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Day 1

Arrival & Transfer to Selous

Arrive in Dar es Salaam and transfer to the Selous, located an hour and half from Tanzania’s bustling capital in the south. Depending on the time of your arrival flight into Dar es Salaam it is also easy for us to include an overnight at a comfortable hotel in the suburbs of Dar to recover before the start of your safari tomorrow.
Your home for the next four nights will be the effortlessly stylish Siwandu Camp, where luxury tented suites offer that back-to-nature feel, but with all the comforts of an exceptional safari experience. This luxury tented camp is in a prime wildlife viewing of the Selous situated in a grove of palms right on the shores of Lake Nzerakera.
The camp accepts children over the age of six, but they do not have any set activities or additional services to cater for children. The camp is also un-fenced so wildlife can pass through camp at any time of day, as such children need to be kept under supervision at all time. Walking and fly-camping is available to those over 16 years of age.

Days 2

On Safari in the Selous Game Reserve

The Selous is a true haven for safari-goers of an adventurous persuasion. Three times the size of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park and teeming with Africa’s largest and most undisturbed wildlife populations, it makes for an unrivalled safari experience.
On safari in the Selous, you are unlikely to encounter other tourists, making for a peaceful and authentic experience. Children will enjoy the varied game activities and wildlife they will see as a result of its remarkable topography, from boat rides on the river to game drives in open-sided vehicles.
The Selous is a wildlife mecca and has over 400 species of birds, more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population and over 120,000 buffalos. The Reserve's 40,000 hippo and 4,000 lion are probably the largest populations on the continent; not to mention the fact that it is home to the planet’s largest population of rare wild dogs. Visiting in dry season is ideal, as a remarkable density of game congregates around the water sources, making for captivating and frequent game spotting that keeps children engaged.

Days 5 - 7

Ruaha National Park

Your home for the next four nights is Ikuka Safari Camp, which is around a 45 minute drive from Msembe Airstrip, however this may well depend on what you encounter on the way!
Children over the age of seven are welcomed at Ikuka and the entire family might enjoy the lodge’s swimming pool as well as the recently constructed family banda which can house up to five.
The lodge is located on the edge of an escarpment and it has incredible views, due to its location you don’t often get animals through camp, however it is a wild area and children should be kept under constant supervision. Walking safaris are available for those over aged 16 and over.

Days 7 - 8

On safari in Ruaha National Park

Enjoy the next three full days in Ruaha. Contrast the lush and aqueous landscape of the Selous with Ruaha’s comparatively more desert-like conditions, home to savannah flats, rocky outcrops and surreal baobab trees.
Ruaha National Park can also boast Tanzania’s largest elephant population – an enduring game favourite amongst adults and youngsters alike – and ostriches can also be seen dashing about here too. Combined with its other residents, including lions, leopards and crocodiles, families will be in their element.
The days will focus on game drives in open 4WD safari vehicles. Although the schedule may change day to day generally you should expect to leave on an early morning safari with a picnic between 6-6.30am and then return for lunch and potentially a welcome siesta. The afternoon safari then usually commences between 4-4.30pm, returning to camp by 7pm. Drive back or fly back to Dar es salaam.

Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Round trip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water (On all days)

International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees