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Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Tanzania

Vuma Hills Tented Camp, Tanzania

Highlights of Vuma

To travel to Vuma Hills Tented Camp, contact our Preferred Travel Partner or your travel consultant.

Activities

To travel to Vuma Hills & Mikumi, contact our Preferred Travel Partner or your travel consultant.

The Lodge and Surroundings

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Vuma Hills Tented camp is perched above the trees stretching over the seemingly endless wilderness south west of Mikumi National Park. The Mikumi National Park is located approximately 4 hours by car from Dar-Es-Salaam- Tanzania’s largest city. Safari flights can also be arranged from  Dar-Es-Salaam. This 3,230 km² area abuts the larger Selous Game Reserve and its abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain is often compared to the Serengeti.

A day at Vuma

Vuma is an ideal location if you are short on time but long on an adventure. Its accessibility also makes it an attractive destination for any start to the southern safari circuit. After an early morning wake up call and hot coffee or tea, one departs in 4×4 safari vehicle scouting for wild life. Don’t be surprised tos ee fresh paw marks of lions who are getting ready for their hunt. Return back to the lodge for a well deserved rest and afternoon siesta. Depart of a mid-afternoon game drive to observe nocturnal animals drinking. Guests often prefer to stay at the lodge and enjoy the tranquility of their surroundings.

Wildlife watching

A number of indigenous mammal southern species  exist at Mikumi including elephants, lions, zebra, wildebeest, impala, giraffe and buffalo herds. Mikumi boasts of 400 species of  local bird species including a variety of European migrants during the rainy season.

About the Lodge

Vuma Hills Tented Camp is part of the Foxes African Safaris portfolio- a family run hospitality business.

The Lodge and Chalets

Vuma Hills Tented camp is perched above the trees stretching over the seemingly endless wilderness south west of Mikumi National Park. Consisting of only 16 chalets, Vuma is a far cry from  traditional tented camping. Complete with shaded wooden veranda at the front and en suite bathroom facilities at the back, there is not much to be asked for.

The common areas consist of a dining lounge and fully stocked bar area adjacent to a dining room with amazing views of the plains.

Meals

The dining room overlooks the swimming pool creating an oasis of tranquillity in the dusty hot climate of the lowlands in which to savour the varied and well-prepared meals cooked with pride by the camp chefs. Breakfast is typically a buffet setting. Lunch is typically a cold buffet while  dinner is prix fixe in a fusion of African, Asian and European delicacies. Coffee, tea and bar beverages are available throughout the day.

Families and Kids

Vuma is family friendly and allows children of all ages. There are no nanny services, and parents need to supervise their children.

Eco-friendly facility.

The main camp is powered through photo voltaic cells connected to inverters. Stand by generators on limited schedules to conserve fuel. Water conservation is important and guests are encouraged to participate.

Getting There

By Car:

Approximately 4 hours by road from Dar-Es-Salaam heading towards Iringa

Flying

Scheduled flights available several times a day. Contact our Travel Partner or your travel agent.

Map and Location


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Packages and Rates

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Rates

Low Season Rate: from $155 per person ($245 Game Package rate per person)

High Season Rates: from $175 per person ($255 Game Package rate per person)

Group discounts available upon request.

Staff & Service

Many of the staff at Vuma are hired locally and trained in the art of hospitality. Staff are articulate in Swahili, English and their tribal dialect and some are even fluent in other European dialects.