Wild Tanzania Luxury Safari

RUAHA – SELOUS – Fanjove (Pvt Island)

Ruaha (over 20 000sq/km) and Nyerere (30 000sq/km) National Parks, the two largest game reserves in Tanzania offer a true wilderness experience coupled with remarkable big game sightings. These remote wilderness areas of Tanzania are off the beaten track and away from the crowds, and off course are not easily accessible. Nyerere N.P. was part of the greater Selous Game Reserve (55 000sq/km) and was recently proclaimed in 2019.

Couple these luxury safari camps, Jongomero in Ruaha and Siwandu in Selous with Fanjove Island for an unbelievable 10 day Bush & Beach safari. In Ruaha walks, night and day drives are the order, in Selous these are coupled with river cruise safaris! Fanjove is a small private island just off the coast in southern Tanzania with only a few chalets but includes catering staff!

Your Safari starts when you land in Dar es Salaam, here our agent will meet you and assist you boarding a regional flight to Ruaha National Park. Here your guide will meet you and transfer you to Jongomero camp in Ruaha where you will spend the following 3 days, enjoying the wilderness, good meals, with local wines and beer, wildlife, game viewing and hikes, all included.

Also on offer is a hot air balloon flight over the park! This is not included as flights are not always guaranteed, but is an optional activity.

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Ruaha National Park & Jongomero Camp

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Meals in the boma & Balloon flight over Ruaha

Each tent has on-suite facilities and is privately on its own. Meals and socializing is in the main Boma. This is a true luxury wilderness camp. The camp has only 6 chalets and in a remote area of Ruaha. Most of Tanzania’s elephant population is here and over 10% of the global lions are found here, and the biggest wild dog numbers in Africa are also found here. Remote and wild, with only a few camps in an area the size of Belgium!

On day four you will be transferred to the airfield again for you flight to Selous and Siwandu Camp for the next part of your exclusive safari!

The next 3 days you will go hiking, boat safaris, and game viewing. Included also is a night drive! Although both these parks are true wilderness areas, they are very different but complement each other, offering the traveler a glimpse of Africa in bygone years!

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Rufigi River snakes through Selous & Siwandu Luxury lodge

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Hiking in the Selous & Private River Boat Safari in Selous on the Rufigi River

On the morning of your hike, a bush breakfast will be included!

On day seven you will again be transferred to the airfield for you flight to Fanjove Island.

Fanjove is a small island lying off the coast of Tanzania and part of the Songo Songo archipelago
Simplicity is the key and this brilliant, private island is our idea of utopia.

The newly rebuilt rooms are rustic, yet luxurious. Each of the 10 new villas have their own private beach pavillion with sunbeds and the essence of being open to the outside paradise is not lost.
The beach is one of the best in East Africa and definitely beats any of the mainland Zanzibar beaches. For snorkelers the coral reef presents a chance to explore some as-yet unvisited areas, and sunset dhow cruises, kayaking, sandbank picnics, and paddle-boarding, are your typical activities on offer at Fanjove.

The food and service are excellent, with fresh fish caught almost every day and cooked in a blend of Swahili and Western style. The newly refurbished 19th century lighthouse has been transformed into a signature restaurant which acts as a perfect spot to also enjoy a sunset cocktail.

After Selous, another plane ride will bring you to the coast and land on Songo-Songo Island with a short boat ride across to Fanjove Island, your home for the next 3 days! Relax, eat, swim, snorkel, and enjoy!