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Southern Tanzania Safari
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6 days

from $3,674 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Set out on safari in two distinct game reserves to seek out Tanzania’s incredible wildlife, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and African wild dogs.
  • Discuss the importance of wildlife conservation with rangers in Ruaha National Park.
  • Embark on a river safari through Selous Game Reserve to spot wading hippos, elephants, and more.
Itinerary

Get off the usual safari track for a whirlwind week of wildlife-viewing in the southern circuit of Tanzania. The reserves and national parks of this region are remote and much less frequented by travelers, offering exceptional exploration. Watch for its herds of elephants, towers of giraffes, and zeals of zebras on a safari experience that will feel like your group’s alone. Internal flights between parks are included to ensure you experience the most in the time available.

Day 1: Arusha

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2: Arusha/Ruaha NP

Catch a flight to Ruaha National Park — Tanzania's largest national park with an abundance of wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Transfer to our safari lodge, located beside the river for optimal viewing of wildlife. After, enjoy a wildlife safari drive in this incredibly remote park. Wildlife viewing is always exciting with a large concentration of elephant and buffalo herds, as well as abundant predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyenas. Relax this evening by the bonfire.

Day 3: Ruaha National Park

Spend a full day wildlife viewing with our expert safari guides inside this vast and remote park, keeping an eye out for lions, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, and impalas. This evening, relax at our lodge, sitting back on the deck with a cool drink listening to the night sounds and gazing at the stars.

Day 4: Ruaha/Selous

Enjoy one last morning safari drive in Ruaha before catching a flight to Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After settling into the camp, board a boat on the river for an evening safari. The rivers of Selous are the lifeblood of the park, attracting an abundance of wildlife including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird life.

Day 5: Selous Game Reserve

Rise early and head out for a full day wildlife safari drive in this incredible reserve with our expert local guide. The park is known for its numerous lion prides and holds over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog populations as well as over 400 species of bird. There also is an abundance of zebras, impalas, giraffes, sable, kudu, baboon, wildebeests, colobus, and vervet monkeys. After a busy day, relax this evening enjoying sunset by the river and dinner in the boma.

Day 6: Selous/Dar es Salaam

Rise early and follow an expert guide into the bush on foot, keeping your eyes peeled for birds, lounging leopards, elephants, and buffalo. After, catch our flight to Dar es Salaam. Tour ends on arrival.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 17 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    Sold Out

  • date 19 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,674 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,863 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 Jan 2020 - 22 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Feb 2020 - 12 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,549 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,338 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Mar 2020 - 11 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,549 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,338 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Jun 2020 - 10 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Jul 2020 - 09 Jul 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Jul 2020 - 30 Jul 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 23 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,549 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,338 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Mar 2021 - 18 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,549 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,338 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Jun 2021 - 17 Jun 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Jun 2021 - 01 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Jul 2021 - 29 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Aug 2021 - 12 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Aug 2021 - 26 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Sep 2021 - 09 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 18 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 02 Oct 2021 - 07 Oct 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 23 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,239 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $7,028 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Dec 2021 - 30 Dec 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,899 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,688 AUD Per Person

  • date 08 Jan 2022 - 13 Jan 2022
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,549 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $6,338 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Safari Camp/lodges (4 nts), hotel (1 nt).
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transport: 4x4 safari vehicle, plane, boat.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wildlife Conservation Discussions, Ruaha National Park
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrances and wildlife safari drives in Ruaha National Parks and and Selous Game Reserve
  • Boat and walking safari in Selous
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $4,533

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.