10 days from £2195pp plus international flights.
Four days of superb wildlife viewing in Selous in southern Tanzania is followed by 5 nights at an Indian Ocean beach lodge. A wonderful trip at a great price.
Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is only about a 1 hour's light plane flight from Dar es Salaam, so within a short time of arriving in Africa, you can find yourself on safari in the wilderness, miles away from everywhere. The wildlife viewing in Selous can be wonderful, and you've the chance to see a great diversity of animals from elephants, zebras, giraffes to predators such as lions and wild dogs.
Being on safari in Selous you will have the opportunity not only to take game drives, but also boat safaris and bush walks. It's adventurous and exciting, but you're looked after very well and you won't lack for comfort or good food.
After your African safari we fly you over to the Indian Ocean spice island of Zanzibar. You head out to a gorgeous beach lodge for 5 nights. Fumba Beach Lodge is about half an hour's drive from Stone Town, and has just 26 rooms within lovely tropical gardens.
We heartily recommend this lovely Tanzania safari and beach holiday, not only because you will experience some wonderful places, but also because the price we've negotiated for this trip is very good indeed.
When you arrive at Dar es Salaam airport today, you will be met and transferred to the domestic terminal next door to the international airport. From here you will catch your light plane to Selous Game Reserve. The flight is about 1 hour. At the airstrip, a guide from the camp will meet you and drive you back to camp. Depending when you arrive, you might have lunch then an afternoon boat safari, though if you're on the afternoon flight, you'll just settle in and enjoy dinner before heading to bed. Relax, you're in Africa! Dinner.
For the next 3 full days you can enjoy wildlife watching in the gorgeous Selous based at Selous Wilderness Camp. Selous is a vast wilderness with savanna, lakes and rivers, and is known for great game. You will have two game activities per day. Most will be game drives, but you'll also get the chance to take a boat safari, and perhaps a walking safari if you'd like to try that too. Full board.
This morning you could take one last morning walk at Selous before you're taken back to the airstrip ready for your plane to Zanzibar (via Dar). At Zanzibar you will again be met, and driven to your beach resort. It's time to relax! Breakfast, dinner.
You have the next 4 days to simply chill out on the beach by the Indian Ocean and sunbathe by the pool. If you fancy doing more than relax, you can do a variety of water sports and they have a spa too. Breakfast, dinner.
Today we will take you back to the airport in time for you journey home, be that a flight directly from Zanzibar or via Dar es Salaam. If you're on a late night flight, you will be able to enjoy most of the day by the beach, and perhaps have dinner before you leave. We're sure you'll be leaving with some wonderful memories of Tanzania.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2195 (ex. international flights)
2019 & 2020 guide prices pp sharing:
From £2195 staying 4 nights at Selous Wilderness Camp and 5 nights at Fumba Beach Lodge.
4 nights Selous Wilderness Camp on full board with activities
International flights and taxes, visa charges, vaccinations, travel insurance, any personal expenses, laundry and tips. Due to flight times there may be a need to take an extra night at the hotel.
This trip starts in Dar es Salaam and ends in Zanzibar. British Airways have direct flights from Heathrow to Dar es Salaam and Kenya Airways fly via Nairobi. Flights will cost from around £700 pp depending on season and availability. We usually book these flights for you.
Departure dates: This trip is a tailor made holiday which can be taken at any time in 2019 subject to availability with a minimum of 2 people.
Fumba Beach Lodge is a peaceful hideaway on one of Zanzibar's most beautiful and secluded beaches.
A traditional style tented camp in a remote setting by the Rufiji River, this is the perfect spot to experience life in the bush and from which to go on safari in Selous Game Reserve.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from UK to Tanzania take about 9 hours direct or 10-11 with a brief stopover en route if from Europe.
Language: Kiswahili and English are Tanzania's official languages. Although most people in the cities speak some English, a few phrases of Kiswahili are useful in more rural areas.
Visas: Most nationalities require a Tanzania visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.
Health: Most nationalities require a Tanzania visa, obtainable from the High Commission in London (or on arrival into International Airport.