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7 Days Kilombero River Canoeing Safari and Bird Watching

Mikumi National Park - Kilombero Canoeing Safari - Udzungwa Mountain Hiking
Bird Watching Safari
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Selous Game Reserve - Ruaha National Park - Katavi National Park - Mikumi National Park - Udzungwa Mountains - Kitulo Botanical Garden - Saadani Beach Park


Day 1: Mikumi National Park 
Pickup from your hotel in Dar es Salaam at 08:00 and transfer by car to Mikumi National Park, enroute game viewing while going to the camp for unpacking and light lunch, after lunch game drive and bird watching in the park, Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Bush Camping (Budget), after dinner enjoy the bonfire
Day 2: Mkata Flood Plain Mikumi 
Half day game drive and bird watching in Mikumi National Park, return for lunch in the afternoon; after lunch drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park for dinner and overnight at Mangabey Lodge Mang’ula viewing the mountain waterfalls at far.
Day 3: Hiking to the first Campsite
Using Mwanihana and Sonjo trails start hiking after morning registration at the park gate. Mwanihana Trail, with 38km is currently the longest existing hike in the Udzungwa. This is also the only trail that exposes visitors to the montane forest and heathland habitats of the higher slopes. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger (there are elephants and buffalo in the forest!). Accommodation at Njia Panda campsite, next to a fresh mountain stream
Day 4: Mwanihana Peak 2150m
Early morning trekking through the changing range of the forest; from Miombo woodland, lowland forest, sub-montane forest, highland plateau to pristine montane forest before reaching the bare rock and grass of the summit natural glades; the view of the Kilombero Valley is marvelous. Descend to Njia Panda Campsite for dinner and overnight camping. Please Note: Mwanihana Peak is the second highest peak in the Udzungwa Mountains and suitable for the keen hikers only.
Day 5: Descend to the Park head quarter – Ifakara Town (Kilombero Valley)
Early morning start descend to the park gate and walk to the lodge for hot breakfast and shower, and then start driving back to Ifakara Town within the Kilombero Valley for camping, visit local initiated projects and local market before dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Kilombero Valley - River Canoeing/Bird watching
Morning after breakfast drive to the river for dug out canoeing with bird watching along the Kilombero River, (with picnic lunch on the river bank); it involves walking excursions and village visit; dinner and overnight at a setup campsite on the river bank.
Day 7: Ifakara – Dar es Salaam
Breakfast and then ride back to Ifakara, meet the drive/guide, give the farewell to the villagers and start driving back to Dar es Salaam with enroute game viewing in Mikumi National Park



Full of birdlife along the route to Ifakara Town.

Kilombero Valley (details)

Udzungwa Waterfalls
traveling for few days using this program is also possible: the hiking can be done in one day to Sanje falls, one day canoeing and then return to Dar es Salaam
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