5 Days Selous (Nyerere NP) & Mikumi National Park
5 Days Magnificient Mafia Island Tour in Tanzania. Mafia Island is an archipelago located magnificently across the southern circuit of Tanzania and Zanzibar Island yet inside the Indian Ocean with an exclusive wildlife reserve. Mafia Island and its reefs are renowned as an excellent, world-class diving destination. Scientists have confirmed that Mafia has some of the richest reefs in the world, with an unparalleled variety of hard and soft corals and a diversity of tropical fish.
The terrestrial and reef ecosystems are fascinating and over the years we have spent a great deal of time researching these aspects of the islands and ensure that our snorkeling and scuba trips give visitors an unforgettable experience.
The diving here is truly World-class with a vast variety of corals and fish; being a breeding ground the Bay is always full of shoals of fish. And to enhance your stay with us we have guided walks and nature trails to enjoy the native trees, animals and birdlife, cultural visits to villages to understand local village life and watch skilled craftsmen at work, sailing in traditional dhows and Ngalawa’s, and fantastic day picnic trips to outer islands, sandbanks and beaches.
We do make guided excursions to examine these for those interested in history, ancient trade and the promise of new discoveries.
A lasting memory you will take away is how happy and spontaneous people are. Most of all Mafia is wonderfully peaceful and calming and a perfect place to find your feet again.
It may be realized by now, that tourists looking for night life, Mafia is not the place to come! Unless of course you wish to include night dives, dinners on the beach, star-gazing etc. And don’t forget that by the time you have finished the day, evening cocktails and a splendid dinner, we bet you won’t have much energy left to waste!
We have identified fabulous dive sites of immense beauty and richness, channels, walls and caverns, drift and night dives.
Day by Day Itinerary
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DAY 01; DAR ES SALAAM TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Morning pick up from the hotel/airport and drive to Selous game reserve 5 hours with lunches at a restaurant in Kibiti, take a short break then proceed with the drive, arrive in the late afternoon and check-in at the camp, then leave for evening boat drive at Rufiji river. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge (FB)
DAY 02; SELOUS GAME RESERVE
After breakfast in the morning with your packed lunches enjoy full day game inside the game reserve, great animal sightings including all the great favourites lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and all the other major species like hunting wild dogs and birds take your lunches in the afternoon with the short break then proceed with the game drive until evening return to the camp for dinner and overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge (FB)
DAY 03; SELOUS TO MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast with your lunch boxes drive to Mikumi National Park 6 hours driving, arrive late afternoon/evening with an en-route game drive in Mikumi national park you will able to see zebras, impala, giraffe and elephants and dinner overnight at Camp Bastian (FB)
DAY 04; FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast with packed lunches drive for a full day game drive in Mikumi national park, during the evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Mikumi resort. When you are in Mikumi you will be able to see a wide variety of bird species, zebras, hippos, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland antelope, giraffe, buffalo and elephants. Dinner and overnight at Camp Bastian Mikumi
DAY 05; MIKUMI TO DAR ES SALAAM
After breakfast from the lodge with packed lunches enjoy en-route game drive in Mikumi before depart to Dar es Salaam in which you will arrive late afternoon or evening drop off at the airport/ Hotel or Ferry
END OF SERVICE WITH BIKO ADVENTURES TOURS
- Pick up and drop off at the airport
- Accommodation and meals in the lodge as per itinerary
- Game drive in 4×4 safari vehicle with open roof ideal for game viewing and boat cruising
- Services of English professional safari guide
- All park entry fees
- 1.5 mineral water per person per day during game drives
- International and local Flights costs
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
- All items of a personal nature, telephones, mosquito repellents, toiletries etc.
- Tipping and gratuities
- Visa fees and travel insurance