• Rufiji River Lodge
  • Rufiji River Lodge
  • Ruaha River Lodge
  • Ruaha River Lodge

Southern Tanzania Selous & Ruaha Safari

With this itinerary you will visit the remote Selous Game Reserve & Ruaha National Park for one of the best classical safari experiences. The focal point in both parks is a major river, Rufiji River in Selous and Ruaha River in Ruaha as the focal point and a major draw for wildlife. These parks display beautiful and wild landscapes and possess an impressive diversity of wildlife and virgin bush.

You will stay in semi-permanent safari camps based in either comfortable & stylish A-framed tents or small bandas with proper beds, furniture and en-suite bathroom facilities. A more luxurious option is available in luxury, safari style tented lodges. The wide range of landscapes and habitats makes these Southern Parks ideally suited for combinations of game drives, walking and boat safaris. A daily choice of assorted safari excursions is on offer. This trip will give you a truly unforgettable, classical Africa-style safari experience.

DAY 1: Arrival

On arrival in Dar es Salaam, take a short internal flight from Dar to Selous, and arrive around lunch time in Selous and transfer to your lodge. Check in and relax at the swimming pool or on the deck overlooking the Rufiji River. This afternoon you will have a choice between a walking safari or game drive.

Overnight at Rufiji River Camp on a Full Board basis.

DAY 2-3: Selous Game Reserve

The number of tourists visiting Selous Game Reserve is limited and this, together with the immense size, makes the reserve ideal for travellers seeking a sense of isolation, exploration, and discovery. A choice of half- or full-day game drives in Selous, walking safari with an armed ranger and boat safari on The Rufiji River are available.

Overnight at Rufiji River Camp on a Full Board basis.

DAY 4-7: Ruaha National Park

After an early morning game excursion, you will be transferred to the airstrip for an internal flight to Ruaha. Lunch followed by an afternoon wildlife excursion into Ruaha. Ruaha National Park is topographically varied, from grassland plains, to the Great Ruaha River, rocky kopjes, mountains and the escarpment plateaux, with a correspondingly varied number of habitats and consequently wildlife species. Spend the next couple of days on safari choosing between full day or two half-day excursions in the park with the possibility for breakfast in the bush.

Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge on a Full Board basis.

DAY 8: Return to Dar es Salaam

After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam in time for your onward flight.


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The above itinerary is a suggested sample tour and can be tailored to suit your requirements, interests and budget.

Price is subject to availability and subject to change due to currency fluctuation and peak season supplements.

Terms and Conditions apply.




From January - December

Length of stay

9 Days


Accommodation & meals as indicated, Safari excursions, All park & concession fees, Land & air transfers

"This was my third safari, but it was the one that most connected me to Tanzania - Northern Tanzania Private Mobile Safari"

- Julia Runciman