Welcome to untamed Africa! Tanzania's Southern Circuit has all the remoteness you could ask for. It's an uncrowded, unspoilt and unhurried safari experience that you'll be hard-pressed to experience elsewhere. Enjoy the top destinations of Ruaha, Katavi and Selous before rounding the trip off with 5 days at an exclusive tropical island paradise.

  • Best of bush and beach on Tanzania's Southern Safari Circuit
  • 3 nights in Ruaha National Park
  • 3 nights in Katavi National Park
  • 3 nights in Selous (Nyerere Game Reserve)
  • 5 days on a tropical beach at Lazy Lagoon Island
  • Daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Walking and boating safaris (subject to water levels)
  • Excellent safari guides

Map of our 14 Day Tanzania Bush and Beach Adventure

3 Nights at Ruaha River Lodge

A fantastic year-round classic safari destination, Ruaha National Park enjoys peak game viewing during the dry season from June to December when wildlife converges on shrinking water sources and become frequent visitors to the Great Ruaha River that runs in front of the lodge. Spend leisurely days watching their comings and goings from the comfort of your verandah.

Tanzania Bush and Beach Adventure Ruaha National Park Elephant Waterhole

Elephant waterhole near the Great Ruaha River

(Image: Niels van Gijn)

3 Nights at Katavi Wildlife Camp

Known for its healthy numbers of lions and the vast herds of buffalo that roam the Katuma Plains, Katavi National Park's peak game-viewing season is from June to October. As the dry season sets in, the wildlife congregate into prolific herds. November to February sees the park becoming lush and green once more with the summer rains bringing myriad birdlife back to the plains. The camp is closed in March, April and May each year as the roads become impassable in the high rainfall season.

3 Nights at Rufiji River Camp

Set high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River, this camp is located in the untamed Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy spectacular sunsets to a chorus of hippo grunts and birdsong. At Rufiji River Camp, the dry season extends from June until late October and early November. Summer rains are heavy but brief, bringing bright clear skies in their wake. Once again the river flows strongly and migrant birds return in their hundreds. The camp closes in April and May each year at the peak of the rainy season.

Tanzania Bush and Beach Adventure Rufiji River Boat Safari in Selous Game Reserve

Sunset boating safari on the Great Rufiji River in Selous

(Image: Niels van Gijn)

5 Days at Lazy Lagoon Island

Top your safari off with five days at this tropical paradise. Kick back and relax with 9km of uninterrupted beach and turquoise tropical waters on this private island in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy sunbathing, snorkelling, exploring and relaxing with freshly prepared meals your only interruption.


Snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean water

Open throughout the year, Lazy Lagoon Island enjoys the coolest times in June and July with temperatures hottest towards November when the main rains break. It is accessible only by boat and ferries are available several times per day.

Your shared charter flights are in light aircraft and luggage weight allowance is strictly limited to 15kg per passenger in soft duffel bags.

Period Price per person (pp)
June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024 and November 1, 2024 - December 23, 2024
July 1, 2024 - October 31, 2024 and December 24, 2024 - January 5, 2025

The quoted rates are per person sharing. Please contact us for single supplement rates. All T&Cs apply. The quoted rates are based on currently published park fees, taxes and reserve fees. If TANAPA or the Wildlife Department increases park and/or reserve fees and taxes, our rates will be adjusted accordingly. This tour does not operate during April and May as some of the camps and lodges close due to inaccessibility.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entry and concession fees
  • All airstrip transfers
  • Dar Es Salaam to Ruaha flight
  • Ruaha to Katavi flight
  • Katavi to Selous flight
  • Selous to Lazy Lagoon Island flight
  • Lazy Lagoon Island boat and road transfer to Dar Es Salaam
  • Shared game drives twice a day or a full-day game activity in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • A walking safari and boating safari (water levels permitting) in Selous Game Reserve
  • Tea and coffee
  • Laundry
  • International flights
  • Insurance and medical evacuation cover
  • Bar drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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