SOUTHERN LUXURY RUAHA & SELOUS
Where the wild is still wild
Tanzania’s largest national parks yet relatively unknown, Ruaha and Selous are Africa’s new safari frontier. This wild and unspoiled game reserve in southern Tanzania boasts an enticing mix of abundant wildlife and varied terrain to explore. Ruaha – named after the Great Ruaha River that serves as a lifeline for the animals of the park in the dry season – forms the core of a much larger wilderness ecosystem of 150 000km². Selous vast 45,000 km wilderness is larger than Switzerland and is home to just a handful of small safari camps, ensuring an exclusive safari experience.
These remote wilderness areas offer an authentic and profound safari experience and not to be missed. Game-viewing here is rewarding, with plentiful numbers of wild dog, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and more than 400 species of bird. A real highlight are the variety of safari activities which makes every day entirely different from the next. Choose from traditional game drives, boat safaris to get up close to the hippos, or walking safaris to take a slower approach to understanding the flora and fauna of these two National Parks.
> 7 Days, 6 Nights_ 1 Arusha / 3 night Ruaha / 3 night Selous
> 14 Days, 13 Nights_ 1 Arusha / 3 night Ruaha / 2 night Selous / 3 night Katavi / 4 night Manyara
What we love about this adventure
• Explore Tanzania's relatively unknown National Parks
• Ruaha and Selous are visited by only a handful of intrepid travelers each year
• The Great Ruaha River serves as a lifeline for the animals of the park in the dry season
• A guided walking safari in Ruaha is a truly intimate way to experience the beauty and magic of each of these wild park
• The varied terrain of the Selous ranges from miombo woodland to rivers swirled with sandbanks, open plains, verdant swamps and lowland rainforest.
• Selous walking safaris are just incredible!
• The variety of birdlife is phenomenal with over 550 recorded species
• Both parks wildlife is spectacular with 10% of the global population of lions living in Ruaha, the predators are never far away
• Selous was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1986, recognising the reserve as one of Africa’s largest remaining wilderness
areas and the importance of its position as a wildlife corridor with Mozambique’s Niassa reserve to the south
• The best time to visit Ruaha and Selous National Park are between June and October. As the rivers dry up, more animals congregate around remaining water sources
• The best time for avid birders to visit is during the long rains between February and April, when migrant birds visit the area
• Relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the river and plains
• Treasure friendly encounters with soul warming personalities
• An experience not to be missed
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