Arrive in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Upon arrival at the airport, a Capture Africa Tours representative will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
1 Night Lodging at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, we will board a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. This is the largest natural protected area in East Africa, heralded as a “World Heritage Site” by the United Nations in 1982. Despite this honor, tourists don’t engulf the Reserve, allowing for a more peaceful and stimulating experience.
During our 3 days here, we will journey out on morning and evening game drives. The character of the landscape in Selous provides unique game viewing and photography opportunities. We will tour by boat along the Rufiji River, as well as by safari vehicle on land. The largest population of herds of elephant and buffalo in Tanzania call this area home. Lions, Leopards, hippos and crocodiles are abundant, as well as many breeds of antelope: the impala, the sable antelope, the Greater Kudu, the eland, the wildebeest and the hartebeest.
During each day Dick will help each participant with all photographic related questions, critique images, and offer suggestions for capturing better images in the field.
3 Nights at Selous Luxury Camp
Ruaha National Park
After breakfast and a brief orientation we will depart for our flight to Jongomero Airstrip near Ruaha National Park. Upon arrival representatives from the camp will meet and transfer us to the Jongomero Safari Camp.
During our 2 days at this location we will take morning and evening game drives daily. Ruaha National Park is one of East Africa’s most renowned areas of wilderness, untouched by human habitation. Given its remote location, it is less populated by tourists giving us an opportunity to experience the diverse landscape and abundant wildlife without the crowds. Early explorers referred to this area as “The Garden of Eden”. The rivers and vegetation attract large populations of elephant, impala, eland, ostrich and giraffe. Lions, leopards, spotted and striped hyenas, jackals, bat-eared fox, African wild dogs and hundreds of species of birds are also present in large numbers.
2 Nights Lodging: Jongomero Safari Camp
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam / Dar es Salaam – Depart
After breakfast, we’ll depart for our scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam, the administrative city of Tanzania. Upon arrival at the Juliua Nyerere International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Southern Sun Hotel for lunch.
After lunch, we will take a short tour of the city. The original name for Dar es Salaam was “Bender-Salaam” which in Arabic means “Harbour of Peace”. The Zaramo, who are the indigenous people of the region, have now been joined by hundreds of thousands of their fellow Tanzanians from up country, thus making the city a microcosm of Tanzania, a place where all the people of the country come together to live and work.
Following our city tour, we will return to the hotel for day rooms. Later in the evening, transfer to the Julius Nyerere International Airport for your flight back home.
Room Only at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam