7-day Flying Safari in Southern Tanzania
Nyerere & Ruaha National Park
This flying safari is highly recommended for experienced safarist who would like to venture out into the lesser known Southern Circuit! You will start your adventure with a flight into Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous) – game drives, a boat safari and a fly-camping overnight experience await you here! Proceed your journey to Ruaha National Park with game drives and a walking safari to explore the bush in deepth. Return by plane to Dar es Salaam or onward to the beach.
> flying safari with activities via the lodges
> 7 days, 6 nights (start: day of your choice)
> predator-interaction: leopard, lion and wild dog on the hunt in Ruaha
> incredible panoramas and spectacular wildlife encounters in Nyerere
> different perspective: boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River to spot wildlife
> Ruaha National Park
> Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous)
> Game Drives
> Boat Safari
> Walking Adventure
Moderate – walking adventure in Ruaha
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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!
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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.
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Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport (JRO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Dar es Salaam (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Tanzania adventure on the next morning.
Day 1: Flight to Nyerere National Park
Shared flight from Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park. Enjoy the incredible views out of the window and get a first feeling for this remote part of Tanzania! A warm welcome in Nyerere and transfer to your camp for the safari briefing, followed by a hot lunch and short siesta. Enjoy a first game drive in Nyerere National Park. Includes meals: lunch and dinner.
Day 2 and 3: Nyerere National Park
Explore Nyerere National Park during the next two days on game drives! Especially during the dry season, wildlife will concentrate along the river banks. Encounter large herds of elephants and try to spot giraffes, impalas, waterbuck and zebras. Lions are around, but sometimes difficult to spot. Your daily activities include game drives as well as a boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River. Definitley great wildlife encounters – what a fantastic safari experience! Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Flight to Ruaha National Park
Shared flight from Nyerere to Ruaha National Park. Arrival at the airstrip and road transfer to the lodge. A warm welcome in Ruaha, safari briefing, followed by a hot lunch. Enjoy a first game drive in the afternoon. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 5 and 6: Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is a prime wildlife safari destination that is rarely visited due to its exclusive location far away from the usual touristic routes. An unspoiled wilderness in which the flora and fauna of eastern and southern African overlap. Animals concentrate along the great Ruaha River providing a perfect hunting ground for cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, lions and wild dogs. Your daily activities include game drives as well as a walking safari. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 7: Return to Dar es Salaam
After breakfast airstrip transfer back to Ruaha Airstrip for the shared flight back to Dar es Salaam airport (DAR) with picnic-lunch. Included meals: breakfast and picnic-lunch.
Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.
Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!
Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!
Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!