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.