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Southern Tanzania Safari
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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 travellers, 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.

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: DTSNG/205143
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Finishes: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Arusha
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Dar es Salaam



Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.


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.


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.
At just over 20,000km2 (20,226km2) Ruaha is the largest National Park in East Africa, but add in the adjacent wildlife management areas, Villages and Private Reserves, the wildlife area grows to up to 50,000km2.


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.
In Selous Game Reserve the order of activities can change and all activities are subject to weather and local conditions.


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.


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.
Today we fly to Dar. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon.

    • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wildlife Conservation Discussions, Ruaha National Park
    • Arrival transfer
    • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ruaha National Parks and and Selous Game Reserve
    • Boat and walking safari in Selous
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Safari Camp/lodges (4 nts), hotel (1 nt)
    • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
    • 4x4 safari vehicle, plane, boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer), local guides/rangers
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spot wildlife in remote Ruaha National Park
  • Embark on safaris on land and by boat
  • Stay in a comfortable safari lodge
  • Learn about conservation research and initiatives.