Wild Southern Tanzania
Destinations Destinations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Dar es Salaam
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Season Season
January - December

Good to know

  • Private tour: all days & activities tailored to your preferences
  • Explore at your pace, choose your own travel dates
  • Safari with your own private guide
  • 24/7 in-country support and assistance
  • Carefully-selected, top-quality safari camps

Delve into Africa’s spectacular ecosystems and come face to face with hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, gazelles and maybe even lions. You’ll get an old-world safari experience deep in the wilderness with nature’s most magnificent creatures in Selous Game Reserve before moving on to Ruaha National Park, where you’ll enjoy a luxurious stay in a secluded camp with exclusive game viewing. Every experience in the wilderness is unique.

Suggested Itinerary

All days can be adjusted as required

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Tanzania Odyssey travel expert will be happy to advise.

Big game watching in Selous Game Reserve

An escort will pick you up at the airport and take you to the first destination on your wilderness journey — the spectacular Selous Game Reserve. Abundant with Africa’s most fascinating creatures, the reserve is the biggest of its kind in Africa and has remained almost completely unchanged since tourism began. Staying at the Selous Safari Camp within a palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, you will get a true old-world safari experience. The lake is fed by the Great Rufiji River and offers a life source to a diversity of wildlife, including more than 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephants, 108,000 buffalos and approximately 1,300 of the world’s remaining rare wild dogs.

Featured Accommodation
Selous Safari Camp

Selous Safari Camp

Elephant viewing at Ruaha National Park

The next wild destination on your itinerary is East Africa’s largest national park, which offers a huge diversity of game from southern and eastern Africa. Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s biggest elephant haven, so you’re likely to see these majestic beasts roaming the hills and grasslands alongside gazelles, giraffes, buffalo and other wildlife. Look closely in the Great Ruaha River and you might see crocodiles and hippos submerged. You can also look out for a wealth of bird species, including kingfishers, egrets, hornbills, sunbirds and plovers. This is one of the greatest wildernesses of the African continent. You will stay at the luxurious Jongmero, the only camp in the area which offers complete seclusion and exclusive game viewing.

Featured Accommodation
Jongomero camp

Jongomero camp

After your final night in the deep wilderness of Ruaha National Park, you will have breakfast amidst the sounds of nature before your transfer to the airport. No doubt the spectacular memories etched into your mind will bring you back to see more of Tanzania one day.

Tour inclusions

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Included Accommodation

All nights in carefully-selected, top quality accommodation, including colonial country farmhouses and luxurious bush camps to boutique hotels complete with outdoor pools and bar.

Included Guided excursions

Guided safaris, game drives, hikes and nature-spotting excursions accompanied by an expert, bi-lingual guides.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections and ground transfers/connections.

Included All meals

Full board is included for all days of the tour, with breakfast, lunch and evening meals provided. Breakfast is included on the morning of your departure day.


What people are saying about Tanzania Odyssey

Karen Nicholson

The care and attention that went into creating our holiday was exceptional. George dealt with us from start to finish, and created a holiday we will long remember. He was available by email and happy to take even the most mundane of calls from me, double checking the small details of packing, money etc...He came up with the initial itinerary, which we made a couple of changes to; he then advised us of a change that had to be made due to a hotel being closed, but had already found an alternative. He was then very patient with us as we had issues with our flights (cancelled dates needing rearranging), and while we attempted to make contact with a Tanzanian school to visit, which also affected where we would be staying.
The itinerary created was superb, the company he chose to take us on safari (Duma Explorer) excellent. Our guide, Wilson, was second to none, with his knowledge and experience as a guide.
Cannot fault the team or George, and it was lovely to have a chat with him, once we were home, about the holiday (feedback etc..) and share with him our experiences, which he was genuinely interested in.
I would definitely book with Odyssey Travels again!


Drivers were excellent and paid attention to every little detail. The Ndutu camp was fab. The lodges were great. The itinerary & transfers all worked well. Saw lots of animals close up in lush surroundings. Would suggest that Tanzania is a must on anyone’s destination list. Climate in December was perfect and best of all there were no mosquitoes.

Sri & Ale

Very smooth process - simple to communicate, pay and the trip ran flawlessly. We received great advice on how to structure our trip and would definitely recommend for a safari!



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