7 Day Southern Zone Tanzania Safari

Dar es Salaam | Ruaha | Selous

Itinerary

DAY 1

DAR ES SALAAM
Meet at arrival point and transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL, DAR ES SALAAM | Dinner

DAY 2

DAR ES SALAAM—RUAHA
After an early breakfast, we transfer to Dar Es Salaam domestic airport for our charter to Ruaha National Park. Ruaha can be visited any time of the year and still be exciting, however for best game viewing is from June until December when wildlife converges on the dwindling water of the river right in front of the lodge. This itinerary utilizes game packages, so you will partake in the scheduled game drives and activities.
RUAHA RIVER LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3

RUAHA
Open vehicle scheduled morning and afternoon game driving with a return to the lodge for hot lunch and resting during the middle of the day.
RUAHA RIVER LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4

RUAHA—SELOUS
After breakfast, transfer to the nearest airstrip for the flight to Selous Game Reserve. Enter Africa’s largest protected area uninhabited by man, where Tanzania’s greatest population of elephants wander in an area bigger than Switzerland! The Selous (pronounced “Seloo”) is considered important enough to be World Heritage Site, in which the lucky few can experience a safari in absolutely wild and unspoiled bush. Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River. Spectacular sunsets are chorused by hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song. Game package scheduled activities including walking and boat safari.
RUFIJI RIVER CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5

SELOUS
Selous Game Reserve is best visited during the months of June through to February. Selous is named after Frederick Courtney Selous and is home to one-third of Tanzania’s elephants and two-thirds of Tanzania’s wild dog population.The Rufiji River showcases hippo and croc. The Selous is bird lover’s paradise. The camp itself was built by local craftsmen to specifically to compliment the river bank. Each tent is built under a thatched roof and is ensuited. Game package scheduled activities including walk and boat safari.
RUFIJI RIVER CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6

SELOUS
All game drives are taking in open vehicles with a sun shade roof, there are 360 degree views from your seat. Guides at Rufiji River Camp are locally trained an experts in sharing our Selous. Game package scheduled activities including walking and boat safari.
RUFIJI RIVER CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7

SELOUS—DAR ES SALAAM
After breakfast, transfer to your nearest airstrip for the short flight back to Dar es Salaam. A day room can be arranged for evening departures (or even an extension to stay a few more hours in the Selous!). Transfer to your departing international or domestic flight.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

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