10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

The Selous Game Reserve, the oldest and largest game reserve in Africa. Combine your safari adventure with Pemba Island; with its deserted powdery white seemingly endless beaches stretching along with a band of blue ocean, a lingering aroma of spice in the air, and you have the perfect bush and beach safari pairing. This Bush and Island Safari is especially for someone looking for a luxurious secluded yet exciting safari experience. The Selous is part of the southern safari circuit, with vast expanses of reserved land full of game, offering near-exclusive game viewing opportunities. It is remote, wild, untamed with high concentrations of elephant and wild dog; it also supports large buffalo herds and many lions pride.


  • The rare chance to see wild dogs in their natural habitat.
  • Explore the Selous Game Reserve on foot, by boat, and on game drives.
  • Stay in an area known to be in the home range of three feelings of pride of lion and many territorial leopards.
  • Start your safari at sunrise and enjoy bush breakfasts surrounded by game.
  • Relax in barefoot luxury on Pemba Island and absorb breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Take an underwater safari, on scuba or snorkel, on some world-class reefs and walls.
10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour
10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour
10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour
10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Route & Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve View Lodge

Rufiji River sunsetYour driver/guide will collect you from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and drive you to the Selous Game Reserve, in Southern Tanzania. En route, your driver will find an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic lunch before proceeding to the camp. You’ll arrive at the camp in the late afternoon, in time to watch an impressive sunset over the Rufiji River whilst sipping a cold beverage. Relish the remoteness of the area, the tranquility and fantastic bird life in and around the camp

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 2: Bush Walk & Boat SafariView Lodge

Selous game walk.Wake up early and set off on a morning guided bush walk. Follow the spoor and track the various guests that visited the camp during the night. Return to camp for a sumptuous cooked breakfast and some time to relax in the camp. Delight in the antics of the vervet monkeys as they play in the trees fringing the riverbanks. In the afternoon, board a boat, sit back and relax as you gently glide up river watching the numerous bird species, hippos and crocodiles. Maybe you’ll see a breeding herd of elephants, with their babies of varying ages, come down to the water to slacken their thirst.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 3: Full Day Game DriveView Lodge

Wild dog in the SelousAfter breakfast, take a packed lunch out in the car with you, so that you can spend the whole day exploring the various terrains and habitats of the Selous Game Reserve. This vast reserve has many lakes, open plains, wooded areas and massive baobab trees. Meander along the Rufiji River and watch the elephants as they cross the shallows to feed on the lush trees of a small island. Follow the wild dogs as they chase down their prey, watch as the drama of the hunt unfolds.

The Selous is a rewarding game viewing area without the inconvenience of crowds of other tourists.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 4: Selous to Mikumi

Lioness at the waterhole.Set off early in the morning for a long but rewarding drive through the Selous and into the bordering Mikumi National Park, where you’ll spend the next two nights. Appreciate the changing landscape as you move from park to park, game viewing along the way. Find a sensational viewpoint for a picnic lunch before continuing onto the camp. Arriving in the late afternoon in time for sundowners overlooking an active waterhole.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 5: Udzungwa National Park

Forest monkeyToday you’ll get a chance to stretch your legs as you take a hike in Udzungwa National Park. Look for endemic bird species, such as the forest partridge, as you climb through the closed canopy forest. See if you can find all six species of primate that live in this forest, including the Sanje Crested Mangabey and Iringa red colobus monkeys, found nowhere else in the world. Feast on a picnic lunch as the monkeys and birds entertain you. After lunch, go for a refreshing swim at the waterfalls, before heading back to camp for a delicious dinner and some well earned rest.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 6 - 8: Ruaha National ParkView Lodge

Ruaha elephantsThe drive to Ruaha is mainly via tarred highway, but the road dissects Mikumi National Park allowing for some game viewing. Stop at Iringa Town for a welcome break. Admire the passing scenery as you wend your way to Ruaha National Park. Once inside the park enjoy some game driving as you reach the camp in time for dinner.

Kudu rams fighting.The Ruaha National Park is home to a diverse variety of wildlife and bird species, including lesser and greater kudu, roan and sable antelope, eland and large herds of elephant. There is a healthy population of lion prides, cheetah and leopard in the park. The bird life is prolific with over 530 recorded species and more during the green season. Spend the next couple of days following the movements of the wild game on full day game drives. Dining either back at the camp for a hot lunch or taking lunch packs out with you. Relax in front of your riverside banda and take in the beauty, savagery and pure enjoyment of nature in the wild.

Spend evenings around a campfire as you engage in social interactions with the other guests. Alfresco dining is an experience that deepens your appreciation for the bush as you dine amongst the raw sounds, smells and sights of an unfiltered wilderness.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour

Day 9 - 10: Highland AdventuresView Lodge

Horse riding in the Rift Valley.After a cooked breakfast, depart Ruaha and drive through some impressive farmlands to the Mufindi Highlands, arriving in time for a farm fresh lunch.

Enjoy your remote location in the tranquillity of the Southern Highlands as you participate in outdoor activities such as fly fishing for trout, horse riding, bird watching, mountain biking, walking safaris, canoeing and golf. Spend your afternoon on the bar balcony sipping on a sundowner as you watch the sun descend into the horizon. When the evening comes, move inside to the heat of a cosy log fire.

10 Days Exploring Paths Less Travelled Safari Tour


  • Private guided return road transfers from Dar es Salaam to Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Mufindi Highlands
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Selous Game Reserve
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Mikumi National Park
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Ruaha National Park
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in the Mufindi Highlands
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Teas, coffees and purified water
  • Boat ride on Rufiji River and a guided safari walk in the Selous Game Reserve
  • Day trip to Udzungwa National Park with a picnic lunch (park fees included)
  • Exclusive use 4x4 game viewing excursions with an experienced driver guide
  • Activities in Mufindi - horse riding, golf, fishing, tennis, badminton and croquet
  • Entrance and conservation fees for all reserves as per itinerary


  • All alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks and any optional extras to be settled direct

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