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7 Days Luxury and Discovery Unveiling Nyerere and Ruaha's Hidden Wilderness

From $6,568 per person sharing

7 Days Luxury and Discovery Unveiling Nyerere and Ruaha's Hidden Wilderness

From $6,568 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a 7-day luxury safari in Tanzania’s hidden gems, Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks. This adventure combines wildlife encounters and luxury in some of Africa’s most untouched wilderness areas.

In Nyerere National Park, once part of the Selous Game Reserve, you’ll explore Africa’s largest national park, home to diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rare African wild dogs. Your stay at the luxurious Roho ya Selous offers boat safaris along the Rufiji River and game drives for close wildlife encounters.

Next, the journey takes you to Ruaha National Park, renowned for its rugged natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. As Tanzania’s second-largest national park, Ruaha is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering sightings of large elephant herds and predators like lions and elusive cheetahs. The landscape, dotted with ancient baobabs and rocky outcrops, creates a dramatic backdrop for safari adventures. Your stay at Jabali Ridge, a pinnacle of luxury amidst the wild, includes exploratory game drives and moments of relaxation, enjoying the park’s stunning vistas.

Throughout your safari, enjoy the finest accommodations, exquisite dining under the stars, and personalised service, all while being surrounded by the raw beauty of Tanzania’s southern wilderness. This 7-day journey is not just a safari but an exploration of the hidden gems of the African bush, promising a lifetime of memories. As you depart, the images of Nyerere and Ruaha’s majestic landscapes and the encounters with their incredible wildlife will stay with you forever.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses a luxury camps or lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives, boat and walking safari

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Roho Ya Selous
3
Platinum
Day 4-6
Ruaha National Park
Jabali Ridge
3
Platinum
Day 7
Ruaha – Flight – Zanzibar/Dar
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Departure from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Embark on a breathtaking safari journey this morning with a flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park), a jewel of African wilderness. Your stay at the luxurious Roho ya Selous is set within the heart of Selous’ prime wildlife area, now part of the expansive Nyerere National Park, providing an unparalleled game viewing experience.

Upon landing, a professional driver-guide will greet you with a detailed briefing about the reserve, now a part of Nyerere National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive to camp, taking in the stunning views and wildlife. Settle into this luxurious camp and savour a freshly prepared lunch in a picturesque, shaded area. Later, embark on an afternoon boat safari, a unique opportunity to observe animals quenching their thirst at the river’s edge and get close to diverse birdlife, hippos, and crocodiles. End your day with enjoyable catch-and-release fishing and a spectacular sundowner at Roho ya Selous.

Day 1 Departure from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Sel (Small)

Day 2 & 3: Exploring Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Awake to the tranquillity of the bush and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the camp, one of the most luxurious accommodations in Nyerere National Park. The camp, located in the heart of the former Selous Game Reserve, now part of Nyerere National Park, offers a range of safari activities that provide unique insights into this diverse ecosystem. Embark on game drives to explore deeper into the reserve, with chances to spot more giant games and predators. Selous is renowned for having Africa’s largest population of wild dogs, offering a thrilling experience if you encounter them.

You have the option of full-day game drives with picnic lunches, fully immersing yourself in the reserve’s natural beauty, or you may choose a more relaxed lunch at Roho ya Selous followed by an afternoon game drive. In the evening, unwind at the camp’s swimming pool, a perfect way to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. The day ends with a delightful dinner and a luxurious overnight stay at Roho ya Selous, nestled in the serenity of Nyerere National Park.

Day 2 & 3 Exploring Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Small)

Day 4: Selous (Nyerere National Park) to Ruaha National Park

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast in Selous (Nyerere National Park) before embarking on a scenic flight to Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha National Park. Upon arrival, a driver-guide will welcome you and provide an introduction to the diverse ecosystems and wildlife of Ruaha, known for its vast landscapes and rich biodiversity.

Settle into your luxurious accommodation at Jabali Ridge, one of Ruaha’s most exclusive lodges. Enjoy a lunch featuring local flavours at the camp, a perfect introduction to the region’s culinary delights. In the afternoon, venture out on a game drive through Ruaha’s unique terrain, home to large elephant herds, the pride of lions, and the possibility of spotting elusive leopards or cheetahs.

Conclude your day with relaxation and dinner at Jabali Ridge, surrounded by the untouched beauty of Ruaha National Park. Here, you can unwind in the elegant ambience of the camp, soaking in the serene African wilderness. Enjoy a restful night under the stars at the lodge, making the most of this luxurious stay in one of Tanzania’s most captivating national parks.

Day 4 Selous Game Reserve to Ruaha National Park (Small)

Day 5 & 6: Wildlife Encounters and Nature Immersion in Ruaha National Park

Spend these days exploring the diverse ecosystems of Ruaha National Park. Each morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge, your luxurious camp in the heart of the park, before setting out on your wildlife adventures.

Opt for full-day game drives to discover the remote corners of the park, where you can observe Ruaha’s renowned elephant herds majestic lions, and possibly spot elusive leopards or cheetahs amidst the stunning landscapes. Ruaha’s terrain, with its baobab-dotted hills and expansive savannas, provides exceptional wildlife sightings and photography opportunities. Alternatively, you can relax at the lodge during the midday heat and embark on afternoon game drives. These excursions are ideal for experiencing the vibrant wildlife activity as the day cools down.

Evenings are a time for relaxation back at the lodge. Here, you can unwind and enjoy dinners under the stars, sharing tales of the day’s sightings and experiences in the enchanting ambience of the African wilderness. The luxurious setting of Jabali Ridge enhances your safari experience, offering a perfect blend of adventure and comfort in Ruaha National Park.

Day 5 & 6 Wildlife Encounters and Nature Immersion in small

Day 7: Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

On your final morning at Jabali Ridge in Ruaha National Park, take your time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. It’s a moment to reflect on your safari’s unforgettable experiences and adventures. Gather your belongings and begin preparations for your departure from this stunning wilderness.

You’ll be comfortably transferred to Msembe Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. En route to the airstrip, relish a brief but scenic game drive, offering one last opportunity to soak in the breathtaking landscapes and observe the diverse wildlife of Ruaha.

As your plane ascends from the airstrip and you bid farewell to Ruaha National Park, carry the memories of its breathtaking beauty and untamed wilderness. This safari in one of Tanzania’s most captivating national parks leaves you with a treasure trove of moments and experiences that capture the essence of an extraordinary African adventure.

Day 7 Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Sa small

Inclusions:

  • Return flight from Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section), tea and coffee.
  • Taxes
  • Water in the car
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars)
  • Basic (limited) laundry services

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Tips – (Tipping guideline US$15+ pp per day)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
6 Jan – 14 March 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 11,530
$ 9,028
$ 9,762
$ 8,928
$ 9,216
$ 8,728
1 Nov – 19 Dec 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
20 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 11,530
$ 9,028
$ 9,762
$ 8,928
$ 9,216
$ 8,728

Tour Overview

Embark on a 7-day luxury safari in Tanzania's hidden gems, Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks. This adventure combines wildlife encounters and luxury in some of Africa's most untouched wilderness areas.

In Nyerere National Park, once part of the Selous Game Reserve, you'll explore Africa's largest national park, home to diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rare African wild dogs. Your stay at the luxurious Roho ya Selous offers boat safaris along the Rufiji River and game drives for close wildlife encounters.

Next, the journey takes you to Ruaha National Park, renowned for its rugged natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. As Tanzania's second-largest national park, Ruaha is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering sightings of large elephant herds and predators like lions and elusive cheetahs. The landscape, dotted with ancient baobabs and rocky outcrops, creates a dramatic backdrop for safari adventures. Your stay at Jabali Ridge, a pinnacle of luxury amidst the wild, includes exploratory game drives and moments of relaxation, enjoying the park's stunning vistas.

Throughout your safari, enjoy the finest accommodations, exquisite dining under the stars, and personalised service, all while being surrounded by the raw beauty of Tanzania's southern wilderness. This 7-day journey is not just a safari but an exploration of the hidden gems of the African bush, promising a lifetime of memories. As you depart, the images of Nyerere and Ruaha's majestic landscapes and the encounters with their incredible wildlife will stay with you forever.

type

Luxury tour

This tour uses a luxury camps or lodges.

activity

Activities

Game drives, boat and walking safari

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Roho Ya Selous
3
Platinum
Day 4-6
Ruaha National Park
Jabali Ridge
3
Platinum
Day 7
Ruaha – Flight – Zanzibar/Dar
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Departure from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Embark on a breathtaking safari journey this morning with a flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park), a jewel of African wilderness. Your stay at the luxurious Roho ya Selous is set within the heart of Selous' prime wildlife area, now part of the expansive Nyerere National Park, providing an unparalleled game viewing experience.

Upon landing, a professional driver-guide will greet you with a detailed briefing about the reserve, now a part of Nyerere National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive to camp, taking in the stunning views and wildlife. Settle into this luxurious camp and savour a freshly prepared lunch in a picturesque, shaded area. Later, embark on an afternoon boat safari, a unique opportunity to observe animals quenching their thirst at the river's edge and get close to diverse birdlife, hippos, and crocodiles. End your day with enjoyable catch-and-release fishing and a spectacular sundowner at Roho ya Selous.

Day 1 Departure from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Sel (Small)

Day 2 & 3: Exploring Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Awake to the tranquillity of the bush and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the camp, one of the most luxurious accommodations in Nyerere National Park. The camp, located in the heart of the former Selous Game Reserve, now part of Nyerere National Park, offers a range of safari activities that provide unique insights into this diverse ecosystem. Embark on game drives to explore deeper into the reserve, with chances to spot more giant games and predators. Selous is renowned for having Africa's largest population of wild dogs, offering a thrilling experience if you encounter them.

You have the option of full-day game drives with picnic lunches, fully immersing yourself in the reserve's natural beauty, or you may choose a more relaxed lunch at Roho ya Selous followed by an afternoon game drive. In the evening, unwind at the camp's swimming pool, a perfect way to relax and reflect on the day's adventures. The day ends with a delightful dinner and a luxurious overnight stay at Roho ya Selous, nestled in the serenity of Nyerere National Park.

Day 2 & 3 Exploring Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Small)

Day 4: Selous (Nyerere National Park) to Ruaha National Park

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast in Selous (Nyerere National Park) before embarking on a scenic flight to Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha National Park. Upon arrival, a driver-guide will welcome you and provide an introduction to the diverse ecosystems and wildlife of Ruaha, known for its vast landscapes and rich biodiversity.

Settle into your luxurious accommodation at Jabali Ridge, one of Ruaha's most exclusive lodges. Enjoy a lunch featuring local flavours at the camp, a perfect introduction to the region's culinary delights. In the afternoon, venture out on a game drive through Ruaha's unique terrain, home to large elephant herds, the pride of lions, and the possibility of spotting elusive leopards or cheetahs.

Conclude your day with relaxation and dinner at Jabali Ridge, surrounded by the untouched beauty of Ruaha National Park. Here, you can unwind in the elegant ambience of the camp, soaking in the serene African wilderness. Enjoy a restful night under the stars at the lodge, making the most of this luxurious stay in one of Tanzania's most captivating national parks.

Day 4 Selous Game Reserve to Ruaha National Park (Small)

Day 5 & 6: Wildlife Encounters and Nature Immersion in Ruaha National Park

Spend these days exploring the diverse ecosystems of Ruaha National Park. Each morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast at the lodge, your luxurious camp in the heart of the park, before setting out on your wildlife adventures.

Opt for full-day game drives to discover the remote corners of the park, where you can observe Ruaha's renowned elephant herds majestic lions, and possibly spot elusive leopards or cheetahs amidst the stunning landscapes. Ruaha's terrain, with its baobab-dotted hills and expansive savannas, provides exceptional wildlife sightings and photography opportunities. Alternatively, you can relax at the lodge during the midday heat and embark on afternoon game drives. These excursions are ideal for experiencing the vibrant wildlife activity as the day cools down.

Evenings are a time for relaxation back at the lodge. Here, you can unwind and enjoy dinners under the stars, sharing tales of the day's sightings and experiences in the enchanting ambience of the African wilderness. The luxurious setting of Jabali Ridge enhances your safari experience, offering a perfect blend of adventure and comfort in Ruaha National Park.

Day 5 & 6 Wildlife Encounters and Nature Immersion in small

Day 7: Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

On your final morning at Jabali Ridge in Ruaha National Park, take your time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. It's a moment to reflect on your safari's unforgettable experiences and adventures. Gather your belongings and begin preparations for your departure from this stunning wilderness.

You'll be comfortably transferred to Msembe Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. En route to the airstrip, relish a brief but scenic game drive, offering one last opportunity to soak in the breathtaking landscapes and observe the diverse wildlife of Ruaha.

As your plane ascends from the airstrip and you bid farewell to Ruaha National Park, carry the memories of its breathtaking beauty and untamed wilderness. This safari in one of Tanzania’s most captivating national parks leaves you with a treasure trove of moments and experiences that capture the essence of an extraordinary African adventure.

Day 7 Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Sa small

Inclusions:

  • Return flight from Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals - (As specified in the day-by-day section), tea and coffee.
  • Taxes
  • Water in the car
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brands, spirits and cigars)
  • Basic (limited) laundry services

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Tips - (Tipping guideline US$15+ pp per day)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
6 Jan – 14 March 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 11,530
$ 9,028
$ 9,762
$ 8,928
$ 9,216
$ 8,728
1 Nov – 19 Dec 2024
$ 7,888
$ 6,868
$ 7,108
$ 6,768
$ 6,772
$ 6,568
20 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 11,530
$ 9,028
$ 9,762
$ 8,928
$ 9,216
$ 8,728