Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve & Rubondo Island


Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve & Rubondo Island

Discounted Flights to Rubondo Island and 1 Night Free at Kwihala Camp!

Package Overview

Tanzania is known as a special safari destination. With much of the traditional action centred around the well-known Northern Circuit much of the Southern regions go unnoticed. This is a great benefit for those visiting both Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve!

Being two of the largest protected areas in Africa, with a very low human density, much of your time is spent on your own as you experience these wonderful wilderness areas. Couple these amazing places with Rubondo Island, a beautifully forested region on Lake Victoria, and you have the makings of a special vacation.

Spending three days in Ruaha gives you the opportunity to explore the Mwagusi River area with it’s dry river bed and incredible baobab forests on offer. There is a wild feeling about this place that is not felt in many of Africa’s great parks. A trip to the Great Ruaha River reveals a beautifully scenic region and a hot air balloon ride over the river is highly recommended! Scenic camps, in specifically chosen areas, present a bush camp and luxury option for Ruaha.

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa! There is a certain energy that can be felt when stepping off the plane that is impalpable. There is a fair amount of water in the area and boat cruises are highly recommended. Wild dogs are frequently spotted in the vicinity of camp and the hosting will leave you with lifelong friends. Enquire about the “sleep out” option which is a good way to experience the wilderness away from even the others at camp.

Your final stop will be, via Arusha, at Rubondo Island on Lake Victoria. This is a highly sort out area and offers a very different experience to the previous options. It is a wonderful way to finish your itinerary as you have the time to laze about in perfect island settings. Activities involve walking with chimpanzees, boat cruises on Lake Victoria and fishing for the infamous Nile Perch. You can even witness the arrival of elephants in the forest as they swim over from the main land.

Off the beaten track, this itinerary is for those who have previously visited Africa, ticked off the animal checklist, and are looking for something out of the away from the crowds.


1st November 2018 – 30th November 2018
1st December 2018 – 19th December 2018
6th January 2019 – 15th March 2019

Packaged Accommodation Highlights

Day 1  – Kwihala Camp

Arrival into DAR Airport flight details TBA booked by agent.
Coastal transfer from Dar International to Dar Domestic
Coastal flight Dar to Ruaha ETD 08h30 ETA 11h00
Msembe Airstrip to Kwihala Camp – by Kwihala Camp
Kwihala Camp – Arrive for lunch

Day 2 – Kwihala Camp

Game drive in Ruaha NP (shared vehicle)

Day 3 – Kwihala Camp

Game drive in Ruaha NP (shared vehicle)

Day 4 – Roho ya Selous

Kwihala Camp to Msembe Airstrip – by Kwihala Camp
Coastal flight Ruaha to Selous Airstrip ETD 11h45 ETA 13h05
Mbuyu Airstrip to Roho ya Selous
Roho ya Selous – Arrive for lunch

Day 5 – Roho ya Selous

Game drive in Selous (shared vehicle)

Day 6 – Roho ya Selous

Game drive in Selous (shared vehicle)

Day 7 – Arusha Coffee Lodge

Transfer from Roho ya Selous to Mbuyu Airstrip
Coastal flight Selous to Arusha ETD12h50 ETA 17h40
Transfer from Arusha Airport to Arusha Coffe Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge – Arrive for dinner

Day 8 – Rubondo Island

Transfer from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha Airport
Packed lunch from Arusha Coffee Lodge
Coastal flight Arusha to Kogatende ETD 13h00 ETA 15h05
Coastal flight Kogatene to Rubondo ETD 15h10 ETA 16h45 (Robondo Flight special)
Transfer from Rubondo Airstrip to Rubundo Island Camp
Rubondo Camp – arrive for dinner (5 night long stay)

Day 9 – Rubondo Island

Chimp Experience

Day 10 – Rubondo Island

Game drive on Rubondo Island (shared vehicle)

Day 11 – Departure

Transfer from Rubondo Camp to Airstrip
Packed lunch from Rubondo
Coastal flight Rubondo to Kogatende ETD 08h30 ETA 09h25 (Rubondo flight special)
Depart JRO Airport flight details TBA booked by agent



  • Accommodation applicable to those listed above
  • All inclusive of meals, game drives, drinks (soft drinks, wine, local spirits)
  • Road Transfers
  • Internal Domestic Flights

Valid Dates:

1st November 2018 – 30th November 2018
1st December 2018 – 19th December 2018
6th January 2019 – 15th March 2019

Special Offer Booking Conditions

  • Free nights exclude applicable government charges: TDL, park fees, service levies, camping
    and concession fees. (Please contact us for a breakdown of these fees)
  • Offers valid for travel for 1 November 2018 – 31 March 2019
  • Offers valid for new bookings confirmed prior to 30 September 2018
  • All offers exclude travel 20 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

  • Visas
  • Medical Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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