10-Day A Canvas Dream
10-Day A Canvas Dream
10-Day A Canvas Dream
10 Days in South Africa
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Mosquito nets and twinkling lanterns, an extraordinary guide and even more extraordinary experiences? This is fly camping, one of the most magical ways to enjoy Tanzania’s parks. Start with a few nights in Tarangire. Then delve straight into the heart of Ruaha and explore terrain where few have set foot before, fly-camping every night in a different location. Next up is the Selous Game Reserve, a vast, unexplored expanse of twisted woodland, winding rivers and rocky gorges.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Tanzania
You'll visit Arusha, Tarangire NP, Ruaha NP, Selous GR & Dar es Salaam
This tour starts in Arusha & ends in Dar es Salaam - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
12
Minimum age of 12 years
The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, walking safaris (with an armed guide), nature hikes/walks & boat trip
Getting around: open-sided 4x4 vehicle, hiking/walking & air transfer
This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1 Arusha Coffee Lodge
Luxury lodge in or near Arusha
Breakfast Included
2-4 Oliver's Camp
Luxury tented camp (with rustic facilities) inside Tarangire NP
All Meals Included
5-7 Kichaka Expeditions - Frontier
Mid-range tented camp inside Ruaha NP
All Meals Included
8-9 Sand Rivers Selous
Luxury lodge inside Selous GR
All Meals Included
10 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
A Night in Arusha

Day 1 A Night in Arusha

You'll be transferred from the airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge. As the name suggests, coffee is a running theme and the lodge is nestled into the lush emerald bushes of Tanzania’s largest plantation in the foothills of Mt Meru and well-located for flight connections. Radiating warmth and charm, this is an elegant and relaxing stopover choice with a number of activities to keep you busy… and possibly the freshest cup of coffee you will ever taste. When you’ve sampled enough coffee, wander into Arusha town and visit the Maasai market on Faya Road or the Tanzanite museum for some souvenirs of the glittering kind. There’s also a wonderful organisation at the lodge, Shanga Shangaa, which employs local people with disabilities to create beautiful pieces of jewellery, glassware and artwork and is a fun way to spend the morning. Otherwise, soak up the tranquillity of the gardens, tour the plantation and get ready for your safari adventure!
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Explore Tarangire National Park

Day 2-4 Explore Tarangire National Park

You'll be transferred to Oliver’s tented camp. Established by the pioneer Paul Oliver in 1992, the camp is perfect for those with an appetite for adventure. Set a little off the beaten track, beside marshland in the secluded Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s offers basic luxury and a great escape from the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater crowds. Oliver’s is renowned for great guiding, walking safaris and fly camping inside the national park. Well go on then - dust off those hiking boots. Tarangire is best known for its walking safaris - a chance to get up close and personal with larger than life mammals. There’s also the adventurous fly camp option (no wings or plane required), a smaller lightweight tent in the heart of the wilderness, accessible by foot. The park also offers game drives twice daily as well as nocturnal excursions that reveal all the secrets of the dark. If you really do want to take to the skies, a hot air balloon safari can be prearranged.
Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season
June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather
June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire National Park

Elephant Elephant Abundant
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Abundant
Wildebeest Wildebeest Abundant
Hippo Hippo Common
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Accommodation: Oliver's Camp
  • Luxury tented camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Walk with animals big and small in Tanzania's remote Ruaha

Day 5-7 Walk with animals big and small in Tanzania's remote Ruaha

Experience wildlife of all sizes from Kichaka Bush Camp. This three-year-old venture was established in a remote section of Tanzania’s Ruaha Park by safari leader Andrew ‘Moli’ Molinaro and his partner Noelle Herzog. It's a camp for serious nature lovers – although the tents are spacious and comfortable and the dining is freshly fabulous, this is not the place to visit if you're looking for cocktails and spa treatments. You'll be creating a personal wildlife experience you'll simply never forget. Much of the area is still unmapped, so every walk is an adventure – bring your most comfortable walking shoes and lots of sunblock. Moli is a charismatic teacher, and you're guaranteed to leave knowing more about the plants, critters big and small, the workings of the landscape and its history than you thought possible. After dinner, exchange experiences around the evening fire, or gaze at the stars through the computerised telescope. Game drives are offered in the wet season.
Main Destination: Ruaha National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to October
High Season
June to October (Ruaha rarely experiences crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rains are very rare)

Wildlife in Ruaha National Park

Elephant Elephant Common
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Common
Hippo Hippo Common
Leopard Leopard Occasional
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Accommodation: Kichaka Expeditions - Frontier
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Sand Rivers Selous Camp, where safari magic meets lodge excellence

Day 8-9 Sand Rivers Selous Camp, where safari magic meets lodge excellence

This intimate, stone and cement lodge is located in the Selous Game Reserve of Southern Tanzania. Set on the banks of the Rufiji River amongst the trees, behold breathtaking views across the water and wildlife in abundance. The outstanding service, luxury lodging and enthusiasm of guiding make for a complete experience. Your days are spent exploring the surrounding wilderness home to an impressive array of animals by driven, walking or boating safari. Known for its high quality of guiding, don't miss out on any of the many activities offered at Sand Rivers Selous Lodge. Game drive is the core activity. Ideally combine walking safari and a night of fly-camping in the wilds. Boating provides the opportunity to explore the winding Rufiji River and Stiegler’s Gorge. There is also the option of a little fishing and the relaxing hot springs of Tagalala. Should you just want to soak in the atmosphere the camps swimming pool provides the ideal setting for a cold beverage and a book.
Main Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Best Time to Visit
June to October
High Season
June to October (The main tourist area gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Selous Game Reserve

Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Common
Wildebeest Wildebeest Common
Hippo Hippo Abundant
Elephant Elephant Occasional
Show More
Accommodation: Sand Rivers Selous
  • Luxury lodge located inside Selous GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Premium wines & liquors might be excluded)
Finish in Dar es Salaam

Day 10 Finish in Dar es Salaam

You will be driven back to Dar es Salaam in time for your connecting flight.
Main Destination: Dar Es Salaam
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US dollars (USD). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2+ people Sharing rooms
Mar 31, 2020 - May 23, 2020
$12056
$9271
May 24, 2020 - Jun 23, 2020
$10481
$8996
Jun 24, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
$12420
$10006
Oct 25, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020
$10481
$9088
Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
$12178
$9914
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
Mar 31, 2020 - May 23, 2020
May 24, 2020 - Jun 23, 2020
Jun 24, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
Oct 25, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020
Dec 17, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There
This tour starts in Arusha and ends in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself help
Fly to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO - Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to Arusha Airport (ARK - Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
Fly back from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR - Check price) in Dar es Salaam
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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