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Experience the true wild in Ruaha, enjoy exciting bush walks and boat safaris in Tanzania’s largest game reserve and discover hidden gems at Nyerere (formerly Selous). In the Songo Songo Archipelago, your perfect beach vacation dream comes true as you round off your private Tanzania tour on the pristine beach.


Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Dar es SalaamNational Museum & House of Culture, Waterfront & Markets, Contemporary African City CultureDar es Salaam Serena Hotel
2 - 5RuahaAfrican Big Five, Game Drives & Bush Walks, Authentic Safari Experiences, BirdwatchingJongomero
5 - 8Nyerere National ParkSundowner Boat Cruise, Game Drives & Guided Bush Walks, Crocodiles in the Rufiji RiverSiwandu Camp
8 - 12Songo Songo ArchipelagoTurquoise Waters, Tropical White Sandy Beaches, Sun-BathingFanjove Island Lodge
12 - 12Dar es SalaamNational Museum & House of Culture, Waterfront & Markets, Contemporary African City Culture

Ideal For

  • Beaches
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to your accommodation

Dar es Salaam

1 Night

Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, Dar es Salaam is the main port in Tanzania and has a bustling harbor.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Room
Day 2 - 5

Transfer to the airport

Flight to Ruaha (2-3 hrs)

You will be transferred from Ruaha airport to your hotel


3 Nights

Your true wilderness! As Tanzania’s largest national park, Ruaha is a wonderful bastion with its undisturbed wildlife, and breathtaking scenery.

Included Activities

Jongomero: Game drives
Explore the beauty of Ruaha and its amazing wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.

Hotel Options
Jongomero – Opt 1
RoomSafari Tents
MealsFull Board
Day 5 - 8

You will be transferred from your hotel to Ruaha airport

Flight to Nyerere (1-2 hrs)

You will be transferred from Selous airport to your hotel

Nyerere National Park

3 Nights

Discover an untouched gem! A scenic flight to Selous offers a wonderful birds’ eye perspective of the many waterways of Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve, home to roaming elephant populations, wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino.

Included Activities

Siwandu Camp: Game drives, bush walks, boat safaris
Enjoy diverse safaris in the Selous Game Reserve – wonderful game drives, thrilling bush walks and scenic boat cruises on its beautiful lakes and the stunning Rufiji River.

Hotel Options
Siwandu Camp – Opt 1
RoomSafari Tents
MealsFull Board
Day 8 - 12

You will be transferred from your hotel to Selous airport

Flight to Songo Songo Archipelago (2 hrs)

Transfer to your accommodation

Songo Songo Archipelago

4 Nights

Four square kilometers of island paradise! Songo Songo, with its coconut trees, scrubland, 3500 inhabitants, countless birds and a fabulous sandy beach, is only four square kilometers! The main island, and the several other small islands form the Songo Songo Archipelago, are an ecological hotspot for sea turtles and birds.

Hotel Options
RoomEco Bandas
MealsFull Board
Day 12 - 12

Transfer to the airport

Flight to Dar es Salaam (1-2 hrs)

Transfer from Dar es Salaam Domestic Terminal to International Terminal

Dar es Salaam

0 Nights

Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast, Dar es Salaam is the main port in Tanzania and has a bustling harbor.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 12,590 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following flights in economy class unless otherwise specified:
    • Dar es Salaam – Ruaha
    • Ruaha – Nyerere
    • Nyerere – Songo Songo Archipelago
    • Songo Songo Archipelago – Dar es Salaam
  • All activities as indicated:
    • Ruaha: Jongomero: Game drives
    • Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve): Siwandu Camp: Game drives, bush walks, boat safaris
  • Game drives in high quality and well-maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver-guide. In case the game drives are booked through your lodge/camp, they may be shared with other guests with a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle and guaranteed window seat for all passengers.
  • Emergency evacuation cover
  • All national park and conservation fees as per your itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • A tax of 5 USD per person is charged for national flights while a tax of 48 USD per person for the international flights is charged directly to the airport authorities at Zanzibar airport.
  • Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
  • Drinks and meals not specified above. Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked for, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines, and champagne are not included.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
What our guests say about this trip

Enchanting Travels made my husband’s 60th birthday gift a truly memorable experience. Well organized, professional and most importantly flexible in looking at the options that best suit your travel style and needs, I would highly recommend Enchanting Travels for your customized travel experience.

– Tamra Benjamin
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Tanzania: Southern Wilderness and Beach

12 days $ 12,590 / person

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