Ruaha & Saadani - Where Bush And Beach Truly Meet

Departure city: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Accommodation: Luxury | National Parks: Ruaha NP, Saadani NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

Valid: All year round

only$ 4277

* based on 6 participants

Ruaha National Park is the “Jewel of the south” in our eyes offers so much that a single safari is just not enough to fully appreciate and experience what this seldom visited National Park has to offer. The park is jam-packed with amazing unique Tanzania wildlife with options to take it all in by foot if venturing out at first light on an exciting walking safari or explore the meandering game tracks by open game viewing vehicles. The difference is with the southern safari circuit is perhaps best described as far more relaxed and simple not too many other game vehicles cruising around in the parks and conservation areas. Game drives and activities are often shared with other guest and are in tune with the chosen safari camps daily planning.

Ruaha is mostly reached by flying safari as distances to drive are great and with that, the whole feel and style of southern safari take on a different character. As we strongly believe that variety is the spice of life the safari designers at B2B have added in Saadani National Park to complement the Ruaha experience with time to stare in wonder across the Indian ocean on one side of you and with a 180 degree pirouette you face towering palms and ancient baobab trees with all Saadani’s mysteries kept behind a green curtain of vegetation. Riverboat safaris are very popular and rewarding and certainly a good way to spend a few hours whilst on the Wild Swahili coast – have you ever been close to a 3 – 4-meter crocodile?? Click on this itinerary and we can arrange the rest.

Day 1: Arrival Dar es Saalam

After arrival at Dar es Salaam international airport, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation, Serena Dar es Salaam.

O/n Serena Dar es Salaam (D)

Day 2: Flight to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to Dar es Salaam domestic airport for your flight to Ruaha National Park – you will be collected on arrival and transfer to Mdonya Old River Camp with game drives en route.

O/n Mdonya Old River Camp (B, L, D)

Day 3: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors’ safari experience very unique. Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advise you when and where to head out. You can choose between game drives and walking safaris– note that game viewing activities can be shared with other guests.

O/n Mdonya Old River Camp (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors’ safari experience very unique. Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advise you when and where to head out. You can choose between game drives and walking safaris– note that game viewing activities can be shared with other guests.

O/n Mdonya Old River Camp (B, L, D)

Day 5: Flight Ruaha to Saadani National Park

After a leisurely morning in camp, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Saadani National Park. On arrival, you will be transferred to the camp.

O/n Saadani Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6: Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park covers 1100 km2. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins also occur in the ocean nearby.

Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advise you when and where to head out. You can choose between game drives and river safari– note that game viewing activities can be shared with other guests.

O/n Saadani Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7: Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park covers 1100 km2. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating setting. About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins also occur in the ocean nearby.

Plan your game viewing activities together with the camp management as they will best advise you when and where to head out. You can choose between game drives and river safari– note that game viewing activities can be shared with other guests.

O/n Saadani Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Flight to Dar es Saalaam

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam. Here you can connect to your international flight.

No accommodation provided (B)

 

Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Serena Dar es Salaam

An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel 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 Hotel offers a unique mix of pan-African style, world-class professionalism and 5-star facilities.

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.

Mdonya Old River Camp

Twelve tents nestled in a spacious area under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida, spaciously located along the curving banks of the Mdonya sand-river. Each traditional safari tent is comfortably furnished, catering for solo travellers, couples or families. All the tents have ensuite bathrooms with dressing room, open-roofed solar heated shower and separate flush toilets. Mdonya tents can be modified to host families, adding an extra tent room on the veranda. Read more here.

Saadani Safari Lodge

Saadani Safari Lodge lies nestled in a horseshoe bay on the East coast of Tanzania. Its famous for a contagious spirit of friendship emanating from the local community and staff, some of whom helped set up the lodge from the very start.

The heady mix of different ecosystems sets Saadani apart from all the national parks in Tanzania. The blue haze of the Indian Ocean washed over Lowland coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and mangroves. Saadani Safari Lodge set in the heart of the park offers an idyllic retreat to explore this most unique and distinguished destination.

Price of the entire trip: $ 4277 p.p. with 6 people onboard.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & Conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund* for every additional traveller joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people

This trip is inclusive of:

  • Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • Domestic flight(s) as stipulated

This trip is exclusive of:

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Visa and airport departure tax
  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Drinks

Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day

Ruaha National Park

Recently expanded to become the largest National Park in East Africa and, after Kafue National Park in Zambia, the second largest in Africa, Ruaha is home to more than 10,000 elephants.

Its name derives from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its eastern border, creating spectacular gorges. Flowing into the Rifiji River, the Great Ruaha is home to hippo and crocodile. Various antelope species, such as eland, Grant’s gazelle, impala, greater & lesser kudu, and the rare sable alongside buffalos, giraffes thrive in the grasslands bordering the river.

Saadani National Park

Tanzania’s first coastal wildlife sanctuary is located on the Indian Ocean coast some 45km north of Bagamoyo and directly west of Zanzibar. The park contains many indigenous species including Liechtenstein’s hartebeest and the rare Roosevelt sable.

A good population of elephants live in Saadani as do several herds of buffalo while numerous large groups of hippo and crocodile inhabit the nearby Wami River. Lion, a leopard, spotted hyena, and black-backed jackal is present in the park, whereas dolphins are common off the coast. Whales pass through the Zanzibar channel and green turtle breed on the beach.