Location:Southern Circuit
Duration: 15 Days
Price: From $3,595 pp

what to expect

Expect the wildest experience on this Tanzania Safari as you visit the less visited Southern Tanzania Parks
such as Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. Both parks are vast, remote and wild, giving you a true feeling of the traditional, old-world African safari. The two Southern parks, offer a dramatic contrast to the parks in the northern area, and give you the chance to get out of the vehicle and explore on foot. The parks are massive – over 4 times the size of the Serengeti.

  • Prices are on a Private Group basis 
  • Groups of 2 to 3 people:  $5,295Dollar per person
  • Groups of 4 to 5 people:  $3,945Dollar per person
  • Groups of 6 to 10 people:  $3,785Dollar per person
  • Groups of 10+ people:  $3.695Dollar per person
  • Included in this Safari Package
  • Transfer from your arrival and departure.
  • Car type of Land Cruiser with open roof and other facilities for Tourism.
  • Three meals per day, during the game driver two litres of Mineral water.
  • Driver Guide and assistant guide’s salary and their entrance fees during the safari.
  • Bush walking in Selous Game
  • Selous Game Reserved
  • Diesel, No limit during Game Drive.
  • All accommodation.
  • All Entrance fees during the Safari
  • Flight from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar
  • Local Guide salary
  • All cultural program
  • Flying Doctor Insurance
  • Not Included in this Safari Package
  • International Flight from your Country & Airport taxes
  • International Insurance.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Shopping, Alcohol, Souvenirs and etc.
  • Tips for Driver Guide & Assistants Guide (we suggest $30 per day per car)
  • Day 1: Pick up from Dar es Salaam International Airport/ transfer to your Hotel

    You will be met at Dar es Salaam International Airport and welcomed to Tanzania by a Furahia Tanzania Safari & Trekking staff member. He will drive you to Dar es Salaam and your accommodation where you will have the chance to relax and prepare for tomorrows safari.
  • Day 2: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National park

    After a nice breakfast at the hotel, we will drive you to Mikumi National park for full day game drive with picnic lunch box. The park is full of Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, different species of Antelope. It is possible to spot the Lion, Leopard, cheetah as well. Here we will spend two nights three days to discover the
  • Day 03: Mikumi National Park game drive

    After a leisure breakfast at the Tented Camp in Mikumi National park, we will do almost half day game drive inside the Park until midday. Back to the hot lunch and relax until 15 hrs, after that you will proceed with afternoon game drive until the sunset. Dinner and Overnight stay will be at the Tented Camp.
  • Day 4 : Mikumi National Park /Transfer to Udzungwa via Sugar Factory

    Early the morning from 6 am to 10 am, we will do a morning game drive in Mikumi National park, there is a great possibility to see the animals on their morning activities.Big groups of Buffalo search for water early the morning, and the big Cats are hiding at the water point waiting for them, watching the Leopard looking forward for his prey. Around 10 am, we will retire back to the campsite for a nice brunch. After that we will drive you to Undzungwa, for a cultural program. On the way we will see villages, a sugar cane plantation at Mtibwa Sugar Factory, rice plantation and others. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Tented camp
  • Day 5 :Udzungwa Activities and Walking Safari at Sanje Waterfall

    After a nice breakfast , we will do a walking safari at the Udzungwa National park. We will spend almost 6 hrs to discover the different species of primate, Baboon, White and Black Colobus Monkey, Iringa red colobus Monkey, Sanje crested mangabey, Sykes Monkey. And many birds life are found here. More than 200 species of butterfly are also spotted. We will pass through the Mountain forest, Mountain scenery and finally we will be arrived at the Sanje waterfall.
  • Day 06 : Udzungwa National Park / Transfer to Ruaha National Park evening Game Drive.

    After a leisure breakfast at the Tented camp, we will drive you to Ruaha National Park with short stop at Iringa Region; it will take almost 5 hrs to arrive at the main gate. You will receive your hot lunch in Iringa Region, and then we will continuous to the Ruaha National Park for sunset game drive. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Tented Camp or Bandas.
  • Day 07 Ruaha National Park / Game Drive

    We will spend full day Game driver inside the Park to discover the Wildlife, Fauna, Flora in this biggest National Park in Africa. The resident of Ruaha National park is Impala, warthog, giraffe, waterbuck, eland, zebra,buffalo, lion, leopard, hunting dog, Grants gazelle, roan and sable antelope, lesser and greater kudus, cheetah, Hyena, bush buck , etc. And the major attraction is the Great Ruaha River, elephants, a variety of birds species some of them are not found at the Northern part of Tanzania.
  • Day 08 - 09 : Ruaha Nationa Park/ walking Safari & night Game Drive

    Early the morning from 6 am, we will transfer you the lake side for sunrise photographer activities with bush breakfast. There you can discover the real life of Massai, then we drive to Lake Natron, where we go for a hike or walk around the lake. We can discover flamingos and others birds, our walk continues until we reach the village where we can join our car back to the campsite for lunch. After lunch we will relax at the Tented Camp until 16 hrs. Where we will drive you to the Lake Side for Birds watch special lesser and Greater Flamingos.
  • Day 10 : Ruaha National Park to Mikumi National Park of Village

    Not only Ruaha, but in the southern part of Tanzania the previous history is very rich.There is something very special about Ruaha National Park, there are several historical and cultural sites within the Park which offer visitors the chance to explore the Southern Tanzanian Tribes. The early trade routes used by Arab caravan crossed here. In 1830 their coastal trades expanded their routes northward, and in the years 1857 to 1858 other European explorers such as Burton and Speke used these routes as well. During colonial times Germany occupied the Southern part of the Coast of Bagamoyo. Chief Mkwawa used the same route to visit Chiefdoms in Sangu and Gogo. This area is often hailed as the land of Brave Chief Mkwawa, the Chief of the Hehe People who resisted against the German attack in the late 19 century. Today you will do a game drive and discover the History of the Area.Today we will do game drive of the way to the main gate, and proceed to Mikumi Village for your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Tented Camp.
  • Day 11: Mikumi Village transfer to Selous Game Reserved for afternoon game drive.

    After a leisure breakfast at the tented camp or lodge, we will take the picnic lunch box with you direction to Selous Game reserve. The road is a bit longer today. When you arrive at Selous Game Reserve, you will proceed with game driver on the way to Mtemember and Rufiji River. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Tented Camp.
  • Day 12: Full day game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

    After a nice breakfast at the tented camp, we will take our picnic lunch box with us for a full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve., the Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest gem with wonderful views and one of the best places to see animals as it attracts both East and Southern African Wildlife, including over 400 known Birds species. Lions are particularly strong in numbers, Leopards are also found here. The Reserve is home to over 40% of the population of endangered African Wild Dogs which are rare to find in the Northern part of Tanzania’s national parks. The reserve also plays host to big numbers of Buffalos, Giraffe, Yellow Baboon, Wildebeest, Zebra, Imapala, Hertebeest, Colobus and Vervet Monkey, White and Colobus Monkey. Sable and Kudu are also easy to find here, more so than in the Northern national parks. Selous Game Reserve is home to several lakes from Siwandu, Lake Manze and others which provide a large concentration of Hippo’s, Crocodiles and water birds.Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Tented Camp
  • Day 13: Morning game drive / Afternoon Boat trip until the sunset

    Early in the morning after breakfast, from 6 am, we will do a game drive alongside the lake Manze where we will try to spot the Lions in action or other Cats if we are lucky. Back to the Tented camp for your hot lunch.In the afternoon, around 3pm, we will do a boat trip through the Rufiji River where you will discover Crocodiles, Hippos, different antelope, and many different species of bird life. We will enjoy the sunset at the Rufiji River before going back to your Tented Camp for your dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 14: Walking Safari / Midday transfer to Dar es Salaam

    Early in the morning from 6 am, we will do a walking safari with the local guide from the area (Bush Man) who will take us to the bush to discover how the people have lived around the Selous Game Reserve over the past 60 Years. This experience will take a maximum of 3 hours. Around 10 am we will return to the tented camp for a leisurely brunch. After brunch we will transfer you to Dar es Salaam. it will take almost 5 hrs to arrive in Dar es Salaam. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Hotel
  • Day 15: Dar es Salaam Airport for your Departure

    After a leisure last breakfast, you have time to enjoy the Dar es Salaam. Depend of your International Flight time table. We will transfer you to Dar es Salaam International Airport for your flight back home or to Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island.


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DAY 2,3

The best time for visiting is in the dry months between June to February. Vuma Hills Tented Camp remains open all year round, but access to some areas of the park may be limited during March to June, due to the rains. Birdlife during this time of year is glorious and compensates for the scarcer viewings of game animals.

DAY 4,5

Hondo Hondo provides a high standard of food/accommodation and great access to Tanzania’s remarkable wildlife and landscapes through co-operation with the local community and provision of excellent facilities. Built by a local workforce and providing employment throughout both the construction and operational phases, the ultimate goal is to increase international awareness of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, bringing in more visitors to appreciate the remarkable diversity of wildlife here and to contribute to the improvement of local community livelihoods.

DAY 6,7,8

Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park is rich of plants and animals such as Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus  strepsiceros) which can not be found in any other national park. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors’ safari experience very unique.

DAY 10

Each of our en-suite bandas is large and well ventilated with large verandas. All bandas can accommodate four people, in two separate rooms, making it convenient and friendly for families.

The bandas, as well as the lounge, dinning-area and bar, overlook the well attended waterholes in front of the camp.

DAY 11,12,13

Rufiji River Camp was redesigned in 2009 to compliment the perfect location on a promontory in the river bank. Built by local craftsmen, the Camp combines Makuti palm roofs with Selous sourced paving stones and farmed hard woods to create a beautiful and comfortable accommodation from which to enjoy the Selous Game Reserve.  The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between safari activitis.

DAY 14

In keeping with Serena Hotels’ focus on renovation and improvement of properties to ensure that they continually meet the highest standards, Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel will be embarking on renovation of its public areas commencing 2nd December, 2015. The renovation program will be phased over a 10 month period.

The first phase will involve the remodeling of the Lobby, Gymnasium, Coffee Shop and Shopping Arcade over a period of 4 months, thereafter, all our Food and Beverage outlets will get a face-lift along with the grounds and landscaping for a further period of 4 months.

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Traveled: 2011/2014


Traveled: 2014


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