Safari Description

8 Days / 7 Nights – Southern Tanzania’s Selous and Ruaha

From $6590 per person

A flying safari in Southern Tanzania visiting Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, staying in high quality permanent camps.

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Starts and ends: Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)

Visiting: Selous Game Reserve | Ruaha National Park

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An 8 Day / 7 night flying safari to Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. An excellent combination of Tanzania’s southern parks, with an overnight in Dar es Salaam thrown in to allow you to relax before starting your trip.

Stay at he heart of Selous Game Reserve’s best wildlife viewing area an enjoy game drives, river excursions by boat and guided walks in the reserve. After Selous move to the very different and also vast Ruaha National Park in central Tanzania, where you will stay in the stylish Jabali Ridge. Luxury in the middle of the African wilderness, far from the crowds.

1 -30 Jun 2020 / 1 Nov – 19 Dec 2020
Sharing (pp) $6590

1 Jul – 31 Oct 2020 / 20 Dec 2020 – 5 Jan 2021
Sharing (pp) $8245

Discounts available for children under 19. Request a detailed quote. Please ask for a quotation for single and triple occupancy combinations.

  • All logistics starting and ending at Dar Es Salaam International Airport
  • All light-aircraft flights in Tanzania
  • All park fees and taxes including
  • Shared safari activities
  • All meals and house drinks on safari
  • Medical evacuation insurance

All activities are shared with other guests unless specified as private:

  • Roho ya Selous: Morning and afternoon game drives, one guided walk, one night game drive.
  • Jabali Ridge, Ruaha: Morning and afternoon game drives, one guided walking safari, one night drive.

Safari vehicles seat a maximum of 6 people per car, and may be open or closed vehicles.

  • International flights to Tanzania
  • Tanzania entry visa
  • Inoculations
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities (e.g. hot air ballooning in Ruaha)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

If you have connecting flights and require an overnight or day room in Arusha, Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we can arrange this at an additional cost.

  • Stunning Scenery
  • Selous’s best wildlife areas
  • Remote Ruaha National Park
  • Far from crowds in true wilderness areas
  • Amazing crocodile and hippo action in Selous
  • Guided walks and optional catch and release fishing
  • All Inclusive on safari
  • High quality camps with a touch of luxury
  • Excellent wildlife viewing
  • 4×4 day and night game drives
  • Dining under the stars
  • Spa and relax
  • Predator country
  • Flying Safari

Day 1 – Southern Sun, Dar Es Salaam

On arrival in Dar es Salaam Airport you will be met by an Asilia driver who will transfer you to Southern Sun, a hotel renowned for comfort and good service in Dar es Salaam. Enjoy the good night sleep before your safari.

Day 2 – Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve

You will be driven to Dar airport this morning for your light aircraft flight to the Selous, one of Africa’s greatest game reserves. You will be staying in the heart of the core game viewing area of Selous at Roho ya Selous and a guide from here will meet you at the airstrip and game drive you back to camp. Settle in and soak up your new surroundings before enjoying lunch in a shady spot. Relax for a couple of hours after lunch before meeting again for afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and departing on an afternoon game-drive. The reserve is home to a wide variety and high density of wildlife, making a safari here immensely rewarding.

Day 3, 4 – Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve

Your days on safari offer plenty of flexibility, with a range of activities to choose from each morning and afternoon. Walking safaris are entirely different here to those in Ruaha, exploring the miombo woodland environment with your guide. In the early mornings, the light is particularly beautiful in the Selous, making for some great photo opportunities as you look for tracks of wildlife that have come near camp overnight. Boat safaris are superb morning or afternoon, watching wildlife come to the water’s edge to drink and getting close to bird colonies, hippos and crocodiles. You can also enjoy a spot of catch-and-release fishing. Game drives are the best way to travel further afield and see larger game including predators. Selous is home to the largest populations of wild dog in Africa, which are a real highlight if you are lucky enough to encounter a pack.

Day 5 – Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park

After breakfast depart with your guide to Siwandu Airstrip for your Coastal Aviation flight to Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha National Park. On arrival at Msembe, you will be met by a guide from Jabali Ridge. Your guide will brief you on the surrounding area before heading on a game drive en-route to Jabali Ridge. Once at camp, you will have the opportunity to relax and get used to the change of scenery. In the afternoon, you can relax in camp and soaking up your immediate surroundings or head out for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. As evening approaches, it’s time to prepare for drinks and dinner or, if pre- booked, the opportunity to search for the nocturnal residents on a night game drive.

Day 6, 7 – Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park

Depending on your preference, there are several options to how your day is structured. Walking safaris are a great way to start the day, getting out early and exploring the environment on an equal footing with the wildlife. There are morning game drives with picnic breakfasts, or delicious breakfasts served in camp. Choose between a full day of game drives with picnic lunches, or a relaxed lunch in camp with an afternoon game drive. You can spend the day in camp, enjoying the pleasures of the spa and some unwinding in the pool before venturing out on a night game drive. Despite sharing vehicles on a Game Package basis, the camp will do everything it can to ensure your choices are met. For increased flexibility, book a private vehicle and structure your days exactly how you wish.

Day 8 – Head for Home -> Dar Es Salaam

After breakfast, pack your bags and say your farewells as you depart for Msembe Airstrip and your Coastal Aviation flight to Dar Es Salaam Airport. Wave goodbye to Ruaha and enjoy the delicious packed lunch from Jabali Ridge as you make your way to Dar es Salaam to connect with your onward travel.


1 night – Southern Sun, Dar Es Salaam
3 nights – Roho ya Selous
3 nights – Jabali Ridge