• Lions abound in Selous
  • The view from a tent at Lake Manze Camp
  • Both reserves have large herds of elephants
  • Ruaha sunset
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Manze and Mdonya

Enjoy a week's safari away from the crowds encountering wildlife in southern Tanzania on land and water

7 days from £3500pp plus international flights.

Superb value safari in southern Tanzania's best wildlife locations, tented camps with friendly service.

  • A week's safari in two of Tanzania best reserves
  • Amazing game viewing pretty well guaranteed
  • Good quality lodge in one of the best areas of Selous
  • A lovely rustic, friendly camp in relatively little-visited Ruaha
  • Elephants galore in Ruaha, plus other truly superb wildlife
  • Game drives and boat safaris in Selous

This one week safari takes you to two of southern Tanzania's best game viewing areas, Selous and Ruaha. Despite their rich wildlife, these parks are less visited than those in the north, so you'll be well away from the crowds.

We give you three nights at each camp, so you'll have plenty of time to unpack, settle in and get to know the camp layout. These are small camps, with just 12 tents, and you'll soon get to know your fellow guests and the staff. Generally you'll be out game viewing each morning and then again in the afternoon, leaving ample time in between to relax, socialise and enjoy some seriously tasty food. Both camps are in the heart of their respective reserves and you'll be able to sit back and watch wildlife from your own tent. Each evening you'll gather round the camp fire, reliving the day's highlights over a sundowner.

In Selous you'll have a choice of activities. Game drives are a great way to over a lot of ground and give you access to varied terrains and their diverse inhabitants. The camp is by Lake Manze and you can take boat rides for close up views of hippos, crocodiles and dozens of species of birds. If you go out in the late afternoon you get the bonus of a gorgeous sunset, too. In Ruaha, game viewing centres around 4x4 drives, taking in different areas of the park to add variety to your safari.

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Experiences you could have on this safari

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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