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Superb Starling Fly-In Safari

Two smartly luxurious sister-camps allow exploration of the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. Situated in wildlife-rich locations, the camps offer a range of land and water-based activities, a superb standard of guiding and access to beautifully contrasting landscapes.

Superb Starling Fly-In Safari: Summary

Superb Starling safari in a nutshell

This fly-in safari explores the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park from two luxuriously smart sister-camps. Both Roho ya Selous and Jabali Ridge promise uniquely contemporary design, contrasting styles and a range of safari activities by which to explore their surrounding areas.

Beginning in the Selous, Roho ya Selous is situated on a small promontory on the west side of Lake Nzerakera, also within easy reach of the nearby Lake Manze. These aquatic regions lead to plentiful sightings of hippos and crocodiles as well as a myriad of diverse birdlife. A variety of water-based activities are available here, from boating safaris and fishing to river-cruise sun-downer drinks. Situated at the heart of the Selous’s best game-viewing region, 4WD game drives and walking safaris also lead to good land-based wildlife sightings.

Jabali Ridge occupies a prime location in Ruaha with commanding views overlooking the park and Mwagusi River. In contrast to Roho’s traditional tented style, Jabali’s design showcases lots of natural materials which, although blending in well with the surrounding rocky kopjes, still appears slightly futuristic. Wildlife frequently visits the surrounding area, especially during the dry season, and a variety of day and night 4WD game drives and walking safaris provide plenty of opportunity for exciting discovery.

Equally luxurious, the two camps also share the same high standard of guiding and management. Their team’s wealth of enthusiasm and expertise coupled with the camp’s potential for long-stay discounts makes this safari an incredibly worthwhile experience.

At a glance

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport
3 nights Roho ya Selous - Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Full Board
4 nights Jabali Ridge - Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Full Board
Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Roho ya Selous

Days 1-4

Opened in 2017 Roho ya Selous is currently the newest safari camp in the Nyerere National Park. Its name translates as “the heart of the Selous”, named for the old Selous Game Reserve, and it's located on a small promontory on the west side of Lake Nzerakera, just to the north of the 'inland delta' formed by the Rufiji River. This is indeed at the heart of the Nyerere National Parks' best area for game.

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Jabali Ridge

Days 4-8

Jabali Ridge is an exciting new luxury addition to Ruaha National Park. It opened in September 2017, in a prime game viewing area with commanding views over the park and the Mwagusi River.

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Roho ya Selous

Roho ya Selous

Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Jabali Ridge

Jabali Ridge

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Superb Starling Fly-In Safari.

  • Enjoying sundowner drinks whilst cruising along Rufiji River
  • Watching fish eagles skim above Lake Nzerakera
  • Learning from phenomenal guides during a bush walk
  • Soaking up Jabali’s panoramic views by the pool
  • Following the roar of lions during a night drive

Activities

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

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Hot air ballooning

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Key species to see on the Superb Starling Fly-In Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Wild dog

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Striped Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Aardvark

23% chance

Black Rhino

23% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Superb Starling 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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