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Excursion AZ7: Ruaha National Park / Mikumi National Park
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days

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.

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.

Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge.
The Lodge is constructed on and around a rocky kopje overlooking the Great Ruaha River. It provides comfortable accommodation and good food while blending into its surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves a part of the wild. Both the dining "Banda" and the bar, in elevated position above the river combine comfort and coolness together with the most spectacular views.

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 Camp, which is set in a
spacious hillside of Mikumi National Park, overlooking the Mkata plains
and surrounding mountains, it is an excellent place to get away from the city and into the bush, each tent is designed to give you privacy and comfort of your desire with private bathrooms and hot water showers inside each tent and custom made furniture. Wild animals can be seen around the Camp grounds.

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.

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