Flying Safari to Ruaha and Selous Game Reserve will take you to visit two of the southern circuit of Tanzania national parks for game viewing. You will spend 3 nights in Ruaha national park and 4 nights in Selous Game Reserve. Explore the areas where you will see the rare SABLE antelopes as well as small and large mammals including a variety of reptiles and bird species. Accommodation can be in a Lodge, Luxury Tented Camp or Budget Camping sites. Booked on full board arrangements.

 

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Dar es Salaam
DEPARTURE TIME Early Morning
INCLUDED
Flying Doctors Emergence
Arrival and departure Airport Transfers
All entrance fees.
Full board accommodation on tour
Service of an English speaking driver guide
Transport based on an excellent 4by4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari for game viewing
Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
Mileage is built in the price
Game drives as per the Itinerary
Complementary bottle of water daily
Complementary of printed Safari hat
Government taxes

 

NOT INCLUDED
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
International flights
Departure tax
Tips to drivers (highly recommended)
Visa, Travel Insurance

 

 

Additional information

Days8 Days
DestinationTanzania
1

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Ruaha National Park


In the morning, we’ll you pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam or if you are from the airport, we’ll proceed to Terminal B for your scheduled flight to Ruaha National Park. You will arrive at lunchtime and then you can have a short rest. Late in the afternoon, we’ll walk and go on an afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Camp in Full Board basis.
  • Main destination: Ruaha National Park
  • Accommodation: Ruaha River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
2

Day 2: Ruaha National Park


Enjoy your breakfast in your accommodation and then proceed to a morning and afternoon game drive in the park. We’ll look for Roan and Sable antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, reedbucks and buffalos as they venture to the river’s edge to drink, attracting the attention of Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Wild dogs and Jackals and many more antelopes include Dik-dik. There are many birds in the park too that includes Eurasia migrants that come to visit the park twice a year. You will have all meals and overnight at Ruaha River Camp.
  • Main destination: Ruaha National Park
  • Accommodation: Ruaha River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
3

Day 3: Ruaha National Park


After breakfast, we’ll have a full-day game drive and explore the park. In the evening, back to the Camp/Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about 20,226 square kilometres (7,809 sq mi), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa. The park is about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Iringa. The park is a part of the 45,000 square kilometres (17,000 sq mi) Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem, which includes the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo, and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.

The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing

  • Main destination: Ruaha National Park
  • Accommodation: Ruaha River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
4

Day 4: Ruaha National Park - Selous Game Reserve


After enjoying your breakfast in your accommodation we’ll transfer to the airstrip to catch your scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve via Dar es Salaam. You will arrive in Selous early afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Most of the reserve remains set aside for game hunting through a number of privately leased hunting concessions, but a section of the northern park along the Rufiji River has been designated a photographic zone and is a popular tourist destination. There are several high-end lodges and camps mainly situated along the river and lake systems in this area. Rather difficult road access means most visitors arrive by small aircraft from Dar es Salaam, though train access is also possible.

  • Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
5

Day 5: Full day in Selous Game Reserve


Your breakfast in your accommodation will be followed by both a morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve.

Selous is a home to large population of elephant, big number of buffalo and wild dog. Other species commonly seen are lion, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, eland, baboon, zebra, Kudus and Crocodile. You will have all meals and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

  • Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
6

Day 6: Selous Game Reserve - Walking & Boat Excursion in Selous


After breakfast, we’ll proceed with a walking trip in the wilderness accompanied by an armed ranger guide to get closes to the animals. You will have picnic lunch in the bush and then after lunch, we’ll drive to Rufiji for an afternoon boat excursion on the Rufiji River sporting large floating bodies of Hippos and/or Crocs. In the evening, as the sun goes down, we will take you back to Rufiji River Camp for your dinner and overnight stay.
  • Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
7

Day 7: Selous Game Reserve


After breakfast, we’ll proceed to a morning game drive. In the afternoon, relax at your leisure at Rufiji River Camp while waiting for dinner.

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Africa, with relatively undisturbed ecological and biological processes, including a diverse range of wildlife with significant predator/prey relationships. The property contains a great diversity of vegetation types, including rocky acacia-clad hills, gallery and groundwater forests, swamps and lowland rainforest. The dominant vegetation of the reserve is deciduous Miombo woodlands and the property constitutes a globally important example of this vegetation type. Because of this fire-climax vegetation, soils are subject to erosion when there are heavy rains.

  • Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
  • Meals & drinks: Full Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
8

Day 8: Selous - Zanzibar


After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled flight to Zanzibar Island. Meet with our staff at the airport and then transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Booked on half board basis.
  • Main destination: Zanzibar
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals & drinks: Half Board basis. Meals include drinking water (Other drinks not included)
8

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

15 Days Best Southern Tanzania Circuit Safari

Inquire

Your Name (required)
Your Email (required)
Mobile
Travel Dates
No. of Adults
No. of Children
Budget per Person
Tour Name
Tour URL
Message
Where Did You Learn About Us