Welcome to an unforgettable 8-day Fly-in Southern Tanzania Safari, where you will discover the pristine and secluded wilderness of Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) and Ruaha National Park. This exclusive safari adventure takes you on a thrilling journey through vast plains, lush forests, and meandering rivers, all while experiencing the diverse wildlife and birdlife of Southern Tanzania.

Beginning with a scenic flight from Dar es Salaam, you’ll arrive at Nyerere National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest untouched wilderness areas in Africa. Explore this incredible reserve on 4×4 game drives and boat safaris, encountering the iconic Big Five, hippos, crocodiles, and an array of bird species.

Next, soar to Ruaha National Park, a hidden gem known for its abundant buffalo and elephant populations, and an impressive array of predators. Enjoy game drives amidst the striking landscapes, where encounters with lions, cheetahs, leopards, and African wild dogs await.

Throughout this remarkable journey, you’ll stay in luxurious lodges and camps, savoring delicious meals and experiencing warm Tanzanian hospitality. Prepare for an intimate and secluded safari experience, away from the crowds, as you delve into the heart of Southern Tanzania’s untamed beauty. Join us on this fly-in safari and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: 10 days safari to Nyerere, Ruaha, Udzungwa Mountains, Mikumi National Park

Day 1: Arrival in Nyerere (Selous) National Park – Boat Safari on River Rufiji.

Day 2-3: Explore Nyerere (Selous) National Park – Game Drives and Wildlife Encounters.

Day 4: Fly to Ruaha National Park – Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 5-7: Discover Ruaha National Park – Safari Adventures and Wildlife Sightings.

Day 8: Morning Game Drive in Ruaha – Fly back to Dar es Salaam. End of Safari.

Highlights of the 8-day Southern Tanzania Fly in safari:

Highlights of the 8-Day Fly-in Southern Tanzania Safari to Nyerere (Selous) and Ruaha:

  1. Boat safari on the Rufiji River in Nyerere (Selous) National Park, spotting hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.
  2. Game drives in Nyerere (Selous) National Park, exploring its vast wilderness and encountering Africa’s Big Five and other wildlife.
  3. Secluded and less crowded safari experience in the pristine Ruaha National Park.
  4. Abundant wildlife sightings in Ruaha, include elephants, lions, buffaloes, and a diverse range of predators and antelopes.
  5. Rich birdlife with over 570 bird species, providing excellent birdwatching opportunities.
  6. Optional activities like night game drives and hot air balloon safaris for an unforgettable experience.
  7. Scenic flights between parks offer aerial views of Tanzania’s landscapes and wildlife.
  8. Comfortable accommodations with the opportunity to relax by the riverside and enjoy sundowners.
  9. Expert guides provide informative insights into the parks’ flora, fauna, and conservation efforts.
  10. A perfect combination of two of Southern Tanzania’s most stunning and unspoiled national parks for a memorable safari experience.


Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Get on your Southern Tanzania safari by catching a flight from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve. Upon arrival, our friendly guide will transfer you to your lodge or camp for a hot lunch and some relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride along the picturesque River Rufiji, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife.


Explore Selous Game Reserve

Over the next two days, venture into the expansive Selous Game Reserve on thrilling 4×4 safari drives. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers pristine wilderness, vast plains, forests, and abundant wildlife. Spot the Big Five and other fascinating animals, and indulge in birdwatching. Evenings are for relaxation at the lodge, taking a refreshing dip in the pool, and savoring sundowners by the river.


Transfer to Ruaha National Park, Afternoon Game Drive

Bid farewell to Selous as you fly to Ruaha National Park. On arrival, your camp/lodge guide will warmly welcome you and take you to your accommodation. After lunch and some rest, embark on an exhilarating afternoon game drive, encountering elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, and more.


Explore Ruaha National Park

Spend the next three days immersed in the wonders of Ruaha National Park. Engage in full or half-day game drives, marveling at the diverse flora and fauna. With abundant wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and African wild dogs, Ruaha provides an intimate and secluded safari experience. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting over 570 bird species. Optional activities, such as night drives and hot air balloon safaris, are available for an extra thrill.


Game Drive, Return to Dar es Salaam

On your last day, rise early for a rewarding morning game drive in Ruaha. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airstrip for a flight back to Dar es Salaam, marking the end of your unforgettable 8-day Southern Tanzania safari. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Experience the magic of Southern Tanzania’s pristine wilderness, diverse landscapes, and rich wildlife in this remarkable safari adventure.

The cost for the whole 8 days Southern Tanzania Fly-in safari includes and excludes the following items

Tanzania Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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