Southern Tanzania Secrets

Starting fromUSD 6500 per person sharing

Our Southern Tanzania Secrets tour is a complete escape from crowds. The 50 000 square kilometer (19 305 square miles) Selous is the second biggest park in Africa with only the northern area of the reserve open to travelers, while Ruaha National Park offers a truly remote getaway and  travelers can embark on chimpanzee treks inMahale Mountains National Park - a beautifully secluded destination on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Arrive in Tanzania's bustling hub - Dar es Salaam. Take in the sights and sounds of the city as you make your way to your chosen accommodation. Spend your day exploring the vibrant city streets and markets and absorbt he unique Tanzanian cultures, or spend some time relaxing before you safari adventure begins.

Day 2 - 4: Selous Game Reserve

It is time to leave the city behind and catch your flight to Selous Game Reserve for a secluded safari escape. You will be transferred to your chosen accommodation in the Selous Game Reserve. This diverse UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a variety of habitats from woodlands and savannah plains to riverine forests and swamps with the Rufiji River providing a stuning focal point. Look forward to great wildlife and birdlife viewing including large herds of elephant, black rhino, giraffe and hippo, as well as exciting predators such as lion, African wild dog, cheetah, leopard and spotted hyena. A variety of land and water-based safari options are available such as game drives and river safaris. Sit back and enjoy the bliss of a Selous getaway.

Day 4 - 6: Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, it is time to leave Selous Game Reserve and travel to the remote beauty of the Ruaha National Park. You will be transferred to your chosen accommodation in Ruaha, one of Africa's largest national parks, which lies in the wild heart of Tanzania.

Nothing epitomises “wild Africa” quite like Ruaha with its river rapids, rugged terrain, striking baobab silhouetted landscape and variety of wildlife. During your stay here, enjoy exciting safari activities including game drives with knowledgable and experienced guides who will show you the wealth of biodiversity and wildlife in this remote and untamed wilderness.

Day 6 - 9: Mahale National Park

On day 6, enjoy a hearty breakfast before your transfer to your chosen accommodation in Mahale National Park. Located on the beautiful shores of the vast Lake Tanganyika. Mahle is not a traditional wildlife safari destination and offers exciting chimp trekking and primate sighting opportunities. Look forward to off the beaten track adventure and relaxation. From chimpanzee trekking excursions through the rainforests of the Mahale Mountains to relaxing on the beaches along the edge of the lake while the blue waters lap against the shore. You can even make your way onto the water to enjoy fishing, birding or game viewimg boat trips. The natural beauty of the Mahale National Park is unforgettable.


Day 9: Dar Es Salaam

On the final morning of your trip, enjoy your last few hours surrounded by Mahale National Park's scenic wilderness. Enjoy breakfast before being transferred back to Dar es Salaam where you will continue with your onward journey.

What kind of traveller are you?

Our itineraries all follow the best possible routing, yet the quoted price can vary greatly based on the level of accommodation chosen. What kind of a traveller are you?


USD 6,500 per person sharing
  • Value focussed hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Typical 3-star level, clean and comfortable


USD 8,450 per person sharing
  • Mid-range hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Good locations in prime wildlife areas
  • Typical 4-star level, good service and attention to detail


USD 10,985 per person sharing
  • The top luxury hotels and safari lodges in Africa
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Highly personalised attention to detail comparable to any 5star hotel worldwide
  • Sublime settings and wildlife location
  • The finest culinary experiences available in Africa

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  • Full customization of your final itinerary to suit your exact needs
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