4 nights/5 days Ruaha National Park/ Mikumi National Park
Day 1 After breakfast, drive to Iringa town. Stop at Kitonga Inn Hotel for lunch, and then proceed driving to Iringa town for dinner and overnight at Iringa Hotel or similar
Day 2 After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope, and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap.
Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled. Lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive.
Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and is built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge
Day 3 Enjoy a full day game drive in the park. Nearly 500 bird species have been sighted within the park. The river area features large numbers of hippo and crocodile and attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland.
Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah may be seen on the plains. Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge
Day 4 After breakfast drive to Kitonga Inn Lodge for lunch and proceed to Mikumi National Park for dinner and overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Lodge or similar
Day 5 After breakfast, enjoy another game drive in Mikumi National Park, which is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope.
Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. You may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, yellow baboons and hippos. Return to the camp for lunch and then drive back to Dar es Salaam. Drop off in the city centre.