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13 Days Tanzania Southern Circuit Cultural Tour

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Trip Overview

Cultural tour in different villages of different tribes in the Southern Circuit of Tanzania where you can freely mix with tribal people to practice and observe their lifestyle, mountain climbs of different peaks in southern highland zone of Tanzania such as Mbeya peak, Mount Rungwe, etc., also a visit to some national parks in Tanzania such as Udzungwa Mountain National Park, which is the one of Tanzania’s most outstanding, pristine, paradise and unique exciting wilderness mountains forested with a huge range of plants. It is one of thirty-four “World Biodiversity Hotspot” and one of 200 WWF Ecoregion of global critical importance, Kitulo Plateau National Park a botanist and hiker’s paradise - is also highly alluring to birdwatchers. Tanzania’s only population of the rare Denham’s bustard is resident, alongside a breeding colony of the endangered blue swallow and such range-restricted species as mountain marsh widow, Njombe cisticola and Kipengere seedeater. Endemic species of butterfly, chameleon, lizard and frog further enhance the biological wealth of God’s Garden

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Arrive Dar es Salaam International Airport
  • Day 02: Dar es Salaam/Mikumi National Park/Udzungwa Mountain National Park
  • Day 03: Udzungwa Mountain National Park
  • Day 04: Udzungwa Mountain National Park/Mbeya
  • Day 05: Mbeya/Rungwe Ngozi Crater Lake
  • Day 06: Bridge of God and Waterfalls
  • Day 07: Hiking Mount Rungwe
  • Day 08: Kaporogwe Falls
  • Day 09: Lake Masoko
  • Day 10: Rungwe/Kyela Matema Beach
  • Day 11: Full day Kyela Matema Beach
  • Day 12: Full day Kyela Matema Beach
  • Day 13: Departure

This Safari Only Takes

13 Days

What Includes in a Trip

  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flight
  • Transport with Safari Jeep
  • Meals and Accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Excursions
  • Complimentary Mineral water during the tour
  • Medical Evacuation
  • All government taxes and levies

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Itinerary

Pick up from Dar es Salaam International Airport and transfer to hotel
Meals and overnight at Hotel/Lodge (HB)

After early breakfast, departs for Mikumi national Park with a collection of Packed lunch, the drive will take about 4to5 hours’ drive on the tarmac road, The open lands and wildlife of the Mkata floodplain, the center of Mikumi, are often compared to the most famous landscapes of the Serengeti. At the end of the dry season, swimming pools, including the hippo pool, serve as a magnet for wildlife, and large herds of elephants and buffaloes visit these sites. You will arrive at Mikumi and enjoy the afternoon game drive at Mikumi and overnight at Udzungwa.

Dinner and overnight at at Hotel at Udzingwa

After an early breakfast, collect your packed lunch boxes and depart to Udzungwa Mountains National Park trakking, the driver ‘s guide will transfer you to the starting point of the hike. This is a hike through the beautiful forests and landscape scenery up to an amazing waterfall. During hiking with a professional guide, you will learn about various trees used for traditional healing and others poisonous, and the view of the largest Tanzania sugarcane plantation (Kilombero Sugarcane Valley) from the waterfall is just incredible.

Dinner and overnight at Hotel at Udzingwa

After breakfast, drive to Mbeya and in the evening town tour, at morning of the next day, start an adventure tour by climbing Mbeya peak (2,826m) with packed lunch. It takes three hours to reach on the peak. As you go along the mountain slopes, you see the indigenous flowers and colourful butterflies.
In the evening short walking tour in Mbeya town.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Mbeya

After breakfast, drive to Ngozi is another million year old volcano that can be climbed in just a few hours. After climbing to the top through tropical vegetation you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Crater Lake, lying 200 meters below.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Rungwe

After breakfast, drive to Kiwira-Songwe where you can find a famous attraction; the Bridge of God (Daraja la Mungu). A millions of years old rock forms a natural bridge that crosses the river. Just a few kilometers up the kiwira valley is the ‘cooking pot’ where the Kiwira River falls into a seething cauldron or sump and the Marasusa waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Rungwe

After breakfast, start a fully day hiking tour (with packed lunch) on Mount Rungwe (2,960m) dominates the area, on the slopes of the mountain and watching the sun come up over Rungwe. During the night camping on the slopes of Mount Rungwe. Meals and overnight at the Hotel in Rungwe

After breakfast start a full day walking tour to kaporogwe waterfalls. This tour is not just a trip to the beautiful Kaporogwe falls, but also includes a hike into the valley to see the German built hanging bridges. On the way to the waterfall, you will pass through the authentic village of Isuba with traditional houses and a local bar.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Rungwe

This Crater Lake is the perfect place to swim, picnic or even camp. It is especially known for its history. The Germans dumped coins and other items in the lake when they were being chased by the British forces during the First World War. Find out more about Rungwe’s past during a nice walk around Lake Masoko. In the evening drive back to Tukuyu, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Rungwe.

After breakfast drive to Matema beach, this is among the most scenic in Tanzania. A winding road passes high mountains and vast tea estates before it descends to the tropical shores of Lake Malawi. From Matema you can make canoe trips with fishermen over the lake to a nearby village where women are specialized in pottery, and to river-mouth where you can try to see crocodiles and hippos. It is also possible to organize hikes to the Livingstone Mountains from Matema. Launch, dinner and overnight at Matema beach resort.

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Mtema Beach

Full-day leisure at the resort with an option of water sports
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Mtema Beach

Day 13 :
Departure

Breakfast then drives to Songwe for flight to Dar es Salaam for your international flight.

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