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OUT of AFRICA
7 nights 8 days
Ruaha National Park – 3 nights
Katavi National Park – 4 nights
Arrive & Depart: Dar-es-Salaam


Ruaha National Park is named after the river that runs through the southern portion of the park. No major game migration occurs in Ruaha such as those found in the northern parks so game can be seen in Ruaha at any time of the year. The park becomes a different world after the rains in December with the trees erupting into leaf and the Great Ruaha River swelling into a bursting torrent while the bird population explodes with migrants from both hemispheres visiting Ruaha. A visit during this time will open your eyes to a completely different Africa to the one you thought you knew well.
Katavi is universally recognised as one of the truly remote and untouched areas of Tanzania’s immense conservation areas. For those who take time to visit, an unforgettable experience waits!
Day 1: Ruaha National Park
Depart from Dar es Salaam at 10:30 for the flight to Ruaha National Park
On arrival you will game drive for 45 minutes to the lodge.
Afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 2: Ruaha National Park
Choose from either a morning and evening game drive with lunch back at the lodge or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 3: Ruaha National Park
Ruaha has a wealth of different habitats to explore, from grassy plains, escarpment woodlands and rocky kopjes. Hippos pools and an abundance of bird life make for many alternative game drives. Alternatively you can take a guided walk (supplement) along the river with a lift back once you reach your destination.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 4: Katavi National Park
Flights to Katavi depart at 0700 on Mondays and Thursdays. The flight takes just over 2 hours. Katavi is one of the remotest parks in Tanzania and one of the few remaining tracts of African wilderness. On arrival you will transfer to the tented camp and relax in your surrounding before an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Katavi Wildlife Camp
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 5: Katavi National Park
Choice of morning and afternoon game drives , or a full day with picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Katavi Wildlife Camp
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 6: Katavi National Park
With the highest concentrations of hippos and crocs in all of East Africa, Katavi has astounding concentrations of game on the plains. Take a full day, or morning and afternoon game drive to explore this park.

Accommodation: Katavi Wildlife Camp.
Full Board, 2 game drives in open 4WD, tea, coffee and laundry.
Day 7: Katavi National Park
Choice of morning and afternoon game drives , or a full day with picnic lunch.
Accommodation: Katavi Wildlife Camp
Full board, 2 game drives in open 4WD vehicles, tea, coffee and laundry.

Day 8:
Transfer from camp to airstrip mid morning.
Flight back down to Dar arriving back in Dar late afternoon.

High 1/6/10 – 31/10/10; 23/12/10 – 5/1/11
Low 5/1/10 – 31/5/10; 1/11/10 – 23/12/10; 6/1/11 – 31/3/11
Selous closed from approx 31/3 – 1/6
Katavi closed from approx 28/2 – 1/6

FROM US$ 3375 p.p. Sharing.
All fees and taxes included at 2009 rates – subject to change.