An anything-but-standard expedition for the adventure-loving traveller who prefers to experience nature up close and personal. Witness untouched southern Tanzania, as you embark on both walking and traditional safari game drives for access to first-hand experiences (far better than your standard driving-only safaris!). Here, you’ll stay at luxury camps, spend a night beneath the African stars and make friends with elephants and antelopes. This is a true safari experience as it was meant to be. This trip can easily be paired with our Northern Walking Safari to get a full look at Tanzania.
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Take a quick flight south from Dar es Salaam to the Selous Game Reserve. Your hosts will see you to your room, allowing time for you to relax before heading out with your guide on an afternoon game drive.
Head out by foot to explore the Selous Reserve, accompanied by your guide. Observe the small details of the bush: tracking animals by their footprints and watching smaller creatures and their behaviours without the noise and disturbance of a vehicle.
Motor up the Rufiji River to Stiegler Canyon for a riverside breakfast amongst hippos and crocodiles. Return to camp for lunch and an afternoon bush walk to a hidden sundowner spot.
Embark on a walk to a nearby campsite for an unforgettable evening of fly camping. Dust off the day with a shower beneath the open sky and drift asleep to the view of endless twilight from your netted tent.
Go off the beaten path to Ruaha National Park and enjoy the solitude amid one of the most unique and pristine wildernesses in all of Tanzania. Keep your eyes peeled for big game in the area, who are attracted to the abundant river that flows through the park.
Continue to explore the Ruaha with your guide both by foot and 4 x 4. Ruaha boasts an extraordinarily large population of elephant and antelope, so make sure you have your cameras ready.
Following your daily game drive, enjoy evening sundowners with other camp members and share stories about the day’s discoveries.
After a relaxing morning at camp, head back to Dar es Salaam for an afternoon flight to make your international connection back home.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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