Spend 11-days exploring the best of southern Tanzania, spotting a wide range of wildlife and travelling across beautiful and diverse landscapes.
Start your journey in Dar es Salaam before you travel to the Selous Game Reserve and on to the secluded Ruaha National Park. Spend one night on a working coffee plantation in Arusha after which you’ll experience the magnificent location of your next camp – Greystoke Mahale Camp.
Stay in comfort at each of these spectacular locations, enjoying personal service and expert guides.
- Luxury, tailored fly-in safari
- Remote locations & fantastic sightings
- Combine South & West Tanzania
- Chimp trekking in the Mahale Mountains
- Boat trips on the Rufiji in the Selous
- Walking safaris & fly-camping options
- Epic birdwatching & photography
- Snorkel & kayak in Lake Tanganyika
Dar es Salaam
Type of Accommodation
Tanzania Ruaha, Mahale, Selous
- 1 night at The Oyster Bay
- 3 nights at Sand Rivers Selous
- 2 nights at Jongomero
- 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge
- 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale
Day to day itinerary
Arrive in Dar es Salaam
Arrive at the Dar es Salaam International Airport where you’ll be met and transferred to the Oyster Bay Hotel in the port town of Dar es Salaam. The hotel faces the ocean and has a private, homely atmosphere, perfect for your first night in Tanzania. Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, in anticipation of your adventure.
Discover the Selous
Enjoy an early breakfast at Oyster Bay before transferring back to the Dar es Salaam International Airport where you will board a short flight to the Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, a camp driver will be waiting to take you to the Sand Rivers Selous Camp, an intimate safari lodge in this vast and beautiful wilderness.
Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading off on your first exciting game drive.
The following two days will also be dedicated to discovering the resident animals and far-stretching landscapes of the Selous Game Reserve.
Located in the southern Serengeti, the reserve attracts wildlife from both eastern and southern Africa, creating a wonderful opportunity to view a wide and interesting variety of wildlife. Be especially on the lookout for large pods of hippo and herds of elephants around the reserve’s intricate waterways.
Return to the camp in the afternoon to marvel at the spectacular sunsets while sipping on a refreshing drink.
Explore the Ruaha National Park
Enjoy one last breakfast in the Selous before heading off to the Kiba Airstrip in time for your flight to Ruaha National Park. A transfer will take you to your accommodation for the following two nights – Jongomero Camp.
Here you will enjoy a lovely lunch before going on an afternoon game. When you return to the camp, dinner will await you and you can enjoy a relaxed evening on the banks of the Jongomero River.
The following day you will enjoy more game drives to spot the resident wildlife. As you drive through the park, be especially on the lookout for predators as they reside on the dry, open hillsides.
You can also look forward to seeing large herds of antelope and buffalo roaming the plains. Furthermore, this park is particularly renowned for its prolific birdlife.
Stay on a working coffee plantation
After breakfast you will transfer to the Jongomero Airstrip and board your flight to Arusha. From here, a transfer will take you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. This small, sophisticated hotel is built on a working coffee plantation.
Sit back and enjoy the stunning views of Mount Meru from your private balcony or relax beside the pool before sitting down to a delicious dinner under the trees.
Go chimp trekking in the Mahale Mountains
After breakfast at Arusha Coffee Lodge, you will transfer back to the Arusha Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Mahale Mountains National Park. From the airport you will be taken to Greystoke Mahale Camp, situated on a white sandy beach at the foot of the mountains and overlooking Lake Tanganyika – the longest freshwater lake in Tanzania.
Its location makes it ideal for both chimp trekking and a relaxing beach holiday. Go on a chimp trekking excursion and see these impressive animals eat, sleep and play in their natural environment as you follow them around on foot. Return to the camp to enjoy water sports like snorkelling, fishing or kayaking.
Reach the end of the journey
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airstrip for your short flight to Arusha. Once here, you’ll fly to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward travel plans.
- 1 night at The Oyster Bay Hotel on fully inclusive basis
- Medical evacuation cover
- Schedule flight Dar/Selous & Selous/Ruaha & Ruaha/Arusha & Arusha/Mahale & Mahale/Arusha
- Government taxes and levies
- Airport / airstrip transfers
- 3 night at Sand Rivers Selous on fully inclusive basis
- 2 nights at Jongomero on full board basis
- 1 night at Arusha Coffee Lodge on half board basis
- 3 nights at Greystoke Mahale on fully inclusive basis
- All other transfers as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature