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Ruaha is Tanzania's second largest National Park and Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve

Exciting game viewing in Ruaha and Selous, combined these two areas provide you with a variety of activities and the chance to enjoy observing elephant, hippo, leopard, giraffe, lion, wild dog, buffalo and many plains game. The birding in these areas also does not disappoint, a variety of water-birds in the Selous.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $6360 - $7558
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: February - March, June - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Ruaha, Selous
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Birding
  • Boating
The safari starts with 3 nights in Ruaha at Kwihala Camp, the camp is not fenced. The combination of the vast space, good wildlife populations and excellent guiding make for an exciting start to your trip. The next stop is the Selous Game Reserve with accommodation at the new luxury Royo ya Selous Camp (opening August 2017). The beach finale will be at Matemwe Lodge on one of the best stretches of beach on Zanzibar Island. Here you have the chance to shake off the safari dust, swim in the warm Indian Ocean and walk fareboot in the soft, white sand.

Day One: Arrive Dar es Salaam and travel by scheduled light aircraft to Ruaha. Game drive transfer to Kwihala Camp for 3 nights (includes all meals, shared game viewing activities and park/concession fees)

Day two and three: On safari at Kwihala Camp

Day four: Game drive transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Selous, on arrival you are met and transferred by game drive to Royo ya Selous. Spend 3 nights here including all meals, shared game viewing activities and park/concession fees)

Day five and six: On safari at Royo ya Selous

Day seven: Travel by game drive to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. Road transfer to Matemwe Lodge for 3 nights including all meals

Day Eight and nine: Days at leisure to soak up the African sun, walk on the beach and explore the island if you are feeling active

Day Ten: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar es Salaam. On arrival collect your bags and check in for your international flight.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kwihala Camp
  • Royo ya Selous
  • Matemwe Lodge
Hippo in water, sen on a boat trip in...
Hippo in water, sen on a boat trip in the Selou by Rockwood Specialist Tours
Matemwe Lodge, Credit photo Matemwe L...
Matemwe Lodge, Credit photo Matemwe Lodge by Rockwood Specialist Tours
Beach photo, Credit: Matemwe Lodge
Beach photo, Credit: Matemwe Lodge by Rockwood Specialist Tours
Sunset in Selous,Credit Royo ya Selo...
Sunset in Selous, Credit Royo ya Selous Camp by Rockwood Specialist Tours
Game drive at Kwihala Camp, Credit Kw...
Game drive at Kwihala Camp, Credit Kwihala Camp by Rockwood Specialist Tours

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