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5 Days Best of Southern
Circuit Safari


Between Africa’s deepest lake and the Selous World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Southern Safari Circuit beckons those looking to explore the truly wild – with the promise of undisturbed wilderness and real adventure.

Tour Information

All year round

Starting from USD 3,474
per person sharing

Tour Highlights
Selous Game Reserve
Ruaha National Park

2 Night Selous
2 Nights Ruaha

Day 1

Dar es Salaam – Selous

Depart from Julius Nyerere International Airport and arrive at Selous by late morning.

We are there to greet you once you land in Selous and transfer you to your accommodation for check in.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive and settle into your new surroundings.

Meals included: Lunch and Dinner)

Day 2


Wake up and enjoy breakfast surrounded by the pristine natural beauty of the Selous Game Reserve – a remote and secluded park that is four times the size of the Serengeti and remains largely untouched.

Search for the Big 5 on our morning and afternoon game drives with your expert guide.

The Selous is one of the few big game reserves to allow hiking, offering you the chance to set out and explore Tanzania’s stunning landscapes on foot.

Go in search of less frequently encountered species such as the endangered African wild dog, the elegant sable and the puku antelope.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Selous – Ruaha

After breakfast, your guide arranges your transfer to the Selous Airstrip to catch a flight to Ruaha.

Upon arrival, your guide picks you up from the airstrip and transfers you to your accommodation.

As the African night comes alive, set out on a late-night safari to see nocturnal animals such as hyenas, leopards, genet, bush babies, hippos and nightjars.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4


Set out on morning and afternoon game drives in the Ruaha National Park in search of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs and the increasingly rare African wild dog.

Visit the Great Ruaha River often swarming with huge Nile crocodiles and grunting hippos.

The park is a great place to visit year-round due to its excellent all-weather road network – with a particularly stunning green season that welcomes thousands of migrating birds.

 Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Ruaha – Dar es Salaam

Wake up early to enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Ruaha National Park – soaking in the panoramic views and looking out for one of the many species of African eagle which soar above the open plains in the early hours.

After breakfast, you are transferred to the Ruaha Airstrip in time to catch your flight to Dar es Salaam.

Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam we wave you a fond farewell as you check in for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Airport transfers as shown on the above itinerary
  • Domestic flights from DAR/SELOUS, SELOUS/RUAHA and from RUAHA/DAR. Luggage allowance is 15kg per person one way
  • 4 X Nights of accommodation and meals as outlined above
  •  Shared game drives in Selous and Ruaha with a professional English-speaking driver
  • Unlimited soft drinks and snacks on excursions
  • Unlimited mileage in one of our custom 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruisers during safari game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Any items of a personal nature such as: telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips for drivers and guides etc
  • Insurance
  • Visas




From traditional tented safari camps to luxurious lodges, we work with a number of tried and tested accommodation providers to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. Below are some of the camps that we highly recommend for this itinerary:


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