8 days Southern Tanzania Selous and Ruaha Fly-in Safari

8 days Southern Tanzania Selous and Ruaha Fly-in Safari

Expect spectacular panoramas and the benefit of a better understanding of the wilderness you journey through – when your guide mentions the mountains that border the area, or the vastness of the plains, your aerial viewpoint gives you the full picture.

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Safari Highlights

Combine Africa's largest game reserve, Selous, and Tanzania's biggest national park, Ruaha, on this unique and budget-friendly Southern Tanzania Safari. In just eight days fly from Dar es Salaam to Selous then Ruaha and back to Dar to experience crowd-free wildlife viewing in these remote and amazingly wild African parks. Embark on 4x4 game drives in search of the wild dogs, lions and wildebeest of Selous Game Reserve and the abundance of big cats, elephants and buffalos in Ruaha National Park, along with an exceptional diversity of other wild animals, birds and plants inhabiting these unspoilt wilderness areas.

  • An incredible fly-in safari seeing the iconic southern parks

  • Fantastic game viewing & luxurious, personalised accommodation

  • Fully inclusive of full board accommodation, internal flights & guided game drives

  • Visit the Selous,Dar es salam & Ruaha

  • Experience walking safaris, game drives & village visits, horse-riding & cycling

  • Enjoy delicious food & wines & even be spoiled with a spa treatment!

Day By Day Itnerary

It’s really beautiful. It feels like God visits everywhere else but lives in Africa.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous – Tanzania

Welcome to East Africa's ultimate safari destination, Tanzania! On day one of our private Southern

Tanzania Safari you fly from the metropolis of Dar es Salaam to the wild Selous Game Reserve. Touching down at the airstrip of Selous your guide is there to collect you and transfer you to our first camp in an open-sided 4x4 safari vehicle. Arriving at the riverside camp your guide will brief you on the safari adventures ahead. Then it’s time for a delectable lunch, followed by a leisurely boat cruise in the afternoon. Then, return to the safari camp nestled in the trees along the Rufiji River and watch for hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds. After dinner you can relax around the campfire enjoying the unspoilt setting at this unique camp, bordering on Selous Game Reserve.

Days 2 - 3: Selous Game Reserve

Spend day two and three exploring Selous Game Reserve on 4x4 game drives in an open-sided safari vehicle.

Africa's largest game reserve, Selous is an incredibly vast wilderness area spanning 54 600 km². That's more than three times the size of the Serengeti National Park which covers about 14 760km². Selous was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 for its exceptional value as one of the largest undisturbed wilderness areas in Africa. This massive game reserve incorporates unspoilt mountains, forests, lakes, river and plains. Selous is also noted for its high plant and wildlife diversity. On our game drives, we get to experience the diverse habitats of Selous, from grassland plains and wetlands to woodlands and riverine forests. We stop to watch animals and birds, take photos and have picnic lunches at scenic spots overlooking the lakes. What animals will we see in Selous? Common wildlife sightings include hippos, endangered wild dogs, wildebeest and lions, along with plenty of plains game such as zebras, giraffes and a variety of antelopes. Selous game reserve is home to the Big Five of Africa. In addition to lions, buffalos and elephants are commonly sighted. Leopards are occasionally seen but rhinos are only found in the southern part of Selous. There are plenty of crocodiles and spotted hyenas so chances of spotting these carnivores are high. Antelope species include sable, puku, greater kudu, eland, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, bushbuck, duiker, klipspringer, oryx, waterbuck and an abundance of impalas. At the end of our exciting days of game viewing in Selous, we return to the lodge for a refreshing dip in the pool and sundowners next to the Rufiji River. The Selous River Camp is located in a natural woodland area on the border of the game reserve, making it an ideal base

Day 4: Ruaha National Park

This morning we return to the airstrip near Selous and catch a flight directly to Ruaha National Park.

Landing at Ruaha you are collected from the airstrip and transferred to our next camp. Upon arrival, your guide provides a short brief on what to expect, followed by a tasty lunch. In the afternoon you embark on your first open 4x4 game drive in the wild Ruaha National Park. This lesser-known safari destination is considered one of East Africa's hidden gems, hosting diverse wildlife, birds and flora. It offers a far more remote safari experience than the often-crowded, famous game parks of northern Tanzania. In Ruaha, we are almost sure to encounter elephants, buffalos and lions (three of Africa's Big Five) and possibly leopards too. Other commonly sighted animals in Ruaha include wildebeest, giraffes, hippos and antelopes of various kinds. We stay at a fully-serviced mobile tented camp inside Ruaha National Park in season (July to mid-November) and at Tandala Tented Camp out of season.

Day 5 - 7: Ruaha National Park

The next few days are dedicated to wildlife viewing in Ruaha, Tanzania's best-kept safari secret.

The game viewing program is flexible allowing you to choose the timing and type of safari activities that suit you best. Pick between full-day or half-day game drives (included cost) and picnic lunches in the bush or hot lunches back at camp. Optional activities available at an extra cost include walking safaris in Ruaha, night game drives and even hot-air balloon safaris! The Ruaha National Park is known for its large elephant and buffalo populations as well as the exceptionally high number of predators found here. Lions are especially abundant in Ruaha, which is said to host the second largest lion population on the planet. This is also a stronghold for endangered African wild dogs, as well as hosting impressive cheetah populations and numerous leopards. Ruaha is situated in a transitional zone where eastern and southern ecosystems overlap resulting in an unusual mix of habitats and accompanying inhabitants, hence its remarkable diversity of plants, animals and birds. It is one of the few parks where both greater and lesser kudu can be found, as well as rare sable and roan antelopes. Ruaha also offers outstanding bird watching opportunities given the diversity and abundance of species. Over 580 bird species have been recorded, rare and endangered species included. We stay at a fully-serviced canvased camp inside Ruaha National Park (in season), enjoying a secluded Tanzania safari experience.

Day 8: Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

Wake up in the heart of the untamed African bush one last time and tuck into a hearty breakfast. Then,

we set off on our final game drive in Ruaha as we exit the park and return to the airstrip. Leaving Ruaha we fly back to Dar es Salaam where our private Southern Tanzania Safari adventure comes to a close.

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Expet to see
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive

  • Magnificent Topographic Features

  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

  • Serengeti National Park – Game drive

  • Rift valley Escapement

  • Big Five

  • See Mount Kilimanjaro

Excursion Areas
  • Lake Eyasi

  • Lake Manyara National Park

  • Serengeti National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater

Language
  • English - Spanish

  • French - Italian

  • German

  • Chinese

Our Guides
Expert Bushmen

Moonlight Tours Expedition has the professional guides with enough average of guiding experience. We have very high standards when it comes to hiring and retaining personnel, and can say without reservation that these individuals are quite simply the most knowledgeable, hard-working and passionate guides in the industry.

Food
We provide all kinds

The price includes morning and afternoon teas, continental breakfast, daily lunches and dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, and soft drinks), and bottled water.

Include

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
Exclude

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Location

Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit

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A deposit of 45% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged On arrival or 72 hours before arrival date.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. M.T.Expedition recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Group

With ample capability and experience on handling groups M.T.Expedition gives no limit on this tour

Cancellation Policy

Our safari holidays in Africa visit a vibrant and beautiful continent with world-class parks. Safaris have been a way of life in Africa for decades; the country is blessed with the winning combination of both superb big game,crescent snow cap mountains and stunning tropical beaches

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