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Southern Tanzania Safari 8 Days

Southern Tanzania Safari 8 Days 7 Nights takes you to Selous Game Reserve which is among the largest untouched reserves in the world, and Ruaha National Park – a conversion area to wildlife species that are endemic to the Eastern and Southern parts of Africa. Some of the Activities include river excursions, game drives and bush walks, that present a genuine African wild experience and also evoke romance, charisma plus spiritual pleasure.

Having an area 4 times bigger than that of the Serengeti; this Selous is habitat to more than a million big animals. Ruaha which is half the dimensions of Selous, is a paradise for naturalists with more than 500 bird species and these two game reserves are habitat to the “Big Five”.

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Day 1 Zanzibar or Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Arrival

Get rid of the jet lag as you stretch out for a comfy night’s rest within Dar-es-salaam city or Zanzibar

Overnight: Serena Zanzibar or Holiday Inn Dar-es-salaam

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2  Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar – Fly to Selous Game Reserve

Your safari starts today by transferring to the International airport in Dar Es Salaam where you will have a brief flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival you will be received by our Driver guides and move to your Camp where you will have your Lunch. In the afternoon you will have a game drive within Selous to see Leopard, Elephants, Cape Buffalos, Hunting Dogs, Lions plus Hippos on the River banks and other wild animals could be seen. Head back to the camp for dine and the overnight.

Overnight: Lake Manze Safari Camp, or Rufiji River Camp or Sand Rivers, or Selous Safari camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Days 3, 4 & 5  Selous Game Reserve

The following 3 days will be spent within the park as you enjoy different activities such as game viewing by boat, on foot or even by vehicle, your safari guides will individually customize all activities to match the guest in order that they obtain the most from the Reserve during their stay. All activities in the Selous generally begin after breakfast, rather dissimilar to other places because of the terrain of the area as well as the animal’s reliance on drinking water.

The major wildlife movements within the Selous happen somewhat later within the day since many animals are moving down to the shores of the lakes to drink right after sunrise has come up, prior to this time the majority of the animals are far in from the border where there is no road network for you to drive to.  That way our visitors can unwind and following a pleasant leisurely breakfast start on a drive or a boat ride when satisfied and can remain in the reserve until lunch.

After some more food and a small siesta, guests can then go out again in the late afternoon from about 16h00 when animals generally come back to life again providing more interesting game viewing. All activities must return to camp after sunset for about 19h00 as this is the rule of the park. Night Drives are not allowed in Selous.

Overnight: Rufiji River Camp or Selous Safari camp or Lake Manze Safari Camp or Sand Rivers

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Days 6, 7 & 8 Selous – Ruaha National Park

After breakfast drive to the airstrip and at 09:30 take your schedule flight to Ruaha National Park; from there you will be transferred to Ruaha River Lodge where you will have lunch and later have a game drive, have dinner and spend the night at the Camp. The following days you’ll have the option of taking a game drive in the morning plus evening having lunch back at your lodge or an entire-day game drive having a picnic lunch. There is a great diversity of habitats within Ruaha National Park to explore, including grassy plains, the escarpment woodlands as well as the rocky kopjes. The Hippo pools plus a profusion of species allow for several game drives. On the other hand, you will go on a guided walk (at an extra cost) close to the river.

Overnight: Rufiji Camp / Ruaha River Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Ruaha – Fly to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar – Depart

Today you will enjoy a final game drive in the morning before flying back to Dar-es-salaam or even Zanzibar. Relax, have lunch, do some shopping for souvenirs and in the evening transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Dayrooms: Serena Zanzibar or Holiday Inn Dar-es-salaam.