Safari Short Stop - Nyerere or Ruaha
The perfect glimpse into one of Tanzania's National parks: Nyerere or Ruaha. Both are gloriously wild, remote, and vast. Offering precious exclusivity and excellent game viewing, far from tourist crowds.
Included in the prices are luxury accommodations in your chosen bush camp: Siwandu - Nyerere or Jongomero - Ruaha, food, drinks, activities on a shared basis, guides, park fees, concession fees, tourism levy, compulsory medical evacuation insurance, return airstrip road transfers, basic laundry, and VAT.
Not Included are flights: domestic or International.
We are very happy to arrange the domestic flights within Tanzania, do please ask your agent to include them when requesting a tailor made quote.
Dar es Salaam to Siwandu, Nyerere, Selous
Just 45 minutes flight from Dar & you will find yourselves in Tanzania's newest National Park, Nyerere, in the Selous Game Reserve, the largest in Africa. Selous Game Reserve boasts UNESCO World Heritage Site status for very good reason; home to the most exceptional and diverse wildlife, Selous has more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population, over 40,000 hippos and the largest population of lion on the continent.
Siwandu camp is a 10 minute game drive from the airstrip and is located in a grove of palms on the shore of Lake Nzerakera. As well as ensuring a stunning backdrop for the camp, this lakeshore location offers a consistency of game viewing as the animals gravitate around the lake and is the only place in East Africa where you can experience water-based game activities.
After your orientation briefing you will have time to settle into your tented suite overlooking the lake before a mouthwatering two course lunch on the Pontoon boat. Tucking into your lunch whilst drifting past crocodiles & hippos adds a very different dimension to the culinary experience!
Meet your fellow safari friends over afternoon tea and freshly baked cake before embarking on your first game activity followed by camp fire drinks, a delicious, freshly prepared, three course dinner under the stars and a peaceful sleep with the noises of the bush just beyond the canvas.
DAYS 2 - 4
Siwandu, Nyerere, Selous
With early morning tea or coffee and freshly baked biscuits delivered to your tent by your personal butler, you can prepare for the day of adventure and exploring the reserve after breakfast. At Siwandu game drives tend to take place after breakfast as by then, the animals have gravitated towards the lake to drink ensuring a far denser concentration of game around the camp.
Siwandu offers a lovely wide range of game activities for our guests to experience. Discover the landscape in 4WD open sided game vehicles, led by an expert driver guide to explain wild encounters and extraordinary stories and information. Alternatively take a leisurely boat cruise on our lake and the Rufiji River tributaries; venture close and watch animals from a different perspective and delve into the fascinating life of water birds and our wonderful populations of hippo and crocodile.
Or perhaps you wish to feel the thrill of a dawn game walk and have the opportunity to track animals and engage with the smaller habitats and ecosystems.
Dar es Salaam - Jongomero, Ruaha National Park
Under the magnificent shade trees, on the banks of a seasonal river in the remote southern sector of the Ruaha National Park, Jongomero is gloriously isolated. Far from the madding crowds, this secluded idyll offers a chance to discover true unadulterated wilderness.
After a 2.5 hour flight from Dar es Salaam you will arrive at the Jongomero airstrip, used exclusively for our guests. Greeted by your guide, you will be driven 5 minutes to Jongomero camp where a traditional safari lunch awaits.
Under a dappled riverine canopy, this secluded sanctuary is positioned on the banks of a seasonal riverbed. A natural pathway for animals in search of water, the camp is the most splendid spot to experience the region’s extraordinary diversity of animals, birds and plants. Before setting off on your first activity, spend some time relaxing by Jongomero's swimming pool. Set in an elevated position overlooking the riverbed this is the perfect spot to watch the bush go by.
DAYS 2 - 4
Jongomero, Ruaha National Park
Epitomising ‘wild Africa’ in its most rugged, glorious form, you’ll explore Ruaha’s undulating landscape which is home to giant baobabs and the Park’s rich variety of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile, lion and leopard.
Each evening over drinks, you'll have the chance to discuss your plans for the next day with our team. Whether you chose to explore by vehicle or on foot, our expert guides will ensure you enjoy the wealth of biodiversity Ruaha has to offer.
Game drives around Jongomero are unique and cater for the safari connoisseur; our remote location situated more than 30km from the next nearest camp means we don’t share our game viewing with any other guests or vehicles.
Alternatively we offer a dawn game walk during the dry season. With the African sun warming your back, you’ll navigate the parched riverbeds while your guide tells you fascinating, often bizarre stories, about the local flora, fauna, insects, birds and animals.