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8 days Fly Safari Ruaha and Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Selous game reserve (renamed Nyerere national park) and Ruaha national park are the largest national parks and certainly the highlights of Tanzania’s South. They are located a great distance apart from each other and therefore it woud take too long do drive by car from one park to the other. For that reason we designed this safari combination with convenient and short inland flights. This safari route is often used as an extension of a safari to the northern parks.

This private safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace, exactly the way you like it. You will have a private safari vehicle and guide. The hotels we selected for you during this safari are Silver class. If you prefer more luxury, you can choose Gold or Platinum class hotels.

Price information about this trip:

8 days Fly Safari Ruaha and Selous (Nyerere National Park)
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons
Low season
(1st of April - 19th of May)
(2 persons)
(4 persons)
(6 persons)
Mid season
(the rest of the year)
(2 persons)
(4 persons)
(6 persons)
High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)
(2 persons)
(4 persons)
(6 persons)

* Discounted rates are used for persons under 16 years (will be calculated after your request)

* Above prices are per person


This price includes:

  • Pickup on Dar Es Salaam Airport and transfer to the lodge
  • Accomodations
  • Game drives trough the mentioned national park
  • Luxorious private 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser with pop-up roof and big windows, especially designed for high end safari game drives
  • English speaking private guide during the whole safari
  • Park fees for all mentioned national parks
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your safari (full board)
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Tanzania
  • Fully accredited and bonded under SGR (more info)
  • Reservation costs
  • Drinking water in our safari vehicle
  • mentioned interal flights
This price excludes:
  • International flight tickets and visa
  • Travel insurance  (travel- /cancellation insurance, flying doctors)
from $3263 p.p. *

Day 1: Arrival Dar Es Salaam - Hotel

Upon arrival at Dar Es Salaam airport, you will meet your Tanzania Specialist guide. This will take you to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure, you can relax and enjoy the African atmosphere. Your personal and experienced Tanzania Specialist guide not only knows a lot about the Tanzanian culture, but can also tell you a lot about the beautiful national parks and sights of the country. So don’t be afraid to ask your Tanzania Specialist guide questions – he will be happy to answer them all.

This trip is an exclusive private safari so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest! You can decide for yourself when to leave in the morning and when to return in the evening. You can also observe a specific animal or herd for as long as you like during the safari. You don’t have to be considerate of anyone. Your personal guide will advise you during the safari so that your trip will be an unforgettable experience.

Tomorrow morning your safari will begin!

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Amariah Hotel (City centre)

Day 2: Flight to Selous Game Reserve and game drive

Today you fly from Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania. It is one of the largest game reserves in the world – it is even bigger than Denmark! Selous has a large number of wildlife to offer such as lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, Masai giraffes and many more! With a bit of luck you can even spot the endangered black rhino or the hard-to-find East African wild dogs.

It is a lot quieter in Selous than in the other parks, so you can enjoy a unique and undisturbed safari experience! The Rufiji, that ends in the Indian Ocean, crosses the entire reserve. Around this river is a swampy area that crocodiles love. The Stiegler Gorge is a special attraction here. This is a gorge 100 meters deep and 100 meters wide.

Selous is also one of the few national parks where you can go on a walking safari with an armed ranger. If you prefer this, we can arrange it for you. But even in the car you can enjoy the landscape to the fullest and spot many animals!

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Selous River Camp

Day 3: Boat safari Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast you will start your boat safari to explore the Rufiji river and its lakes. From the boat you will spot a lot of animals that come to the water to drink or to cool down. Very commonly seen are giraffes, impalas, waterbucks, kudus, warthogs and sometimes bathing elephants. You will enjoy a picknick lunch at the edge of one of the lakes. The view and nature is absolutely amazing and you can enjoy the sounds of the many habitant birds. The full day boat tour is highly recommended and is the easiest way to get as close to the animals as possible.

You will love it!

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Selous River Camp

Day 4-6: Ruaha National Park

At 11 am you will take a small plane to fly from Selous game reserve to flight to Ruaha national park. It is a short flight and upon your arrival you can do your first game drive already!

Ruaha national park is the second largest national park in Tanzania but it gets far fewer tourists. The Great Ruaha River flows through the park and is the most important river in the park. Since it has a huge population of African elephants, chances are very good to spot large groups of them roaming around. It is also home to great mammals like kudu, sable and roan antelopes which cannot be found in any other national park. Many zebras, elands, crocodiles, impala, bat eared foxes and jackals live in the park as well as nearly 10% of Africa’s lion population! Other animals to spot here include leopards, cheetahs, giraffes and with a bit of luck, you may also see the endangered wild dogs!

Have your camera ready for some good pictures…

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Ruaha River Lodge

Day 7-8: Ruaha National Park - airport

In the morning you can make another game drive or walking safari in the park, depending on your accommodation and flight. Then your driver transfers you to the airstrip for your departure flight to Dar Es Salaam and on day 8 you will arrive back home.

You like to extend your safari to visit more national parks or with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers perfect paradises to unwind after your safari, such as ZanzibarPemba and Mafia.

How to book this safari?

1. Make your choice on: Silver / Golden or Platinum lodges (see right above the first day of this trip).
2. Press on the button below.
3. Fill in your departure date (or an indication).
4. Send us your request and we will respond as soon as possible.