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This is Tanzania at its wildest and ideal for the discerning wildlife enthusiast seeking a pioneering Africa trip.

Rugged and remote parks crossed by wide rivers and inhabited by large numbers of predators, like lion, leopard and cheetah, this is the best of Tanzania’s south and it provides spectacular game viewing.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Days 2-4 : Arrive Dar-es-Salaam and fly to Selous, 3-nights

    On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be met by a local guide who will hand over your domestic flight tickets and assist you to the domestic flight terminal from where you'll board a quick scheduled flight to Selous.  After a 45 minute flight you will arrive at Siwandu airstrip where a vehicle will transfer you to your camp. After lunch the afternoon is spent engaged in one of the scheduled safari activities on offer.

    Over the next couple of days you can enjoy daily scheduled game activities in Selous Game Reserve. Options include jeep safaris accompanied by highly experienced rangers, walking safaris with an armed guard and boat safaris with a multitude of destinations ranging from the main course of the river to the many lateral canals and various lakes.  You may also visit hot springs and there are possibilities for longer boat trips down the entire length of the Rufiji River down to the Delta.

  3. Days 5-7 : Fly to Ruaha, 3-nights

    In the morning you will transfer back to Siwandu airstrip to connect with a scheduled flight to Ruaha (approximately 2 hours). On arrival at Msembe airstrip, you will be met by a driver-guide and taken on a game drive en route to your camp. After lunch you can spend the afternoon at leisure or on a guided walk or game drive.

    Your time at Ruaha National Park is spent with morning and afternoon game drives, taking you into new territories of this remote park. A full day game drive is recommended, taking a picnic lunch and driving north to the Ruaha hills and the river plains in search of the excellent wildlife on display.

  4. Day 8: Transfer to Msembe airstrip and depart

    Transfer to Msembe airstrip to connect with a scheduled flight to Dar Es Salaam, and your onward flight back to the UK

  5. Day 9: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £5,595 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 7 days from £4,795 pp
  • Single supplement: From £865
  • When to go: Jan-Dec
Featured locations:

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Its vast tracts of wilderness contain perhaps the greatest concentration of big game on earth, sustained by the waters of the Rufiji River whose tributaries form a network of lakes and lagoons to help create a home for a bewildering array of birds.

  • Where: Southern Tanzania
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, eland, African elephant, greater kudu, wild dog
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris, Birdwatching

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s wildest, and due to its remote location and previous inaccessibility has remained unchanged for centuries. Bordered by the rapids of Great Ruaha and Mzombe Rivers, a vast expanse of wilderness, dotted with fig trees and baobabs, stretches to the hazy blue southern highlands.

  • Where: Central Tanzania
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, lesser kudu, wild dog, Grant’s gazelle
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris