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Selous Luxury Safari and Zanzibar – 12 Days

 

Day 1

Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of Dar es Salaam by our representative. We will take you to the Serena Hotel for overnight.

Day 2

Dar Es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Depart Dar es Salaam in the morning by air, arrival at Mtemere Airstirp at Selous Game Reserve. You will be welcomed by your guide and taken to your luxury tented Camp for a meeting with the camp manager to discuss your program for the following days. Afterwards you will enjoy your delicious lunch before you start with your safari activities at Selous.

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

All meals and selected drinks included.

Day 3 – 5

Selous Game Reserve

Full-day game drives of Selous Game Reserve, named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland. It has the world’s largest number of big game – elephant, buffalo. It also contains wildebeest, eland, giraffe,waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion. There are about 350 species of bird life. The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries.

Activities are game drives, walking tours and a boat trip at Rufiji River where crocodiles., hippos and grazing game can be seen. Your program will be designed and adjusted as per your preferences.

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

All meals and selected drinks included.

Day 6

Selous – Zanzibar

After breakfast transfer back to Mtemere Airstrip for your short flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to Blue Bay Beach and Resort for your stay at one of their exclusive Seaview Suites.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Alternatively, you can stay at Matemwe Beach at the the fabulous Matemwe Lodge (formerly known as Matemwe Bungalows).

All meals included.

Day 7 – 9

Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 10

Spice Tour

After breakfast transfer to Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at a restaurant in the spice plantations where you can taste the spices and fruits.

In the afternoon you have some time at leisure!

Overnight at Hotel in Stone Town.

Day 11

Zanzibar Town

In the morning we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Afternoon at leisure and for own programs.

Overnight at Hotel in Stone Town. Breakfast included.

Day 12

Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for departure.

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