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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Spirit of Adventure
Location: Tanzania
Length: 8 days
Accommodation Comfort: High Comfort, Safari Chic
Priced From: $6496





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Dar Kempinski Hotel
Selous Luxury Lodge
Mwagusi Camp

AREAS VISITED:
TANZANIA
Dar es Salaam
Selous Game Reserve
Ruaha National Park




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WILD TANZANIA: THE SELOUS & RUAHA

Walking & Open-Vehicle Tanzania Safari in Remote, Wild Africa

Overview

Vast, remote and wild, the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park give the visitor a true feeling of the traditional, old-world African safari. These parks, located in southern Tanzania, offer a dramatic contrast to the parks in the northern area, and give the visitor the chance to get out of the vehicle and explore on foot. The parks are massive – over 4 times the size of the Serengeti. The area is unexploited, with no human habitation allowed, and tourist facilities have been kept to a minimum.

The walking safaris are a thrilling experience. Set out on foot, passing quietly though the bush, experiencing the nature and wildlife. Learn about the plants and trees and their medicinal uses. Here about how guides track following spoors. The professional guides are armed but rely on years of experience and a keen sense of the bush. Excitement is always around the corner! Guided walks are generally 2 – 3 hours, are for ages 16 and up, and can be combined with camping under the stars or as part of a stay at one of the permanent tented lodges. Game drives and boating safaris can also be done in this unique area.



Visit remote, uncrowded wilderness areas

Experience an African walking safari of yesteryear

Take game drives in open safari vehicles in search of the Big Five

View wildlife in a riverboat along the Rufuji River


Day 01: Dar es Salaam
Day 02: Selous Game Reserve
Day 03: Selous Game Reserve
Day 04: Selous Game Reserve
Day 05: Ruaha National Park
Day 06: Ruaha National Park
Day 07: Ruaha National Park
Day 08: Dar es Salaam / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

DAY 1 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, you are welcomed at the airport and escorted to your hotel. If you are arriving from Northern Tanzania, you may be able to fly directly to Selous. The Born Free Safari Consultants will discuss the best coordination or your arrival plans.

Dar Kempinski Hotel

DAY 2-4 Selous Game Reserve

An early morning flight takes you to the vast, pristine and largely undiscovered Selous Game Reserve, four times the size of the Serengeti and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are met at the airstrip by the Selous Safari guide and escorted to camp. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest areas in the world set aside for wildlife preservation, and it attracts both Eastern and Southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 species of birds. The Selous is a few feet above sea level with woodland, flood plains, sand rivers and the impressive Rufiji River. The waterways of the Rufiji River Delta attract elephant herds, hippos, and crocodile.

Selous Luxury Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5-7 Ruaha National Park

This morning fly to Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s second-largest National Park. The park is home to species that are found in the eastern and southern areas of Africa, plus over 450 species of birds. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are the principal attraction, with sightings of greater and lesser kudu as well as the majestic sable antelopes. Ruaha has one of the greatest populations of elephant in Africa, and there are large numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah and the rare African Hunting Dog. The area is good for game viewing year-round and has the lowest rainfall in Tanzania.

Base for explorations will be the Mwagusi Safari Camp. Flexibility is the key here, and you can choose from full day game drives with picnic lunch and game walks. Vehicles have been specially adapted to be open-sided. The camp itself has a wonderful rustic feel – but nothing is left behind in comfort.

Mwagusi Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 Dar Es Salaam And Your Journey Onwards

Fly back to Dar es Salaam this morning; upon arrival you will connect to your international departure.

(Breakfast)

Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Jan 1 – Feb 28 $6708.00 Contact Us
March 1 – March 31 $6496.00 Contact Us
April 1 – May 31 N/A N/A
June 1 – October 31 $6708.00 Contact Us
Nov1 – Dec 21 $6496.00 Contact Us
Dec 22 – Dec 31 $6708.00 Contact Us

Rates include land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Dar Es Salaam – Selous; Selous – Ruaha; Ruaha – Dar Es Salaam
International and internal airfare not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

SAFARI DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed, with some dates subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. Specialty properties are subject to final confirmation. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.