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Tanzania Southern Safari
Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Location: Tanzania Southern Safari - Selous and Ruaha
Price: from £3,105 pp
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A superb Tanzania Southern Safari of 6 Nights, taking you to two of the country’s best reserves. The focal point in both parks are the major rivers, Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha River in Ruaha National Park. The game viewing in both is extraordinary .

These parks display beautiful and wild landscapes and possess an impressive diversity of wildlife and virgin bush.
In the Selous you will spot elephants, buffalos, leopards and large prides of lions as well as wild dogs. As the Selous is a game reserve as opposed to a National Park, you will enjoy both day and night game drives, as well as walking safaris and boat trips along the river to get a real diversity on your Tanzania Southern Safari.

In the Ruaha you get similarly strong numbers of predators and the reserve has large numbers of hyenas as well.

Tanzania Southern Safari Highlights

  • Safari in two of Tanzania’s most remote and beautiful wilderness areas
  • Game-viewing by boating, walking safari and night drives. Thrill in unique and untamed wilderness in search of giraffe, elephants, lions, wild dogs and more.
  • Tanzania provides some of the greatest game experiences in Africa
  • TANZANIA SOUTHERN SAFARI ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Arrive Dar-es-Salaam
    Flight from Dar-es-Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
    3 Nights Full Board at Siwandu Camp Selous (Premium) / Rufiji River Camp (Standard)
    Flight Selous to Ruaha National Park
    3 Nights Full Board at Jongomero Camp (Premium) / Ruaha River Lodge (Standard)
    Flight Ruaha to Dar-es-Salaam
    Depart from Dar-es-Salaam

  • Siwandu Safari Camp – Selous

    The luxury Siwandu Safari Camp offers panoramic views across the lake on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, just off the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. The camp’s fascinating history includes a private visit from the Prince of Wales and his two young sons. Siwandu is perfect for immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with bush luxury.
  • Jongomero Camp – Ruaha

    Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, Jongomero Camp is tucked below a riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero sand river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water. There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp.
  • SELOUS GAME RESERVE

    Selous is the largest Reserve in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Landscaped to perfection by nature’s hand it remains protected from human impact due to its remote and vast 50,000 km2 terrain. With its associated wetlands, lakes and swamps, it’s one of the most outstanding and unique ecological systems in the world. Due to this unique ecosystem the Selous Game Reserve is honored as a World Heritage Site. The reserve is named after Frederick Courtney Selous, British Officer, Explorer, Hunter and Conservationist who was born on 31 December 1851.

  • RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

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

    Ruaha’s landscape ranges from river systems, natural springs, wetlands and kopjes to mountains and undulating hills that form a grand habitat for wildlife. The park is a habitat for endangered wild dogs as well as lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat eared foxes and Jackals.
    The park is one of the Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species known to be migrants from within and outside Africa.
    Seasons: The short rainfall season begins November to February, while the long rain season is between March and April. The park experiences its dry season between June and October.

  • BEST TIME TO GO ON A SELOUS SAFARI

    The best time to visit Selous is in the dry season between June and October. All the lodges close down their operations in the months of March and reopen in June.

  • ZANZIBAR BEACH ADD-ON TO TANZANIA SAFARI

    For the ultimate bush-and-beach safari, combine Tanzania Southern Safari in the wilds of Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park with a few nights on tropical Zanzibar Island.

Tanzania Southern Safari

Day 1 Dar es salaam / Selous Game Reserve
Take your flight from Dar es salaam Airport to Selous Game reserve. On arrival in Selous, you will be met by Camp Vehicle and transfer to your camp for lunch – en route game viewing. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in the Park
Dinner and overnight: Selous Camps (L, D)

Day 2 + 3 Selous Game Reserve
You will have 2 full days in the Selous Game Reserve staying at the Tented Lodge overlooking the gorge of Rufiji River. Exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle, boat and on foot. The Selous, famous for its elephants, was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. The walking safari with professional guides will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds.
The game drives offer good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of the vast park. Discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve.
Dinner and Overnight:: Selous Camp (B, L, D).

Day 4 Selous Game Reserve / Ruaha National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airstrip for your flight to Ruaha Park. On Arrival you will be transferred to your camp for lunch. Late afternoon game drive of the park.
Dinner and Overnight: Ruaha Camp/s (B, L, D).

Day 5 + 6 Ruaha National Park
Enjoy game drives in the park for 2 full days by 4×4 Camp vehicles. The Ruaha River is a scenic delight and a magnet
for wildlife in staggering numbers. Elephants reign supreme. Hippos en masse are guaranteed. Kudu, eland, giraffe, and dik-dik thrive in abundance.
Dinner and Overnight: Ruaha Camps (B, L, D)

Day 6 Ruaha / Dar es salaam City
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport for your return flight to Dar es salaam (B)



Siwandu Camp – Selous Game Reserve (Premium)

The luxury Siwandu Safari Camp offers panoramic views across the lake on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, just off the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. For an intimate bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with bush luxury.

Activities include game drives, boat safaris on the Rufiji River, balloon safaris, guided walking safaris through magnificent scenery and cultural tours.

Jongomero Camp – Ruaha National Park (Premium)

Jongomero has eight large tented suites, under enormous thatched roofs leading onto a spacious private veranda. All eight tents are raised on wooden platforms, spaced along the river bank.
The dining and living areas have fantastic vantage points to surround you with the sights and sounds of the African bush around the camp, as does the natural rock pool to cool off in the mid-day sun.

Activities include game drives, boat safaris, guided walking safaris and cultural tours.

  • Premium Package

    Arrive Dar-es-Salaam
    Flight from Dar-es-Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
    3 Nights Full Board at Siwandu Camp Selous
    Flight Selous to Ruaha National Park
    3 Nights Full Board at Jongomero Camp
    Flight Ruaha to Dar-es-Salaam
    Depart from Dar-es-Salaam

    SEASON PER PERSON      
    01 Jan – 07 Jan ’18
     £ 5,125.00    
    08 Jan – 15 Mar
     £ 4,140.00    
    16 Mar – 31 May
    CAMPS CLOSED
    01 June – 30 June
     £ 4,140.00    
    01 July – 31 Oct
     £ 5,125.00    
    01 Nov – 14 Dec
     £ 4,140.00  
    15 – 31 Dec
    £ 5,125.00  
  • Tanzania Southern Safari Standard Package

    Arrive Dar-es-Salaam
    Flight from Dar-es-Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
    3 Nights Full Board at Rufiji River Camp
    Flight Selous to Ruaha National Park
    3 Nights Full Board at Ruaha River Lodge
    Flight Ruaha to Dar-es-Salaam
    Depart from Dar-es-Salaam

    SEASON PER PERSON      
    01 Jan – 05 Jan ’18
     £ 3,370.00    
    06 Jan – 31 Mar
     £ 3,105.00    
    01 Apr – 31 May
    CAMPS CLOSED
    01 June – 31 Oct
     £ 3,370.00    
    01 Nov – 22 Dec
     £ 3,105.00    
    23 Dec – 31 Dec
     £ 3,370.00  
         

Included in the Safari Cost:

Full Board Accommodation 6 Nights / 7 Days
Game drives & activities as in itinerary
Internal flights Dar-es-Salaam /Selous / Ruaha/ Dar-es-Salaam
Guaranteed Window Seat on game drives in 4×4 safari vehicle in Selous & Ruaha
All transfers / game drives with professional driver-guides

Safari cost excludes:

International Flights – contact us for sale fares on your travel dates
Tanzania Visa Charges – US$ 50 per person
items of a personal nature such as drinks, gratuities etc.

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