5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park offers the famous park and reserve of south of Tanzania.
Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserve in Africa and a UNESCO Heritage site. The reserve covers over 50,000 sq km in size. It is part of the protected area in the southern part of Tanzania.
Name originates from a famous hunter and conservationist called Fredrick Selous. Fredrick died in Beho beho area in Selous in the year 1917, while fighting with the Germans during WWI
Famous river that passes through Selous is River Rufiji which connects into the Indian Ocean. The reserve also has multiple lakes such as Lake Manze, Lake Siwandu, Lake Mtagalala and Lake Zelekela.
Selous Game Reserve also has a hot spring in the Beho Beho area.
The animals that you are likely to see in Selous are lion, elephant, hippopotamus, wild dog, zebra, many types of antelope, bird life, giraffe, crocodile, wildebeest, buffalo, hyena and many many more.
Selous offers multiple activities such as Boat safari along River Rufiji, Walking safari inside the reserve accompanied by an armed ranger and Game drives.
Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is one of the famous parks in South of Tanzania, formed in year 1964 and the fourth largest park in Tanzania covering 3,230 sq km.
Mikumi is bordered by Selous Game Reserve in the south, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Uluguru Mountain on the other side.
The park is greatly compared to Serengeti National Park and the north-west is defined by alluvial plain of Mkata river basin. This area displays mainly Palm, tamarinds, acacia and baobab. Furthest to the area, there are rock formations called Uluguru and Rubeho mountains.
The South-east side of the park is less accessible. Therefore, it has very little wildlife.
The animals that you are likely to see are lions, giraffes, zebras, impalas, kudus, elands, buffaloes, wildebeests, black antelopes, baboons and many more. It also has two hippo pools, 5 km on the north of the park. Mikumi National Park also exhibits over 400 species of bird life.
5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park will offer you game drives, walking and boat safari within one itinerary.
5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park offers game drives, walking safari and boat safari in selous game reserve and Mikumi National Park.