10 Days Mikumi, Ruaha, and Selous Safari Experience

Our 10 Days Mikumi – Ruaha – Selous Experience is a safari tour that will let you explore two of Africa’s largest game heavens in this Southern safari circuit of Tanzania: Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with a pass for an overnight and shallow game drive in between the parks at Mikumi National Park. On your 10 Days Mikumi – Ruaha – Selous Experience, expect incredible wildlife sightings with some of the big game in these national parks easily spotted.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Quick tour details

Safari Starts and stops: Dar es Salaam

Duration: 10 days

Number of people: Tailored

Availability: All year around


Tour Overview – 10 Days Mikumi Ruaha Selous Experience

  • Day 01:  Dar es Salaam
  • Day 02:  Mikumi National Park
  • Day 03:  Ruaha National Park
  • Day 04-05:  Ruaha National Park
  • Day 06:  Mikumi
  • Day 07:  Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 08-09:  Selous Game Reserve
  • Day 10:  Dar es Salaam

Detailed Itinerary for 10 days Mikumi-Ruaha-Selous safari experience


Arrive in Dar es Salaam, meet and greet with our representative and transfer to the city center for overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner


After breakfast, drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park with packed lunch for a game drive. Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, the open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park

For your day three of this safari, we head to Ruaha National Park where you will stay for your other two days of this safari. you will kick start it with a game drive in the afternoon after your arrival.  This is a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its South-Eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. Ruaha is believed to have a high concentration of elephants than any National Park in East Africa. It is also a place where, magnificent mammals like Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland. The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat-eared foxes and jackals.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


After breakfast, we head for a game drive en route back to Mikumi. This is to make our way to the Selous Game Reserve the following day as Mikumi is bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


After breakfast, you will head towards the Selous Game Reserve through Matemwe gate. You will spend your other two days exploring this vast game reserve before you leave.

Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Africa and forms together with the bordering Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks an area which is as big as Switzerland! Today, you drive through the northern part of the reserve which is open for photo safaris. On the way, you have plenty of time for unique wildlife encounters in this unspoiled environment. Besides the typical residents of the African bush, you can spot up to 400 different bird species. However, it is not always easy to see animals and birds because of the dense vegetation. Optional Activities such as walking in the wilderness or boat cruise can be arranged at extra cost.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


After breakfast, we drive towards the Indian Ocean through Mtemere Gate, and at around noon you will reach Dar es Salaam. Transfer to airport or hotel at your own arrangement

End of 10 Days Mikumi Ruaha Selous Experience

Safari includes

  • Park fees
  •  All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  •  Round-trip airport transfer
  •  All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  •  Drinking water on all days
  •  Camping Equipment

Safari excludes

  • International flights
  •  Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  •  Alcohol drinks
  •  Rescue Fee
  •  Climbing Gear
  •  Sleeping Bag
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