A great ‘bush camping’ adventure exploring the stunning Selous and Ruaha game reserves. Your opportunity to view a myriad of African animals on your own personal safari. This trip is tailored to suit you.
We had a wonderful time! Loved every minute of it.
– R. Muirhead
Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest protected area uninhabited by man, offers the lucky few visitors an experience in absolutely wild and unspoiled bush. The park varies from rolling grassy plains to open woodlands and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River – the lifeblood of the park, whose tributaries form a network of lakes, lagoons and channels that offer a superb method of game viewing especially during the dry season (from June to October). Selous hosts Tanzania’s greatest population of elephants as well as being one of the few areas you can see African wild dogs. You will also get the opportunity to explore Ruaha National Park which derives its name from the Great Ruaha River that flows through the Rift Valley on the eastern part of the Park creating spectacular gorges. Finally visiting Mikumi National park, the 4th largest in Tanzania and a great spot for big game viewing as well as bird watching. Exploring on foot, by boat and by 4WD and sleeping in tents you will get a true appreciation of the best Southern Tanzania has to offer.
Tanzania Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival (D)
Arrive at airport and be met and then drive down south to Selous Game Reserve. Depending on the time of your arrival you will settle in and later depart for evening boat cruise along Rufiji river. Return for your dinner and overnight at Selous Hippo.
Day 2: Exploring the Selous Game Reserve (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart for full day game drive exploring the biggest game reserve in Africa which it has an abundant number of African mammals. Drive back to the camp for sunset viewing right on the bank of the great Rufiji River.
Day 3: Camping Day at Lake Tagalala (B,L,D)
Adventurous camping day! Check out from the camp then drive into the middle of the reserve to set up your camp at the bank of Lake Tagalala. Later in the afternoon drive through the reserve for sunset game drive. Our professional and experienced cook will prepare Afrikan dishes for dinner.
Day 4 – 5: Exploring the Selous Game River (B,L,D)
Go wild!! After breakfast depart for full days game viewing and exploration of reserve. It includes a visit to the grave of Frederick Selous a professional hunter and the soldier who was killed by a German sniper in 1917. Picnic lunch to be provided.
Day 6: Morogoro (B,L,D)
An early start, break up your camp and drive to Morogoro lunch as you go.
Day 7: Discovering Ruaha National Park (B,L,D)
An early start from your hotel, transfer to Ruaha National Park with lunch enroute. At Ruaha you will stay at Msembe Bandas. These are basic, but clean rooms located on a bend in the Ruaha river. Giraffe and elephants frequently walk between the rooms and cheetah have been seen on the river bed. Here you will have dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – 10: Exploring National Park (B,L,D)
Full days Ruaha National Park Three full days exploring Ruaha. There will still be plenty for you to see in this large, visually stunning park. Look for wild dogs and leopard near the kopje or watch large herds of elephants and buffalo coming down to drink.
Day 11: Mikumi (B,L,D)
After early breakfast, leave Ruaha for Mikumi with packed lunch. Tonight you will be camping.
Day 12: Dar Es Salaam (B)
Morning game drive, transfer to Dar and transferred to the Mediteranneo hotel for your overnight stay. Here you will stay on a bed and breakfast basis giving you the choice between the excellent restaurant and local pub for your evening meal.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport (B)
Transfer to airport/or to Zanzibar.