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Ruha River, Ruaha River Lodge in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park


Immerse in nature at Ruaha River Lodge – captivating and stunning…
Boat safari at Rufiji River Camp, Selous National Park, Tanzania

Untouched Beauty

Discover the wilderness of Selous during your boat safari at Rufiji River Camp
Sundowner Safari with a Masai at Rufiji River Camp, Selous National Park, Tanzania

Sundowner Moments

Enjoy the setting sun during an afternoon walk with your Masai guide at Rufiji River Camp
Pool at Rufiji River Camp, Selous National Park, Tanzania

Really in the wild?

Comfort and welcoming service at Rufiji River Camp
Ruaha River Lodge, Great Ruaha River, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Ruaha River Lodge

Relax on your private veranda with amazing views onto the Great Ruaha River

Mafia Island - Selous - Ruaha

11 Nights/ 12 Days

Price From
USD 5,350 per person without international flights

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Your Experience

This journey takes you to the remote wilderness in the south of Tanzania. You discover the hidden gems: Selous and Ruaha and Mafia Island. Untouched wilderness, breathtaking wildlife encounters and many opportunities to completely immerse yourself in the African bush. Listen to grunting hippos. Watch trumpeting elephants. Enjoy private dinners under the African sky on Mafia Island. This trip is a private and unique experience! Your trip ends on tropical Mafia Island. The perfect spot to relax after your safari. The ideal place to explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mafia Island Marine Park. You can also discover old settlements and ancient ruins on the many islands…

Your Accommodation

Dar es Salaam
Rufiji River Camp
Ruaha River Lodge
Pole Pole Resort
Mafia Island

Itinerary Summary


Dar es Salaam – although capital city of Tanzania – is a very quiet and beautiful city. Dar es Salaam is located in a beautiful bay off the Indian Ocean. Enjoy wandering around many colorful markets. Visit the various historical sites such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the White Father’s Mission House, the Botanical Gardens, and the old State House – all easily accessible by foot. If you love fresh fish, a visit to the daily fish market will be a memorable experience.


Selous – untouched beauty! It’s a scenic network of channels, lakes and swamps that was formed by the Rufiji River. It is home to elephants, the famous wild dogs and also some of the last black rhinos. Explore this hidden gem on game drives. Listen to a grunting hippo family while doing a boat safari. And discover the finer things of nature during your walking safari. Rufiji River Camp is located along the river banks and offers excellent views. Dine along the river bank under the African sky. Sip a coffee from the upper level coffee lounge. Enjoy the view from your private veranda – the choice is yours!


Ruaha is Tanzania’s best-kept secret. The scenery is quite dramatic and characterized by rolling hills, large open plains and baobab trees and the Great Ruaha River. Animal sightings are great as the climate is very hot and dry. The wildlife tends to stay close to the water sources. Enjoy private dinners on your veranda or bush breakfasts. A sundowner on the banks of the river is a great way to remember your safari adventure. You also have the opportunity to fly camp – an amazing way to immerse yourself in the bush. Sleep in small tents set up in a private camp with your own host, guide and chef. A truly private and unique experience.

Mafia Island Tanzania


Mafia Island – the perfect tropical island for a romantic beach holiday. It offers so much more than just sun and beach! Snorkel along the shallow reefs. Learn how to dive at the PADI 5-Star rated Mafia Island Diving Centre. Explore the old settlements and ancient Arab ruins on the many islands. You can easily reach them by boat. Or go on a drive to Ras Mkumbi, the lighthouse, situated on the northernmost point of the island. This journey takes you right across Mafia Island. Drive through wide stretches of savannah sprinkled with baobab trees and small friendly farming and fishing villages.

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Any aspect of this trip can be altered to your specific requirements.

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