A walk in the Park
Walking Safari - Selous Game Reserve- Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve - 3 nights
Ruaha National Park - 4 nights
Arrive & Depart: Dar-es-Salaam

7 nights 8 days

Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site and for good reason too. Bisected by the Rufiji River, a sprawling waterway with 5 distinctive lakes joined by a myriad of channels is a home to a large variety of fauna & flora. A boating safari adds a new point of interest in every turn, seeing birds nesting on the banks, animals drinking, crocs and hippos at eye level… Ruaha National Park is named after the river that runs through the southern portion of the park. No major game migration occurs in Ruaha such as those found in the northern parks so game can be seen in Ruaha at any time of the year. The park becomes a different world after the rains in December with the trees erupting into leaf and the Great Ruaha River swelling into a bursting torrent while the bird population explodes with migrants from both hemispheres visiting Ruaha. A visit during this time will open your eyes to a completely different Africa to the one you thought you knew well.

Day 1
Selous Game Reserve
Depart from Dar es Salaam domestic terminal at 10:30 for Selous Game Reserve. The plane swoops over the Rufiji River on its approach to landing, a dramatic arrival to the World Heritage Site and one of the largest Conservation areas in Africa. The transfer to Camp is short and there is plenty of time for an afternoon game activity.
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Full board, 2 game excursions (walking, boating or vehicle) tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 2
Selous Game Reserve
The main feature of Selous is the sprawling river system with linked lakes and channels. The days activities are planned the night before and you can choose between walking, boating or vehicle safaris. Selous is the only location in Tanzania where boating safaris are possible and they are an exciting alternative to the vehicle.
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Full board, 2 game excursions (walking, boating or vehicle) tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 3
Selous Game Reserve
A full day safari or 2 separate safaris are your choice for this day in Selous.

Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Full board, 2 game excursions (walking, boating or vehicle) tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 4
Ruaha National Park
After breakfast and a short drive we will take you to the airstrip for the flight to Ruaha National Park. Afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 5
Ruaha National Park
Choose from either a morning and evening game drive with lunch back at the lodge or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 6
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha has a wealth of different habitats to explore, from grassy plains, escarpment woodlands and rocky kopjes. Hippo pools and an abundance of bird life make for many alternative game drives. Alternatively you can take a guided walk (supplement) along the river with a lift back once you reach your destination.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry
Day 7
Ruaha National Park
Choose from either a morning or evening game drive with lunch at the Lodge or a full days game drive with picnic lunch.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry
Day 8
After a full morning game drive ending at the airstrip (picnic lunch provided) you will depart at 13:45 to fly back to Dar es Salaam arriving late afternoon.
High 1/6/10 - 31/10/10; 23/12/10 - 5/1/11
Low 5/1/10 - 31/5/10; 1/11/10 - 23/12/10; 6/1/11 - 31/3/11
Selous closed from approx 31/3 - 1/6
Katavi closed from approx 28/2 - 1/6


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