Southern Tanzania & Fanjove Island

Explore southern Tanzania from small, remote camps that value attention to detail. From your camps in Nyerere and Ruaha, head out on game drives, walking safaris and boat safaris. Take time to explore this vast, untamed wilderness. Then, head to the private Fanjove Island to unwind on this exclusive island paradise; the ultimate barefoot luxury experience.
9 Days

Southern Tanzania & Fanjove Island - 9 - $8,791

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Every trip to Tanzania is different. At Brilliant Africa, our job is to help you find a trip that matches your dreams, budget, and appetite for luxury and adventure. 

The trip below is one example of what's possible, but get in touch with our team, and we'll help you understand if it's right for you. We can use this trip as a starting point, or we can start with a blank sheet of paper and design a trip that's perfect for you. 

Start from Dar es Salaam and end at Dar es Salaam

Landmarks potentially visited on Southern Tanzania & Fanjove Island


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip. 

Day 1: The Adventure Begins!

Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport, your driver will meet you and transfer you your hotel. Here you can rest up after your international flight and and meet your guides who will talk you through the plan for the adventure to come.

Depending on your international flight arrival time, you could head straight to the Selous on arrival. Alternatively, there are some wonderful local activities around Dar if you want to take the day to explore. 

Overnight at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam. 

Days 2-4: Nyerere National Park

The next morning, begin your journey through southern Tanzania as you board a light aircraft flight and fly deep into the Nyerere National Park (previously the Selous Game Reserve). You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp, game driving en route. 

Spend the next few days on safari in the Nyerere National Park, with 3 nights at beautiful Siwandu Camp. 

Overnight at Siwandu Camp.

Days 5-7: Ruaha National Park

Next, jump back in the jeep and transfer to the airstrip to connect with your light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park. 

You will be met at the airstrip in Ruaha and transferred to your camp where you will spend the next 3 nights on safari in one of Tanzania's most breath-taking wilderness areas. 

Overnight at Jongomero Camp. 

Day 8-10: Fanjove Island

After a final breakfast overlooking the savannah, transfer to the airstrip to connect with a light air flight to Fanjove Island. Spend the next 2 nights on this tropical paradise. 

Overnight at Fanjove Private Island. 

Day 10: Return Home   

As you adventure comes to an end, transfer to the airport to connect with your international flight home.

Day rooms can be arranged depending on your international flight times

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together.

For a tailor-made itinerary built around your interests and budget, get in touch with our team

Prices are likely to increase by at least 10% for the 2024 season. Rates are confirmed mid-way through the year. Book now and we will not charge you more than this 10% increase. If the price is eventually confirmed as lower than a 10% increase, we will charge you this lower rate.

Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget. 

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  • Domestic flights.
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
  • All camping equipment where necessary.
  • Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
  • All entrance fees as per the program.
  • Meal plan full board.
  • Fees for all activities as per the program.
  • Conservation charge. 


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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