Activities and excursions offered in the parks

A travel to a national park in Africa goes beyond the traditional game drive.

Various activities open to different approaches of nature, fauna, flora and the discovery of amazing landscapes: walking safari, boat safari, night safari, birds observation, fishing, chimp trek, ...

They depend on the habitat, the wildlife, the rivers, the experience of the guides, as well as on the rules and regulations, and therefore some of them are only allowed in some parks.

If you have a preference for a particular activity, or for a specific animal, please let us know, and we will advise you accordingly.

The different types of safari activities in Southern and Western Tanzania are:

Walking safaris

The walking safari is an very special experience, during which the instructions given by the guides should be perfectly followed: we are here significantly more active than during a game drive or a boat safari. All senses are alert: not only vision, but also hearing, smelling. Generally organized early morning, the walk may… Read More

Night safaris

Night drives are now possible, from Kwihala Camp or Jabali Ridge, in Ruaha National Park. Night drives begin after dinner, around 2100 hrs, with a return 3-4 hours later. Lots of nocturnal animals, like genets, white tailed mongoose, bat-eared foxes, hyena, lions and even the rare aardwolf… Read More

Boat safaris

Discover Selous from a boat. With this very special experience, you'll discover animals coming to drink at the river, numerous hippos and crocodiles, but even more, you'll  enjoy an amazing bird watching. Read More


Tanzania offers some fine birding opportunities with the miombo woodlands and dambos around the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve being of particular note. Equally, Ruaha National Park is home to many East African species that aren't found any further south. In both, you'll find more than 350 different… Read More


Selous being a game reserve and not a park, fishing is permitted. But it is still almost untouched, is it by commercial or sport fishing, and therefore the river and lakes are full of fish, and fishing is excellent. In Selous, catfish (6 to 15 kgs) can be fished in lakes while tigerfish… Read More

Game drives

The game drives are without a doubt the fundamental reason of any travel to Africa. It may last from a few hours to a full day excursion with a picnic lunch in the bush. Transfers between parks being by plane, all the game drives are in special full open safari vehicles… Read More

Chimps trek

A primate safari in their natural habitat is uncomparable experience. In Mahale National Park and Gombe National Park, both in Western Tanzania, you can approach the chimpanzees, those mammals so close to us, and discover the expressions of their faces and their body language. A memorable experience. The trek through the forest… Read More

Balloon safaris

Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate safari experience. At dawn, you'll take off, rising as the sun rises and floating in whichever direction the winds o the morning takes you. Sometimes you'll fly at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a… Read More