Southern Tanzania Safari

National Geographic Journeys, Arusha to Dar es Salaam

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Get off the usual safari track for a whirlwind week of wildlife-viewing in the southern circuit of Tanzania. The reserves and national parks of this region are remote and much less frequented by travellers, offering exceptional exploration. Watch for its herds of elephants, towers of giraffes, and zeals of zebras on a safari experience that will feel like your group's alone. Internal flights between parks are included to ensure you experience the most in the time available.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wildlife Conservation Discussions, Ruaha National Park
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ruaha National Parks and and Selous Game Reserve
  • Boat and walking safari in Selous
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Itinerary

Day 1 Arusha Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (0.50 hour(s), 10km)
Day 2 Arusha/Ruaha NP (1B, 1L, 1D) Catch a flight to Ruaha National Park — Tanzania's largest national park with an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge, located beside the river for optimal viewing of wildlife. After, enjoy a wildlife safari drive in this incredibly remote park. Wildlife viewing is always exciting with a large concentration of elephant and buffalo herds, as well as abundant predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas. Relax this evening by the bonfire. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park Wildlife Conservation Discussions Transport: Plane (3.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Ruaha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) At just over 20,000km2 (20,226km2) Ruaha is the largest National Park in East Africa, but add in the adjacent wildlife management areas, Villages and Private Reserves, the wildlife area grows to up to 50,000km2. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park
Day 4 Ruaha/Selous (1B, 1L, 1D) In Selous Game Reserve the order of activities can change and all activities are subject to weather and local conditions. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park Rufiji River Safari Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Selous Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive in this incredible reserve with our expert local guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides and holds over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog populations as well as over 400 species of bird. There also is an abundance of zebras, impalas, giraffes, sable, kudu, baboon, wildebeests, colobus, and vervet monkeys. After a busy day, relax this evening enjoying sunset by the river and dinner in the boma. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Selous Game Reserve
Day 6 Selous/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L) Today we fly to Dar. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve Departure Day Transport: Plane (3.25 hour(s))
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