DURATION

5 Days 

Ruaha and Nyerere National Park

AREA TO VISIT

Serengeti, Ruaha ,Nyerere National Park and Dar es Salaam

ACCOMMODATION

Tented Camp and Lodges

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

2 nights Ruaha National Park

-One and half day game drive in Ruaha
-Abundance of wildlife
2nights Nyerere National Park (Selous)
-Full day game drive
-Half day boat safari
-Plenty of African Hunting Dogs and birdlife on the river

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    ITINERARY IN FULL

    Day 1:  FLY FROM SERENGETI/ARUSHA TO RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

    The flight from Serengeti will arrive into Ruaha National Park where you will be met by a guide from a Lodge in Ruaha National Park. Ruaha National Park is the largest Park in Tanzania and lies in the centre of the country. This beautiful park has an abundance of wildlife in an array of sceneries which gives it a character all of its own. The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the park as it is the only permanent water source in the park.

    The  Driver  guide  will take  you  to the  lodge/camp  for  late  lunch  then  late  afternoon   for  game  drive  in the  park.

    Evening: Meals and overnight at   lodge/Tented camp  in Ruaha FB

     

    Day 2: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

    After  breakfast,  depart   for  full day game drive along the river takes you over rocky kopjes, home to the Greater kudu, Roan antelope and elephant, and winds down along the river bank through open plains, perfect for cheetah and lion, herds of buffalo, warthogs, jackals, bateared Foxes – the list is endless. The river banks are rich with birdlife, hippos and crocs. For the more adventurous, above the escarpment lives the more elusive Sable Antelope.

    Evening: Meals and overnight at   lodge/Tented camp in Ruaha FB

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    Day 3: FLY RUAHA – NYERERE NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast you will depart on a final game drive on your way to the airstrip for the flight from Ruaha to Nyerere National Park. The flight departs at 13:15 and arrives into Nyerere at 15:00 ready for the afternoon game activity.

    The guide from Camp /lodge will be at the airstrip waiting to greet you and take you to check in at the Camp/lodge.

    This huge conservation area is a World Heritage Site and was gazetted into a National Park in 2019. Previously, named after Frederick Courteney Selous who died in the reserve. The National Park is north of the sprawling Rufiji River and is reserved for photographic safaris.

     

    The river is a myriad of wide open water, lakes and channels and Selous is the only reserve that offers boating safaris in addition to the more classic vehicle and walking safaris. Nyerere is estimated to have one third of all Tanzania’s African Hunting Dog. The landscape is predominantly flat and covered with miombo trees. Lions and leopards join the Hunting dogs as prevalent predators in the reserve and there is a good variety of prey animals from wildebeest and buffalo to smaller animals like warthog and impala. The river supports a rich and varied bird life, the banks providing a nesting bank for the bee eaters and fishing grounds for Kingfishers.

    Game drive enroute to the camp/Lodge

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/Tented camp in Nyerere National Park FB

     

    Day 4:  FLY RUAHA – NYERERE NATIONAL PARK

    The night before the guide will have discussed the options for todays safaris, so you may have chosen an early morning walk departing camp at 0630 to return for a late breakfast at 0930 or an early bird game drive (0630- 1130) or else have a bit of a lie in and go out after breakfast at 0830 until lunch. A full day game drive option is also available departing 0830 and returning at 1600 for afternoon tea. An  option  of  a half  day  game  drive  and  an  afternoon  boat  safari  is  among  the  option  on this  day.

    Evening: Meals and overnight at a tented camp/Lodge in Nyerere National Park FB

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    Day 5: NYERERE NATIONAL PARK – DAR ES SALAAM/ZANZIBAR

    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 Dar es Salaam.