Treasures of Southern Tanzania

Area to Visit: Dar es Salaam, Siwandu, Nyerere National Park, Jongomero, Ruaha National Park

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Day Itinerary

Arrive Julius Nyerere International Airport, after clearing customs and immigration formalities you will be met and transferred to Dar es salaam Serena hotel for overnight on bed & breakfast basis

Overnight: Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel       

An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events.

Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches that characterize this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism.

Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is one of the capital city’s most popular rendezvous and makes the ideal venue for both corporate and social events.

Basis: Bed and Breakfast


Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Julius Nyerere airport for a scheduled flight Dar es salaam/Selous. Upon arrival at Siwandu airstrip in Selous, you will be met by Siwandu Camp drive guide and drive to the camp for lunch. Afternoon game drive at Nyerere National Park

Overnight: Siwandu  

Broadly spaced along the shore of Lake Nzerakera, with the BehoBeho mountains in the distance, Siwandu’s spacious and stylish safari tents ensure maximum privacy. Soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush, observing animals as they saunter past. Explore the breathtaking landscape by foot on a morning game walk, by 4WD vehicles with an expert driver guide and on the water with boat cruises on both the river and on the lake.

Boasting UNESCO World Heritage Site status Nyerere National Park (former Selous Game Reserve) is home to diverse wildlife, with more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population, over 40,000 hippos, the largest population of lion on the continent and well known for the wild dog sightings.

For the ultimate in luxury, privacy and isolation, Siwandu’s North camp can be booked exclusively in its entirety. This option is perfect for a large group, multi-generational party, photographic group or families with young children.

Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Drinks (excluding Premium Brands) Included


Day Itinerary

Full day activities at Nyerere National Park, including game drive, guided walking and boat safari. Meals and overnight at Siwandu Camp.

Nyerere National Park

Formerly the northern part of Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania’s Nyerere National Park is Africa’s largest National Park. Stretching over an impressive 30,893 square kilometres, the park is home to some of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife, and the incredible diversity and sheer volume of animals draw visitors from around the globe.

Travelers can look forward to spotting a wide collection of common and rare species including the famous Big Five, some rare species of antelopes like Roan Antelope, and large concentrations of elephant and hippos. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a boating safari on the exquisite Rufiji River, spot the endangered African wild dog, and enjoy a guided walking safari with a highly knowledgeable guide.

Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Drinks (excluding Premium Brands) Included


Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Siwandu airstrip for a scheduled flight Siwandu/Ruaha. Upon arrival at Ruaha airstrip you will be met by Jongomero camp driver guide and drive to the camp for lunch. Afternoon game drive in Ruaha National Park.

Overnight: Jongomero          

Under the magnificent shade trees, on the banks of the Jongomero sand river lies the beautiful Jongomero camp. This hidden gem is tucked away in a remote corner of the Ruaha National Park. Here you will get a chance to experience Africa’s best kept secret. For guests seeking an authentic African adventure, a visit to Ruaha National Park is essential.

Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the seasonal Jongomero river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water. Positioned on one of the meanders, with sweeping views of the bank beyond, lies the camp bar, lounge and restaurant; which comprises an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof with comfortable sofas and furniture made of reclaimed dhow wood. After game experiences by vehicle and on foot laze around the elevated pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of being so close to nature.

Accommodation at Jongomero comprises eight large and well-appointed tented suites, built on raised wooden platforms, under enormous thatched roofs that also encompass a spacious private deck which overlooks the dry riverbed. You will often find animals ambling past your tent in search of water and food. The ultimate remote off-the-beaten track safari experience.

Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Drinks (excluding Premium Brands) Included


Day Itinerary

Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park, meals and overnight at Jongomero Camp.

Ruaha National Park

Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second-largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills and sunbirds.

Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River, which flows along the sanctuary’s eastern border and in the dry season between July and November, animals flock to the last remaining water sources, presenting an exceptional wildlife spectacle. There are a number of accommodation options available but some close for the wet season in March and April.

Basis: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Drinks (excluding Premium Brands) Included


Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Ruaha airstrip for a scheduled flight Ruaha/Dar es salaam. Upon arrival at Julius Nyerere International airport you will connect your flight back home

Basis: Bed and Breakfast

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  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airports
  • A safari briefing at the beginning of the tour
  • All game viewing in a custom built 4 x 4 Land Cruiser safari vehicle driven by a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Excursions as per the itinerary
  • Park Entrance and concession fees throughout
  • 1 litre of water per person per day while in Traversing Africa safari vehicle
  • Current Government taxes and levies


  • International Airfares
  • International and domestic departure tax
  • Laundry services
  • All alcoholic & Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Meals and excursions not described in the itinerary above
  • Entry Visas to the country
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Balloon flight in the Serengeti (additional charge USD545 per person)
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Gratuities (tips) to your guide, hotel staff and porters
  • Any other items of a personal nature, such as telephone and postage.

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