Selous Safari and Zanzibar
(11 nights/12 days)
Take a walk on the wildside on a 4 day safari in the unspoilt and remote wilderness area of Selous Game Reserve. Africa's largest protected wildlife reserve offers you a chance to see a wild and expansive Africa, far from the madding crowds! Complete your Tanzania safari with a relaxing beach holiday on the magical spice island of Zanzibar.
Day 1 Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve
Your international flight arrives into Dar es Salaam Airport this morning, where you connect with your short regional flight to Selous Game Reserve.
You stay for 4 nights at the luxurious Selous Safari Camp on a full board basis. This elegant and intimate permanent tented camp is situated on the banks of the Rufiji River, affording guests an unmatched experience of the African bush. Relax in the refreshing pool and dine in the elegant stilted restaurant.
Days 2 - 4 Selous Game Reserve
From your camp you have a variety of game activities to enjoy. Explore the grassy hills and plains, and lush riverine wilderness by boat, in open 4x4 safari vehicles, or take an escorted walking safari with your local guides. Relax between activities in the privacy of your own large and shaded veranda.
Day 5 Selous - Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar
Enjoy a last sunrise over the African plains before taking a flight from the reserve directly to Zanzibar. On the northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar is Ras Nungwi beach - one of the most beautiful on the island. Your hotel is surrounded by lush gardens which lead onto white sand fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef. You stay for 5 nights in this laid-back natural paradise.
Days 6, 7, 8 and 9 Ras Nungwi, Zanzibar
Relax in barefoot luxury, doing as little, or as much as you please! The hotel has a fully equipped dive centre as well as a wide range of other watersports, including windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and deep sea fishing. The reefs are home to flourishing populations of dolphins, turtles and myriad colourful fish. Take a slow dhow cruise as you enjoy the spectacular sunsets of this exotic Swahili island.
Day 10 Ras Nungwi - Stone Town, Zanzibar
After a leisurely breakfast you transfer to Stone Town, Zanzibar's intriguing and romantic capital. You stay for two nights at the Zanzibar Serena Inn, on a bed and breakfast basis. Stone Town is a magical place of palaces, winding alleys, bustling markets and bazaars, and you have plenty of time to discover its secrets!
Day 11 Stone Town, Zanzibar
Watch from your window as dhows slip elegantly through the waters of the Indian Ocean. A last full day to explore, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy the island's hospitality. Optional excursion to Jozani forest - home to the rare Red Colobus Monkeys. Overnight as before.
Day 12 Departure
Savour a last breakfast before transferring to Zanzibar's International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.