Tanzania Vistas - Private Holiday

Stone Town, Selous, Ruaha Zanzibar Island
11 Nights/ 12 Days
From $3,076 inc: transfers & lodges

This safari itinerary is designed for the returning safari travellers who want a trip program to the lesser This safari program is ideal for keen travel enthusiasts who would like to discover the magnificent Stone Town on arrival for two days before boarding a flight to the spectacular Selous Game Reserve for prime wildlife watching, active safari activities, exclusivity and great photographic opportunities. Thereafter, proceed to wild Ruaha National Park on a flight where on arrival you will be met by your driver guide who will transfer you to the camp for acclimatization before you start your adventurous safari experiences around the park. You will fly to Zanzibar Island where upon arrival you will be met by your driver guide who will transfer you to Nungwi beach.

SAFARI ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1: Stone Town / Tembo House Hotel
  • Day 2: Selous GR / Selous River Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 3: Selous GR / Selous River Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Selous GR / Selous River Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 5: Ruaha NP / Mdonya Old River Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 6: Ruaha NP / Mdonya Old River Camp (B,L,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 Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 11: Zanzibar Island / Smiles Beach Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 12: Transfer to Zanzibar International Airport (B)
Abbreviations: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Trip Includes

  • All transfers in Zanzibar in private vehicle
  • Transportation while on safari in Selous and Ruaha in non-private camp vehicle driven by English-speaking driver guide
  • Meals and accommodations as described in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Scheduled flights from (1) Dar es Salaam to Selous (2) Selous to Ruaha (3) Ruaha to Zanzibar
Best for: Returning Travellers, First Time Visitor, Couples
  • Description
  • Prices
  • Experiences

Safari Itinerary

Stay Route / Destination Meals/ Accommodation
1 Night

Arrive at Zanzibar International Airport. Meet and great, road transfer to Tembo House Hotel

Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.

Tembo House Hotel is located on the seafront and is ideally located for exploring Stone Town’s waterfront area, the inner labyrinth street 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. 

3 Nights

Road transfer to the airport. Depart on scheduled Coastal flight from Dar es Salaam to Selous 08.00h – 09.15h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 15 kg). On arrival at Mtemere Airstrip meet and transfer to Selous River Camp for lunch. Afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River.

Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp (Rest Camp Tent).

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 Mud hut rooms with ensuite bathrooms and beautiful views over the Rufiji River and simpler tented rooms. 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 on the Selous and boat safaris.

Early morning guided walking safari. Afternoon game viewing in the Selous Game Reserve.

Breakfast at the camp. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp (Rest Camp Tent).

Full day unlimited game viewing in the Selous GR.

Breakfast at the camp. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Selous River Camp (Rest Camp Tent).

2 Nights

Transfer back to Mtemere Airstrip. Depart on scheduled Coastal flight to Ruaha 09:15h – 11:00h (baggage allowance including all hand luggage 15 kg). On arrival at Msembe Airstrip meet and transfer to Mdonya Old River Camp. Afternoon game viewing in the Ruaha NP.

Breakfast at the camp. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mdonya Old River Camp.

Mdonya Old River Camp is ideally located in the Ruaha National Park in a plateau located a thousand meters high at the footstep of the Rift Valley. The camp has 12 tents with ensuite bathrooms that have solar-heated water for showers plus dressing rooms and separate flush toilet. Each traditional safari tent is comfortably furnished, catering for solo travelers, couples or families. The camp serves quality meals and caters to dietary requirements. Game drives are flexible and not limited by any schedule on an open game viewing vehicle and you can enjoy every second of the beauty of Ruaha.

Full day unlimited game viewing in the Ruaha NP.

Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mdonya Old River Camp.

5 Nights

Transfer back to Msembe Airstrip. Depart on scheduled Coastal flight to Zanzibar 11.45h – 13.15h (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 camp. Dinner and overnight 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.

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 Dinners and overnights at Mnarani Beach Cottages.

Day 12: 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 lodge.

Tanzania Vistas - Private Holiday: Prices

Destinations: Stone Town, Selous, Ruaha Zanzibar Island
Ground Transportation, Accommodations, Meals and Activities, Prices based on per person

Prices in USD per person sharing double room

Tanzania Vistas                         2              3              4              5              6              single room supplement

01.01.19 – 10.01.19                3867        3835        3819        3810        3803        797

11.01.19 – 31.03.19                3762        3730        3714        3705        3698        797         

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

01.06.19 – 30.06.19                3796        3764        3748        3739        3732        807

01.07.19 – 31.10.19                3909        3877        3861        3852        3845        807

01.11.19 – 20.12.19                3796        3764        3748        3739        3732        807

21.12.19 – 31.12.19                3909        3877        3861        3852        3845        807

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

Experiences on Tanzania Vistas - Private 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.

Tanzania Vistas - Private 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.