National Geographic Journeys: Southern Tanzania Safari (DTSNG)
Countries Visited: Tanzania, United Republic of All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 6, Avg 5.
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Infromation Not Available
Get off the usual safari track for a whirlwind week of wildlife-viewing in the southern circuit of Tanzania. The reserves and national parks of this region are remote and much less frequented by travellers, offering exceptional exploration. Watch for its herds of elephants, towers of giraffes, and zeals of zebras on a safari experience that will feel like your groups alone. Internal flights between parks are included to ensure you experience the most in the time available.
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|Day 1||Arusha||Day 1 Arusha|
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (0.50 hour(s), 10km)
|Day 2||Ruaha National Park||Day 2 Arusha/Ruaha NP (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Catch a flight to Ruaha National Park - Tanzanias largest national park with an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to the safari lodge, located beside the river for optimal viewing of wildlife. After enjoy a wildlife safari drive in this incredibly remote National Park. Wildlife viewing is always exciting with a large concentration of elephant and buffalo herds, as well as abundant predators such as; lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and hyena. Relax this evening by the bonfire. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park Wildlife Conservation Discussions Transport: Flight (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Ruaha National Park||Day 3 Ruaha National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
At just over 20,000km2 (20,226km2) Ruaha is the largest National Park in East Africa, but add in the adjacent wildlife management areas, Villages and Game Reserves, the wildlife area grows to up to 50,000km2. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park
|Day 4||Selous||Day 4 Ruaha/Selous (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In Selous Game Reserve the order of activities can change and all activities are subject to weather and local conditions. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Ruaha National Park Rufiji River Safari Transport: Flight (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 5||Selous Game Reserve||Day 5 Selous Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive in this incredible reserve, with our expert local guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides, over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog populations and over 400 species of bird. There also is an abundance of zebra, impala, giraffe, sable, kudu, baboon, wildebeest, colobus and vervet monkeys. After a busy day, relax this evening enjoying sunset by the river and dinner in the boma. Included Activities: Wildlife Safari Drive in Selous Game Reserve
|Day 6||Dar Es Salaam||Day 6 Selous/Dar es Salaam (1B, 1L)|
Today we fly to Dar. The tour ends at the airport in the mid-to-late afternoon. Additional Notes: Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. Included Activities: Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve Departure Day Transport: Flight (3.25 hour(s))
Local Flights: All Internal flights are included in small bush planes. Airlines have strict baggage restrictions of no more than 15kg per passenger in small/soft bag & small daypack.
In order to balance the passenger and luggage loads the airline may be required to deploy more than one aircraft and consequently there maybe occasions groups and their luggage may be split up & your luggage may arrive later than you at the lodges.
All flights are subject to local weather and airstrip conditions.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.