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.
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 - 6 Days
Day 1 — Arusha
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer
Day 2 — Arusha/Ruaha National Park
This morning catch a flight to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest
national park, which harbors an abundance of wildlife and vast,
diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge and
embark on a safari drive to spot local wildlife. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 — Ruaha National Park
Spend a full day viewing wildlife with our expert
safari guide inside this vast and remote park, keeping
an eye out for lions, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and impalas.
This evening, relax at the lodge, sitting on the deck
with a cool drink, listening to the night sounds, and gazing
at the stars. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 — Ruaha National Park/Selous
Enjoy one last morning safari drive in Ruaha before catching our flight
to Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage
site. After settling into our camp, board a boat on the
river for an evening safari. The rivers of Selous are the
lifeblood of the park, attracting elephants, hippos, and
crocodiles, among others. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 — Selous Game Reserve
Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife
safari drive in this incredible reserve, accompanied by our local
guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides,
over 50 percent of the remaining endangered African wild
dog population, and over 400 bird species. There also
is an abundance of zebra, impala, giraffe, sable, kudu,
baboon, wildebeest, colobus, and vervet monkeys. After
a busy day, relax this evening, enjoying sunset by the
river and dinner in the boma. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 — Selous/Dar es Salaam
Enjoy a morning safari walk before catching
a flight to Dar Es Salaam. After arriving in Dar Es Salaam, depart at any time. (1B, 1L)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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What To Expect
Please note that on domestic flights to and from our safari accommodations, each passenger's checked and carry-on luggage may not weigh more than a combined total of 33 lbs (15 kgs) and must be packed in small soft-sided bags. This regulation is strictly enforced by the airlines.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $779
Arrival transfer, transport
between destinations and to/from included
activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.
Accommodations Safari Camp/lodges (4 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches,
4 dinners. Allow an additional $110–145 for
meals not included.
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.