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Southern Tanzania Safari: Explore the Heart of Africa

Southern Tanzania Safari: Explore the Heart of Africa



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Southern Tanzania Safari: Explore the Heart of Africa, Discover the Best-Kept Safari Secrets of Tanzania. Go off the beaten track and experience the wild beauty of southern Tanzania's biggest, wildest, and most remote game reserves and national parks, where you will see the abundance of diverse wildlife on the undisturbed grasslands and at the lakes of the vast Selous Game Reserve.

On this tour, you will visit Mikumi National Park to see a multitude of big mammals and birds on the Mkata Plains, where wildebeests, elephants, buffalos, zebras, and antelopes roam. You will also have a real Africa adventure by hiking to Sanje Waterfalls through the lush forests of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park where you can see rare and endemic species, including unique primates and birds, without forgetting the unforgettable 4x4 game drives in remote Ruaha to spot predators hunting in the wild, from lions and cheetahs to leopards and endangered wild dogs.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience that you will cherish for a lifetime. Book your trip today and start planning your adventure in the heart of Africa!

Tour Features

Tour type

Mid-range Tour

This is mid-range tour uses 4-3 stars hotels & Lodges

Private Tour

Private Tour

This is a private tour with a private guide, designed exclusive for you.

Customizable Tour

Customizable Tour

This tour can be customized to fit your preferences and your needs

Departure Guaranteed

Departure Guaranteed

This tour can start any day, and it is available troughout the year.

2024/2025 Rates Per Person

Dates 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6 pax
1 Jun to 31 Oct $3,890 $3,762 $3,610
22 Dec to 31 Mar $3,766 $3,678 $3,527
1 Nov to 21 Dec $3,620 $3,510 $3,447
1 Apr to 31 May $3,447 $3,211 $3,114

Trip Summary

Day 1

Arrive to Dar and pick up to Ramada beach resort.

  Checkin at Ramada Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2

Drive to Selous Game reserve.

  Check in at Africa Safari Selous

Day 3

Full day game drive in Selous wilderness.

Day 4

Full day Boat Safari

Day 5

Full day Game drive in Selous Game Reserve and Drive to Saible

  Check in at Sable Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 6

Cultural tour and Cruising along Mikumi National park.

  Dinner and overnight will be hold at Camp bastian Mikumi.

Day 7

Full Day game drive in Mikumi National park

Day 8

Full day game drive at Ruaha National Park

  Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Tandala Camp

Day 9

Game Drive at Ruaha National Park

  Dinner and Overnigt at Tandala Camp

Day 10

Drive back to Dar es salaam

  Dinner and Overnight at Ramada Hotel

Day 11

Transfer from hotel to airport and to your International Flight

Day 1
Tour activity

Arrive to Dar and pick up to Ramada beach resort.

On the first day of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will arrive at Dar es Salaam airport and meet your driver. Your driver will transfer you to the Ramada Beach Resort for dinner and overnight.

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and is a great place to start your safari adventure. The Ramada Beach Resort is a beautiful hotel located on the coast with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

After checking in to your hotel, you will enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow safari-goers. This is a great opportunity to get to know them and learn about their plans for the Southern Tanzania Safari.

In the evening, you can take a walk around the hotel grounds and enjoy the beach views. The beach at Ramada Beach Resort is a great place to relax and unwind after your long journey.

Tour activity

Checkin at Ramada Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2
Tour activity

Drive to Selous Game reserve.

On day 2 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will drive for 6 hours to Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa's oldest and wildest protected areas. After checking in to your camp, you will embark on a 4x4 game drive in an open-sided safari vehicle with a picnic lunch. You will spend the afternoon exploring the Selous Game Reserve, seeing a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and many more. In the evening, you will enjoy an evening walk safari along the Selous wilderness.

Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa, covering an area of 54,600 square kilometers. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffaloes). Selous is also home to a number of endangered species, such as the African wild dog and the cheetah. Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its outstanding natural beauty and its importance for wildlife conservation.

Tour activity

Check in at Africa Safari Selous

Day 3
Tour activity

Full day game drive in Selous wilderness.

On day 3 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp before setting off on a full day game drive in an open-sided safari vehicle. You will look out for a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, many species of antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and a host of birds. You may even be lucky enough to see the rare African wild dog or cheetah.

The game drives in Selous are some of the most exciting in Africa, as you are likely to see a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. The scenery in Selous is also stunning, with a mix of grasslands, forests, and rivers. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Tour activity

Full day Boat Safari

On day 4 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a combination of a game drive and a boat safari along the Rufiji River. The Rufiji River is one of the longest rivers in Africa and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and other animals that come to the river bank to drink.

You will set off on a game drive in the morning, looking out for animals such as lions, elephants, and giraffes. In the afternoon, you will board a boat and cruise along the river, keeping an eye out for hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife. You may even be lucky enough to see a herd of elephants crossing the river.

In the evening, you will enjoy a drink and some snacks along the river bank as you watch the sunset. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. This is a great opportunity to see a different side of Selous Game Reserve and to experience the wildlife and scenery of the Rufiji River.

Day 5
Tour activity

Full day Game drive in Selous Game Reserve and Drive to Saible

On day 5 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve, followed by a drive to Sable Mountain Lodge. Sable Mountain Lodge is a beautiful lodge set in the Beho Beho hills of Selous Game Reserve. The lodge has a variety of spacious rooms with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

In the morning, you will set off on a game drive, looking out for lions, elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush. In the afternoon, you will drive to Sable Mountain Lodge, arriving in the late evening. You will enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge.

This is a great opportunity to see more of Selous Game Reserve and to experience the beautiful scenery of the Beho Beho hills.

Tour activity

Check in at Sable Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 6
Tour activity

Cultural tour and Cruising along Mikumi National park.

On day 6 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a cultural tour and a cruise along Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and many more.

In the morning, you will visit a local village to learn about the culture and traditions of the Maasai people. You will see how they live and work, and you will have the opportunity to interact with them. In the afternoon, you will take a cruise along the Mkata River, which is home to a variety of hippos, crocodiles, and birds. You may even be lucky enough to see a family of elephants crossing the river.

This is a great opportunity to experience the culture and wildlife of Tanzania in one day.

Tour activity

Dinner and overnight will be hold at Camp bastian Mikumi.

Day 7
Tour activity

Full Day game drive in Mikumi National park

On day 7 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a full day game drive in Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and many more.

In the morning, you will set off on a game drive, looking out for lions, elephants, giraffes, and other wildlife. You may even be lucky enough to see a cheetah chasing and killing a zebra.

In the afternoon, you will stop for lunch in the bush. After lunch, you will continue your game drive until sunset. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 8
Tour activity

Full day game drive at Ruaha National Park

On day 8 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a full day game drive at Ruaha National Park. Ruaha is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and many more.

You will set off early in the morning in a 4x4 safari vehicle and spend the day exploring the park. You will have the opportunity to see some of the park's most iconic animals, such as lions lounging in the shade of a tree, cheetahs hunting for prey, and wild dogs running in packs. You may even be lucky enough to see a herd of elephants crossing the river.

Ruaha National Park is known for its exceptional predator sightings, and you are likely to see a wide variety of big cats during your game drive. The park is also home to a large population of elephants, buffaloes, and other animals. The scenery in Ruaha is stunning, with a mix of vast open plains and rocky hills dotted with baobab trees.

This is a great opportunity to see some of the most impressive wildlife in Africa in its natural habitat. You will also experience the unique beauty of Ruaha National Park.

Tour activity

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Tandala Camp

Day 9
Tour activity

Game Drive at Ruaha National Park

On day 9 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a full day game drive at Ruaha National Park. After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, you will set off in a 4x4 safari vehicle to explore the park. You will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and many more. You may even be lucky enough to see a cheetah hunting for prey or a herd of elephants crossing the river.

Ruaha National Park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. It is known for its exceptional predator sightings, and you are likely to see a wide variety of big cats during your game drive. The park is also home to a large population of elephants, buffaloes, and other animals. The scenery in Ruaha is stunning, with a mix of vast open plains and rocky hills dotted with baobab trees.

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnigt at Tandala Camp

Day 10
Tour activity

Drive back to Dar es salaam

On day 10 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a scenic drive back to Dar es Salaam. You will first drive to Iringa, a small town located in the highlands of Tanzania. From Iringa, you will continue your drive to Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania.

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see some of the stunning scenery of Tanzania, including rolling hills, forests, and rivers. You will also pass through small villages, where you can get a glimpse of local life.

In the evening, you will arrive in Dar es Salaam and check into your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening to relax or explore the city.

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnight at Ramada Hotel

Day 11
Tour activity

Transfer from hotel to airport and to your International Flight

On day 11 of your Southern Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy a transfer from your hotel to the airport for your international flight. Depending on your flight schedule, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and take you to the airport. You will check in for your flight and go through security. After that, you will have some time to relax in the airport lounge before your flight departs.

This is a great opportunity to reflect on your amazing safari and to start planning your next trip to Africa!

package includes Package Includes

  •  safari car and professional tour guide for the entire trip
  • Full board accommodation at hotel and lodges
  • Park fees
  • Transfer to/from the hotel
  • Boat safari and walking safari
  • Meals and mineral water

package includes Package Doesn't Include

  • International Flight
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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