Southern Tanzania Adventure & Coast

The Southern Tanzania Adventure & Coast 12 night safari represents great value, consider the remoteness of the destination, with intimate camps offering an authentic atmosphere.

12 Nights


₤ 6,178 (PPS)


This Southern Tanzania Adventure & Coast safari is a great combination of small lodges and personal hospitality and attention to things that really matter. And a three night stay at each allows for a relaxed stay (and you can stay even longer if you wish). It's perfect for a safari honeymoon, or bush and beach getaway. Plus it represents great value, consider the remoteness of the destination, with intimate camps offering an authentic atmosphere. All are in gorgeous and carefully chosen locations.

Summary of the safari:

3 nights Rufiji River Camp, Selous National Park
3 nights, Ruaha River Lodge, Ruaha National Park
3 nights Katavi Wildlife Camp, Katavi National Park
3 nights Lazy Lagoon Lodge, Tanzania coast north of Dar

The safari starts and ends in Dar es Salaam. You first fly - with a small scheduled light aircraft to the Selous Game Reserve (now renamed as Nyerere National Park)  in Southern Tanzania. Your safari camp in Nyerere is consciously "old school" with none of the frills and ostentation of some of the more recent and more luxurious new lodges.  It still has all the excitement of being in an amazing game viewing area where animals are happy to roam through the camp.

Next you fly westwards to Ruaha National Park. Ruaha is known for both its elephants as well as its population of wild dog. Not unsurprisingly Ruaha River Lodge is beautifully located on the Ruaha River. Where it has 24 en-suite stone chalets with private decks overlooking the river.

Then you fly yet further inland to the remote Western sector to Katavi National Park.  It provides the few intrepid travellers who make it there with a thrilling taste of the ‘old’ Africa. Indeed this is a park for the African connoisseur! Katavi is a true wilderness, and offers excellent game-viewing, especially in the dry months from June to November. Then it’s not unusual for huge pods of hippo and thousand-strong herds of elephant or buffalo to converge on the area. Katavi Wildlife Camp is set amongst the trees fringing the Katisunga plains, and has 6 large Meru-style tents overlooking the plains.

Finally you return to Dar. Then you head north by vehicle and then boat to stay 3 nights at Lazy Lagoon Lodge on its own private island in the Indian Ocean.

Note: We have presented this safari is suitable for solo travellers for two reasons. Firstly the nature of these small intimate camps makes it easy for single visitors to mix with other guests. Secondly the single price is less than 25% more than the per person price. Contact us for a quote.

The camps are closed during of the long rains of April and May. The price for November is the same as June . And the prices for the Festive season (24 Dec to 4 January) is the same as the Peak season price (July to October).

Southern Tanzania Adventure & Coast at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 6,178 (PPS)

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jun 2024 - Jun 2024
₤ 6,178
Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
₤ 7,005
Nov 2024 - Dec 2024
₤ 6,178

Round trip scheduled light aircraft safari flights from Dar es Salaam; airstrip and road transfers; 4WD game drives and boat cruises at Lake Manze; Bush walks at Lake Manze (for 16 years and over), Park fees. Full Board on safari; Half Board (breakfast & dinner) at the Zanzibar coast.


Bar Account and laundry; gratuities (discretionary).