Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • Set out on safari in two distinct game reserves to seek out Tanzania’s incredible wildlife, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and African wild dogs.
  • Discuss the importance of wildlife conservation with rangers in Ruaha National Park.
  • Embark on a river safari through Selous Game Reserve to spot wading hippos, elephants, and more.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Get off the usual safari track for a whirlwind week of wildlife-viewing in the southern circuit of Tanzania. The reserves and national parks of this region are remote and much less frequented by travelers, offering exceptional exploration. Watch for its herds of elephants, towers of giraffes, and zeals of zebras on a safari experience that will feel like your group’s alone. Internal flights between parks are included to ensure you experience the most in the time available.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.
Accommodations:Ilboru Safari Lodge (or similar)
Day 2: Arusha/Ruaha NP
Catch a flight to Ruaha National Park — Tanzania's largest national park with an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge, located beside the river for optimal viewing of wildlife. After, enjoy a wildlife safari drive in this incredibly remote park. Wildlife viewing is always exciting with a large concentration of elephant and buffalo herds, as well as abundant predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas. Relax this evening by the bonfire.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Ruaha River Lodge (or similar)
Day 3: Ruaha National Park
Spend a full day wildlife viewing with our expert safari guides inside this vast and remote park, keeping an eye out for lions, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and impalas. This evening, relax at our lodge, sitting back on the deck with a cool drink listening to the night sounds and gazing at the stars.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Ruaha River Lodge (or similar)
Day 4: Ruaha/Selous
Enjoy one last morning safari drive in Ruaha before catching a flight to Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After settling into the camp, board a boat on the river for an evening safari. The rivers of Selous are the lifeblood of the park, attracting an abundance of wildlife including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird life.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Rufiji River Camp (or similar)
Day 5: Selous Game Reserve
Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive in this incredible reserve with our expert local guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides and holds over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog populations as well as over 400 species of bird. There also is an abundance of zebras, impalas, giraffes, sable, kudu, baboon, wildebeests, colobus, and vervet monkeys. After a busy day, relax this evening enjoying sunset by the river and dinner in the boma.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Rufiji River Camp (or similar)
Day 6: Selous/Dar es Salaam
Rise early and follow an expert guide into the bush on foot, keeping your eyes peeled for birds, lounging leopards, elephants, and buffalo. After, catch our flight to Dar es Salaam. Tour ends on arrival.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch