Join us on a dream tour to view the “ring of fire”, a wonderful Annular Solar Eclipse, 01st September 2016
This annular solar eclipses can last for a couple of hours from start to end. Annularity, the phase where the “ring of fire” is visible, can range from a few seconds up to 12 and a half minutes.
There are 5 distinct stages of an annular solar eclipse:
Do you know how the partial eclipse begins?
The Moon's shadow starts becoming visible over the Sun's disc. The sun looks as if a bite has been taken from it. For a few seconds before the full eclipse begins, Baily's beads, which look like beads of light, are seen towards the Moon's trailing edge. An enjoyment for the eyes 0and it happens once every year at a different place!
Pick up from Best Western Hotel in Dar transfer to Mikumi National Park.
Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Picnic lunch
Lions survey their grassy kingdom – and the zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo herds that migrate across it from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, from perches high in the trees. Giraffes forage in the isolated acacia stands that fringe the Mkata River, islets of shade favoured also by Mikumi's elephants
Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Safari Lodge (FB)
Early morning game drive in Mikumi.
Later transfer to Mufindi area. Lunch at the Lodge
Afternoon relax or engage on leisurely walking in the tea farm or a treat of horse ride.
Dinner and overnight at Mufindi Highland Lodge (FB)
04h00 Early morning drive to Makambako for a morning observation of the annular solar eclipse at 0613hrs
07h00 Breakfast in Makambako
Drive to Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Late afternoon walk to the waterfalls.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa falls Lodge (FB)
Depart with armed ranger for a full day trekking to Sanje falls. Picnic lunch
Udzungwa Mountains rise up from the western edge of the Selous Game Reserve
Vervet monkeys are often seen in the forest canopy, small forest antelope can also be viewed.