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Jackal Fly-in Safari

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

Jackal Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Jackal Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport

After collecting your luggage, you’ll be met by a local representative for the five-minute shuttle transfer to the Domestic Terminal.

Day 1

Dar to Ruaha by light aircraft & 4WD

From Dar's Domestic Terminal, board a light aircraft for Ruaha, heading west across the Uluguru Mountains and landing at Msembe Airstrip after around 2½ hours. You'll be met by a guide from Ikuka for the 4WD game drive to camp, taking about 45–90 minutes depending on wildlife spotted en route.

Ikuka Safari Camp
Days 1-5

Ikuka Safari Camp

4 nights
Full BoardRuaha National Park, Tanzania

Small, stylish and owner-run, Ikuka Safari Camp sits in a prime position high on the escarpment in Ruaha National Park. From this superb vantage point, every part of the lodge looks out over the plains below, just 20 minutes from the park’s best game-viewing areas.

Ikuka Safari Camp

Small, stylish and owner-run, Ikuka Safari Camp sits in a prime position high on the escarpment in Ruaha National Park. From this superb vantage point, every part of the lodge looks out over the plains below, just 20 minutes from the park’s best game-viewing areas.

The hand of an experienced architect is clear from the outset. Neutral colours, from soft cream curtains to toning bed linen, combine with natural materials to instil a sense of both calm and sophistication.

Plenty of thought has gone into the setting of the seven open-sided rooms, which face either the sunrise or the sunset. Low quartz stone walls and large balconies make the most of the views, while high thatched roofs attract even the lightest of breezes.

The natural theme continues through to the two-storey lounge, built among boulders and complete with spotting scope trained on the plains. Leather chairs and low tables with a range of wildlife books invite relaxation; a large table encourages sociable dining over excellent meals.

Spend your days exploring the game-rich area around the Mwagusi River in an open 4x4 game-drive vehicle, or consider a guided walk and seek out the minutiae of the park’s flora and fauna.

"Way above our expectation"

ludovicusfromCanada

Arrived 18 Sep 2022, 4 nights

Then return to the gorgeous infinity pool, just waiting to round off your day with a cooling dip-with-a-view. See our full report on Ikuka Safari Camp

97%
48 reviews of Ikuka Safari Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Day 5

Ruaha to Nyerere National Park by light aircraft & 4WD

Leaving Ikuka, enjoy a leisurely 45-minute game drive to the airstrip before boarding your light aircraft for Nyerere National Park. The 1½-hour flight gives you plenty of time to observe the changing landscape below before landing at Beho Beho's own airstrip, just a stone's throw from the camp itself.

Beho Beho
Days 5-9

Beho Beho

4 nights
Full BoardNyerere National Park, Tanzania

Beho Beho has a unique location in the Nyerere National Park – 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 Nyerere National Park (previously known as the Selous Game Reserve) 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.

Beho Beho

Beho Beho has a unique location in the Nyerere National Park – 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 Nyerere National Park (previously known as the Selous Game Reserve) 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.

"The bandas are exceptional in their design, layout and attention to detail"

Mr & Mrs FfromSussex

Arrived 12 Oct 2022, 4 nights

Since it opened, Beho Beho has set very high standards. This is one of the very best camps we know anywhere in Africa. While it’s smart and luxurious, the welcome here is always warm and the mood is friendly, not pretentious. The food is outstanding, like dining out at a very good restaurant at every meal. Most importantly, the guiding is first-class, delivered by individuals who know their subject inside out and for the most part have perfected the art of passing it on to guests across the whole spectrum of safari experience, from first-time safari-goers to those who come back again and again. And despite these very high, self-imposed standards, Beho Beho still manages to exceed expectations. The only downsides are that it isn't on a riverbank or lakeshore (the defining appeal of many camps in Nyerere National Park) and the relatively high price tag, although this can be offset by long-stay reductions: the minimum stay in any case is 3 nights. See our full report on Beho Beho

100%
166 reviews of Beho Beho by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Day 9

Shared transfer: Flight, Vehicle

With Beho Beho's own airstrip (dubbed "Beho Beho International"!) so close to camp, you'll usually have time for a morning activity before boarding your light aircraft. The 45-minute flights heads over the northern reaches of Nyerere National Park before continuing north-east to land on the coast at Dar es Salaam.

Day 9

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

On arrival at the Domestic Terminal, you’ll be escorted to a shuttle for the International Terminal, taking just five minutes.

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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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