• Nyerere National Park

    Nyerere National Park

    Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) has a rich variety of wildlife with the Rufiji River running through to join the Indian Ocean...
  • Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest national park and is home to baobabs, grasslands and rolling hills...
  • Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest national park and is home to baobabs, grasslands and rolling hills...

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.

Key information

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

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Big game watching in Selous Game Reserve

Big game watching in Selous Game Reserve

Day 1–3 in Nyerere National Park

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

Elephant viewing at Ruaha National Park

Day 4–6 in 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.



Day 7 in Ruaha National Park

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.

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