8 DAYS FLY SAFARI RUAHA AND SELOUS (NYERERE NATIONAL PARK)

From $3628 USD* / 24/7 service / 8 days

*price p.p. incl. guide, 4x4 safari vehicle, accommodation, park entrance fees and internal flight; excl. international flight (Based on 6 persons)

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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.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam
  • Day 2: Flight to Nyerere National Park and the adventure begins!
  • Day 3: Full day boat safari in Nyerere National Park
  • Day 4: Flight to Ruaha National Park and game drive
  • Day 5: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 6: Ruaha National Park
  • Day 7 - 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salaam

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will be eagerly waiting to warmly welcome you. He will be readily available to assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of all your travel needs, providing you with a memorable and unforgettable experience in Tanzania.

Day 2: Flight to Nyerere National Park and the adventure begins!

Nyerere National Park is a huge and beautiful national park in the south of Tanzania, boasting a river, a jungle, and a large number of animals such as lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, Maasai giraffes and even a few black rhinos and African wild dogs. From Dar Es Salaam you fly to this amazing park, where you can do safaris by car, boat, or foot. The Rufiji River, which crosses the entire reserve, and the massive Stiegler Gorge are not to be missed!

Day 3: Full day boat safari in Nyerere National Park

A boat safari on the Rufiji River in Nyerere National Park is both relaxing and adventurous! The boat takes you over the river and to nearby lakes, allowing you to spot many animals that come to the water’s edge. Very common are giraffes, impalas, waterbucks, kudus and warthogs. Sometimes, also bathing elephants or crocodiles can be seen, and always, the many bird species sound their voices. The trip includes a picnic lunch on the shores of one of the lakes.

Day 4: Flight to Ruaha National Park and game drive

This morning you board a small aircraft and fly to Ruaha National Park. It is a short flight, which makes it possible to do a first game drive right upon arrival! Ruaha National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania. It lies along the Great Ruaha River, is known for its large elephant population, and is a true paradise for birdwatchers. Game drives are special, as you drive through an untouched and unexplored ecosystem in this relatively quiet but stunning park!

Day 5 - 6: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is the third largest national park in Tanzania. It lies along the Great Ruaha River, is known for its large elephant population, and is a true paradise for birdwatchers with over 570 species. Besides, you might catch a glimpse of lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, elands, sable antelopes, jackals, or the rare African wild dog. Game drives are special, as you drive through an untouched ecosystem in this relatively quiet but stunning park!

Day 7 - 8: Flight to Dar Es Salaam and flight home

This is your last day! Today you fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, from where you will catch your flight home. Having second thoughts? Then don't hesitate to extend your holiday to one of Tanzania's paradise islands such as Zanzibar, Pemba, or Mafia!

Make your dream trip come true with Tanzania Specialist

At Tanzania Specialist, you can customize your trip. Our sample itineraries are adjustable to your preferences. Our specialists work together with you to create your dream journey!

Request this trip now

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