Selous & Ruaha Experience 

8 Days

Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park offer fantastic game viewing – and if you prefer less people, it’s definitely a great combination of pristine wildlife area. We can tailor-make any combinations, but have put together a great itinerary, flying on internal flights from Dar to Selous, then on to Ruaha – with a total of seven days to explore these beautiful areas. Some of the typical animals of the savannah (for example elephants, hippos, African Wild Dog, Cape buffalo and crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park. Selous is crossed by the Rufiji River - which winds its way majestically through the reserve all year round, offers wild, rugged plains which are home to everything from hot volcanic springs, over 90 meter deep gorges and some lakes to vast wooded escarpments and dry savannahs – plus of course a massive rand of wildlife!


The safari camps selected are well located, and your hosts are passionate about Africa and all it has to offer. You will enjoy game viewing activities by vehicle, in Selous by boat on the great Rufiji River, and if you are keen to walk this can also be organised by prior arrangement at either place. Game drives are undertaken in open vehicles.

Day 1: Dar-Es-Salaam

Arrive Dar es Salaam International airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam for the night. Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches that characterise this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel offers a unique mix of panAfrican style and world-class professionalism.


Days 2, 3 & 4: Selous Game Reserve

Today you will be transferred to Dar es Salaam airport for your flight to Selous Game Reserve. Upon arrival in Selous, you will be met and transferred to your Camp, for three nights, in beautiful tented accommodation. From the Camp you will explore the stunning Game Reserve by foot, game drive ot boat rides for the next 3 days.


Days 5, 6 & 7: Ruaha National Park

Today we transfer you to the airstrip for your scenic flight to Ruaha National Park. Accommodation will be in a cottage, with all meals and game drives included for three nights. Enjoy once again the stunning wildlife Tanzania has to offer! You lodge occupies a unique and privileged position set around a series of rocky kopjes in a bend of the Great Ruaha River, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the river. Game is drawn to the river from the neighbouring hills and guests can witness the great wildlife dramas unfold from the comfort and protection of your room.


Day 8: Back to Dar-es-Salaam

Transfer to the airstrip for your outward flight to Dar es Salaam, one way. From here you can for example add a relaxing trip to Zanzibar or continue back home.

Why not add 1 week on Zanzibar to make it a full 2 weeks holiday? Have a look at our Discover Zanzibar Package for affordable luxury or or Magical Zanzibar Package for the ultimate luxury experience.

Package includes

  • Return airport/airstrip transfers Dar-es-Salaam
  • One night Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel inclusive of breakfast
  • Flights from Dar – Selous – Ruaha – Dar with all taxes and transfers
  • 3 nights at Selous
  • 3 nights at Ruaha 
  • At both camps all meals, two shared excursions per day, park fees, laundry, concession fees, tourism levies and in Selous boat cruises are included. 

Package Excludes

  • International flights
  • taxes
  • visas
  • travel insurance
  • health requirements
  • gratuities
  • drinks
  • all items of a personal nature and any service not specified
  • Walking safaris and other excursions not included. 

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