Best of Selous & Zanzibar - Safari & Beach Holiday

10 Days
From $1,784 inc: transfers & lodges

Enjoy the first two nights in Stone Town and discover the wonders, spice farming, heritage and the Zanzibari cuisine. Take a short flight to the Selous Game Reserve and you will be met and transferred to Selous River Camp on arrival. Spend two nights and three days in the Selous Game Reserve for a safari experience in the largest wilderness area in Africa, a vast expanse of scrub bush, open savannah, palm forests, lakes and mighty rivers. Here the options are endless, from boat trips to superb game drives, and walking in the bush. Spend the nights in an authentic, chic camp set in an ideal location for scenic views over the Rufiji river and appreciate wilderness exclusivity. From here catch a flight to Zanzibar Island, on arrival you will be met and transferred to the Northern coastal area of Zanzibar known as Nungwi Peninsula, an ideal getaway for your beach holiday rejuvenation. Here traditional dhows wait to drift you over the water on a sunset cruise and it’s the place to be for relaxation on white sandy beach by turquoise waters, being soothed by the shining sun before returning home.

SAFARI ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Stone Town / Tembo House Hotel
Day 2: Stone Town / Tembo House Hotel (B)
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve / Selous River Camp (B,L,D)
Day 4: Selous Game Reserve / Selous River Camp (B,L,D)
Day 5: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
Day 6: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
Day 7: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
Day 8: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
Day 9: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
Day 10: Zanzibar International Airport Transfer (B)

Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • A unique 10-day private safari and beach holiday
  • All transfers in Zanzibar in private vehicle
  • Transportation while on safari in non-private camp vehicle
  • English-speaking driver guides
  • Meals and 9 nights as described in the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees and taxes
  • Scheduled flights from (1) Zanzibar to Selous (2) Selous to Zanzibar
Best for: Families and Couples
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Why we love it

This itinerary is ideal for those who are looking to travel for their Zanzibar beach holiday with a few day on safari in Selous Game Reserve, the exclusivity of the itinerary allows you to discover the iconic Stone Town before you board a flight to the seclusion of the Selous Game Reserve which is perfect for romance and the opportunity to share some incredible moments.  Thereafter, you will fly from Selous to Zanzibar Island then transferred to the beach hideaway in the northern Nungwi peninsula of the Island’s tranquil beach area.

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation
2 Nights

Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ)

Transfer toTembo House Hotel for overnight.

Tembo House Hotel is located on the seafront and is ideally located for exploring Stone Town’s waterfront area, the inner labyrinth streets and historical sites. The hotel has 37 rooms of varying size and comfort. All rooms are en suite and most have balconies overlooking either the beach, or the hotel’s courtyard pool. The breakfast buffet, included in the room price, is basic but generally good. The restaurant serves both local and international dishes. The friendly staff are well trained and helpful and will offer advice on guides and activities. 

Morning Stone Town Walking Tour and afternoon Spice Farm Tour.

Breakfast at the hotel.Lunch and dinner is not included. Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

Note: Tembo House Hotel does not serve alcoholic drinks. Lunch and dinner (alcoholic drinks also served) can optionally be taken at the famous Livingstone Beach Restaurant or 6 Degrees South Restaurant next to Tembo House Hotel.

2 Nights

Transfer back to the airport. Depart on scheduled Coastal flight to Selous via Dar es Salaam 09.30h – 11.30h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 15 kg). On arrival at Mtemere Airstrip meet and transfer to Selous River Camp. Afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River.

Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Selous River Camp.

Selous River Camp nestles within a woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve. The camp offers accommodation in tented rooms and mud hut rooms with ensuite bathrooms and beautiful views over the Rufiji River. Meals are served in our thatched, open-dining area overlooking the river and the chef uses fresh produce to prepare delicious meals. The friendly staff at the camp offer warm hospitality and cater to nature enthusiasts with fitting safari game drives, and walking activities in the Selous and boat safaris.

Full day unlimited game viewing drive in the Selous Game Reserve.

Breakfast at the camp. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp.

5 Nights

Early morning guided walking safari. Transfer back to Mtemere Airstrip. Depart on scheduled Coastal flight to Zanzibar via Dar es Salaam 12.50h – 14.20h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 15 kg). On arrival at Zanzibar International Airport, meet and transfer to Smiles Beach Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach.

Breakfast at the Selous River Camp. Dinner and overnight at Smiles Beach Hotel.

Full days at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach or enjoy the marine and land activities.

Lunch is not included. All Breakfasts and Dinners and overnights at Smiles Beach Hotel.

Smiles Beach Hotel is found in the coastal fishing village of Nungwi, Zanzibar’s North Western coastline. Both Nungwi and the hotel boast the islands preferred white sands and crystalline waters for rejuvenation. All of the 16 rooms face the ocean, with only the tropical gardens and the beach separating guests from the azure waters. All of the rooms offer either a balcony or patio area allowing guests to relax and watch the ocean and admire the simply awe-inspiring sunsets. Enjoy Zanzibar style food featuring delicious local flavours and Zanzibar fruits and specialty coffee or chilled mocktails.

Day 11: Morning at leisure to relax by the swimming pool or on the beach. Afternoon road transfer to the airport to catch your homebound flight.

Breakfast at the Smiles Beach Hotel.

Best of Selous & Zanzibar - Safari & Beach Holiday: Prices

Destinations:
Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person

Destinations: Stone Town / Selous / Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Price Per Person

DATES
START – END

January – December          NET PRICES in USD$ (Per Person Sharing Room)

Best of Selous & Zanzibar      2              3              4              5              6              single room supplement

01.06.18 – 19.12.18                1853        1809        1793        1784        1777        391

20.12.18 – 31.12.18                1924        1880        1864        1855        1848        343

01.01.19 – 31.03.19                2178        2134        2118        2109        2102        578

01.04.19 – 31.05.19                This tour does not operate during the ‘long’ rainy season   

01.06.19 – 31.12.19                2178        2134        2118        2109        2102        578

Christmas and New Year’s supplement N/A
Easter supplement N/A

Experiences on Best of Selous & Zanzibar - Safari & Beach Holiday

The unique Africa travel experiences are what remain memorable long after your safari. It’s about the amazing moment when you witness the Wildebeest Migration; it’s about the hour you gazed awe at a pride of lions; it’s about the few hours spent exploring the largest intact caldera that hosts a myriad of wildlife; it’s about the bountiful opportunities you get to capture the iconic landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife as well as the gracious people of Tanzania.

Best of Selous & Zanzibar - Safari & Beach Holiday (Before Safari)

Pre-Tanzania Horizon extra night on full board at Karibu Heritage House with half day game drive and half day walking safari in Arusha NP in non-private (shared) vehicle.