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FROM US$6,460-US$7,910

Jackal Fly-in Safari

Enjoy a range of activities during this ultra-luxurious fly-in safari. Explore the remoter regions of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with phenomenal guides during stays at two impressively comfortable camps that remain perfectly in-keeping with their surroundings.

Jackal Fly-in Safari: Summary

Jackal safari in a nutshell

This fly-in safari features two flawlessly luxurious camps within southern Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Each camp boasts spectacular views from their elevated position atop escarpments and hilltops, rivalling one another with their impressive design, renowned guiding and range of activities.

Beginning at Ruaha’s Ikuka, guests will stay in one of 6 open sided rooms. These have been designed to optimise phenomenal views of either the sunrise or sunset, which guests can enjoy from the privacy of their own wooden balcony. A short 20-minute drive from the park’s best game-viewing, guests at Ikuka may expect potential lion prides, large herds of elephants and a multitude of birds.

One of the only camps set apart from the Selous’ rivers and waterways, Beho Beho offers a remoter safari experience than most. The 7 stone bandas boast private plunge pools, from where guests may observe the local flora and fauna that covers the hillside. Guests may opt for a night in Beho Beho’s lofty treehouse, or if visiting in larger groups, take up residence in the larger private house known as Bailey’s Banda.

A safari of style and comfort, this trip is also favoured for the superb standard of guiding available throughout. Guests will experience much of the varying landscapes and wildlife within Ruaha and Selous, learning from top-quality guides during a multitude of safari activities that range from game drives to bush walks and boat trips.

At a glance

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport
4 nights Ikuka Safari Camp - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Full Board
4 nights Beho Beho - Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Ikuka

Days 1-5

Built high on the escarpment in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, the upmarket Ikuka Safari Camp has commanding views of the park throughout the entire property. Located about a 20-minute drive from the best game viewing areas in the park, used by several of Ruaha’s camps, Ikuka stands out for its unique locations.

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Beho Beho

Days 5-9

Beho Beho has a unique location in the Selous Game Reserve – high on a hill in an area dotted with baobab trees. Indeed, the name Beho Beho means ‘breeze’, which is apt given its airy location. Its site was first used as early as 1972, and it’s not only one of the reserve’s first camps, but also one of the few camps in the Selous that is set away from the river or one of the lakeshores. In 2004 the camp was rebuilt using locally sourced materials and it regularly undergoes a complete refurbishment.

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Ikuka

Ikuka Safari Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Beho Beho

Beho Beho

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Jackal Fly-in Safari.

  • Enjoying spectacular views at both Ikuka and Beho Beho
  • Trying to identify some of Ruaha's 580+ bird species
  • Visiting Frederick Selous' grave in the Selous
  • Floating downstream on a boat safari, spotting crocs
  • Learning from top-quality guides during walking safaris

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Jackal Fly-in Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

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Key species to see on the Jackal Fly-in Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Jackal Fly-in Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

95% chance

Leopard

87% chance

Eland

87% chance

Wild dog

72% chance

Striped Hyena

53% chance

Roan antelope

29% chance

Sable antelope

25% chance

Cheetah

21% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Black Rhino

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Jackal Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Balloon Safari over Ruaha

Three hours - one hour flight

Varied and scenically stunning, Ruaha National Park features rolling hills, woodlands, open plains and two wide meandering rivers: the Ruaha and the Mwagusi. What better way to view it than from the air, at sunrise? A balloon safari offers just this, the landscape unfolding below your basket as you float almost silently above.

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