5 Days Safari – Selous Game Reserve & Ruaha National Park

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    Day 1: Dar Es Salaam / Zanzibar – Selous Game Reserve

    You will start your safari in Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam Airport whereby you have to arrive 60 minutes before your departure time 0800hrs. On Arrival in Selous Game Reserve Mtemere Airstrip at 0915hrs or 0945hrs, you will be met by the driver guide who will transfer you to the Camp or lodge for check-in. At around 16h00 in the evening depart for adventurous and romantic sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji river to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown.

    Day 2: Selous Game Reserve 

    After early breakfast depart for full day game drive with picnic lunch in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the game in the surrounding areas. Animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalo, zebra and even the rare African wild dog are common. Before the end of the day, return to the camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3: Selous Game Reserve – Ruaha National Park

    Early morning bushwalking Safari, then breakfast followed by transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled departure to Ruaha NP. After arriving at Msembe airstrip, your driver-guide will pick you for a half-day game drive in Ruaha National Park.

    Day 4: Ruaha National Park

    After morning breakfast, game driving with picnic lunch, Ruaha is the largest park and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border creates spectacular gorges and scenery and features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals that inhabit the park include both greater and lesser kudu, cheetah, lions, roan and sable antelope.

    Day 5: Ruaha National Park – Dar es Salaam / Zanzibar

    After morning breakfast en-route game drive to the airstrip for your scheduled departure to Dar/Zanzibar.

    Details: Season 2021

    Price: Per person sharing
    High End from 5561 USD
    Luxury from 3808 USD
    Midrange from 3463 USD
    Standard from 2426 USD
    Budget from 2359 USD


    • All rates are per person sharing a double/twin room. Single room supplement (SRS) has shown separately.
    • Before selling/booking any tour from this manual, please read carefully all the details, i.e. inclusions, exclusions, Holiday surcharges, closure dates, validity, booking terms & conditions etc. shown in this manual.
    • Some bookings might straddle between two seasons making the following seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.
    • These rates include the tourism development levy of US$ 1.50 per person per day/night but do not include VAT or WMA fees.

    Package includes:

    • Return flight from Dar or Zanzibar

    • Airstrip transfers

    • All specified accommodation

    • All activities as specified in the itinerary

    • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)

    • Safari vehicle,

    • All meals

    • Water in car

    • Park fees

    • English speaking driver/guide

    • 24/7 phone support

    • Thermos with hot tea/coffee

    • Medical Kit

    • Camping gears and chef for a camping safari, Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tour with hot local lunch, Olduvai Gorge visit

    Package excludes:

    • Flights

    • Personal travel insurance

    • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)

    • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)

    • Meals not specified

    • Hot air balloon safari US$ 599 per person

    • Additional half day crater tour

    • Sleeping bag for a camping safari

    • Tipping

    • Drinks

    • Souvenirs

    • Laundry service