere National Park, becoming the largest National Park in Tanzania. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicles will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of the vast park.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve – Mikumi National Park

After early breakfast, you will start with a morning walking safari

Later proceed to Mikumi National Park with a picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge (B,L,D).

The journey to Mikumi is the most amazing and truly wild and untouched area of Tanzania. The drive will take you up into the Uluguru Mountains across rivers and past small local villages and farms. The drive is tiring but possibly the most rewarding and adventurous on the Tanzania Tourist Circuit.

Day 5: Game Drive in Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, full day game drive of the park with picnic lunch

Dinner and overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge (B,L,D)

With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is a well-known park in Tanzania. The 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 numbers), leopards, wild hunting dogs, and black-backed jackals. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red-billed oxpecker, marabou stork, and lilac-breasted roller.

Day 6: Mikumi National Park – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, proceed to DSM with a picnic lunch



  • Safari base vehicle + English-speaking driver/guide
  • 5 nights full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
  • Shared Boat & walking safari in Selous
  • Park fees & game drives


  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Mineral water during game drives: USD 5 per carton (12 bottles)
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Tips: we recommend US $ 20 per group per day
  • Dar es Salaam Airport transfers
  • Other personal expenses
  • Emergency evacuation insurance