8 days from $5,992 per person*
  • Roam Africa’s largest game reserve, Selous, in search of elusive big cats.
  • Embark on daily private game drives as you spot the Big 5 and more.
  • Includes internal flights.
  • Enjoy private transfers from airport and hotels.
  • Featuring a selection of Tanzania’s finest accommodations.
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A mosaic of vast grasslands, lush rainforests, muddy river basins, majestic mountain ranges and swampy mangroves, Tanzania boasts some of the most splendid wilderness in the world.

Immerse yourself in Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and profusion of wildlife and leave the throngs of other tourists to explore the more famous game parks up north. Roam Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve on the entire continent and the second largest in the world, and experience the true Africa, not the one created by tourism. Spend time in Katavi National Park thrilling in its unique and untamed wilderness in search of giraffe, elephants, lions, wild dogs and more. The few intrepid souls who visit these isolated and untrammelled parks will get an unforgettable taste of what Africa might have been like 100 years ago. In the evenings, relax in a mix of luxury hotels and charming tented camps and lodges that offer elegant surroundings in picturesque settings.

With your expert guide and private 4x4 vehicle, head out on daily games drives through the splendid landscapes of Selous, focusing on the many watering holes and shady tree patches where the local wildlife avoids the scorching African sun. For an unforgettable African adventure, try a walking safari accompanied by your personal armed ranger, and experience the wild up close. Head to Katavi National Park in search of big cats and migratory herds that populate its vast golden plains, and be exhilarated in seeing wild landscapes unchanged by the passage of time. Your journey through Tanzania’s Southern Safari circuit promises to provide memories that will last a lifetime. ... Show More »

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Dar Es Salaam
    Dar Es Salaam
    • Meet & Greet - Guide(10)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - City Centre/Harbour(3)
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Dar Es Salaam to Selous
    Dar Es Salaam to Selous
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - City Centre/Harbour(3)
    • Dar Es Salaam - Selous [Charter Hop - Coastal Air (45mins)] - Economy - Coastal
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Selous
    Selous
    • Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    • Rufiji River Camp Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Selous to Ruaha
    Selous to Ruaha
    • Selous - Ruaha [Direct (2 hr 15 mins)] - Economy
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Ruaha
    Ruaha
    • Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Ruaha River Lodge Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Ruaha to Katavi
    Ruaha to Katavi
    • Ruaha - Katavi [2.5 hrs] - Economy
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Katavi
    Katavi
    • Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Katuma Bush Lodge Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Katavi
    Katavi
    • Katavi - Dar Es Salaam [Charter hop 5 to 5 1/2 hours ] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Dar Es Salaam

You will be met by a representative upon arrival into Dar Es Salaam Airport.  The rep will help you connect to your connecting flight and answer any questions you may have. 

Airport transfer with private vehicle and english speaking driver.

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency

Situated in the city center, this eight-story luxury hotel, with its 180 rooms and suites, is an urban resort complex on the seafront of Dar es Salaam. Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, offers a stunning view over a picturesque lagoon and the city islands. The Hyatt Regency introduces purity, thoughtful and contemporary luxury to Tanzania - with a ravishing infinity pool, two outstanding restaurants, an exceptional spa with pure products and a philosophy founded on well-being and generous service from Thailand.

Dar Es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam - Selous

Airport transfer with private vehicle and english speaking driver.

Take your flight from Dar Es Salaam (DAR) to Selous today. The flight duration is approximately 45mins.

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.   

Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp

Rufiji River Camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji river, in a point where the ample and tranquil river is animated by many and different species of animals. The tented camp,is situated in the heart of the Selous Reserve. It is environmentally friendly and each tent is equipped with private bathroom and a veranda facing the river. There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp.

Selous
Selous
Rufiji River Camp
Rufiji River Camp

Day 3: Selous

This morning you'll board your dedicated Safari vehicle, accompanied by your expert driver/guide for the day’s first game drive.  Your guides knowledge of this area is utilized as they will take you to the locations which are most frequented by local wildlife.  Keep your camera handy as you explore this beautiful African landscape to snap some photos of the elusive big cats, migratory herds, and colorful birdlife.

Guests staying at Rufiji River Camp can enjoy a variety of optional activities whilst in Selous.  Guest can enjoy the cooling off in the pool to escape the hot African Sun.  Guests can also go out on safari game drives in 4x4 vehicles to get a close look at the local wildlife and bird species. You also have the option of taking a walking safari where you can choose an established trail or one for your special interest, always of course, accompanied by an armed ranger. There is also the possibility of fishing (must be booked and paid for at the camp).

Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Bush Breakfast
Bush Breakfast
Lion Stare
Lion Stare

Day 4: Selous - Ruaha

Take your flight from Selous to Ruaha today. 

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge Foxes

Ruaha River lodge Foxes is a fabulous riverside lodge, at the heart of Tanzania's extraordinary Ruaha Park. The Wild, remote and unimaginably beauty of Ruaha National Park makes it one of East Africa's best kept secrets. There are few places in the world with such prolific wildlife. Cheetahs, leopards and lions, elephants, buffalos and hippos, wild dog, roan antelope, you name it, there's a chance you'll see it at close quarters.
 

The Superb Starling
The Superb Starling
Ruaha River Lodge Foxes
Ruaha River Lodge Foxes

Day 5: Ruaha

This morning you'll board your dedicated Safari vehicle, accompanied by your expert driver/guide for the day’s first game drive.  Your guides knowledge of this area is utilized as they will take you to the locations which are most frequented by local wildlife.  Keep your camera handy as you explore this beautiful African landscape to snap some photos of the elusive big cats, migratory herds, and colorful birdlife.

A variety of optional activities are made available for guests staying at the Ruaha River Lodge.  These activities include various wildlife experiences.  Head out a game drive safari's aboard a 4x4 vehicle to encounter the local wildlife and enjoy the spectacular views of the picturesque surroundings.  During the dry season, an armed ranger can take guests out on a walking safari for a truly exciting experience.

Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge Foxes
Lions
Lions
Safari Game Vehicle
Safari Game Vehicle

Day 6: Ruaha - Katavi

Take your flight from Ruaha to Katavi today. The flight duration may vary from 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Katuma Bush Lodge

In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga. Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings to avoid distraction from the beauty of Katavi. The 8 double bed tents and 2 twin bed tents are fitted under thatch roof on raised wooden decks with hardwood floors. The Tent’s private balconies allow for excellent views over the plains. Enjoy fresh and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the spacious dining facility. The brand new mess area consists of a comfortable guest lounge and a spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. Other exciting activities available to guests include game drives in open-sided 4WD land cruisers and walking safaris. For guests wishing for something a little more low-key, books are provided should you wish to relax and read.

Katavi
Katavi
Katuma Bush Lodge
Katuma Bush Lodge

Day 7: Katavi

This morning you'll board your dedicated Safari vehicle, accompanied by your expert driver/guide for the day’s first game drive.  Your guides knowledge of this area is utilized as they will take you to the locations which are most frequented by local wildlife.  Keep your camera handy as you explore this beautiful African landscape to snap some photos of the elusive big cats, migratory herds, and colorful birdlife.

A variety of activities are made available for guests staying at the Katuma Bush Lodge.  Game Viewing is exceptionally rewarding at Katavi due to the sheer abundance of wildlife.  Game-drives tend to begin at dawn and again late in the afternoon. Game drives are done aboard 4X4 vehicles and centre around the woodland areas along the seasonal lakes, where most of the game can be found. For those who want to get even closer to nature, Walking Safaris can be done in the early mornings when the light is at it’s best.

Accommodation: Katuma Bush Lodge

In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga. Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings to avoid distraction from the beauty of Katavi. The 8 double bed tents and 2 twin bed tents are fitted under thatch roof on raised wooden decks with hardwood floors. The Tent’s private balconies allow for excellent views over the plains. Enjoy fresh and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the spacious dining facility. The brand new mess area consists of a comfortable guest lounge and a spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. Other exciting activities available to guests include game drives in open-sided 4WD land cruisers and walking safaris. For guests wishing for something a little more low-key, books are provided should you wish to relax and read.

Lion
Lion
Leopard
Leopard

Day 8: Katavi

Take your flight from Katavi to Dar es Salaam today. The flight duration may vary from 5 to 5 1/2 hours. You will stop to refuel in Ruaha.

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hyatt Regency : Dar Es Salaam

Situated in the city center, this eight-story luxury hotel, with its 180 rooms and suites, is an urban resort complex on the seafront of Dar es Salaam. Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, offers a stunning view over a picturesque lagoon and the city islands. The Hyatt Regency introduces purity, thoughtful and contemporary luxury to Tanzania - with a ravishing infinity pool, two outstanding restaurants, an exceptional spa with pure products and a philosophy founded on well-being and generous service from Thailand.

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Rufiji River Camp: Selous

Rufiji River Camp is located on the banks of the Rufiji river, in a point where the ample and tranquil river is animated by many and different species of animals. The tented camp,is situated in the heart of the Selous Reserve. It is environmentally friendly and each tent is equipped with private bathroom and a veranda facing the river. There is a constant flow of animals coming down to drink at the river offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp.

Rufiji River Camp
Rufiji River Camp

Ruaha River Lodge Foxes: Ruaha

Ruaha River lodge Foxes is a fabulous riverside lodge, at the heart of Tanzania's extraordinary Ruaha Park. The Wild, remote and unimaginably beauty of Ruaha National Park makes it one of East Africa's best kept secrets. There are few places in the world with such prolific wildlife. Cheetahs, leopards and lions, elephants, buffalos and hippos, wild dog, roan antelope, you name it, there's a chance you'll see it at close quarters.
 

Ruaha River Lodge Foxes
Ruaha River Lodge Foxes

Katuma Bush Lodge: Katavi

In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga. Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings to avoid distraction from the beauty of Katavi. The 8 double bed tents and 2 twin bed tents are fitted under thatch roof on raised wooden decks with hardwood floors. The Tent’s private balconies allow for excellent views over the plains. Enjoy fresh and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the spacious dining facility. The brand new mess area consists of a comfortable guest lounge and a spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. Other exciting activities available to guests include game drives in open-sided 4WD land cruisers and walking safaris. For guests wishing for something a little more low-key, books are provided should you wish to relax and read.

Katuma Bush Lodge
Katuma Bush Lodge
Game Viewing
Game Viewing

Katuma Bush Lodge: Katavi

In the centre of Katavi National park lies Katuma, a charming Bush Lodge that offers a riveting bush experience with breathtaking views over the vast plains of Katisunga. Katuma Bush Lodge has been designed to blend in with its surroundings to avoid distraction from the beauty of Katavi. The 8 double bed tents and 2 twin bed tents are fitted under thatch roof on raised wooden decks with hardwood floors. The Tent’s private balconies allow for excellent views over the plains. Enjoy fresh and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the spacious dining facility. The brand new mess area consists of a comfortable guest lounge and a spectacular viewing and swimming pool deck. Other exciting activities available to guests include game drives in open-sided 4WD land cruisers and walking safaris. For guests wishing for something a little more low-key, books are provided should you wish to relax and read.

Katuma Bush Lodge
Katuma Bush Lodge
Game Viewing
Game Viewing
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

  • Belinda Skelton — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    This was one of the most amazing trips that I have ever had. The custom tours and activities exceeded my expectations. I was traveling alone but felt safe and in good hands. The process of booking the trip with Lily Baffour was so easy and personal, especially with the constant communications from her up to my departure. Thank you Kensington Tours for an awesome experience. I will definitely use you for my next adventure!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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