The Wildness of Ruaha and Katavi

Are you in search of seeing the largest populations of lion in Tanzania, promising exciting scenes few places in the world can match? Do you also envision a safari where the northern and southern hemisphere birds and plants meet along with various mammals along a great convergence zone? Does the thought of ever-shrinking watering holes and ever-growing concentrations of hippos pique your interest? If you've answered yes, then it sounds like our 1 Week Safari through Ruaha National Park and Katavi National Park is just for you!

From $4 815 Per Person Sharing, Experience:

1 Night Best Western or similar — Dar es Salaam

3 Nights Ruaha River Lodge — Ruaha National Park

3 Nights Katavi Wildlife Camp — Katavi National Park

Itinerary Includes Room Rate Plus:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Two shared game drives in an open vehicle with a guide per night
  • Airstrip Transfers
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Laundry
  • Park and Concession Fees

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

On your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, you'll be met by a friendly member of Foxes Safari Camps who will escort you to the Dar es Salaam hotel and help you check-in. Whether you'd like to explore the city or get some rest it's up to you, but tomorrow your real

Tanzanian adventure begins!

Day 2

Ruaha National Park

The following morning we'll pick you up from the hotel at 09h00 after breakfast and return to the airport for the Safari Air Link flight to Ruaha River Lodge.

Flight No 01 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 10:30 Arrival Time 13:00.

A guide from Ruaha River Lodge will be at the airstrip waiting to greet you and take you on a game drive through the park before helping you check into your room.

In the afternoon you will go out and begin to explore Tanzania's largest national park with a game drive before returning to camp at dusk, just in time to freshen up before drinks around the camp fire.

Day 3 & 4

Ruaha River Lodge

During your stay at Ruaha River Lodge choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day experiences in Ruaha National Park, with a picnic lunch enabling you to explore further afield in this enormous wilderness.

  • Early Morning Game Drives

Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

  • Morning Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

  • Afternoon Game Drives

Departing at 16:00 and returning at dusk, in time for sundowners.

  • Full-Day Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, returning at 16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Day 5

Katavi National Park

With an early start to the day, enjoy an early morning game drive to the airstrip for your flight to Katavi National Park.

Flight No 05 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 07:00 Arrival Time: 08:40.

A Katavi Wildlife Camp guide will be waiting at the airstrip to greet you and take you on a game drive towards the camp for check-in.

Once settled into your room, head out on an afternoon game drive departing at 16:00, arriving back at dusk just in time for sundowners.

Day 6 & 7

Katavi Wildlife Camp

During your time staying at Katavi Wildlife Camp choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day with picnic lunch promising an action-packed day out in the unscripted Tanzanian bush.

  • Early Morning Game Drives

Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

  • Morning Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

  • Afternoon Game Drives

Departing at 16:00 and returning at dusk, in time for sundowners.

  • Full-Day Game Drives

Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, retuning at 16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast you will have the chance to enjoy one final game drive through Katavi, as you slowly wind your way to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.

Flight No 06 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 10:30 Arrival Time: 16:00.

A staff member of Foxes Safari Camps will meet you at the airport and help you transfer to your international flight, or check you in to your hotel.