10 Day Southern Tanzania Fly-in Safari Selous Ruaha & Zanzibar

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Roho ya Selous Camp

10 Day Southern Tanzania Fly-in Safari Selous Ruaha & Zanzibar; This trip combines the best bush & beach that Tanzania has to offer! Enjoy 3 nights on safari in the game rich Selous where you can enjoy a variety of different safari experiences, followed by another 3 nights in Ruaha National Park, a true wilderness experience of rocky escarpments and hills dotted with impressive baobab trees.

Ruaha is also home to 10% of the worlds lion population so is a fantastic option for any big cat enthusiasts. Finish your trip with a 3 nights stay relaxing in a boutique beach hotel in Zanzibar then fly back to Dar-es-salaam and depart for home.

Begin this safari and beach holiday with a flight to the remote and wonderful Selous Game Reserve, located in the south of Tanzania. Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO world heritage site and offers walking safaris, boat safaris and safari game drives.

Look out for buffalos, Lions, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras hippos, impalas, leopards and hyenas as well as an abundance of bird life. Your accommodations will be at Roho ya Selous Camp a spacious and comfy luxury tented lodge perched on a small hill overlooking the mighty Rufiji River with 8 en-suite safari tents including one family tent.

Roho ya Selous Camp offers a wide range of activities including game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris and also fishing.

From the Selous fly to Ruaha National Park and stay for the next three nights at Kwihala Camp, a private luxury mobile camp situated in a secluded area in the Ruaha National Park. Activities include game drives, night drives and walking safaris.

More remote and far less visited than Tanzania’s northern parks circuit, Ruaha offers a genuine unspoilt Africa safari experience. Game drives are the best way to appreciate this richness and also allow you to witness the varied terrain.

Ruaha is really quite remote, with only a handful of places to stay and you are unlikely to encounter many other vehicles, adding the benefit of exclusivity to wildlife sightings.

After 3 days in Ruaha we fly to Zanzibar for a beach vacation at the Matemwe Lodge on the quiet northeastern coast of Zanzibar Island. Matemwe Lodge is a luxury accommodation with only 12 chalets each with a private veranda with hammock and sofa, where you can relax and take in the spectacular views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.

Relax in a hammock, swim in the Indian ocean, embark on a water sport or visit Stone Town for sightseeing and bartering to buy souvenirs and spices to take home with you. 

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania – Fly to Selous Game Reserve. Overnight at Roho ya Selous Camp
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve. Overnight at Roho ya Selous Camp
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve. Overnight at Roho ya Selous Camp
Day 4: Selous – Fly to Ruaha National Park. Overnight at Kwihala Camp
Day 5: Ruaha National Park. Overnight at Kwihala Camp
Day 6: Ruaha National Park. Overnight at Kwihala Camp
Day 7: Ruaha – Fly to Zanzibar Island. Overnight at Matemwe Lodge
Day 8: Zanzibar Island. Overnight at Matemwe Lodge
Day 9: Zanzibar Island. Overnight at Matemwe Lodge
Day 10: Zanzibar – Fly to Dar es Salaam Airport – Depart

Kwihala Camp Ruaha

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Fly to the Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast at your hotel in Dar es Salaam you will be transferred to Dar es Salaam International Airport for your flight to the Selous Game Reserve, only an hour away (15 kg luggage limit per person; soft bags required for all flights on this itinerary).

Your guide from Roho ya Selous camp will meet you at the airstrip and game-drive you the short distance to the camp, giving an introduction to this beautiful reserve and its wildlife on the way.

Settle into your spacious tent and after lunch there’s time to relax by the pool before you set off on your afternoon safari activity. A boat safari is a lovely relaxed introduction to the Selous, watching wildlife come to the water’s edge to drink, and stopping for sundowners on a sandbank.

Overnight Accommodation: Roho ya Selous Camp
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2 & 3: Selous Game Reserve (Game Drive & Boat Safari)

Each morning and afternoon you can choose from the safari activities on offer. Game drives are a good way of exploring farther afield and seeing the larger wildlife and predators.

The Selous is home to a superb variety of wildlife including good populations of lion and leopard, and Africa’s largest population of wild dog.

Walking safaris are a real treat and offer a slower pace to learn about the flora and fauna of the Selous. Boat safaris on the lake are particularly lovely in the afternoon, combined with a spot of fishing or sundowners, and are a good chance to get up close to pods of hippo and bird colonies nesting on small islands.

Overnight Accommodation: Roho ya Selous Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Selous – Fly to Ruaha National Park (Game drive)

Depart on a short morning game drive to the airstrip to fly to Ruaha National Park, an hour and a half’s flight away. On arrival in Ruaha, a guide from Kwihala will meet you and game drive you back to camp, exploring this very different landscape on the way.

Settle in, unwind and freshen up before heading to the dining tent for a delicious lunch served in a shady spot overlooking the sandy river. Rest during the heat of the day before afternoon tea is served and you set off on an afternoon drive, searching for the big cats and other wildlife that make this park such a rewarding safari destination.

In the evening, enjoy drinks around the campfire before a three-course dinner alfresco, surrounded by lanterns and often the sounds of elephants in the distance as they search for water.

Overnight Accommodation: Kwihala Camp
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5 & 6: Ruaha National Park (Game Drive & Walking)

Safari activities take place in the early morning and late afternoon, when the wildlife is most active. You will head out with expert guides on game drives to explore farther afield, on walking safaris to seek out the smaller details and learn how to track wildlife from prints and signs in the bush, and night drives to watch nocturnal species.

Breakfast is often a picnic to maximize your explorations, and you will return to camp for lunch and a siesta.

Overnight Accommodation: Kwihala Camp
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Ruaha Fly to Zanzibar (2.5 Hours Flight)

After breakfast, depart camp and game-drive to the airstrip, where you will fly to Zanzibar, 2.5 hours away. On arrival you will be met and driven by private vehicle to Matemwe Lodge in the north east of the island.

Spend the rest of the afternoon unwinding in your thatch-and-stone chalet right on the ocean, snoozing in the hammock or swimming in one of the two pools.

Overnight Accommodation: Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 8 & 9: Zanzibar (Diving & Snorkeling)

Spend your days at Matemwe relaxing and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean, taking a boat to the reef to snorkel or dive, kayaking along the shoreline looking for turtles, sailing in a dhow watching for dolphins or taking a picnic lunch to a remote sandbank.

Overnight Accommodation: Matemwe Lodge Zanzibar
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 10: ZanzibarFly to Dar es Salaam Airport (20 minutes)

After breakfast you will be driven back to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam, only 20 minutes away, where you can connect to your international flight home.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

10 Day Southern Tanzania Fly-in Safari Selous Ruaha & Zanzibar Prices

10 Day Southern Tanzania Safari Selous Ruaha & Zanzibar Prices Include;

Roho ya Selous Camp includes;
Flights (Dar-es-salaam – Selous) + 3 Nights Full-board accommodation + Park and concession fees + House drinks, game drives, guided walks, boating safaris, fishing + transfers to/ from nearest airstrip & limited laundry service

Kwihala Camp Ruaha includes;
Flights (Selous – Ruaha) + Park and camping fees + Full-board accommodation + House drinks, game drives, night drives, guided walks +Transfers to/from nearest airstrip + Limited & Laundry service

Matemwe Lodge includes;
Flights (Ruaha – Zanzibar – Dar-es-salaam) + Private road transfers from airport to hotel in Zanzibar + Half-board basis (breakfast and dinner included) in Zanzibar & medical evacuation insurance

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Notes
* Our Tanzania by Air package is available year-round, subject to availability of accommodation and internal flights. The tour includes all logistics starting and ending at Dar es Salaam International Airport


10 Day Southern Tanzania Fly-in Safari Selous Ruaha & Zanzibar Prices Exclude;

* Private use of vehicles
* International flights to Tanzania

* Tanzania entry visa, inoculations
* Additional activities, meals and drinks
* Gratuities and items of a personal nature

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