Tanzania – Nyerere National Park & Ruaha Camping Safari

10 Days



12 Years

£ 3175

A Once In A Lifetime Experience

A great ‘bush camping’ adventure exploring the stunning Selous and Ruaha game reserves. Your opportunity to view a myriad of African animals on your own personal safari. This trip is tailored to suit you.

We had a wonderful time! Loved every minute of it.

– R. Muirhead

Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest protected area uninhabited by man, offers the lucky few visitors an experience in absolutely wild and unspoiled bush. The park varies from rolling grassy plains to open woodlands and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River – the lifeblood of the park, whose tributaries form a network of lakes, lagoons and channels that offer a superb method of game viewing especially during the dry season (from June to October). Selous hosts Tanzania’s greatest population of elephants as well as being one of the few areas you can see African wild dogs. You will also get the opportunity to explore Ruaha National Park which derives its name from the Great Ruaha River that flows through the Rift Valley on the eastern part of the Park creating spectacular gorges. Finally visiting Mikumi National park, the 4th largest in Tanzania and a great spot for big game viewing as well as bird watching. Exploring on foot, by boat and by 4WD and sleeping in tents you will get a true appreciation of the best Southern Tanzania has to offer.

Price £3,175 / $3,650

Based on 4 pax. Supplement applies if less than 4 pax £895.

Excluding international flights


Upcoming Group Departures

2024: TBC


Tailormade Departures

June - November


Day by Day

On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport met our transfer driver and take you to Pazuri Inn Lodge,booked on bed and breakfast,giving you a choice of eating in their excellent restaurant.

07:00hrs pick up by your driver guide drive to Lake Manyara with your packed lunch,arrive for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Here you will see thousands of flamingos and pelicans as well as numerous elephants etc. Packed lunch in the park near some hot springs,Late afternoon leave the park to Migomban Campsite for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast check out and drive to Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation area,proceed with afternoon game drive,Search for the 'big five' as well as the myriad smaller animals as well as Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos which make each safari unique,Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.

Enjoy 2 full days in Central Serengeti,Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.

After breakfast check out with your belongs for another half day game drive in Serengeti National Park,enjoy your packed lunch in the park ,by 15:00hrs leave the park and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area,check set your tents at Simba Campsite wait for dinner and overnight.

This morning we are up before sunrise to visit Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch for full day crater tour. The Crater is a perfectly intact volcanic caldera and known as the ‘Noah’s ark’ of game reserves. During our morning game drives again there is the chance to view the ‘big 5’, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as plains game peacefully grazing including, zebra, gazelle, impala and wildebeest. Hippopotamus are found lolling in the pools and Lake Magadi can be rimmed with the pink of greater and lesser flamingo. Early evening leave the Crater and drive to Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast check out and drive to Tarangire National Park for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and bird life congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water,enjoy your packed in the park. Late afternoon drive to Kigongoni Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Enjoy a full day in Tarangire National Park,It is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and authentic safari atmosphere,packed lunch will be provided. Dinner and overnight at Kigongoni Campsite.

After breakfast check out and drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home/ Extension to Zanzibar


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 8 reviews
 by L Evans-Mills
An Excellent Trip

Private tailormade trip - Tanzania, Zanzibar and Uganda Gorilla trekking in Uganda was amazing. You guys hit it out of the park again.
The Chameleon Inn was so charming and the view of the lake from our private cottage was breathtaking. The gorilla trekking was was such a fun adventure! Seeing a silver back 10' from us was surreal.
Advice to other travellers - take a bush plane in Uganda (like we did) to avoid long African massage rides Overall an Excellent Holliday!
The accommodations were more than we expected. Zanzibar was like out of a dream and the perfect place to acclimate after long flights. Tanzania was such beautiful county! Tarangire Park was beautiful with such different terrain and so much wild life in close proximity. Central Serengeti was the only place it felt crowded, but even then our excellent guide knew where to go. We saw a pride of lions with six cubs! It was more than we imagined by far! Thank you for all your accommodations throughout the trip, you went above and beyond! We certainly got our monies worth!

 by Brown And Freestone Family

Our guide and driver on safari was absolutely fabulous and we saw everything we desired to see. Safari was brilliant and would recommend that.

 by Tom Clode

A well organised and enjoyable trip on which we were extremely lucky!!!
Highlights included; seeing Cheetahs, leopards and a python in Ruaha. Furthermore we saw a total of 87 lions, including cubs!

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