Baobabs and Elephants

Baobabs and Elephants Overview

Baobabs and Elephants. From a tented camp in the richest wildlife area of Ruaha to a relaxing lodge on the Selous’ Rufiji River where you can explore on foot, by boat, and in vehicles (and even spend a night under the stars), this is the trip for those wanting to step off the well-trodden path.



Baobabs and Elephants Gallery


  • Visits two National Parks
  • Explores the lesser visited and game rich areas
  • Includes all road and air transfers
  • Fully Inclusive
You will Stay At

Kwihala Camp




Enjoy Adventure, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, and more

This camp in Tanzania is situated in Ruaha’s most productive wildlife area, ensuring that guests get great game-viewing opportunities. Kwihala is the most affordable of all the Ruaha accommodation camps, making it a preferred choice for those on a tight budget.

Baobabs and Elephants




Enjoy Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Flora, History & Culture, Nature, Star Gazing, Wildlife, and more

Sand Rivers Selous offers a superb all-round experience of Tanzania safaris with opportunities for everything from game drives in open-sided game vehicles, walking safaris, boat safaris, fly-camps, or combinations of all the above.

Baobabs and Elephants Itinerary

Baobab and Elephants

Day 1
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Morning flight from Dar es Salam to Msembe Airstrip in Ruaha Nationa Park. Here you will be met and driven to camp, arriving in time for a delicious lunch in camp. After lunch, refresh and unpack before heading out on an afternoon game drive – a taster of what will be an action-packed three days in this stunning park. Return to camp for hot showers, drinks around the campfire, and three-course dinner.

Day 2
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Explore the rich offerings of Ruaha – morning and afternoon game drives will be an adventure; while the comforts of camp provide the perfect backdrop to recount and savor the day’s wildlife encounters.

Activities For The Day
  • Game Drives
  • Night Game Drives
  • Walking Safari

Day 3
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Terrain and wildlife in Ruaha are varied and dramatic. Open plains are filled with baobab and iconic purple-tinged hills provide the backdrop to this beautiful scenery. Riverine bush and dry river beds can prove the hideout for kudu and elephant while huge herds of buffalo and scores of giraffe are never far away. Big cats are also a-plenty – Ruaha is never short on excitement; and when the big game gets too much, the prolific birdlife here will delight even the most disinterested of twitchers.

Day 4
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

After breakfast in camp, say goodbye to Kigelia, and head back to Msembe Airstrip to take a flight to the Selous. On landing at Kiba Airstrip, another warm welcome and short drive to camp will see you at Sand Rivers Selous for lunch while enjoying the spectacular river view.

If you can tear yourself away from the river, head to your beautiful riverfront room to relax through the heat of the day, gathering back in the mess for tea at cake as the sun starts to cool. Then it’s time to board a small boat for a relaxed meander up the river – a wonderful contrast to the previous days’ game drives. As the sun sets, drift back to camp in time for sundowners before dinner.

Day 5
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

This morning you’ll have breakfast in camp before heading out on a full day’s game drive which will give you chance to really explore the varied game viewing this area of the Selous has to offer. You might start by following the Rufiji River or heading out onto more open plains… spotting some fresh tracks will lead to a foray on foot to explore further. At lunchtime you’ll arrive at the hot springs – a refreshing dip in these natural plunge pools will work up an appetite for a delicious picnic lunch. Then game drive back to camp for hot showers and pre-dinner drinks around the bar. Your day ends with another dinner of great food and great conversation, and falling to sleep to sounds of the bush – the perfect lullaby

Day 6
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Make the most of all that’s on offer here today. Back on the water for an early morning boat trip where you’ll find a sandbar in the scenic Stiegler’s Gorge to have a picnic breakfast and stick a rod in the water. After lunch back at camp and little relax, you’ll meet for tea and then set out on foot, ultimately arriving a stunning lakeside site spend the night fly-camping (optional at additional cost). Iced sundowners and a roaring camp fire will be waiting to welcome you; prelude to a surprisingly excellent three course dinner.

Day 7
Drinks: Drinks Local Brands
Room: Fully Inclusive

Wake up in your netting tent for a delicious camp-cooked breakfast (if you’re flycamping) or in your open-fronted room if at the lodge. Set out for a morning game drive to explore the wildlife and birds of Lake Tagalala and the surrounding areas. Lunch back at camp and a game drive to a sundowner spot in the afternoon. We enjoy the fact that we’ll generally be the only vehicle roaming around.

Day 8
Drinks: None
Room: Breakfast

A leisurely start this morning with a cup of tea as the sun comes up, followed by breakfast with a view of the mile-wide Rufiji River. A short game drive will find you at the airstrip where you’ll board your flight to Dar es Salaam. And that’s the end of the safari – in Dar es Salaam you can either connect to onward international flights or take some beach time on the island of Zanzibar.



From $4 297

per person sharing

  • Accommodation as listed
  • All meals as listed
  • All drinks (excludes premium brands)
  • 2 game viewing activities per day
  • All domestic flights and road transfers
  • Laundry services
  • National Park fees


  • International flights
  • Visas if applicable
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes)
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, souvenir purchases, toiletries, etc.)
  • Gratuities