The Rivers of Nyerere (Selous) & Ruaha

Begin your safari from an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River in Tanzania's largest National Park, Nyerere - formerly known as Selous. The Great Rufiji River is the largest in the country and consists of a myriad of wide-open water, lakes and channels - offering you the only boat safaris in Tanzania - in addition to the classic vehicle and walking safaris. You'll also get a chance to explore Tanzania's second-largest National Park - Ruaha - where the highest populations of lions lurk, along with a large number of mammals and impressive birding opportunities. 

From $4 171 Per Person Sharing, Experience:

1 Night Best Western or Similar — Dar es Salaam

3 Nights Rufiji River Camp — Nyerere National Park (Selous)

3 Nights Ruaha River Lodge — Ruaha 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

Download the Full Itinerary.

Terms and Conditions.

Gallery

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

Nyerere National Park (Selous)

The following morning we'll pick you up from the hotel at 09:00 after breakfast and return to the airport for the Safari Air Link flight to Nyerere National Park (Selous).

Flight No 01 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 10:30 Arrival Time 11:15.

A guide from Rufiji River Camp 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 Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous) 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

Nyerere National Park (Selous)

The night before, the manager will have discussed the options for today's safaris. Here's what you would be able to choose from and turn your bucket list into a reality:

  • Early Morning Nature Walk

Departing at 06:30, returning for a late breakfast at 09:30.

  • Early Bird Game Drive

Departing 06:30 with a packed breakfast, returning at 11:30.

  • Morning Game Drive

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

  • Morning Boat Safari

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

  • Full-Day Game Drive

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

  • Afternoon Game Drive

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

  • Afternoon Boat Safari

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

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

Ruaha National Park

An early walk or game drive brings you back in time for breakfast and the departure back to the airstrip for the onward flight to Ruaha National Park.

Flight No 02 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 11:00 Arrival Time: 13:00.

One of Ruaha River Lodge's guides will greet you at the airstrip and take you to the lodge and help you check-in.

Day 6 & 7

Ruaha National Park

During your time staying at Ruaha River Lodge 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 available for private use.

Day 8

Departure

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

Flight No 03 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 13:15 Arrival Time: 15:30.

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.