8 days|7 nights
Price depends on lodge selected – ask us for a quote
Includes -all accommodation and meals on a full board basis unless otherwise specified; flights as specified; meet and greet services; park fees and government taxes; game drives, nature walks, boat trips; drinks, but excluding premium imported ones; laundry.
Excludes – international flights, visas, airport taxes, insurance, telephone,items of a personal nature, gratuities
Departures – flexible, although departure needs to be co-ordinated with the twice weekly departure to Mahale National Park
Sand River Selous
Fly from Dar-es-Salaam to the Selous Game Reserve, where you will spend two nights. You can choose between this camp, Sand River Selous or Siwandu. Sand River Selous is a very up-market, beautiful safari camp. The deck and swimming area overlook the river. Your bedroom is completely open to the elements, where you may find the squirrels eating your soap (coconut and delicious according to them!) Your bed is completely enclosed in mosquito netting, so you will have undisturbed sleep. Enjoy a boat trip up-river with a picnic breakfast, game drives and a swim in the hot springs.
Fly from Dar-es-Salaam to the Selous Game Reserve, where you will spend two nights. Choose between this camp or Sand River Selous.
Siwandu is set back from one of many small lakes. It has a very African bush feel. The tents are sumptuous and enclosed (for those who don’t like to share their accommodation with the local fauna).There is a wonderful communal area on a raised deck with views to the lake. The small swimming pool is a delightful area where antelope graze as you swim. Enjoy game drives, nature walks and boat safaris.
Transfer by air to Jongomero, in Ruaha National Park. The camp is situated on a predominantly dry river bed, and like Siwandu, has a very strong African bush feel. Your tent is sumptuous and set above the river bank. The camp has a variety of elephant families that wonder around the camp, including a mother, adolescent and baby who sometimes have to be encouraged to move on so that the guests can get out of their safari vehicle! Enjoy game drives and nature walks with superb guiding. Enjoy dinner in the river bed with paraffin lamps and a Masaai askari checking out the bush with torch-light for any unwelcome predators! This is heart of Africa stuff!
Transfer by air to Mahale National Park, where you will spend three or four nights (dependent on which day your fly) at Greystokes Camp. On arrival, travel down Lake Tanganyika to the camp, where you will have the Greystokes experience, frequently described as, “the best in the world”. You will have the opportunity to track a habituated chimpanzee population. At times, you may have to walk quite far, other times, they come into the camp. Relax in this camp set on the beach, in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy swimming in this beautiful fresh water lake.
After breakfast, head back up the lake on a dhow and transfer by air back to Dar-es-Salaam for your onward arrangements. Alternatively, fly to the Serengeti or Arusha for further travel in Tanzania.