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Tanzania: Off the Beaten Path

Tanzania, Africa

from $13,790* per person 15 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Ker & Downey 24 people max
  • Dar es salaam, tanzania airport
  • Active & Adventure trips
The small camps and lodges visited in this itinerary provide an intimate safari experience in Tanzania, with excellent game viewing in some of the most geographically diverse areas in the country. Light aircraft will bring you to your luxury destinations and maximize the time available for relaxation and safari activities.

Begin your journey at Sand Rivers Selous in the Selous Game Reserve, one of the finest lodges in Africa. Discover elephant, buffalo, crocodile, hippo, and even the rare black rhino without encountering the busy tourist routes of other parts of Tanzania.

Spend a few nights in Ruaha National Park at Mwagusi Safari Lodge. Though it appears dry at first glance, the Mwagusi Sand River provides enough water for thousands of animals to visit it daily, and because of this, the region features superb game viewing and bird watching.

Chada Katavi in Katavi National Park is your next stop. This is one of the few regions where sable and roan antelope share the plains, and the northern area of the park is host to some of the highest concentrations of hippo and crocodile in Tanzania.

Round out your journey with a stay at the beautiful Greystoke Mahale in Mahale Mountains National Park, which is home to some of the last wild chimpanzees in the world. In addition to game viewing here, you can participate in chimp tracking activities, as well as snorkeling and fishing in the worlds second largest freshwater lake.

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Tanzania, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Osoyoos, BC Canada
    We recently returned from  taking the "South America Journey" trip arranged by Ker & Downey.  This  was our second trip with Ker & Downey, last year we enjoyed the thrilling "Classic Botswana Safari". South America has been on our list of "things to do", therefore with the excellent service provided by Ker & Downey last year, we decided to book the "South America Journey" which we  saw on  the Ker & Downey website.  Ker & Downey were again able to design a custom trip  which took us to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  From the moment we were met at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru until we departed from the airport in Quito, Ecuador this journey was   nothing short of clockwork precision.  All our accommodation and tours were first class, excellent food and ALL our personal guides/drivers in Peru and Ecuador should be commended for their knowledge and professionalism and foremost their friendliness.  Both Peru and Ecuador are beautiful, beautiful countries as are their people.  The "Coral 1" and crew were no exception, they were terrific, as was the complete tour in the Galapagos Islands.We again would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" to Ker & Downey, for putting together  this enjoyable and exciting " South America Journey " one we will remember for a life time. The itinerary and trip could not have been any better! Thanks again and hopefully we  will be able to book another exciting journey with Ker & Downey in the near future.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
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    Day 1: Arrive Dar Es Salaam / Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski Dar Es Salaam
    Day 2: Selous Game Reserve / Sand Rivers Selous (B,L,D)
    Day 3: Selous Game Reserve / Sand Rivers Selous (B,L,D)
    Day 4: Selous Game Reserve / Sand Rivers Selous (B,L,D)
    Day 5: Ruaha National Park / Mwagusi Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 6: Ruaha National Park / Mwagusi Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 7: Ruaha National Park / Mwagusi Safari Lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 8: Katavi National Park / Chada Katavi (B,L,D)
    Day 9: Katavi National Park / Chada Katavi (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Katavi National Park / Chada Katavi (B,L,D)
    Day 11: Mahale Mountains National Park / Greystoke Mahale (B,L,D)
    Day 12: Mahale Mountains National Park / Greystoke Mahale (B,L,D)
    Day 13: Mahale Mountains National Park / Greystoke Mahale (B,L,D)
    Day 14: Mahale Mountains National Park / Greystoke Mahale (B,L,D)
    Day 15: Arusha / Departure (B)

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