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8 Days Fly in Safari, Ruaha national Park/Nyerere national park/ Mafia island

$3,120.00$5,370.00

If you’re looking for an unforgettable off-the-beaten-track adventure with fewer crowds, then the southern safari circuit is just the ticket!  Nyerere National Park offers a rare sighting of African wild dogs, while Ruaha National Park is packed with elephants and plenty of bird-watching opportunities. To top it off, Mafia Island boasts a stunningly vibrant underwater world – perfect for any ocean enthusiast! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get exploring!

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Embark on a classic 8 days fly in safari that takes you away from the usual tourist spots! Our specially designed journey will transport you to Nyerere National Park, Ruaha National Park and Mafia Island – all grand destinations located far apart but connected by convenient inland flights.

Nyerere National Park – formally known as Selous Game Reserve – is Tanzania’s largest park, boasting an expansive variety of wildlife activities including boat safaris along Rufiji River, walking tours and traditional game drives.

The  comprises of a vast wilderness with forests, grassy plains, mountains and open woodlands. This reserve was named after Frederick Selous Courtney who was a great Hunter and explorer.  This reserve was established in 1922, and in 1982 it was declared a UNESCO world heritage site thanks to its rich diversity of wildlife and uninterrupted nature.

Keep your eyes peeled for Africa’s rare hunting dogs!

Ruaha National Park is one of Tanazania’s premier wilderness areas; full of thrilling landscapes, game-viewing opportunities and the Great Ruaha River. Just like Nyerere, it’s home to elephants, big cats and hunting dogs galore.

Ruaha offers excellent wildlife viewing. It is particularly good for spotting predators, including very large prides of lion and the endangered wild dog. Elephants and a big variety of antelope species are another big draw to the park. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal.

Finally, don’t miss out on Mafia Island off Tanzania’s southern coast: with whale sharks in abundance and unforgettable Swahili culture waiting to be discovered at its colourful lodges, you won’t want to miss this hidden gem!

SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: FLY TO NYERERE NATIONAL PARK

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Dar Es Salaam International airport for your flight to Nyerere national park.. Upon arrival you will be met by Camp Driver/Guide who will transfer you to Rufiji  River Camp. Here, you will check in, refresh and settle in. After lunch and relaxation embark on an afternoon game drive.

Return to the camp in the evening.

Accommodation at the Rufiji River Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

 

 DAY : 2  – NYERERE NATIONAL PARK.

You will have a full day in the park. You will have game drives with options of boat rides and walking Safari . The camp staff will discuss with you the best timings for you the extra activities. You will have an option of full days in the park or Morning and afternoon game drives.

Accommodation at the Rufiji River Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

DAY 3: FLY TO RUAHA NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Ruaha national park.  Upon arrival in Ruaha you will be met by the driver guide who will transfer you to Ruaha River Lodge. Here, you will check in, refresh and settle in. After lunch and relaxation embark to a afternoon game drive.

Accommodation at Ruaha River Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

 

DAY: 4 –  RUAHA NATIONAL PARK.

You will have an option of morning and evening game drives in Ruaha. The camp staff will discuss with you the best timings for you the extra activities. There is also an optional sundowner at an extra cost.

Accommodation at Ruaha River Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 5: Fly to Mafia.

Have a morning game drive and then head back to the camp for breakfast and check out. Proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Mafia Island. Upon arrival you will met and transferred to the lodge. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure.

Accommodation at Butiama Beach Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day: 6 and 7 Mafia Island  

For two days, you will explore and experience Mafia. You will have options of snorkeling, sunset cruise on the Indian ocean,  whale Sharks, turtle visits, Diving etc. This excursions can be arranged by the lodge at an extra cost.

Accommodation at Butiama Beach Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8: Departure

You will have mornings and afternoons at leisure
Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight in the late afternoon and be dropped at Your hotel in Dar es Salaam or the airport.

Accommodation at Butiama Beach Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch 

 

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