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12 Days Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Mafia Island

This off-the-beaten-track Tanzania holiday itinerary reveals remote wildlife safari parks and hidden beach island gems

This phenomenal Tanzanian holiday starts on safari deep in the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve. The safari combination with Ruaha National Park is a sensational one, with a great variety of topography and wildlife, and you will have a second incredible game viewing and an authentic bush experience in this remote park. After your safari you can explore and relax on Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean. Mafia provides great opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and, depending on the season, swimming with whale sharks. 

What’s included:

  • Professional local staff with fair salaries
  • National Park & Conservancy fees
  • Light aircraft flights
  • Your choice of accommodation styles
  • Meals & drinks as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Private airport transfers

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Your Holiday at a Glance

Day 1

Transfer in Dar & fly to Selous

Day 2

On safari in the Selous

Day 3

On safari in the Selous

Day 4

Fly to Ruaha National Park

Day 5

On safari in Ruaha

Day 6

On safari in Ruaha

Day 7

Fly to Mafia Island

Day 8

Mafia Island

Day 9

Mafia Island

Day 10

Mafia Island

Day 11

Mafia Island

Day 12

International return flight

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3: Selous Reserve

Day 1 - Transfer in Dar & fly to Selous
Giraffes in Selous Game Reserve

You are met on arrival into Dar es Salaam and are driven to the domestic terminal. You will then board your scheduled light aircraft flight and fly directly to the Selous Reserve.

A camp representative will meet you at the airstrip and drive you to camp. Your stay is for the following three nights with all meals, conservation fees and shared safari activities included. Depending on your accommodation, drinks and additional activities may be included in your stay as well.

Day 2 - On safari in the Selous

Today you will have your first full day on safari in the Selous. Activities are usually arranged the previous night so you can decide what you would like to do on a daily basis.

This is a great way of arranging your safari and gives you a great deal of flexibility, whether you want to do a bush walk, game drive or boat safari. The reserve boasts good numbers of lion, elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, eland as well as the elusive leopard and wild dog.

Day 3 - On safari in the Selous
Lion cubs in Ruaha, Tanzania

Your final full day on safari in the Selous.

You have two safari activities available to you on each full day and these depart in the morning and afternoon. We like to recommend getting out and about on foot in the Selous so you can truly appreciate the wilderness.

Days 3-6: Ruaha National Park

Day 4 - Fly to Ruaha National Park

You can have your morning safari activity this morning, or a have a lie in, and you will then be driven to the airstrip for your direct scheduled light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park.

You are met on arrival at the airstrip and are driven to camp. Your stay is for the next three nights on a full board basis with two shared game drives a day and park fees included. Depending on your accommodation drinks and laundry may or may not be included as standard.

The topography of Ruaha is stunning and very different to the Selous, which gives fantastic variety to your African safari experience.

Day 5 - On safari in Ruaha

Today you have a full day on safari in Ruaha National Park. With an incredible concentration and diversity of wildlife, Ruaha is Tanzania's most significant National Park outside of the Serengeti. The park receives about 5% of the volume of tourism that the Serengeti does to its remote location. 

Day 6 - On safari in Ruaha

Your final full day on safari in Ruaha.

Ruaha is home to huge lion prides which are infamous for taking on the largest mammals including elephants, giraffes, hippos and buffalo for their prey. Ruaha really is one of the holy grails in East Africa for those who love wild, remote, authentic safari experiences.

Days 7-11: Mafia Island

Day 7 - Fly to Mafia Island
Day 7 - Fly to Mafia Island Listing Image

Today you can have your morning safari activity and lunch and then you are driven back to the airstrip in time for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Mafia Island.

You are met on arrival in and are driven to your lodge where you spend the next five nights.

Day 8 - Mafia Island

Relax and enjoy Mafia Island at your leisure.

Day 9 - Mafia Island

Relax and enjoy Mafia Island at your leisure.

Day 10 - Mafia Island

Relax and enjoy Mafia Island at your leisure.

Day 11 - Mafia Island

Relax and enjoy Mafia Island at your leisure.

Day 12: Fly home

Day 12 - Fly home

Today you check-out of your lodge and are driven to the airstrip. You fly on your scheduled light aircraft flight to Dar es Salaam where you are met on arrival. You are driven to the international airport in time to check-in for your return international flight.

Accommodation

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Why Wayfairer

We have built fantastic relationships with preferred partners across Africa who share our passion for fair travel. In this way we're able to deliver the highest quality of travel experiences for our guests whilst ensuring that our holidays are responsible and sustainable. 

In wildlife conservation areas we work with selected safari camps and lodges who are committed to conserving their local communities and environments. In both our Boutique and Luxury accommodation styles you will find that your safari camp is dedicated to responsibility and sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Why Wayfairer Remote Tanzania: Safari & Beach

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