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Spotted Hyena Fly-in Safari

Stay in one of the Selous’s best safari camps before experiencing a truly authentic tented camp in Ruaha. Remote locations, superb guiding and a range of activities await guests during this comfortable fly-in safari.

Spotted Hyena Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Spotted Hyena 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

Sand Rivers Camp
Days 1-5

Sand Rivers Camp

4 nights
Full BoardSelous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Deservingly considered to have the most stunning location in Selous, Sand Rivers Camp matches the accolade with excellent service and guiding. Sand Rivers is a magical place. Its seductive embrace is felt as soon as you walk through the main entrance. There you stop, spellbound by the vista spread before you. The waters of the Rufiji River flowing past vast, sunbleached sandbanks populated by hippo, crocodile, waterbuck and many birds. The dazzling scene sears itself on the memory.

Sand Rivers Camp

Deservingly considered to have the most stunning location in Selous, Sand Rivers Camp matches the accolade with excellent service and guiding. Sand Rivers is a magical place. Its seductive embrace is felt as soon as you walk through the main entrance. There you stop, spellbound by the vista spread before you. The waters of the Rufiji River flowing past vast, sunbleached sandbanks populated by hippo, crocodile, waterbuck and many birds. The dazzling scene sears itself on the memory.

Established in 1984 by safari legend Richard Bonham, the high quality Sand Rivers camp retains a rustic, bush feel. Beautifully located along the riverbank, the light, airy, open fronted buildings attract cooling breezes whilst making the most of the setting. White washed walls and thatch roofs frame spacious rooms with mosquito net clad beds. Five standard rooms feel private and secluded and three suites offer extra lounge areas and a private outdoor plunge pool.

"They did a great job"

Mr GfromCalifornia

Arrived 6 Sep 2020, 5 nights

The service and guiding is superb with a wide range of activities on offer. The choice includes boat trips, fishing, walks, drives, swimming in hot pools, bush meals and fly-camping. The varied landscape includes Lake Tagalala and the Beho Beho hills with Selous’ Grave nearby. Exploring varied eco-systems in a quiet part of the park often means unshared magical wildlife experiences. See our full report on Sand Rivers Camp

96%
67 reviews of Sand Rivers Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Kigelia Camp
Days 5-8

Kigelia Camp

3 nights
Full BoardRuaha National Park, Tanzania

Set on the banks above the Ifuguru sand river in Ruaha National Park, Kigelia is a tented camp that takes its name from the grove of sausage trees, Kigelia africana, where it nestles. With only six well-positioned tents, the camp aims to blend in with the surrounding bush, causing minimal environmental impact.

Kigelia Camp

Set on the banks above the Ifuguru sand river in Ruaha National Park, Kigelia is a tented camp that takes its name from the grove of sausage trees, Kigelia africana, where it nestles. With only six well-positioned tents, the camp aims to blend in with the surrounding bush, causing minimal environmental impact.

"The staff, the food, the guiding were all excellent."

Mr StevefromHope Valley

Arrived 15 Sep 2019, 4 nights

Kigelia Camp is a well-designed camp, and perfectly located for game viewing within Ruaha National Park. The area around camp is particularly good for wildlife, but the black cotton soils here mean their wet season closed period can be longer than some other camps in Ruaha. See our full report on Kigelia Camp

96%
28 reviews of Kigelia Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Hot air ballooning

Night drive

Day 8

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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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