8 Days Southern Tanzania Safari

8 Days


If you are  a  discerning safari lover looking for a pure wilderness experience then this is a perfect  Southern Tanzania Safari for you. This  incredible journey to Southern Tanzania’s largely untouched parks delivers unmatched wildlife viewing and the untamed ambience of the Africa of generations ago. Enjoy the thrill of daily game drives, bush walks and river cruises with your expert rangers at prolific Selous Game Reserve, four times the size of the Serengeti, and rugged Ruaha National Park, named for the great Ruaha River that runs through it.


  • Untouched Wilderness Exploration: Embark on a journey through Southern Tanzania's largely untouched parks, experiencing the untamed ambiance of Africa as it was generations ago. The safari offers a pure wilderness experience for discerning safari lovers.
  • Selous Game Reserve Extravaganza: Immerse yourself in the prolific Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site four times the size of the Serengeti. Enjoy daily game drives, bush walks, and river cruises, encountering diverse wildlife along the mighty Rufiji River, including a large population of elephants.
  • Luxurious Tented Camp on Lake Nzerakera: Stay in a luxuriously-furnished tented safari camp on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, offering stunning views and the opportunity to witness hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. The camp provides a perfect blend of comfort and wilderness immersion.
  • Ruaha National Park's Diverse Wildlife: Explore the diverse vegetation of Ruaha National Park, ranging from treeless grasslands to evergreen forests. Witness herds of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and more during morning and afternoon game drives. The park is a paradise for bird watchers with over 500 bird species.
  • Exclusive Jongomero Camp by the Sand River: Experience an intimate and exclusive safari camp at Jongomero, nestled beneath shady acacia trees on the banks of the Jongomero Sand River. Enjoy nonstop wildlife viewing, including daily visits by elephants, occasional lion sightings, and the possibility of encountering the tracks of a leopard.


Arrive into Mwalimu Nyerere International Airport in Dar es salaam,where you’ll be met and assisted to board your light aircraft to Nyerere National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Tanzania's largest Game Reserve, the Reserve is roughly the size of Switzerland. On arrival a Smart African Travel representative will warmly welcome you to your luxuriously-furnished tented safari camp, nestled on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, which is fed by the Rufiji River, the largest river in East Africa, and home to over a million large animals including over half of Tanzania’s elephant population. Your safari begin with a motorboat tour down the mighty river.
Your expert boatman and guide, will quietly maneuver along the inlets to help you get close-up photos of the many hippos and crocodiles. The shores of Rufiji River offers some of the world’s best water birding opportunities in Africa. In the evening, your wildlife immersion continues as you sit on your verandah watching the hippos and elephant meandering through your camp.


Following a leisurely breakfast, join your experienced and Knowledgeable guide for a game drive as the animals come down to the water to drink. The whole morning is at your disposal to traverse the woodlands and plains, wild and largely untouched by man, as you look out for some 60,000 elephant, over 100,000 buffalo and nearly a third of the worlds' approximately 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs. Mid-day can be spent lounging near the pool at your camp and when the temperatures are cool continue your exploration of the reserve’s wetlands late afternoon. After a delicious dinner, tuck in for the night to a chorus of bellowing hippos and whooping hyenas in the distance.


Today you rise rise early for a gentle stroll through the wilderness with your guide with focus at the smaller life in the bush. You have an opportunity to learn about the area’s ecology, birding, tracking and medicinal uses of trees. Thereafter, venture to view the stunning Stiegler’s Gorge, carved where the Great Ruaha River flows into the Rufiji River.You have the option of trying some fishing on the lake or set out on an afternoon game drive. In the enjoy a mount watering dinner of the freshest local ingredients prepared by your chef and toast your day’s adventures.

Another exciting day,with several activities to choose from as you please, You can decide to join game drives or a motor boat cruise on the lake. Engage in photography as you spot sable antelope, greater kudu, wildebeest, Leichenstein's hartebeeste, impala, waterbuck, eland, reedbuck, zebra, giraffe and warthogs - among the 400 animal species found here. In the evenignn, savor a glass of fine wine as you ponder the vast wilderness and the Milky Way illuminates the sky.

Time to leave Nyerere National Park as you are transferred to the nearest airstrip to take board your scheduled flight to central Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, named for the Great Ruaha River. Your intimate and exclusive safari camp is nestled beneath shady acacia trees on the banks of the Jongomero Sand River. On arrival, your expert ranger guide greet you and invite you for a game drive to view the herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as search for the full menagerie of safari favorites - giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, crocodile, lion and leopard. Spot the Dik-diks that are abound all over the park and rarely does a drive return without having glimpsed the noble greater kudu. Enjoy nonstop wildlife viewing as the animals are free to pass through your unfenced camp.You are likely to see elephants daily, lions occasionally pass through, and, ever so often, you may find the tracks of a leopard winding down the main pathway.

Spend the day exploring the park’s diverse vegetation ranging from treeless grasslands and swamps to evergreen forests on morning and afternoon game drives. During the dry season, it’s possible to spot well over 100 elephants in a single drive and herds of buffalo of more than 500. Observe hippo and crocodile as you follow the river, lined with tall stands of acacia, fig, tamarind and clumps of palms.The Park boasts more than 500 different bird species Birders making the park a bird watchers paradise. Adventure seekers can opt for a one- or two-day fly camping expedition, walking through the reserve and overnighting in a small fly-camp or satellite camp.

Enjoy a cup of coffee in your camp before you join your expert guide for a morning game drive in search of the park’s lesser-seen creatures with also a possibility of spotting sable antelope in the miombo areas in the western part of the park or roan antelope in the eastern area. Search for lesser kudus and Grants gazelle in the south, or travel north in search of wild dogs. Later, you may wish to take a bush walk and picnic and learn about a few of the some 1,650 mostly flowering plants found in the park. Or simply relax in your secluded tent and enjoying spectacular views of the sand river, frequented by a multitude of animals on their way to water.

You have a last chance to enjoy your last morning soaking up the wilderness as you leisurely head to the airstrip to board your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam where you be connecting with your homebound flight.

Sadly you have to leave Tanzania as you take a private transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your return flight or choose to extend your time in Africa with a beach stay in Zanzibar.


Trip Includes

  • All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance
  • English-speaking guide
  • Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Full board accommodation
  • Drinking water
  • Birds and animal field guide book
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Government taxes
  • Transfers

Trip Excludes

  • Personal items (e.g., cameras, visa, and travel insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre/post accommodation (booking is available upon request).
  • Tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendations are $20 a day to the cook and $40 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle.
  • International Flights
  • Travel documents like Insurances, Visas and Passport

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the Safari Tour Package?

The package includes transportation, accommodation, meals, park fees, and guided tours in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It may also include additional activities or services depending on the specific package.

What type of accommodations can we expect during the safari?

Accommodations range from comfortable tented camps to lodges, offering various levels of luxury and amenities. The specific accommodations will depend on the package you choose.

Is airfare included in the package?

No, airfare is typically not included in the package. Travelers are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Tanzania.

Is the Safari Tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Safari Tour can be enjoyed by children, but it’s important to consider their age and ability to handle long drives and wildlife encounters. Some lodges may have age restrictions or offer specific activities for children.

What should we pack for the safari?

It is recommended to pack lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a good camera. It’s also advisable to bring any necessary medications, binoculars, and a reusable water bottle.

Is the safari tour safe?

Yes, the safari tour is generally safe. The tour operators and guides prioritize the safety and well-being of their guests. It is important to follow their instructions, respect the wildlife, and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the cancellation policy for the safari tour?

The cancellation policy may vary depending on the tour operator and package. It is advisable to review the terms and conditions before booking to understand the cancellation and refund policies.


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8 Days Southern Tanzania Safari
From $ 5,400
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From $ 4,500
/ Child
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