The ultimate southern Tanzania

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Day 1
Departure from Dar es Salaam

Relax at Camp Bastian, everything is taken care of for you!

Begin your journey with a restful night at Camp Bastian (Mikumi) after driving from Dar es Salaam. Enjoy the pool, explore the area or rest after the long transfer. Everything has been carefully prepared for an effortless start to your unforgettable travel adventure in South Tanzania!

Day 2
Mikumi National Park

Explore the beauty of Mikumi National Park

After a delicious breakfast, your safari adventure begins! Experience the splendor of Mikumi National Park in a flat area with beautiful orange light, perfect for safari photography …. Meet unique animals and enjoy the enchanting natural splendor.

Day 3
Ruaha National Park

Experience Ruaha Park and enjoy from the hillside at Hilltop Lodge.

After a scenic 5-hour drive, we reach Ruaha National Park, one of Africa’s most beautiful parks. Discover overwhelming diversity of wildlife, birds and plants. Relax on the edge of the park with stunning views at the Hilltop Lodge. End the day with a delicious dinner before finding peace in this piece of paradise.

Day 4
Ruaha National Park

Enjoy an exclusive full day game drive in Ruaha NP.

After a delicious breakfast, we continue our safari in the tranquil south of Tanzania, with a picnic or hot lunch in the middle of the park.

The exciting Great Ruaha River houses crocodiles in addition to large numbers of hippos and attracts lions, leopards, hunting dogs and other species such as waterbuck, impala, giraffe, warthog, eland, zebra and elephant. In addition, grant’s gazelles, ostriches and cheetahs can be seen on the open plains.

Day 5
Ruaha National park

Explore the vast beauty of the wondrous Ruaha NP.

It is remote. It’s huge. It is untamed and wild. Is it worth heading out today to the park’s lifeline, the Great Ruhah River? Especially considering that this is the only permanent water source, the answer is a resounding YES! Ruaha is East Africa’s second largest national park and it is simply like no other.

Today we will post here again.

Day 6
Morongoro Region

Experience the South Tanzanian region and enjoy at your familiar Camp Bastian.

With an early start to the day, you can enjoy a final early morning sunrise here and then continue towards Mikumi, which we will not visit this time.

Day 7
Nyerere National Park

Enjoy a boat safari in Nyerere National Park.

This special Southern Tanzania safari is designed for those seeking a safari in the pristine African wilderness. The next destination will again offer great game drives (and more).

Large buffalo, cheetahs, leopards, baboons and an incredible biodiversity of antelope are characteristic of the former Selous which has thus now been renamed Nyerere.

Day 8
Nyerere National Park

Depart for a morning game walk in the bush!

Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa and, together with the neighboring Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks, forms an area the size of Switzerland! Today you will drive through the northern part of the reserve that is open for photo safaris. Along the way, you will have plenty of time for unique wildlife encounters in this pristine environment.

In addition to its impressive predator populations, this national park also provides refuge to more than 10,000 elephants.

Day 9
Nyerere National Park

Experience the park for the last time and still enjoy at Selous Safari Lodge.

The former Selous is another great example to show that we will encounter far fewer people in the South than in most other famous Northern reserves. So reason enough to spend another day today exploring this park ….

Besides the typical inhabitants of the African bush, you can also spot as many as 400 different species of birds here.

Day 10
Direction of Dar es Salaam

Enjoy one last time with a scenic drive through southern Tanzania.

Today we will have you transferred back to Dar es Salaam, to your hotel or the airport and sadly return towards your next destination (Zanzibar?) or home.

Of the Beaten Track - 10 Dagen / 9 nachten

2 PAX4 PAX6 PAX
$ 3440,- per persoon$ 2566,- PP$ 2274,- PP
$ 6880,- totaal$ 10264,- totaal$ 13644,- totaal

Please pay a 25% deposit no later than 14 days after approval.

  • All entrance fees to the national parks
  • All game drives (unlimited time)
  • All transportation with English-speaking guide/driver in 4WD safari vehicle
  • All meals and beverages listed (13x
  • Breakfast, 7x lunch and 7x dinner)
  • Always drinking water on board
  • All overnight stays
  • The domestic flight
  • Additional excursions, other meals, drinks and gratuities
  • Visa Tanzania can be done online but also locally after landing (this is $50 cash per person)
  • The international flight (to be arranged by you)
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) $25 per person
  • Vaccination costs
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our F.A.Q. section, where curiosity meets clarity.

Discover answers to frequently asked questions and go on a journey of discovery to unlock the secrets of planning your dream safari in Tanzania. Whether you want to learn more about wildlife encounters, accommodation options or travel logistics, we offer informative answers to ensure you have an unforgettable adventure.

Tanzania and Kenya are excellent year-round destinations. Although you can travel at any time, the dry season is the best time for comfortable wildlife viewing. 
In East Africa, the dry season usually runs from June through mid-March.
Keep in mind that this is high season,  so early booking is essential and prices are also about 10% more expensive during this period (including international flights). 
 
The routes sometimes vary in duration and distance. In Tanzania and Kenya, tours tend to be compact,  with a strong focus on spotting a wide variety of wildlife.
 
Rest assured … every safari is an unforgettable experience and lets you experience the true spirit of an environment.  Have questions or not sure which tour or region to choose? Then contact us and we will be happy to help you further, in finding (and creating) the perfect safari that suits you.
 
In summary, any season, whether drier or wetter, In summary, any season, whether slightly drier or wetter, offers pleasant weather for all your activities. 

For entry into Tanzania, you can also obtain a visa on arrival.  This is the cheapest option, but be sure to carry $50 cash for smooth processing.  Information on obtaining your visa (and other helpful tips) will be sent to you well in advance.

In a word: exquisite. Almost all packages include meals, and every meal is a true delight. The lodges serve both local specialties and continental dishes, so there is something for every taste. Especially in Tanzania, you can enjoy both French cuisine and a variety of delicious regional specialties, including vegetarian options. Even in the bush, the quality of meals in the lodges and camps is excellent. With fresh meat, vegetables and fruits from the surrounding agricultural areas.
 
On Zanzibar, the spice island, specialties are influenced by Arab Swahili cuisine, with slightly spicy rice dishes and coconut preparations. Fresh fish from the Indian Ocean is brought in daily.
 
In many cases, you do not need vaccinations! For example, no vaccinations are required for entry into Tanzania or Kenya. However, we do recommend that you always consult your doctor before traveling. It is important to properly assess your health requirements before leaving for a foreign country. 
A malaria drug is recommended just to be on the safe side. Except in some specific regions (which we will point out to you then), there are no malaria mosquitoes to be found. It is wise to take malaria tablets in certain regions, but it is not a requirement. In summary, contact your doctor well in advance of your departure (6 weeks) to discuss these suggestions. 

 
Around or on the equator, a pleasant temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius welcomes the day , with temperatures rarely varying extremely  throughout the year. Even during the day, it is usually comfortable. 
By evening and early morning, however, it can be a bit chillier, so a sweater or light jacket may come in handy. Temperature differences are determined by region rather than season. Higher elevations around Mount Kenya or Mount Meru, for example, can be cooler, while drier bushlands are warmer and coastal areas such as Mombasa or Zanzibar are quite tropical. 

This means that there are no distinct winters or summers, as in South Africa, for example. Between April and May, however, there is the rainy season. However, our experience here tells us that heavy rains are rare … because of global warming? Usually every 3 days there can be a shower, usually at night. Besides the lower prices, which are about 10% cheaper, all the landscapes then turn beautifully green. 

In short, in general, expect early mornings and evenings on safari to be cooler than you might expect in Africa. Especially if you travel between April and June, it is rare to bring a thick fleece or waterproof jacket, as it can feel quite chilly early in the morning or at night.

 
 
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Paul Shayo

Since our drivers are also your guides, we call them “driververguides.”

This is your driver’s guide to the South of Tanzania: Paul.

He is friendly, experienced and fully prepared to give you an unforgettable and excellent Safari in the region where he himself was born and raised. So you are in the hands of knowledgeable professional. Paul also travels regularly throughout Tanzania to update his knowledge of all the parks and to look for new destinations, off the beaten track.

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Bastiaan Witvliet

Bastiaan Witvliet, born and raised in Zambia and Tanzania, returned to Africa permanently in 2016 after studying and pursuing a career in the Netherlands. His childhood in the African bush instilled in him a deep love for safari life, and he still spends a lot of time in the wilderness, in addition to his work for Jadore Safari he is active in conservation.

As a certified private safari guide, Bastiaan shares his passion for nature with others, while also playing a role in the business side of Jadore Safaris since joining as a shareholder in 2023. With his expertise, he contributes to the success and growth of the company, and is committed to sustainability and conservation of the beautiful African wilderness.

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Patrick Kweka

A young natural who has chosen to put himself in the service of tourism in Tanzania.

Patrick takes great pleasure in the opportunity to connect with people from different cultures and countries. His concern is to first understand what the visitor is interested in so he can provide them with the best possible experience. 

On a trip with Patrick and JADORE SAFARIS there is a smile, lots of knowledge, passion and a commitment to provide the best possible, but still safe experiences possible.

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Vincent Kessy

Turn or reverse it but it is the driver/guide that runs the safari and where the safari falls or stands.

Vincent is not just someone doing his job but he, like the rest of the team, breathes one and all JADORE SAFARIS in and out. It was at a young age that Vicent decided he wanted to get involved in guiding visitors to see and learn about this amazing northern circuit of The Rift Valley.

He freelanced for several companies that provided excellent services and even did training for young fellows who wanted to learn this trade. He is also constantly schooling himself when he is not in the bush for a while. His passion for and knowledge of all aspects of the region’s nature, landscape and culture become immediately apparent when you set out with him.

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Katja de Feu

Katja, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

An African safari is always an adventure. But to embark on your adventure means that even during the planning phase, you need to get in touch with someone who provides independent and honest advice.

It is rare for someone to return home disappointed about their safari, but they may not be aware of what they did not see and how much better it could have been.

Katja wants to make sure her clients are aware of all options for their African adventure … regardless of how they define that adventure. JADORE SAFARIS clients become her good friends, many of whom return to Tanzania or Kenya to travel with us again.

In addition to the personal welcome, it is also Katja who, behind the scenes as financial director, ensures that everything once you are here can also run smoothly.

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Koen de Meyer

Koen, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

Koen’s mission goes beyond words; he and his team strive for sustainable tourism and invite travelers to discover the beauty of Africa with a personal touch, knowing that each trip has a positive impact on local communities and nature.

At Jadore Safaris, each discovery trip is crafted with fun and love for East Africa, promising unforgettable experiences for life.