Best of Southern Tanzania - 7 Days

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Enjoy a 5 night safari itinerary exploring the best of southern Tanzania. Stay on the banks of the river at Mdonya and enjoy boat safaris at Lake Manze. An ideal safari vaction if you’re travelling on a tight budget.

Best of Southern Tanzania

This 5 night itinerary offers guests the opportunity to explore the south of Tanzania, home to the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. This itinerary is ideal for guests wanting a short safari in two different regions. Ruaha is the second largest park in Tanzania and is one of the least visited parks, offering a private and exclusive game viewing experience. There are a number of natural springs within the park which attracts a plethora of wildlife. Selous is remote and wild; and guests can enjoy both land and boat safaris. Selous also has the largest concentration of elephant within the country.

This itinerary is perfect for a quick Tanzania safari; both Selous and Ruaha are ideal combinations for a safari.


From USD 3165 in low season and USD3495 in high season per person sharing

Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of the safaris we are able to arrange. We take pride in creating holidays and safaris from scratch, placing particular emphasis on matching the destinations and properties to your budget. Contact us now to start the process of arranging your dream holiday and safari.

Day 1
Southern Sun, Dar es Salaam

Arrive at Dar es Salaam International Airport, where you are met and road transferred to the hotel.  Spend tonight at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam.

Day 2
Southern Sun, Dar es Salaam

The Southern Sun Dar es Salaam lies in the commercial centre and it borders the national botanical gardens. Rooms offer elegant and spacious comfort.

Day 3
Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous National Reserve

Road transfer to the Dar es Salaam airport for a scheduled light air transfer to the Selous National Reserve.  Upon arrival you are met and transferred by road to the camp.  Your first 2 nights on safari is spent at the Lake Manze Tented Camp on a full board basis with shared game viewing activities each day.

Day 4
Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous National Reserve

Lake Manze Tented Camp is a small, rustic wilderness camp situated on the banks of Lake Manze and offers an authentic safari experience – there is no electricity, only storm lanterns to light the way! Motorboat safaris are also available on the lake and this is the ideal camp for the adventure traveller.

Day 5
Mdonya Old River Camp, Ruaha National Park

Road transfer airstrip, joining a scheduled light air transfer to Ruaha National Park.  Once you land you are met and road transferred to the camp.  Spend 2 nights at Mdonya Old River Camp on a full board basis with daily shared game viewing activities.

Day 6
Mdonya Old River Camp, Ruaha National Park

Mdonya Old River Camp offers traditional and comfortable tented accommodation in Meru tents each with their own vernada. Guests can watch wildlife from their veranda or enjoy swapping safari stories in the communcal lounge area.

Day 7
Transfer to Airstrip

This morning you transfer by road to the airstrip.  You then take a scheduled light air transfer to Dar es Salaam International Airport.


  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals


  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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