Tanzania | Ruaha National Park | Jabali Ridge
8 Nights
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9-Day Tanzania North & South | Fly-in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park & Ruaha National Park

Take in all that varied Tanzania has to offer on this nine-day safari. Your adventure starts in Tarangire, home to vast numbers of elephant. Next, you’ll visit Ngorongoro Crater, the world famous haven for myriad wildlife. The Serengeti is next on your agenda – a place that needs no introduction. Finally, it’s time to get really remote, with two days in wild Ruaha, in the country’s deep south.

Oliver's Camp

Day 1
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On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, proceed to the Coastal Aviation desk for your light-aircraft flight to Tarangire National Park, just 20 minutes away. Your guide from Oliver’s Camp will meet you here and take you on a game drive back to camp, where you can settle in and enjoy some lunch. Relax during the heat of the day before afternoon tea is served, and then go out on an afternoon game drive to explore this varied and wildlife-rich park. The large elephant herds in the drier months are a real highlight here, but the wildlife and birdlife are excellent year round.

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Oliver's Camp

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Set off this morning on a guided walking safari, learning to look for signs of wildlife nearby. You can approach smaller creatures such as warthogs, small antelopes and birdlife, all of which are less skittish when approached on foot compared to a vehicle. Return to camp for lunch and a rest during the heat of the day. After tea and cake, head out on a late-afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowner drinks in a scenic spot. The adventure continues with a night game drive, seeking out nocturnal species, such as mongoose and nightjars, as well as predators such as lion on the move. Return to camp for a late dinner.

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The Highlands

Day 3
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After a leisurely breakfast, depart for the airstrip. From here, you will fly over Lake Manyara to the Manyara Airstrip. A guide from The Highlands will drive you through coffee plantations towards Ngorongoro Crater, a journey of three hours, enjoying a packed lunch on the way. Stop at the viewpoint overlooking the crater to soak in the spectacular landscape, then continue your drive around the rim until you reach Olmoti Crater, where you will stay for the next two nights. If you feel like stretching your legs, you can opt for a guided walk from the camp up to the crater rim, passing through dense forest and waterfalls on the way.

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The Highlands

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After an early breakfast, depart with your guide for Ngorongoro Crater, a drive of around an hour until you reach the descent road. Spend the morning exploring the crater floor in search of the varied wildlife that lives here. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch during the heat of the day in a shady spot before driving back to The Highlands, where you can relax a little. In the late afternoon, a guide will take you to one of the nearby Maasai villages, where you can learn more about this rich culture and take part in their afternoon activities, which often includes rounding up cattle into the boma for the night.

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Namiri Plains Camp

Day 5
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Depart by road for Manyara Airstrip, three hours away, where you will catch a flight to the central Serengeti, just 45 minutes away. A guide from Namiri Plains will meet you at the airstrip and drive you back to camp, stopping at any wildlife sightings along the way. Settle into your tent before going on an afternoon game drive. The Serengeti is impressive in terms of both its diversity and density of wildlife, so there is plenty to discover each day. Return to camp in the early evening for drinks around the campfire and dinner.

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Namiri Plains Camp

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Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives from Namiri Plains Camp, accompanied by expert guides who know the grassy plains, kopjes and acacia woodland like the back of their hands. Search for some of the resident cats, but don’t forget the other species too, from giraffe and hippo to wildebeest and buffalo, as well as plentiful birdlife. You will return to camp during the heat of the day to relax by the pool or have a massage to revive you for the afternoon’s activities.

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Jabali Ridge

Day 7
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After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your morning flight south to Ruaha National Park, a journey of approximately two hours. A guide from Jabali Ridge will meet you and drive you through this very different park, arriving at the camp for lunch. Settle in here and enjoy views overlooking the baobab forest and perhaps take a refreshing swim in the infinity pool before going on an afternoon game drive – exploring the sandy riverbeds looking for elephant as they dig for water or leopard hiding in the rocky kopjes.

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Jabali Ridge

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Enjoy a morning walking safari today to experience the flora and fauna from a different perspective, taking in the sounds of bird calls, looking for tracks and signs in the earth, and encountering smaller creatures, which often run away at the sound of a vehicle. Return to the camp to rest and relax, enjoying lunch and some pool time before an afternoon game drive to explore further afield. Ruaha’s varied terrain is home to a wide variety of wildlife including large herds of buffalo, hippo, more unusual antelope species such as sable and lesser kudu and wild dog.

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Jabali Ridge

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Today you’ll have a final breakfast at Jabali Ridge before a drive to the airstrip for your late-morning flight to Dar es Salaam. The flight will likely stop a couple of times on the way to drop off or pick up passengers, and the total journey will be approximately two hours. You will land at the domestic terminal, and the airline will help you transfer the short distance to the international terminal, where you can check in for your international flight home.

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Safari Prices

USD7,538 Per person sharing
USD9,030 Solo traveler
USD7,062 Per person sharing
USD8,050 Solo traveler
USD7,891 Per person sharing
USD10,291 Solo traveler
USD9,038 Per person sharing
USD11,271 Solo traveler
USD8,844 Per person sharing
USD10,997 Solo traveler
USD7,591 Per person sharing
USD8,624 Solo traveler
USD8,844 Per person sharing
USD10,997 Solo traveler
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Some details

  • This safari includes shared game-viewing activities; a private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost.
  • Child rates for ages 5–18 years old are available on request.
  • Flight rates are subject to change due to increasing fuel costs.
  • This is a quotation only and is subject to availability of all services at the time of booking.

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified
  • All entrance fees, wildlife-sanctuary fees, government taxes and statutory charges
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Internal flights
  • Limited laundry service
  • Scheduled game drives, guided walking safaris and short walks (where applicable), night game drives (where applicable), Maasai cultural visit at The Highlands
  • Medical evacuation service

Excludes

  • Meals, drinks and laundry not specified
  • Premium-brand drinks, Champagne, Cognac, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
  • Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing/exclusive excursions not specified
  • Flights and transfers not specified
  • National park and concession fees not specified
  • Visa fees (please be sure to check if visas are required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Statutory increases beyond our control
  • Additional activities not specified, including but not limited to:
    • Hot-air ballooning
    • Spa treatments

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