Treat yourself to one of the ultimate safari experiences then head to the exotic tropical island of Zanzibar, combining the spices and culture of the east with Africa and azure Indian Ocean seas.
The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve but is almost entirely undeveloped, uncrowded and under-visited. Stay in a stylish lodge in the wilderness, with your every need catered – where big cat, elephants, buffalo and cros abound and you might see wild dog.
Connect with nature, be thrilled by the wilderness and be pampered all through the journey.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Fly to Dar Es Salaam, with connections available through Europe, Kenya, Doha or Dubai. On arrival take a short domestic flight over the vast plains of East Africa to the Selous airstrip. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner. Take in a sundowner, and the serenity and wild beauty of the Selous.
Meals: Dinner and drinks
Rise early a thrilling game drive in open sided 4X4, exploring the Rufiji River delta, where it’s possible to see animals at the waterholes or possibly hunting. It’s all about big skies and close encounters, this is a safari which will spoil you.
After plenty of time to relax in the cool comfort of the lodge, surrounded by nature, taking in breakfast and lunch and a few refreshing drinks, it’s back out in the evening when the game is active and the light is beautiful.
Another at once lazy and thrilling day in the timeless Selous. As well as game drives, there’s walking safaris where you can truly connect with the wild. When the rains have come flat bottomed boat cruises can bring you close to elephants drinking. Coffee, breakfasts or sundowners in the bush complete the experience.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then the drive to the airstrip for a short direct flight to Zanzibar.
From the dry and empty Selous, it’s to the spice island of Zanzibar – where blue seas lap onto the bountiful tropical island, where Africa meets Asia. Relax by the ocean and indulge in a choice of dining and activities.
Meals: All inclusive
Kick back or hit the water, sea kayak or sip cocktails…rather do it all. There’s food from around the world available befitting this island of fusion. Or head to Stone Town, see the souk, the history and feel you may be in Arabia amid ancient trading routes.
Meals: All inclusive
There’ll be more time to enjoy the resort before the transfer to Zanzibar airport and your return overnight flight.
The private Siwandu Camp sits in Tanzania’s Sealous Game Reserve. It offers an intimate bush experience in the largest reserve in Africa, where there are 400 varieties of birds, over 120,000 buffalos, 40,000 hippos and 4,000 lions. Set along the lakeshore, the camp’s 10 tents ensure maximum privacy and each feature wooden deck verandas overlooking the bush.
‘Extensive Activities; Varied Dining’
Set on a stretch of pristine white sand beach is Emerald Collection – Dream of Zanzibar. This beautiful resort, set amid acres of lush gardens, combines elements of Arabic, African and Moorish architecture, whilst the interiors are light and spacious. Days here will see you kite surfing and snorkelling the waters, departing on an excursion to see the dolphins and tortoises, or simply relaxing round the pool or with a treatment at the spa. When it comes to dining, prepare for some serious selection, ranging from speciality African dishes, to sushi and sashimi, to authentic-style pizzas.
International flights in economy class UK to Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar to UK
Internal flights Dar Es Salaam to Selous and Selous to Zanzibar
3 nights at Siwandu Camp, Selous; Luxury Tent, Full board including all local drinks.
Daily shared game drives and activities in the Selous
3 nights at Emerald Collection – Dream Of Zanzibar Deluxe Garden Room, All Inclusive basis
All transfers on shared and private basis
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