Untouched Tanzania

  • Roam Africa’s largest game reserve in search of big cats.
  • Embark on daily private game drives as you spot the Big 5.
  • Includes internal flights.
  • Enjoy a unique tree house sleep out.
  • Featuring a selection of Tanzania’s finest accommodations.
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Get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and wildlife in Ruaha and Selous. As throngs of other tourists to explore the more famous game parks up north, experience true Africa. Search for giraffe, elephants, lions, wild dogs and more in isolated and untrammeled parks, and see what Africa might have been like 100 years ago. Here it feels as though you have Africa all to yourself.

You are met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The next morning fly off into Ruaha, a hidden gem, home to some of the most diverse game viewing in all of Tanzania. Spot giraffe, zebra, impala, huge numbers of elephant and unique game like greater and lesser kudu, eland, sable and roan antelope. A cruise along the Ruaha River and spot huge Nile crocodiles, pods of hippo and more. Ruaha has an abundance of predators, from leopard to roaming cheetah, hyena and jackals, not to mention huge lion prides. Explore hills, rivers and the escarpment that is actually part of the Great Rift Valley. Look up to spot leopard in the rare baobab forests, sausage, acacia and ebony trees. This terrain makes for fascinating walking and driving country, with few others around. Fly on to finish in Selous and the endless horizons of the African wilderness. Explore a unique array of environmental biodiversity, from the riverine forests, miombo woodlands and plains to the fascinating lake regions of Tagalala and Mwanze. Embark on captivating game drives, walking safaris and boat safaris as you track elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, wild dog, wart hog, hippo, baboon or hyena to name just a few. Then enjoy a unique chance to sleep out under the stars in a private treehouse as the wild night songs begin their melodies around you. This is untouched Africa. ... Show More »

With your expert guide, head out on daily games drives, walks and boating safaris as you discover the wild heart of Africa. Enjoy incredible access to game and in between activities, enjoy sumptuous meals and attentive service. In the evenings, relax in a mix of luxury hotels, charming tented camps and hand-picked lodges that offer elegant surroundings in wild, complete with picture perfect views.

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
    • Private Transfer - Airport - City Centre/Harbour
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Day 2 Dar Es Salaam to Ruaha
    Dar Es Salaam to Ruaha
    • Private Transfer - Airport - City Centre/Harbour
    • Air - Dar Es Salaam - Ruaha [2 hrs] - Y Class - Standard
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Ruaha
    Ruaha
    • Kigelia Camp Activities
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Ruaha
    Ruaha
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Ruaha to Selous
    Ruaha to Selous
    • Air - Ruaha - Selous [Direct (1.5hrs)] - Y Class - Standard
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Selous
    Selous
    • Beho Beho Game Reserve Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Selous
    Selous
    • Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Boat Safari
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Selous
    Selous
    • Shared Tour - Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Entrance
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Selous
    Selous
    • Air - Selous - Dar Es Salaam [(1hr)] - Economy - Coastal
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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Day 1: Dar Es Salaam

You will be greeted upon arrival at the airport at the migration office. You will then be escorted through security, customs, and be assisted with your baggage and shown access to the airport lounge where available.

Settle in for a private transfer with an English-speaking driver between your hotel and Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

While you are in our care your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all 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 Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, is a modern oasis in the heart of the largest Tanzanian city. The five-star hotel’s superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbor and Indian Ocean, and proximity to the city’s International Airport ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar Es Salaam. The luxurious five-star hotel offers perhaps the finest accommodations to be found in any of Tanzania’s hotels, featuring 180 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms and suites with authentic hospitality, deluxe amenities and extensive business facilities to meet the needs of all travelers.

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Day 2: Dar Es Salaam - Ruaha

Settle in for a private transfer with an English-speaking driver between your hotel and Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

Board a flight in Dar Es Salaam with service to Ruaha. Approximate flight time is two hours.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

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: Kigelia Camp

Kigelia Camp is an exclusive seasonal camp offering a tailor made, private experience, giving our guests a chance to step off the treadmill and connect with the soul of Africa. Set in a secluded grove of Kigelia or “Sausage Trees”, high on the banks of the Ifuguru sand river in the Ruaha National Park.

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania The Superb Starling
Tanzania The Superb Starling
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Kigelia Camp Exterior
Kigelia Camp Exterior

Day 3: Ruaha

When in one of Africa's biggest game spots, the thing to do is to get out and explore. At Kigelia Camp enjoy game drives on custom-built open game drive vehicles, perfect for traversing the beautiful and varied habitats of the park. Game drives are the best way to get up close to the multitude of wildlife that calls Ruaha home; big-maned lions, great herds of elephant, the handsome greater kudu or statuesque sable.

Between drives, you can also get out on foot. Being on your own two pegs gives you a totally different experience. You can stand beneath the towering baobab trees, feeling the smooth warm texture of it's mighty trunk beneath your fingers, or crouch to examine the antics of an ant lion as it hunts from a sandy cone in the dust. Walking gives you an appreciation of the tranquility, complexity and vastness of the African wilderness and we think it's one of the best things you can do on safari. Being in the company of a trained and experienced guide both ensures your safety and opens the door onto the wonders of your natural surroundings.

Enjoy morning breakfast in the bush and enjoying a sundowner in a beautiful spot. These things are rare treats in the safari day and something that you wouldn't do back home, which frankly is the only reason you need for doing them!

Kigelia's lovely location is also an attractive spot for local birdlife and many an early morning or afternoon can be spent wondering around camp with a pair of binoculars to see what's around. It doesn't have to be "all go" on safari...sometimes it's good to just be.

Whether you're out and about in an open game drive car, treading the game trails with your guide or wondering around the camp in search of birds, this is safari as its meant to be.

Accommodation: Kigelia Camp
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Game Drive
Game Drive
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Giant Baobabs
Giant Baobabs

Day 4: 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.

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: Kigelia Camp
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Safari Game Vehicle
Safari Game Vehicle
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Leopard Alert
Leopard Alert

Day 5: Ruaha - Selous

Relax during your flight departing Ruaha and arriving in Selous.

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.

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: Beho Beho Game Reserve

Beho Beho is the first camp to be sited in The Selous, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its name derives. Always designated as a 'private camp' it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location as one of the most 'magical' places it is possible to visit in safari Africa. Beho Beho has created the true 'essence' of a safari refuge, for safari travellers who have 'been there and done that' throughout the big game countries of Africa now there is a camp that takes the 'best' of each safari and combines it into one remarkable experience. A luxurious base camp from which to explore on foot, by boat or by open safari cruiser the splendours of one of the largest game preserves in the world. 

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Selous
Tanzania Selous
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Beho Beho
Beho Beho

Day 6: Selous

Guests staying at Beho Beho Game Reserve can enjoy a variety of optional activities whilst in Selous. The swimming pool at Beho Beho has magnificent views along the Kipalala valley. There are many areas offering private sunbathing or quiet relaxation in the shade.  A variety of safari's are made available including 4-wheel drive game drives, walking safari's and visits to Lake Tagalala and Maji Moto. All of the safari's in the Selous game reserve are accompanied by an armed game scout.

Accommodation: Beho Beho Game Reserve
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Focused Lion
Focused Lion

Day 7: 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.

Ask your lodge about going out on boat safari. Selous is renowned for its lakes and rivers; giant water courses which offer marvelous opportunities to explore the heart of the reserve. These boat trips allow you to see hippos, crocodiles, birdlife, and other game. Watch in fascination as hunter seeks prey by the water's edge.

Accommodation: Beho Beho Game Reserve
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Lion Stare
Lion Stare
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Boat safari - giraffe sighting
Boat safari - giraffe sighting

Day 8: Selous

The Selous is one of the last remaining pristine true wilderness areas in the world. Located in southern Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest fauna reserves of the world and one of Tanzania's treasures. With very few human habitants, you will have the chance to view Africa as the original explorers did. Track and seek out game each day with others from your lodge: elephants, black rhino, cheetah, giraffe, hippos, African Wild Dog cape buffalo and crocodiles just to name a few!

Accommodation: Beho Beho Game Reserve
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Lion cubs
Lion cubs

Day 9: Selous

Take your flight from Selous to Dar Es Salaam today. The flight duration may vary during the rainy season.

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: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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, The Kilimanjaro: Dar Es Salaam

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, is a modern oasis in the heart of the largest Tanzanian city. The five-star hotel’s superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbor and Indian Ocean, and proximity to the city’s International Airport ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar Es Salaam. The luxurious five-star hotel offers perhaps the finest accommodations to be found in any of Tanzania’s hotels, featuring 180 spacious and comfortably appointed rooms and suites with authentic hospitality, deluxe amenities and extensive business facilities to meet the needs of all travelers.

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Kigelia Camp: Ruaha

Kigelia Camp is an exclusive seasonal camp offering a tailor made, private experience, giving our guests a chance to step off the treadmill and connect with the soul of Africa. Set in a secluded grove of Kigelia or “Sausage Trees”, high on the banks of the Ifuguru sand river in the Ruaha National Park.

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Kigelia Camp Exterior
Kigelia Camp Exterior

Beho Beho Game Reserve: Selous

Beho Beho is the first camp to be sited in The Selous, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the 'cooling breezes' from which its name derives. Always designated as a 'private camp' it has fiercely protected its individuality and privileged location as one of the most 'magical' places it is possible to visit in safari Africa. Beho Beho has created the true 'essence' of a safari refuge, for safari travellers who have 'been there and done that' throughout the big game countries of Africa now there is a camp that takes the 'best' of each safari and combines it into one remarkable experience. A luxurious base camp from which to explore on foot, by boat or by open safari cruiser the splendours of one of the largest game preserves in the world. 

Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Beho Beho
Beho Beho
Untouched Tanzania Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Banda Guestroom
Banda Guestroom

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Sarah J — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Everything was seamless! The itinerary covered all of the highlights of Casablanca and Marrakesh with enough time for us to wander at our leisure. Our driver, Rashid and tour guide, Achmed were very knowledgeable and fantastic.... always on time, extremely well informed, tremendously kind, humorous and always flexible to our wants and desires.

  • Manuel G — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Our guides, George, Ben and Michael were fantastic. Both George and Ben were amazing at spotting animals and knowing where to find them.

  • Barbara H — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Trip of a lifetime! Our guides, George (Kenya) and Raymond (Tanzania), were both outstanding- knowledgeable, personable, patient, and accommodating.

  • Roxann Z — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Your Egyptian team is fantastic. We loved Garonga safari camp.

  • Brian T — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Our agent, Chelsea, made several suggestions that proved to be both 100% accurate / insightful and critical to the success / enjoyment of our trip. Our Kensington employed guide in Tanzania, Martin, was awesome and worked tirelessly to meet our desires and did everything in his power to find game and make our trip as easy as possible.

  • William H — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Christine Richmond was a terrific asset in assisting our plans for a customized Africa trip. Every detail came off as planned and the entire trip was well organized.

  • Natalie D — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    The trip was amazing. The itinerary worked out great, even with a slight change. Our primary driver was Javier who was always pleasant and a joy to be with. Our primary guide was Marcos Jimenez. He was an excellent ambassador for Kensington and represented you very well. He was the consummate professional and was always very attentive and accommodating with Janice and I. In its entirety, Kensington organized a great trip that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again for all of your help in planning this adventure.

  • Jeffrey G — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    We had a great trip. It was well planned and every detail was considered. The pre planning discussion with Kensington was methodical and they exercised great patience as we went back and forth on plans. The guides were terrific and the overall experience was very enjoyable. We’ve used Kensington on two safaris previously and we weren’t disappointed with their quality during our trip to Brazil. We will use them again and again...

  • Barbara H — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    All in all a fabulous trip! Loved every day of it! The Kensington agent I spoke with to coordinate this trip was fabulous and responsive. She did a marvelous job!

  • Robert Z — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    Sarah Roberts was fantastic, very available and responsive, also calls from in country rep we're nice. Drivers and guides all top rate, knowledgeable, friendly, patient.

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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