This safari flies you from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park for game drives and then on to the vast Selous Game Reserve. Game-viewing in Selous plus a boat ride on the Rufiji River. Day 6 you will be flown back to Dar es Saaam for a night at a beach hotel.
Collection from Dar es Salaam airport and transfer to Holiday Inn Hotel for overnight (bed & breakfast).
Morning scheduled flight with Coastal Aviation to Ruaha National Park. You will be met at the airstrip with an open game-viewing vehicle and driven to Ruaha River Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive or boat safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge (full board – game package)
Traverse the fine network of game-viewing roads which follow the Great Ruaha River and watch impala, waterbuck, gazelle and other antelopes as they cautiously approach to drink; well may they be wary – leopards lurk in the riverine thickets, large prides of lion hunt here and many cheetah stalk the open grassland. Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (full board – game package)
After breakfast, you will be driven back to the airstrip for your Coastal Aviation scheduled flight to the largest protected wildlife area in Africa – The Selous Game Reserve. Marvel at the countless number of birds and mammals in this unspoiled Garden of Eden as you drive to Sand Rivers lodge on the banks of the Rufiji River for overnight (full board – game package)
Packs of African wild dogs, sable antelope and other rarities inhabit The Selous, with its grassland plains, savannah woodland and rocky outcrops. Capture the awesome sight of huge, dewlapped eland, the nimble klipspringer, the dewy-eyed giraffe. Step out of your safari vehicle and into a boat for an exciting river trip among crocodile, hippo and numerous water birds. Overnight at Sand Rivers lodge (full board - game package)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam, and a relaxing night at the ocean-side hotel of Holiday Inn (half board)
Today we will transfer you to Dar es Salaam Airport in time to connect with your ongoing arrangements.