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Rufiji & Ruaha

A safari to the South of Tanzania where remote areas provide a more authentic safari experience. In this safari we combine The Ruaha which is home to a variety of habitats and so diverse wildlife with the Selous famed big game country where along with game drives you will be able to walk and take river safaris . This safari has proved to be a consistently very interesting and exciting safari.

Day 1-5 Ruaha River Lodge : You will be met from your flight into Dar es Salaam airport by a member of Foxes Safari Camp staff holding a name board. They will escort you to the domestic terminal. The flight to Ruaha takes off from Dar at 10:30 dropping down over the hills at around 12:30. A game drive through the park gets you back to the airstrip for the flight to Ruaha National Park.
The lodge comprises stone and thatched en suite safari cottages, situated on a bend in the Ruaha river with views of the bush and river from private verandas,

Ruaha National Park is the largest Park in Tanzania and lies in the center of the country. This beautiful park has an abundance of wildlife in an array of environments which gives it a character all of its own. The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the park as it is the only permanent water source in the park. A full day game drive along the river takes you over rocky kopjes, home to the Greater kudu, Roan antelope and elephant, and winds down along the river bank through open plains, perfect for cheetah and lion, herds of buffalo, warthogs, jackals, bat eared Foxes – the list is endless. The river banks are rich with birdlife, hippos and crocs. For the more adventurous, above the escarpment lives the more elusive Sable Antelope. Ruaha is not only the largest park but can also boast a well developed road network, so there are plenty of different drives to explore for morning game drives returning the lodge for lunch. An afternoon spent on your veranda at the water’s edge, or sitting in one of the 2 bar areas will be an equally enjoyable part of your safari here where the animals wander in front of your room to come down to drink. An afternoon drive to the hippo pool to catch the sunset makes a perfect end to a day.

Day 5 – 8 Rufiji River Camp: The flight from Ruaha departs after lunch and takes approximately 1 hour and a half. Camp enjoys the most fabulous position looking over the Selous, each large airy safari tent has a private veranda and are very well designed with comfy beds and an authentic safari feel. Selous Game Reserve. This huge conservation area is a World Heritage Site and named after Frederick Courteney Selous who died in the reserve. The area north of the sprawling Rufiji River is reserved for photographic safaris. The river is a myriad of wide open water, lakes and channels and Selous is the only reserve that offers boating safaris in addition to the more classic vehicle and walking safaris. Selous has the highest concentration of elephant of any one park in Tanzania and is estimated to have one third of all Tanzania’s African Hunting Dog. The landscape is predominantly flat and covered with miombo trees. Lions and leopards join the Hunting dogs as prevalent predators in the reserve and there is a good variety of prey animals from wildebeest and buffalo to smaller animals like warthog and impala. The river supports a rich and varied bird life, the banks providing a nesting bank for the bee eaters and fishing grounds for Kingfishers.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights from $1150 pp

Price excluding international flights:
April - Nov $4150 pp 2015
Jan - Mar $4350 pp 2016
April - Nov $4650 pp 2016
Safari Summary

Great Value for a real southern Tanzania safari. 
Staying in permanent camps. In key wildlife areas.

Dates: All year

Includes. Flights and transfers as described - Meals - game drives - walking safaris.

Excluded. Drinks - tips - travel insurance - international flights (quoted separately)

 

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Rufiji & Ruaha

 A safari to the South of Tanzania where remote areas provide a more authentic safari experience. In this safari we combine The Ruaha which is home to a variety of habitats and so diverse wildlife with the Selous famed big game country where along with game drives you will be able to walk and take river safaris . This safari has proved to be a consistently very interesting and exciting safari.

Day 1-5 Ruaha River Lodge : You will be met from your flight into Dar es Salaam airport by a member of Foxes Safari Camp staff holding a name board. They will escort you to the domestic terminal. The flight to Ruaha takes off from Dar at 10:30 dropping down over the hills at around 12:30. A game drive through the park gets you back to the airstrip for the flight to Ruaha National Park.
The lodge comprises stone and thatched en suite safari cottages, situated on a bend in the Ruaha river with views of the bush and river from private verandas,

Ruaha National Park is the largest Park in Tanzania and lies in the center of the country. This beautiful park has an abundance of wildlife in an array of environments which gives it a character all of its own. The Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the park as it is the only permanent water source in the park. A full day game drive along the river takes you over rocky kopjes, home to the Greater kudu, Roan antelope and elephant, and winds down along the river bank through open plains, perfect for cheetah and lion, herds of buffalo, warthogs, jackals, bat eared Foxes – the list is endless. The river banks are rich with birdlife, hippos and crocs. For the more adventurous, above the escarpment lives the more elusive Sable Antelope. Ruaha is not only the largest park but can also boast a well developed road network, so there are plenty of different drives to explore for morning game drives returning the lodge for lunch. An afternoon spent on your veranda at the water’s edge, or sitting in one of the 2 bar areas will be an equally enjoyable part of your safari here where the animals wander in front of your room to come down to drink. An afternoon drive to the hippo pool to catch the sunset makes a perfect end to a day.

Day 5 – 8 Rufiji River Camp: The flight from Ruaha departs after lunch and takes approximately 1 hour and a half. Camp enjoys the most fabulous position looking over the Selous, each large airy safari tent has a private veranda and are very well designed with comfy beds and an authentic safari feel. Selous Game Reserve. This huge conservation area is a World Heritage Site and named after Frederick Courteney Selous who died in the reserve. The area north of the sprawling Rufiji River is reserved for photographic safaris. The river is a myriad of wide open water, lakes and channels and Selous is the only reserve that offers boating safaris in addition to the more classic vehicle and walking safaris. Selous has the highest concentration of elephant of any one park in Tanzania and is estimated to have one third of all Tanzania’s African Hunting Dog. The landscape is predominantly flat and covered with miombo trees. Lions and leopards join the Hunting dogs as prevalent predators in the reserve and there is a good variety of prey animals from wildebeest and buffalo to smaller animals like warthog and impala. The river supports a rich and varied bird life, the banks providing a nesting bank for the bee eaters and fishing grounds for Kingfishers.

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights from $1150 pp

Price excluding international flights:
April - Nov $4150 pp 2015
Jan - Mar $4350 pp 2016
April - Nov $4650 pp 2016
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Safari Summary

Great Value for a real southern Tanzania safari. 
Staying in permanent camps. In key wildlife areas.

Dates: All year

Includes. Flights and transfers as described - Meals - game drives - walking safaris.

Excluded. Drinks - tips - travel insurance - international flights (quoted separately)