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Overview

  • from $8,892 PP
  • 10 Nights
  • Private
  • June - October
  • Easy
  • 11 hours from London / 16 hours from New York

Highlights

The southern parks of Tanzania are less-visited and off the beaten track. Their isolation makes it even more special. Firstly, you will fly into the Selous Game Reserve. As the mighty Rufiji River runs through the park, game viewing activities are focused on the water, with boat safaris, game drives and catch-and-release fishing offered. You will then fly to Ruaha National Park which is a very different landscape – dry, and vast. Here you will stay in luxury accommodation overlooking a baobab forest, enjoying a week on safari. After your southern Tanzania safari, you will fly over to Zanzibar Island to enjoy 4 nights of white-sand beaches and azure waters.

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What's Included

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  • 6 nights of luxury safari accommodation in the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park
  • 4 nights of luxury accommodation in Zanzibar
  • All game-viewing activities on a shared basis. This includes game drives, boat safaris, bush walks and catch-and-release fishing
  • All-inclusive accommodation in the safari properties – all meals and house drinks
  • All park fees and internal flights between Dar es Salaam, Selous and Ruaha
  • Exceptional safari experiences in the southern Tanzania parks
  • Expert trip planning advice from our experienced safari team, who have personally stayed in the camps
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Day by Day Itinerary

Days 1-3 Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park

Ruaha, Tanzania

You will fly from Dar es Salaam to Ruaha National Park where you will spend the first three nights on safari. This park is unique in many ways and as you fly over the park in a light aircraft plane, you will see the range of landscapes and environments. As you land in the park, you will be met by your safari guide from Kwihala Camp, and begin your safari back to the luxury tented camp. Here you will spend the next three days enjoying morning and afternoon game drives inside Ruaha National Park – with the opportunity to see elephants, buffalo, lion, leopards, and rarer species like African wild dogs and kudu. Kwihala Camp is on an all-inclusive basis so all of your meals, drinks, park fees, and safaris are included.

    Days 4-6 Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve

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    You will then fly from Ruaha to the Selous Game Reserve where you will spend the next three nights on safari. This park is focused on the water, as there are plenty of lakes and rivers that run through the reserve. Today you will enjoy a day of safari activities in the Selous Game Reserve. The mighty Rufiji River runs through the Selous, with many lakes and estuaries running parallel. These lakes are where animals congregate, and predators lurk in the thicket nearby, which makes game viewing so exciting. The Selous is a park that offers a variety of game-viewing activities, including game drives, bush walks, catch-and-release fishing, and boat safaris. As the sun sets, enjoy sundowners with your guide and fellow campmates, before a divine dinner under the stars at Roho ya Selous.

      Days 7-10 The Residence, Zanzibar Island

      After your bush breakfast, say goodbye to the friendly staff at Roho ya Selous and transfer to the airstrip by your guide to catch the internal flight to Zanzibar Island. Enjoy a final game drive en route to the airstrip and take the time to say goodbye to your guide who will no doubt become a great friend. As you arrive in Zanzibar, you will be met on arrival and transferred to The Residence. This is a wonderful hotel offering lots of facilities, great food and amenities,  and a fantastic beach. You will stay here for 4 nights. You can do as much, or as little as you like on the island. For those interested in watersports, you can enjoy snorkeling, diving, and kite surfing experiences (bookable from the hotel). If you are looking for full-day excursions, you can visit Jozani Forest, spice farms, and Stone Town (the UNESCO world heritage capital).

        Day 11 Depart

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        On your final day, you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport where you will say goodbye to Tanzania, and fly home.

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          What's not Included

          • International flights
          • Drinks
          • Gratuities
          • Visas if required
          • We strong advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance

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