Lions abound in Selous

Manze and Mdonya Itinerary

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

7 days from £3500pp plus international flights.

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Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 1

Arrive In Selous

You will be met at Dar es Salaam and transferred to the domestic terminal for the flight to Selous, where your guide is waiting to drive you to camp, game viewing en route. Settle into your safari tent and relax for a while before setting off on your afternoon game activity. This will introduce you to the landscapes and wildlife of Selous Game Reserve, the largest reserve not only in Tanzania but in the whole of Africa. Have your camera at the ready to preserve those first precious wildlife encounters. You'll arrive back in camp in time to shower and change, enjoy sundowners and a tasty dinner.

Lunch, dinner

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 2

Game Viewing In Selous

You'll have a choice of activities today including game drives, walking safaris and boat trips. Game drives take place in the early morning or late afternoon, or you can opt for a full day's drive with a packed lunch. If you want to get close to nature, a walking safari with an experienced guide is just the thing. You'll learn how to examine tracks and spoor, to 'read' the bush. It's also an opportunity to see plants and trees up close and find out about their role in the environment. Guided walks are open to those aged 16 and over. A boat safari on the lake gives you the chance to observe hippo, crocodile and many species of birds.

Full board

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 3

Game Viewing In Selous

A second full day in Selous. You'll have the same choice of activities, so maybe now's the time to try a different activity from yesterday, to gain a different view of this varied reserve and its diverse animal life. Between activities you can unwind in the camp, admiring views of the lake and its attendant wildlife from your tent, savouring delicious meals and enjoying the company of fellow guests.

Full board

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 4

Fly To Ruaha

After breakfast you'll be transferred to the airstrip for the flight to Ruaha. You'll be met by a guide from Mdonya Old River Camp on arrival and will enjoy a game drive transfer to the camp, arriving in time for lunch and a siesta. Later you can head out into the park for an afternoon safari. Ruaha has a mix of scenery with open plains, rocky outcrops, rivers and pools. It's remote and you'll see very few, if any, other vehicles. Return to camp to freshen up before dinner by candlelight.

Full board

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 5

Game Viewing In Ruaha

You'll be offered morning and afternoon game drives from camp. The wildlife at Ruaha is rich and varied, as this is a meeting point for species from south, west and east Africa. You should spot giraffe, elephant, buffalo and zebra and look out for leopard, sable and roan antelope. There are also large numbers of birds, with over 400 species having been recorded here. Your guide knows the area well and will share his knowledge with you, giving you an insight into the flora and fauna.

Full board

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 6

Game Viewing In Ruaha

You have another full day to enjoy all that Ruaha has to offer. No two game drives are the same and there are always surprises, so keep your camera ready! In the middle of day you're free to take it easy in camp, chatting with other guests in the lounge, browsing through reference books in the small library and enjoying a convivial lunch. In the evening you'll get back in time for camp fire sundowners and a communal dinner at the long table, set out beneath the stars.

Full board

Selous and Ruaha safari

Day 7

Depart

Enjoy a tasty breakfast this morning before setting off to the airstrip for the flight to Dar es Salaam, where the holiday ends.

Breakfast

Paul-May-2019
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