The Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park safari combination works for a lot of different reasons and a lot of different people. This is real wilderness, away from the beaten path. The rivers, lakes and forests of the Selous versus the sand rivers, rocks and baobabs of Ruaha. Hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs, elephants, lions and leopards. Sand Rivers nestles in the forest on a huge bend of the Rufiji River, while Ikuka sits atop the Mwagusi escarpment looking out across the Ruaha valley. Finish on your own private island, why not!
Day 1: Dar es Salaam
You will be met at the airport in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania's largest city) and taken to your hotel. Settle down for the night and prepare to take on the safari adventure of a lifetime.
Days 2 - 5: Selous Game Reserve Safari
Today you begin your luxury African safari tour with a short flight straight into the Selous. Your guide from Sand Rivers will be there to greet you. Settle into camp in time for lunch and head out on your first game drive in the afternoon. Game drives, boat safaris, bush walks and optional fly-camping - the Selous Game Reserve safari has a lot to offer over the coming days.
Days 6 - 9: Ruaha National Park Safari
Continue your safari into the wild heart of Tanzania and Ruaha. Ikuka Safari Camp will meet you at the airstrip and take you up the escarpment to a warm welcome and some incredible views. Morning game drives with bush breakfasts and evening sundowners. Discover more about what to expect from a Ruaha National Park safari.
Days 10 - 13: Mafia Island
Safari adventure done, it's time to head to the ocean for some well earned relaxation on Mafia Island, just off the Tanzanian cost. Plenty of activities on offer here on your very own private island!
Embark on a Luxury Safari in Tanzania
Its breathtaking wildlife and scenery combined with an opportunity to unwind at the end of your trip makes this safari adventure truly special. For more information on the Mafia Island, Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park safari tour view the full itinerary below.