Destinations Destinations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Dar es Salaam
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Family, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Mild
Season Season
January - December

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 far from the crowds and 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.

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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.

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 Jongomero, which offers complete seclusion and exclusive game viewing.

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.

Where to stay

Sample accommodation suggested by our Tanzania experts.

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

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Price guide

This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators would cost from $5,274pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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