12 days – Selous Luxury Safari and Zanzibar

Tanzania Tours & Safari

12 days – Selous Luxury Safari and Zanzibar

Explore one of the world’s last wild places on safari in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve. Then, fly to Zanzibar for a seven-night stay in the Indian Ocean.

Tanzania has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Selous Game Reserve. This 45,000-square-kilometer natural wilderness is a pristine sanctuary teeming with wildlife, with a diverse flora and fauna. While on safari, elephants, buffalos, and lions, as well as giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, and crocodiles, may be seen.

Selous Game Reserve is home to over 350 bird species and a third of the world’s population of the rare wild dog. Leave the harshness of nature behind for the escapism of Zanzibar’s island life. Zanzibar has managed to retain its African charm despite its growing reputation as East Africa’s best beach destination. You are free to roam the island at your leisure.

**price p.p. incl. guide, safari-jeep, hotel and park entrance fees, excl. international flight Based on 6 persons)

Day by Day
Itinerary

FIRST DAY: ARRIVE

Our representative will greet you at Dar es Salaam International Airport. We’ll drop you off at the Serena Hotel for the night.

DAY 2: Dar es Salaam’s Selous Game Reserve

An early morning flight from Dar es Salaam to Mtemere Airstrip in the Selous Game Reserve. Your guide will greet you and take you to your luxury tented camp for a meeting with the camp manager to go over your itinerary for the next few days. After that, you’ll have a delicious lunch before heading to Selous for your safari activities.

Overnight at The Rufiji River Lodge, a luxury tented camp on a high bank overlooking the Rufiji River in the remote part of the Selous Game Reserve.

All meals and selected beverages are included in the price.

Selous Game Reserve (Days 3–5)

Selous Game Reserve, named after explorer Frederick Selous, offers full-day game drives. The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve, a United Nations World Heritage site, and a pristine, uninhabited area the size of Switzerland. It is home to the world’s largest population of big game, including elephants and buffalo. Wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard, and lion are among the animals found there. There are approximately 350 different bird species. The Rufiji River and its tributaries cut through the park, creating rolling savannah woodlands, grassland plains, and rocky outcrops.

Game drives, walking tours, and a boat trip on the Rufiji River, where crocodiles, hippos, and grazing games can be seen, are among the activities. Your program will be created and tailored to your specific needs.

3 x dinner and overnight at Selous Game Reserve’s Rufiji River Lodge.

All meals and selected beverages are included in the price.

Day 6: Zanzibar – Selous Game Reserve

Return to Mtemere Airstrip after breakfast for your short flight to Zanzibar. Make your way to the Blue Bay Beach and Resort. You’ll stay in one of their special Seaview Suites.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the price.

You can also stay at Matemwe Beach at the fantastic Matemwe Lodge (formerly known as Matemwe Bungalows).

All meals are included in the price.

Zanzibar (7–9 DAYS)

Relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s beaches.

Breakfast and dinner are included in the price.

10th  Day: A Spicy Tour

Transfer to Stonetown after breakfast. On the way, we’ll take the well-known Spice Tour. We’ve created a unique Spice Tour that includes in-depth information about spices as well as organically grown herbs, as well as a detailed description of their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics, and cooking. We invite you to an opulent lunch at a restaurant in the spice plantations after the tour, where you can sample the spices and fruits.

You have some free time in the afternoon!

Overnight in a Stone Town hotel.

Zanzibar Town (Day 11)

On our historical Stone Town Tour in the morning, we will show you around Stone Town. This tour takes you through the legendary Stone Town, where time seems to have stopped. It is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar, with visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), and the Arab Fort, among others. If you go to Zanzibar, you’ll be able to see a bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals, and many mosques.

Afternoons are free to do whatever you want.

Overnight in a Stone Town hotel. Breakfast is included in the price.

Departure Date

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight out.

The service has come to an end.

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Includes
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Accommodations
  • Game drives through the National Parks
  • Luxurious private 4×4 Safari Jeep with pop-up roof and big windows, especially designed for high end safari game drives
  • English speaking private guide during the whole safari
  • All fees visiting parks includes crater fees
  • All fees visiting villages
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your safari (full board), excluding day 1, because most likely you will arrive in the evening
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Tanzania
  • Reservation costs
  • Drinking water in our safari jeeps
Excludes
  • International flight tickets and visa
  • Travel insurance (travel- /cancellation insurance, flying doctors)

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