Southern Tanzania

Five days of Tanzania, packed with thrills, game drives, game walks and boat rides at the famous Selous Reserve and then a day at the birdwatchers’ paradise, Ruaha Reserve. Soak in Tanzania’s rich and diverse wildlife. Calling all nature lovers and photographers, amateur or otherwise!

Five Days Tour

Hotels and lodges mentioned in the itinerary are only indicative. The same package can be booked with alternative accommodations.

DAY 1

Dar-es-Salaam

Arrival of KLM flight at DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT. Met by our representatives outside customs and immigration halls. Transferred to a hotel for overnight stay on Bed & Breakfast.

DAY 2

Dar-es-Salaam – Selous

Breakfast at the hotel and transferred to Dar es Salaam airport for your Coastal schedule flight to SELOUS, departing at 14h30.

15h15: Arrival and transferred to a camp for check-in. Recreational activities include game drive, walking safaris, exploration by boat along the river banks, bird watching or fishing.

After lunch depart for a game drive in the park.

Selous is famous for its elephant, hippopotamus and rhino (although now few remain). The park has a broad range of game: buffalo – the largest population in Africa; Nyasaland gnu, brindled gnu, hartebeest, Greater Kudu, sable antelope, eland, reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck, warthog, zebras, giraffe; and wildebeest. Also, lion, leopard, the spotted hyena and hunting dog are in abundance; cheetah are rare; there are over 350 species of bird and reptiles such as crocodiles and various snakes and lizards.

You will spend 2 nights on full board basis in this camp with shared activities including game drives, game walks and boat rides.

DAY 3

Selous – Ruaha

Breakfast at the camp and transferred to the Selous airstrip for your Coastal schedule flight to RUAHA departing at 09h30.

11h30: Arrival, met and transferred to a lodge for check in and lunch.

Afternoon depart for a game drive in the park.

This is one of Tanzania’s least accessible parks and as result it is totally untouched and remains one of the most exciting game reserves (almost as large as the Serengeti). It is a birdwatcher’s paradise as there are 350 species of bird that are not found in northern Tanzania and as the river runs through spectacular gorges and majestic trees, it is specially appealing to photographers. The best months to go to see game are from July to November. Most of the big game: elephant; buffalo; hippos; crocodiles; lion; cheetah; leopard; wild dog and lots of antelope; Greater and Lesser Kudu; roan and sable antelope; and Grants gazelles.

You will spend 3 nights on full board basis with activities including game drives and walking safaris.

DAY 4

Ruaha – Dar-es-Salaam

Breakfast at the lodge and transfer to the Ruaha airstrip for your coastal schedule flight to DAR ES SALAAM, departing at 11h45.

14h00: Arrival, met and transferred to a hotel for overnight stay on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 5

Dar-es-Salaam – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and morning free. Lunch on your own. Evening transferred to the Dar es Salaam airport and assisted in connecting to your international KLM flight.

Guest Speak

Hi Taher

Thanks for your email. Our trip was a very memorable one! We just returned to AKL a few hours ago and will be travelling to our town tomorrow. The travel is quite hectic from here to your continent but was okay. This was the longest travel by air for a single trip by our family.

We will cherish those days that we spent in your beautiful country and will be longing to come back.

Thanks to you and your staff (Fadhili and Mapinda in particular) for excellent arrangement for our family. The game drives were awesome and next few days will go in watching the pics/videos.

I will write to you in detail to give you some detailed feedback once I find some quiet time.

Kind regards
Kasture Family, New Zealand

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