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TANZANIA EXPRESS south Tanzania - Adventur · PDF file TANZANIA EXPRESS south Tanzania WHEN june 27 to july 13, 2012 from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by AdventurAfrica 16 days of travel,

Aug 06, 2020




  • june 27 july 13 2012


    south Tanzania


    TANZANIA EXPRESS south Tanzania

    WHEN june 27 to july 13, 2012

    from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    by AdventurAfrica

    16 days of travel, safari, adventure and relax an unconventional and unique itinerary to discover a timeless Africa

    the Indian Ocean and the beaches of Dar es Salaam Mikumi National Park

    Ruaha National Park and the Sanje Mangabeys tracking in the deep of the forest at

    Udzungwa Mountains National Park

    We will start off with a relaxing day on the white sand beaches and the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, in Dar Es Salaam, before taking off for one of the most unspoiled and adventurous circuits in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Through the little town of Morogoro, we will continue for the Mikumi National Park, where our first safari will take place. Mikumi NP is known for offering some of the easiest wildlife viewing opportunities in the region, and the park boasts plenty of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, gazelles, lions, leopards, baboons and more. From Mikumi, we will continue for the cozy German town of Iringa, where we will stock up at the colorful local market before heading to the amazing Ruaha National Park, located 115km of unpaved road, west of Iringa. The Ruaha National Park is a huge ecosystem, home to Tanzania’s largest population of el- ephants, about 12,000 individuals. The park wildlife is sustained by the Great Ruaha River, running along the eastern side of the park. We will camp along the river banks, and seeing lions crossing the river near the camp, or hearing their primordial roams at night, will offer an unforgettable and thrilling experience. Much of this park is so remote to be considered unexplored, and having the park all to ourselves will not be an unlikely possibility! After extensive exploration of the Ruaha NP, we will return to Mikumi and from there we will head to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, where lush forests await us and are home to about 10 species of primates, some endemic and found nowhere else but here. In the Udzungwa Mountains NP we will have the rare opportunity to enjoy walking safaris and to track a group of Sanje Mangabeys, an endemic species of primates discovered here in 1979. A network of spring water streams and waterfalls add to the beauty of this park. From Udzungwa Mountains NP we will return to Dar es Salaam to enjoy a full day of relax on the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

  • ACM80 4X4

  • ACM80 4X4

    The vehicle used for AdventurAfrica’s trips and expeditions is an IVECO ACM80 4x4, a mid-size military truck that we retrofitted exclusively with the African safaris in mind. Everything on board has been designed and crafted to provide the passengers with comfort and amusement. Its height, significantly taller than the traditional safaris 4x4s, makes it an ideal vehicle for wildlife spotting and photography. The truck is retrofitted with 12 independent, comfortable, bus-style seats. 90cm of rowspan between the seats ensure plenty of comfort and freedom of movement to the passengers. Our truck is equipped with a spacious refrigerator, a fully equipped camp kitchen, three burners gas range, tents and 5cm sleeping pads, 12V DC and 110/220V AC plugs to recharge cellphone and cam- era batteries, a comfortable custom-made step ladder to access the passenger area, a huge cargo space, radio, GPS and everything needed to make our safaris safe and fun.

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    AdventurAfrica Safari Truck

  • the Itinerary

    The itinerary of this trip covers a distance of about 2,000 km on mostly paved roads, with the excep- tion of the tracks within the parks and the road between Kidatu and

    the Udzungwa Mountains NP.

    The unpaved stretches can some-times feel very bumpy and un- comfortable (depending on the rain season and road maintenance).

    Weather Weather will be mostly dry and pleasant- ly sunny. High tempera- tures will reach 25-30 °C on the cost while lows will be around 10-15 °C in Iringa, the highest re- gion along our itinerary. Click here for more infor- mation

  • Weather

  • THE COST: 2450 EUROs per person (min-max participants: 6-12) 300 EUROs single room supplement

    WHAT’S INCLUDED: - Airport transfers to and from hotels - Professional photographer tour leader and English speaking staff - All Game Park fees and safaris - Land transportation on our safari truck - Full board accommodation and non alcoholic bever- ages - Services of guides and drivers - Cost of emergency treatment and evacuation

    COSA NON COMPRENDE: - Medical and luggage insurance (medical insurance is mandatory) -- Airfare to and from your home country - Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, tourist and airport taxes - Optional visits and trips, not part of the regular program - Food and meals not part of the program, wine and

    alcoholic beverages, tips, laundry, phone, souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature -Everything not specifically mentioned in the “What’s Included” section

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Giorgio Trucco AdventurAfrica - email: [email protected] Tel: +39 366 1366714

    TOUR OPERATOR AND BOOKING: MOKORO TOURS - P.zza M. Sordi 4/C - 31027 - Spresiano (Tv) email: [email protected] Tel: +39 0422 881504


    mailto:[email protected] mailto: [email protected]

  • TRAVEL ITINERARY DAY 1: Departure for Dar es Salaam

    DAY 2: Dar es Salaam - Mjimwema Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the Ad- venturAfrica staff and together we will transfer to Mjimwema, just a few miles south of Dar es Salaam, where we will spend the night by the beach. A relaxing introduction to the slow and soul-nurturing rhythms of Africa. Overnight at the Kipepeo Beach Camp, or simi- lar.

    DAY 3: Dar es Salaam - Mjimwema Today we will go back to Dar es Salaam crossing the harbor channel on the Kigambony ferry and we will visit the busy and colorful fish market. We will return to Mjimwema for a free after- noon of complete relax, sunbathing and swim- ming on the shore of the Indian Ocean. Overnight at the Kipepeo Beach Camp, or simi- lar.

    DAY 4: Dar es Salaam - Mikumi Early wake up call and we will be on our way, on paved road, to our first safari destination, the Mikumi National Park. We will stop in the bustling town of Morogoro, at the base of the Uluguru Mountains, and we will arrive in Mi- kumi in the afternoon. If you like, we can visit the local Mikumi snake- park, a modest reptilarium that hosts some no- table specimen. Overnight at the Tan-Swiss Lodge, or similar.

    DAY 5: Mikumi National Park Departure at sunrise for the Mikumi National Park. We will leave the main road and head to the Mkata flood plains, in the north-west section of the park, where wildlife (buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, elephants, zebras, lions, leopards and more) is abundant and easy to en- joy. Another area of interest is the Hippo Pools area, where we will able to observe these huge animals at close range. Full day dedicated to the exploration of the park, wildlife viewing and photography. Overnight al Tan-Swiss Lodge, or similar.

    DAY 6: Mikumi NP - Iringa - Little Ruaha Today we will transfer to Iringa following the windy road snaking at the base of the Rubeho Mountains. We will cross an interesting area where giant baobabs are found, along the Little Ruaha river. We will arrive in Iringa and we will visit the col- orful local market to buy our supplies for the next days. The city, capital of the same name re- gion, is situated on a vast plateau (about 1,600 meters above sea level) where agriculture is widespread, especially the cultivation of corn. Overnight at the Riverside Campsite, a beauti- ful camp on the banks of Little Ruaha river.

    DAY 7: Ruaha National Park A beautiful 115km of red dirt track, in the mid- dle of nowhere, will lead us right into the mar- vels of Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s second park in order of extension. This park is a vast unspoiled ecosystem that is home to the larg- est elephant population of the whole Tanzania

  • (about 12,000). Large prides of wonderful lions also call Ruaha home, and are normally observed with great ease. The park is also populated by large herds of buffalo, kudu, gazelles, antelopes, ostrich- es, cheetahs and many species of birds. We will camp along the Great Ruaha river banks in an amazing location, totally undeveloped and sur- rounded by abundant wildlife. Given the location, fully open and immersed in the nature of the park, at night, many animals can wander undisturbed, and harmless, among our tents. Be ready for a thrilling and unforgettable experience! Overnight inside the park (camping).

    DAY 8: Ruaha National Park Full day dedicated to the exploration of the park, wildlife viewing and photography. Morning game drive, return to camp for lunch and late afternoon game drive. Overnight inside the park (camping).

    DAY 9: Ruaha National Park Full day dedicated to the exploration of the park, wildlife viewing and photography. The park is crossed by several sandy rivers, mostly dry during the dry season. The river beds are used by animals as “roads” to reac

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