12 day safari

Prices from

£3750

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Big 3 national parks in southern Tanzania
  • Stay in beautiful wildlife lodges close to the action
  • Maximum of 6 clients with every one having a window seat
  • Amazing extensions can be added, such as chimp trekking in

Visiting Ruaha, Mikumi & Selous

After a nice nights sleep in a quality hotel in Dar, it’s time to start the adventure with your private naturalist with a visit to the world-famous Selous game reserve – famous for big cats and the chance to see African wild dogs. From Selous, we visit Mikumi and it’s large lion prides, before ending up in a beautiful camp on the Great Ruaha River, where big game regularly walks through the camp to the excitement of all visitors.

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Best time to visit -

JUL

Safari Style -

Small Group Photographer

JULY 12

ARRIVE AT DAR AND PRIVATE TRANSFER TO SLIPWAY HOTEL

On arrival at Dar Airport you will be met and transferred to the ‘Slipway Hotel in Dar for your overnight accommodation

Accommodation : Slipway Hotel

JULY 13

FLY FROM DAR TO RUAHA

Early breakfast before a transfer to Dar Airport to connect with the 08:30 Coastal Aviation flight to Ruaha. On arrival at approximately 11:00 you will be met by your private vehicle and naturalist. There will be a packed lunch included and you will enjoy and afternoon game drive before heading to your lodge

Accommodation : Ruaha River Lodge

JULY 14-16

THREE FULL DAYS OF GAME DRIVES INSIDE THE PARK

Ruaha sprawls within and along the Great Rift Valley, covering a unique transition zone where the Eastern and Southern species of both fauna and flora meet against a dramatic topographical backdrop. This is also one of the few Tanzanian parks where sightings of the rarer antelope, such as the Sable, the Roan and both Lesser & Greater Kudu, are a probability rather than a possibility. The proliferation of plains game in the park also ensures that the larger predators – leopard and large prides of lion – are unusually active

JULY 17

TRANSFER FROM RUAHA TO MIKUMI

After breakfast proceed to Mikumi National Park with lunch boxes. Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – the Selous – and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centre piece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains.

JULY 18

FULL DAY DRIVE WITH PACKED LUNCH IN MIKUMI

Expect sightings to include good herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo and Impala; as well as smaller numbers of warthog, waterbuck and Bohor reedbuck. Elephants and Giraffe are common sightings from the loop road; especially the areas with denser populations of Acacia trees. Lions and Spotted Hyena are the most likely predators to be seen

JULY 19

DRIVE FROM MIKUMI TO SELOUS WITH GAME DRIVE ENROUTE

After breakfast, depart to Selous Game Reserve, with lunch boxes, across Uluguru Mountains, via Matambwe Gate, with game drive enroute. Few other safaris in Tanzania evoke the romance, mystique and spiritual delight of the African bush as one in the Selous Game Reserve. Embracing 54,000 square km of south-western Tanzania, it is one of the largest protected wilderness reserve on the continent, three times larger than the Serengeti and twice the size of Belgium

Accommodation : Selous Kulinda Camp

JULY 20&21

TWO FULL DAYS OF SAFARIS IN SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Estimates for animal populations in Selous are simply staggering. An elephant herd numbering around 100,000 – representing between 5-10% of the total African population of elephants. The buffalo population is estimated at 200,000, there are around 18,000 hippos, over 2000 of the endangered Black rhino and it is famous around the world as one of the best places to see African Wild Dogs. As magnificent as these numbers are; sadly for wildlife lovers less than 10% is actually protected for photographic safaris and wildlife viewing, whereas over 90% is divided into multiple hunting concessions

JULY 22

DRIVE BACK FROM SELOUS TO DAR AND OVERNIGHT

Final morning safari before leaving your delightful camp and driving (with a packed lunch) 4-5 hours back to Dar to the ‘Slipway Hotel’ for your overnight accommodation

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £3750 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Travel in the dates shown below for July 2021. Single room supplement £900.

Includes:

  • £100 donation to Gorilla Doctors
  • Breakfast in Dar
  • All meals at the wildlife lodges
  • Services of expert naturalist/driver throughout
  • All transfers and activities as stated.

Excludes:

  • International Flights and travel insurance
  • Visa Costs
  • Personal drinks
  • Gratuities and Tips

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