Off the beaten track in Southern Tanzania, this itinerary takes you to the prime game reserves of the Selous and Ruaha, where you can explore the bush on game drives, by guided safari walks and on seasonal safari boat trips. Complete your trip with time on the beach at an idyllic stretch of theTanzania coast where you can snorkell and kayak, and explore the coastal nature reserve just behind the lodge.
Day 1 Depart from London on overnight flight to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi.
Day 2 On arrival you will be transferred by light aircraft into the Selous Game Reserve for a 3 night stay at Siwandu Camp, all meals, scheduled AM & PM game viewing activities and park fees included.
Day 3 Morning and afternoon game viewing activities are in specially adapted, open 4WD vehicles or cruising the rivers watching animals come down to the waters edge from sturdy metal boats and a covered canopy for your comfort, all with expert well trained guides. An early morning guided walk is highly recommended, getting close to nature and giving a fascinating look into the smaller things on the ground. For the more adventurous there is the possibility of an optional 1 or 2 night overnight fly camping.
Day 5 Light aircraft flight into Ruaha National Park for a 3 night stay at Jongomero Camp, all meals, scheduled AM & PM game viewing activities and park fees included.
Day 6 Game drives are the order of the day here, conducted in the morning and afternoon in open 4x4 vehicles . An early morning guided walk is must and optional 1 or 2 night overnight fly camping.
Day 8 Light aircraft flight back to Dar es Salaam for road transfer to Ras Kutani for a 4-night stay in a cottage, all meals included.
Day 9 After a heavy safari schedule, some quiet time on the Tanzania coast is a perfect way to unwind. However for those not content with wiling away the day with a swim, good book or long walks on deserted beaches, there is much to do. Activities include nearby snorkelling with equipment provided, kayaks to explore the fresh water lagoon, boogie board in the surf, the coastal forest behind the lodge is home to 132 different species of trees and four species of monkey and visits to the local village giving an insight into Swahili life today.
Day 12 Return road transfer to Dar es Salaam for return overnight flight to London via Nairobi
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website