HIGHLIGHT OF SOUTHERN TANZANIA

HIGHLIGHT OF SOUTHERN TANZANIA

This 5 night / 6-day journey to Southern Tanzania covers two key game viewing reserves in Southern Tanzania: Selous and Ruaha. The trip starts in Dar, which is a large city.  

Selous Game Reserve:

Second largest game reserve in Africa. Selous is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Animals best seen are such as elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard, hartebeest, greater kudu, hippo, crocodiles, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, African wild dog, impala, black rhino and so much more.

Ruaha National Park:

The largest national park in Tanzania. Known for its great population of elephant, buffalo, greater and lesser kudu, hippo, and crocs among other animals. This park is remote and least visited. The scenery is spectacular.  

Dar es Salaam:

known as “haven of peace” is the largest city and commercial center of Tanzania. Dar as it is called is the starting point for many trips in Southern Tanzania.

THE PROGRAM

Arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your accommodations. Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s former capital, her largest city and main port. The distinctly African, colorful markets are well worth a visit and both German and British influences can still be seen in the architecture around the city. Conveniently positioned amidst some of the most important sea routes in the world, the city is the transport and economic hub of the country as well as a center for arts and culture. It serves as an excellent jumping off point to explore the surrounding area including Pemba, Mbudya, Unguja islands, a variety of national parks and countless pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to visiting several other activities including learning about Tanzanian culture at the National Museum and House of Culture, visiting the eclectic Oyster Bay, and taking a stroll through the city’s lush Botanical Gardens. An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events.   Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches that characterize this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism. Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is one of the capital city’s most popular rendezvous and makes the ideal venue for both corporate and social events.
Overnight: Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel (Superior Room) D
This morning you are transferred back to the airport. Board your scheduled flight to Selous. Upon arrival, you are met and driven to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon game drive. The remote and little-visited Selous Game Reserve covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area and is the largest of its kind in Africa. At an unbelievable 55,000 sq. km it is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the North. The landscape here has remained almost as it was before tourism began and the massive park has only a few accommodation options.   The Great Rufiji River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the reserve, creating a network of forests and woodlands around the lagoons, sandbanks and lakes with tall palm trees adding to the scenic splendor. Because of its size and remoteness, the reserve has over 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephant, 108,000 buffalos and an estimated 1,300 of the worlds’ roughly 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs, giving guests an opportunity to glimpse all of these exotic animals in true unspoiled wilderness. Boating, walking safaris and fly camping are all available in the Selous.   Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler’s Gorge, the Mivumo River Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, each of which is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture. Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world’s last undiscovered wilderness frontiers.
Overnight: Mivumo River Lodge (Mivumo Villa) B L D  

Spend you day viewing and photographing the animals. Morning and afternoon game drives are included. Game activities are conducted in vehicles, by boats and also on foot. 

Overnight: Mivumo River Lodge (Mivumo Villa) B L D  

Today you are flown to Ruaha. Upon arrival you are met and taken to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon game drive. Following its recent expansion, Ruaha is currently East Africa’s biggest national park and the second largest on the African continent. It is also Tanzania’s most sizeable elephant haven and home to a profusion of bird species, including kingfishers, plovers, egrets, hornbills, and sunbirds. Crocodiles and hippos thrive in the Great Ruaha River, which flows along the sanctuary’s eastern border and in the dry season between July and November, animals flock to the last remaining water sources, presenting an exceptional wildlife spectacle. There are several accommodation options available but some close for the wet season in March and April. Jabali Ridge’s eight suites are hidden amongst the rocky boulders that cocoon the property. An infinity pool, spa, and plenty of places to relax ensure that time in camp is as memorable as time out in the bush. Expert guides lead walking safaris, game drives, and night drives.
Overnight: Jabali Ridge (Luxury Tent) B L D  
Game viewing in open vehicles and walks are offered. Enjoy your morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Night drives re also included during your stay.
Overnight: Jabali Ridge (Luxury Tent) B L D  
Today you are flown to Dar. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to Dar es Salaam Serena for lunch and dayroom. This evening you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your departure flight.
Dayroom: Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel (Superior Room) B L

PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June 01 – Dec 31, 2020 & Jan 1 – March 15, 2021. Christmas and New Year surcharges may apply for any travel between Dec 22– Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates. Single room supplement and solo traveler rates are on request basis only. Any travel during the peak time may be subject to updated terms and conditions.

$5,900.00 per person double occupancy – land
$1,100.00 per person subject to change – internal air
Internal air includes the following flights.
Dar / Selous
Selous / Ruaha
Ruaha / Dar  

All air is subject to change until paid for in full and tickets have been issued. Passport copies (photo page where the names appear) are required to ticket the internal flights.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations per the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as indicated by letters B = Breakfast, Lunch & D = Dinner next to accommodations
  • Accompanying local driver/guide (English Speaking)
  • All activities are mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shared 4 x 4-wheel Toyota Landcruiser for game drives
  • Boat rides as shown in the itinerary
  • Walking safaris as indicated
  • Night drives as shown in the program.
  • All relevant park fees / conservation fees & entry fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Bottled mineral water in vehicles during game drives
  • Internal air (Dar / Selous / Ruaha / Dar). These flights are quoted separately and MUST be added to the land pricing

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional activities (where applicable these are available at an additional cost)
  • International air
  • All items of a personal nature such as (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.).
  • Gratuities for the guide/ drivers or Airport representatives
  • Single Room Supplement (on request basis)
  • Solo Traveler Rates (on request basis)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Holiday Surcharges for travel between Dec 22 – Jan 15, 2021 & the same time in 2022.

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.