TANZANIA

12-Day Tanzania Southern Circuit Safari

Tanzania's Southern Circuit offers a truly wild experience. We've scheduled you the luxury of multiple days in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, which are both huge, unspoiled wildernesses with plenty of game.

Major Destinations:

Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve

Activities:

Boat Launch/Cruise, Game Drives, Walking/Hiking







DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport. After clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to rest and relax or enjoy the pool or visit the Botanical Gardens next door.

DAY 2: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

This morning you will transfer back to the airport's domestic terminal and fly to Ruaha National Park. Second only to Katavi in its aura of untrammeled wilderness, but far more accessible, Ruaha protects a vast tract of the rugged, semi-arid bush country that characterizes central Tanzania. Upon arrival at the airstrip you will be met by the camp vehicle and transferred to your Camp. Enjoy a tour of your camp and a briefing on the available activities to set the program of your choosing. After lunch and settling into your tent, you will be able to participate in an afternoon game activity.

DAY 3 & 4: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

Game activities at Mdonya Old River Camp - game drives as desired - note, guided walks are currently not allowed in Ruaha. Note that you can do night game drives and guided walks (at additional cost and not booked in advance).

DAY 5: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

After morning game viewing, transfer back to the airstrip and fly to Selous Game Reserve, met by a guide, and transferred to Lake Manze Camp. You will again meet with the camp manager and set about a plan for your stay. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area in Africa. A United Nations World Heritage Site, this pristine, uninhabited area is larger than Switzerland. Only in the Serengeti will visitors see a greater concentration of wildlife. Yet Selous boasts Tanzania's largest population of elephant as well as large numbers of buffalo, hippo, and wild dog. Other species commonly seen are lion, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, eland, baboon, zebra, and greater kudu. Activities included during your stay are game drives, guided walking safaris (morning preferred as it's too hot in the afternoon), and boating safaris.

DAY 6, 7 & 8: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Game activities, your choice of 2 per day. Other activities you might find of interest include fishing along the shore of the lake. Please speak with the camp manager about your desire to partake in this activity.

DAY 9: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Today you will travel further south into Selous with a road transfer between Camps, game viewing en route include game drives, boating, fishing, birding, guided walks and there is a swimming pool to enjoy during the heat of the day or evenings.

DAY 10 & 11: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Game activities, your choice of 2 per day.

DAY 12: RETURN TO U.S.

Transfer to the Mtmere airstrip and fly back to Dar 9:45/10:20am, where you are met and transferred to Southern Sun for lunch and a day use room to prepare for travel, transfer to Dar International for departing flight.

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