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$4,675 to $5,217 pp (USD)
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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Dar es Salaam, Fly to Nyerere National Park

Arrival in Dar es Salaam, Fly to Nyerere National Park

Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, you’ll be met by a representative who will transfer you to the domestic terminal where you’ll board a scheduled light aircraft flight to an airstrip in Nyerere National Park in southern Tanzania. At the airstrip, you’ll be met by a representative and driven to your luxury lodge or camp where you’ll stay for the next three nights.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easiest wildlife viewing)
High Season June to October (The main tourist area gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Nyerere NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeAbundant
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoAbundant
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HyenaCommon
LionOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Lake Manze Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2-3

On Safari in Nyerere National Park

On Safari in Nyerere National Park

Covering more than 50,000 sq km, which equates to 5% of Tanzania’s land, Nyerere is Africa’s newest National Park, having formerly been the Selous Game Reserve.

The Rufiji River runs through vast areas of Nyerere and sprawls out to endless lakes and deltas which fill and empty with the seasonal rains. At these water sources, you might see crocodiles and hippos, and along the banks of the Rufiji River, you’re likely to see large herds of elephants, especially in the dry season from June to November. The reserve is also home to buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, impalas, elands, wildebeests, baboons, hyenas, lions, leopards and endangered African wild dogs.

As Nyerere is formerly a game reserve your guide can go off-road in your safari vehicle which means that you’re likely to experience much closer wildlife encounters than in Tanzania’s national parks where your guide is restricted to the roads.

Main Destination:
Nyerere National Park
Accommodation:
Lake Manze Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Nyerere NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Fly from Nyerere to Ruaha National Park

Fly from Nyerere to Ruaha National Park

This morning, you’ll have time to enjoy one final game drive in Nyerere before returning to your lodge or camp for lunch. This afternoon, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for a scheduled light aircraft flight to the remote and wild Ruaha National Park. You will be met on arrival at the Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha and driven to your accommodation where you’ll spend the next three nights.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Best wildlife viewing)
High Season June to October (Ruaha is rarely crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Rains are very rare)

Wildlife in Ruaha NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
LionOccasional
Show more
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Mdonya Old River
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5-6

Safari in Ruaha National Park

Safari in Ruaha National Park

You will have two full days to explore Ruaha National Park. Covering an area of approximately 13,000 sq km, Ruaha is the largest national park in Tanzania. Named after the Great Ruaha River which forms the spine of this vast park, Ruaha had a phenomenal concentration and diversity of wildlife making it the country’s most significant national park outside of the Serengeti.

The wildlife viewing here is fantastic. The Ruaha River attracts an abundance of wildlife, particularly in the dry season from June to October when there is a lack of water elsewhere in the park. On your game drives, you can expect to see large herds of elephants, a huge pride of lions, and packs of endangered African wild dogs, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas and bat-eared foxes. The park is also home to some lesser-known animals such as the kudu, roan and sable antelopes that enjoy the dry, open woodland areas, and it is a birder's paradise with more than 570 species found here.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Accommodation:
Mdonya Old River
  • Mid-range tented bush camp located inside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Fly Back to Dar es Salaam

Fly Back to Dar es Salaam

This morning you can enjoy a final safari activity in Ruaha National Park and then after breakfast at your lodge or camp. You’ll be driven back to Msembe Airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Dar es Salam Airport where you’ll catch your international flight home.

Main Destination:
Ruaha National Park
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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