FLY IN TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE & RUAHA NATIONAL PARK


Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from your hotel in Dar Es Salaam and transfer to domestic terminal for your flight to Selous Game Reserve with 08:30hrs Coastal Aviation’s scheduled flight. On arrive at 09:15hrs meet, greet and en-route Game drive to the Camp for hot Lunch. Relax at the camp.
Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (L,D).

Day 2 + 3: 2 activities daily of your choice in Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast, 2 full days in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the reserve by foot, boat and 4 wheel drive vehicle.
Dinner and overnight Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D)

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

You will discover the Simbazi River, a tributary of the Rufiji, in the South West of the Northern sector of the Selous by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. and land based animals coming to the waters edge. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest. Optional game walks with an armed ranger in this beautiful and wild reserve is a highly recommended experience not to be missed. Selous has high concentrations of game and relatively few tourists. The area around the Lodge is also one of Tanzania’s few Rhino reserves.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve – Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Stigler’s/ Mtemere airstrip for a 09:30hrs flight departing to Ruaha National Park. On arrival, met and transfer to Jongomero camp in Ruaha National Park. This part of Ruaha has some of the highest density of animals in the area. Excellent game viewing opportunities. Lunch in camp followed by game drives in the area. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (B,L,D)

Day: 5 + 6: Game Drive & Walking Safaris in Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, 2 full days exploring Ruaha National Park by car and on foot. Ruaha River offers some excellent game walks in high density game areas accompanied by armed rangers. Excellent birding opportunities. Ruaha National Park is a vast area with many areas visited only infrequently allowing visitors a glimpse wilderness rarely seen by other tourists. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (B,L,D)

Covering 13,000 square kilometers. Its name comes from Ruaha River. Which is built overlooking the Great Ruaha River and it blends into its natural surroundings to enable visitors to feel themselves part of the wild.

Day 7: Ruaha National Park – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, morning departure to Msembe airstrip. Departure for Dar Es Salaam at 11:45 hours for the 2 hour flight back to Dar Es Salaam. Alternative destinations and onward journeys can be coupled to this itinerary. (B)

Inclusive:
Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
3 nights full board accommodation in Selous Game Reserve & 3 nights full board accommodation in Ruaha National Park
Park fees & game drives
Boat and walking safari
Airstrip / airport transfers
Flights: Dar es Salaam / Selous / Ruaha / Dar es Salaam

Exclusive:
Beverages (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic)
Medical and luggage insurance
Tips: we recommend USD 20 per group per day
Other personal expenses
Emergency evacuation insurance