Safari Adventure: Discover Tanzania In 8 Days

Tour Code:
P421
A$8,394
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Duration: 8 Days | 7 Nights

Highlights:
• 1 Night Best Western or similar — Dar es Salaam
• 3 Nights Ruaha River Lodge — Ruaha National Park
• 3 Nights Katavi Wildlife Camp — Katavi National Park

High Season:
1st July - 31 October
24th December - 31st December 1st
1st January - 4th January

Low Season:
1st June - 30th June
1st November - 23rd December
5th January - 31st May

Day 1: Arrival
On your arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, you'll be met by a friendly member representative who will escort you to the Dar es Salaam hotel and help you check-in. Whether you'd like to explore the city or get some rest it's up to you, but tomorrow your real Tanzanian adventure begins!

Day 2: RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
The following morning we'll pick you up from the hotel at 09h00 after breakfast and return to the airport for the Safari Air Link flight to Ruaha River Lodge.

Flight No 01 (times may vary with schedule requirements)
Departure Time: 10:30 Arrival Time 13:00

A guide from Ruaha River Lodge will be at the airstrip waiting to greet you and take you on a game drive through the park before helping you check into your room.

In the afternoon you will go out and begin to explore Tanzania's largest national park with a game drive before returning to camp at dusk, just in time to freshen up before drinks around the camp fire.

Ruaha National Park lies in the convergence zone where northern and southern hemisphere birds and mammal species overlap, resulting in an overwhelming number of birds (530 recorded) plants (1400) and
a large number of mammal species. The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the park as it is its only permanent water source. It is also home to Tanzania's largest populations of lion promising exciting scenes few places in the world can match.

Day 3 & 4: RUAHA RIVER LODGE
During your stay at Ruaha River Lodge choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day experiences in Ruaha National Park, with a picnic lunch enabling you to explore further afield in this enormous wilderness.

Early Morning Game Drives
Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

Morning Game Drives
Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

Afternoon Game Drives
Departing at 16:00 and returning at dusk, in time for sundowners.

Full-Day Game Drives
Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, returning at
16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible
use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Day 5: KATAVI NATIONAL PARK
With an early start to the day, enjoy an early morning game drive to the airstrip for your flight to Katavi National Park.

Flight No 05 (times may vary with schedule requirements) Departure Time: 07:00 Arrival Time: 08:40

A Katavi Wildlife Camp guide will be waiting at the airstrip to greet you and take you on a game drive
towards the camp for check-in.

Once settled into your room, head out on an afternoon game drive departing at 16:00, arriving back at dusk just in time for sundowners.

Day 6 & 7: KATAVI WILDLIFE CAMP
During your time staying at Katavi Wildlife Camp choose between half-day shared game drives or full-day with picnic lunch promising an action-packed day out in the unscripted Tanzanian bush.

Early Morning Game Drives
Departing at 06:30 with a picnic breakfast, returning at 11:30

Morning Game Drives
Departing after breakfast at 08:30, returning in time for lunch.

Full-Day Game Drives
Departing after breakfast at 08:30 with a picnic lunch, retuning at 16:00 for afternoon tea.

Exclusive Game Drives are also on offer providing you with flexible use of a private vehicle and guide between 06:30 and 18:00.

Katavi National Park is a truly remote area with vast herds grazing the plains characterizing the park.

Shown as ‘Lakes’ on the map, these open expanses become swampy during the long rains, but dry out for 6 months of the year.

The animals here find themselves on an increasingly smaller area as the park dries out which explains the large herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe and topi - to name a few. The Katuma River shrinks into small pools which becomes home to ever more hippos, resulting in the highest concentrations of hippos found in

Tanzania. The dwindling river also exposes the caves that crocs use to store their prey underwater-watching them in these caves is a fascinating experience.

The plains are surrounded by woodland, where predators lie in wait for the return of their prey from the grazing land. With such abundant food sources, the lions are some of the most regal seen in Tanzania.

The accommodation tents are positioned under the shade of trees on the edge of the Kigasunga plain, close to the Katuma River. The tents have lovely shaded verandas and are often visited by elephants passing through to feast on the fruit of the pod mahogany trees. We have plenty of animal sightings from the camp itself as the animals come off the plain in the evening to come and drink at the river; herds of Topi, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo are daily visitors. Katavi also has Hunting dog, Leopard as well as many lion. Most importantly, it does not have many other guests.

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast you will have the chance to enjoy one final game drive through Katavi, as you slowly wind your way to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar es Salaam.

Tour Price
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
• Prices are guaranteed once booking is confirmed by us and paid in full by the due date.
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Inclusions:
• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Tea & Coffee
• Accommodation 7 nights
• Two shared game activities in an open vehicle/on foot with a guide per night (walking, game drives, boating)
• Domestic Flights
• Airstrip Transfers
• Laundry
• Park and Concession fees

Exclusions:
• International airfare
• Travel Insurance (required)
• Airport taxes and charges
• Any Private Expenses
• Meals not mentioned
• Personal Incidentals such as Telephone calls, Room Service
• Tip to Guide/Driver, Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
• Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

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