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7 Days of Untamed Splendor Exploring Nyerere and Ruaha's Secret Wilderness

From $4,809 per person sharing

7 Days of Untamed Splendor Exploring Nyerere and Ruaha's Secret Wilderness

From $4,809 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Discover Tanzania’s hidden wilderness on a 7-day flying safari to Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks. This unique journey offers an authentic African adventure, showcasing the less explored southern parks in contrast to the busier northern circuits.

Your safari begins in the vast Nyerere National Park, evolved from the Selous Game Reserve. As Africa’s largest national park, Nyerere is a wildlife haven, home to the continent’s most extensive elephant population, along with lions, leopards, wild dogs, and more. Stay at Selous Impala Camp and immerse yourself in diverse activities like boat safaris on the Rufiji River and thrilling game drives.

Continuing to the rugged and scenic Ruaha National Park, known for its large elephant herds and diverse wildlife, including kudus and endangered wild dogs. Your time at Ikuka Safari Camp is filled with explorations of Ruaha’s unique landscapes on game drives, offering intimate wildlife encounters.

This 7-day expedition culminates with a scenic return flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar, etching lasting memories of Tanzania’s southern paradises. It’s an exploratory journey, perfect for adventurers seeking to immerse themselves in the unspoiled and diverse ecosystems of Tanzania’s less-travelled paths.

type

Semi-Luxury tour

This tour uses a semi-luxury camps.

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)
Selous Impala Camp
3
Gold
Day 4-6
Ruaha National Park
Ikuka Safari Camp
3
Gold
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 Selous Impala Camp 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 the camp, enjoying the stunning views and wildlife. Settle in and savour a freshly prepared lunch in the camp’s 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 the camp.

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

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

Awake to the serene ambience of the bush at Selous Impala Camp within Nyerere National Park. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the camp, surrounded by the natural beauty of what was once known as Selous, now an integral part of Nyerere National Park. This area is renowned for its varied safari activities, each offering a unique window into this diverse ecosystem. As you embark on game drives, you’ll have the chance to delve into the heart of the reserve, seeking out more giant game and predators. One of the highlights is the potential to spot Africa’s largest population of wild dogs, an extraordinary and thrilling sight in the wild.

Choose between immersive full-day game drives that include picnic lunches, providing an extensive exploration of the reserve’s captivating landscapes and wildlife. Alternatively, opt for a leisurely lunch back at the camp, followed by an afternoon game drive, perfect for experiencing the different facets of the park’s flora and fauna as the day progresses.

Evenings at the camp are for relaxation and reflection. Unwind by the camp’s swimming pool, a serene oasis amid the wilderness. As the day turns to night, enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the African bush. Your stay concludes with a comfortable and peaceful overnight at the camp, nestling you in the heart of one of Africa’s most untouched wildlife sanctuaries.

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 at the camp in Nyerere National Park, savouring the early morning tranquillity of the African bush. Following breakfast, embark on a scenic flight to Msembe Airstrip, which marks your entry into the stunning Ruaha National Park. Upon landing, you will be warmly greeted by a driver-guide who will provide an insightful introduction to Ruaha’s diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity. This park is celebrated for its expansive landscapes and incredible wildlife.

Upon arrival at Ikuka Safari Camp, your accommodation in Ruaha, indulge in a lunch that captures the essence of delicious flavours, offering a taste of Tanzanian cuisine amidst the wilderness. After lunch, prepare for an afternoon game drive that takes you through the unique terrain of Ruaha National Park. This park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting large herds of elephants, pride of lions, and the possibility of spotting elusive leopards or cheetahs.

After a day full of adventure and wildlife sightings, return to the comfort of camp. Here, you can relax and reflect on the day’s experiences, enjoying the serene atmosphere and the park’s stunning views.

Day 4 Selous (Nyerere National Park), to Ruaha Nationa (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 camp before setting out on your wildlife adventures.

Opt for full-day game drives to discover 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. The park’s diverse terrain, from baobab-dotted hills to expansive savannas, offers exceptional wildlife sightings and photography opportunities. Alternatively, relax at Ikuka Safari Camp during the midday heat and embark on afternoon game drives. These excursions are perfect for witnessing the vibrant wildlife activity as the day cools.

Evenings are spent at the camp, where 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.

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 in Ruaha National Park, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp and reflect on your safari’s unforgettable experiences. Gather your belongings and prepare for your departure from this spectacular wilderness.

You will be transferred to Msembe Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. During the brief but scenic drive to the airstrip, you’ll have one last opportunity for a game drive, offering a final chance to witness Ruaha’s stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.

As your plane ascends from Ruaha, look back one last time at the breathtaking beauty and untamed wilderness of one of Tanzania’s most extraordinary national parks. Carry with you a treasure trove of memories filled with the sights, sounds, and experiences of this remarkable safari adventure in Ruaha National Park.

Day 7 Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Sal (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
  • At Ikuka Safari Camp, 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 – 15 March 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 6,839
$ 5,873
$ 5,945
$ 5,623
$ 5,716
$ 5,523
1 Nov – 14 Dec 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
15 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 6,839
$ 5,873
$ 5,945
$ 5,623
$ 5,716
$ 5,523

Tour Overview

Discover Tanzania's hidden wilderness on a 7-day flying safari to Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks. This unique journey offers an authentic African adventure, showcasing the less explored southern parks in contrast to the busier northern circuits.

Your safari begins in the vast Nyerere National Park, evolved from the Selous Game Reserve. As Africa's largest national park, Nyerere is a wildlife haven, home to the continent's most extensive elephant population, along with lions, leopards, wild dogs, and more. Stay at Selous Impala Camp and immerse yourself in diverse activities like boat safaris on the Rufiji River and thrilling game drives.

Continuing to the rugged and scenic Ruaha National Park, known for its large elephant herds and diverse wildlife, including kudus and endangered wild dogs. Your time at Ikuka Safari Camp is filled with explorations of Ruaha’s unique landscapes on game drives, offering intimate wildlife encounters.

This 7-day expedition culminates with a scenic return flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar, etching lasting memories of Tanzania's southern paradises. It's an exploratory journey, perfect for adventurers seeking to immerse themselves in the unspoiled and diverse ecosystems of Tanzania's less-travelled paths.

type

Semi-Luxury tour

This tour uses a semi-luxury camps.

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)
Selous Impala Camp
3
Gold
Day 4-6
Ruaha National Park
Ikuka Safari Camp
3
Gold
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 Selous Impala Camp 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 the camp, enjoying the stunning views and wildlife. Settle in and savour a freshly prepared lunch in the camp's 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 the camp.

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

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

Awake to the serene ambience of the bush at Selous Impala Camp within Nyerere National Park. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the camp, surrounded by the natural beauty of what was once known as Selous, now an integral part of Nyerere National Park. This area is renowned for its varied safari activities, each offering a unique window into this diverse ecosystem. As you embark on game drives, you'll have the chance to delve into the heart of the reserve, seeking out more giant game and predators. One of the highlights is the potential to spot Africa's largest population of wild dogs, an extraordinary and thrilling sight in the wild.

Choose between immersive full-day game drives that include picnic lunches, providing an extensive exploration of the reserve's captivating landscapes and wildlife. Alternatively, opt for a leisurely lunch back at the camp, followed by an afternoon game drive, perfect for experiencing the different facets of the park’s flora and fauna as the day progresses.

Evenings at the camp are for relaxation and reflection. Unwind by the camp's swimming pool, a serene oasis amid the wilderness. As the day turns to night, enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the African bush. Your stay concludes with a comfortable and peaceful overnight at the camp, nestling you in the heart of one of Africa's most untouched wildlife sanctuaries.

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 at the camp in Nyerere National Park, savouring the early morning tranquillity of the African bush. Following breakfast, embark on a scenic flight to Msembe Airstrip, which marks your entry into the stunning Ruaha National Park. Upon landing, you will be warmly greeted by a driver-guide who will provide an insightful introduction to Ruaha’s diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity. This park is celebrated for its expansive landscapes and incredible wildlife.

Upon arrival at Ikuka Safari Camp, your accommodation in Ruaha, indulge in a lunch that captures the essence of delicious flavours, offering a taste of Tanzanian cuisine amidst the wilderness. After lunch, prepare for an afternoon game drive that takes you through the unique terrain of Ruaha National Park. This park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting large herds of elephants, pride of lions, and the possibility of spotting elusive leopards or cheetahs.

After a day full of adventure and wildlife sightings, return to the comfort of camp. Here, you can relax and reflect on the day’s experiences, enjoying the serene atmosphere and the park's stunning views.

Day 4 Selous (Nyerere National Park), to Ruaha Nationa (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 camp before setting out on your wildlife adventures.

Opt for full-day game drives to discover 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. The park's diverse terrain, from baobab-dotted hills to expansive savannas, offers exceptional wildlife sightings and photography opportunities. Alternatively, relax at Ikuka Safari Camp during the midday heat and embark on afternoon game drives. These excursions are perfect for witnessing the vibrant wildlife activity as the day cools.

Evenings are spent at the camp, where 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.

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 in Ruaha National Park, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp and reflect on your safari's unforgettable experiences. Gather your belongings and prepare for your departure from this spectacular wilderness.

You will be transferred to Msembe Airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. During the brief but scenic drive to the airstrip, you'll have one last opportunity for a game drive, offering a final chance to witness Ruaha's stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.

As your plane ascends from Ruaha, look back one last time at the breathtaking beauty and untamed wilderness of one of Tanzania's most extraordinary national parks. Carry with you a treasure trove of memories filled with the sights, sounds, and experiences of this remarkable safari adventure in Ruaha National Park.

Day 7 Departure from Ruaha National Park to Dar es Sal (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
  • At Ikuka Safari Camp, 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 – 15 March 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
1 June – 30 June 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
1 July – 31 Oct 2024
$ 6,839
$ 5,873
$ 5,945
$ 5,623
$ 5,716
$ 5,523
1 Nov – 14 Dec 2024
$ 5,939
$ 5,159
$ 5,169
$ 4,909
$ 4,965
$ 4,809
15 Dec – 5 Jan 2025
$ 6,839
$ 5,873
$ 5,945
$ 5,623
$ 5,716
$ 5,523