Selous - Ruaha - Mikumi

Road safari through Southern Tanzania

Visit the most beautiful parks of Southern Tanzania in small groups with not more than 6 people. Participate in some classic-style game drives - exploring the bush in open 4 x 4 vehicles. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory.


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Hippo pool

Hippo pool

Day 1: Selous

Depart from Dar es Salaam city centre by 4x4 safari vehicle to the Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the Rufiji River Camp. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to the Rufiji River Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Selous

Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area. Meals and overnight at the Rufiji River Camp.

Day 3: Selous

After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve.  The thrill of creeping up to animals to "shoot" them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, and other water birds settle on the river banks and lake shores. There are also larger land mammals to be seen, such as giraffes and elephants. Meals and overnight at the Rufiji River Camp.

Day 4: Selous

Another full day game viewing in the Selous Game Reserve. Meals and overnight at the Rufiji River Camp.

A horde of baboons

A horde of baboons

Day 5: Mikumi

Collect picnic lunches and drive to the Mikumi National Park and proceed to the Vuma Hill Tented Camp. The camp is perched above the trees stretching over the seemingly endless wilderness south west of the park. Dinner and overnight at the Vuma Hill Tented Camp.

Day 6: Ruaha

After breakfast drive to the Ruaha National Park, which is famous for its rare sable antelope, roan antelope, and big herds of elephants. The park represents a transition zone where eastern and southern African flora and fauna overlap. Although Ruaha is one of the largest parks in Africa, it is comparatively unknown and, due to its remoteness, remains unspoiled. Enjoy a late lunch at the lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. The Ruaha River Lodge is the only lodge within the reserve, built on a rocky ridge with spectacular views of the Great Ruaha River. Dinner and overnight at the Ruaha River Lodge.

Day 7: Ruaha

Today, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ruaha NP. The river attracts large numbers of hippo and crocodile. Species indigenous to the park include lion, leopard, hunting dog, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog and eland. Grants gazelle, ostrich and cheetah can also be seen on the plains. Meals and overnight at the Ruaha River Lodge.

African buffalo

African buffalo

Day 8: Mikumi

Depart to the Mikumi National Park after an early breakfast. Have lunch at the Vuma Hill Tented Camp. Afterwards, go for an evening game drive. The park is well known for its population of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, elands, Greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions, leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal. With a little luck, you may also see crocodiles, monitor lizards, baboons and hippos. Dinner and overnight at the Vuma Hill Tented Lodge.

Day 9: Mikumi

Enjoy another morning game drive in the Mikumi NP. Return to the camp for lunch before you leave for Dar es Salaam city centre, where you will be dropped off. End of our services.

Services included

  • Accomodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation with an English speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
  • Game drives and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park or reserve entry fees

Services not included

  • Airport or border transfers
  • Visas (currently 50.00 USD per person)
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of a personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc.

Optional Services

  • The indicated price is p.p. with 6 travellers
  • Price p.p. with 5 travellers: 2,543.00 USD
  • Price p.p. with 4 travellers: 2,652.00 USD
  • Price p.p. with 3 travellers: 2,834.00 USD
  • Price p.p. with 2 travellers: 3,198.00 USD
  • Price p.p. with 1 traveller: 4,291.00 USD
  • Single room supplement: 814.00 USD


  • A prepayment of 35% has to be paid directly after reconfirmation. Final payment becomes due 45 days before starting date of the tour.





minimum: 1

maximum: 6


Duration: 9 Days

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