If you want to see both animals and nature, we have the perfect package for you. This package combines an evening- and morning gamedrive in Mikumi with a beautiful full day hike in either Udzungwa or Uluguru mountains.
The easy hike:
Going to Udzungwa is a two hour drive from Mikumi, which means we will only have to leave Mikumi around three pm. The drive there is beautiful and takes you through mountainous forest roads. The hike the next day leads you to the beautiful Sanje waterfalls, where you can have a refreshing swim.
The challenging hike:
To go to Uluguru we drive two hours back to Morogoro. Here you can choose to start walking straight away or take a motortaxi to the first village. From there it's a one hour walk over small paths to our camping site.
The hike the next day will take diehards to the top of the mountain (three hours) through amazing prehistoric jungles. People who want to take it a bit easier can go to the waterfall (one hour) and explore some nearby villages.
At 6:00am we pick you up at your hotel or home in Dar Es Salaam, after which we drive straight to Mikumi National Park for an afternoon game drive. Shortly before six we go to our camp where we will have dinner and set up our tents.
After breakfast we have our morning drive Mikumi. Animals are easily spotted at this hour as they start looking for food. After the game drive we have lunch and drive to Udzungwa or Uluguru mountains.
If we take you to Uluguru mountains, we will start our hike after arriving in Morogoro. Here we either start walking straight away, or we take a motortaxi to the first village and start our hike from there. We arrive there at sunset, just in time to see the sun set behind the mountains.
Udzungwa: today we hike up to the Sanje waterfall. Here you can spend a few hours relaxing and swimming while having a beautiful lunch. Today you will spend seven to eight hours on the mountain.
Uluguru: today we have time for a full day hike to either the peak of the mountain or to one of the beautiful waterfalls. You will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and be amazed by the people living here - even old people still run up and down the mountain!
Today is the day we drive back to Dar Es Salaam. In the early evening we drop you off at your hotel or home with - we promise you - some beautiful memories in the pocket!
** This program is available all throughout the year. Weather conditions might change it slightly. People who have difficulty doing all the hikes can contact us for an alternative program.