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10 Days Selous Reserve, Zanzibar Beaches
10 Days Selous Reserve, Zanzibar Beaches
This inspiring Tanzanian safari takes you deep into the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania. Remote, personal and tranquil, the Selous is one of our favourite safari destinations in East Africa.
After your safari you can relax and unwind on the exotic island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly resort, a boutique hotel or a real hidden gem we'll help find the right choice for you.
Our Luxury Travel Specialists have first-hand knowledge of Tanzania and Zanzibar, so they're perfectly placed to design your holiday around your interests.
You are met on arrival into Dar es Salaam and are driven to the domestic terminal. You will then board your scheduled light aircraft flight and fly directly to Stielger's Gorge in the Selous.
Your guide will meet you at the airstrip and drive you to your camp or lodge. Your stay is for the following four nights with all meals, conservation fees and shared safari activities included. Depending on your accommodation, drinks and additional activities may be included in your stay as well.
Today you will have your first full day on safari in the Selous. Activities are usually arranged the previous night so you can decide what you would like to do on a daily basis.
This is a great way of arranging your safari and gives you a great deal of flexibility. In the Selous, you have the option of a bush walk, game drive or boat safari. The reserve boasts good numbers of lion, elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, eland as well as the elusive leopard and wild dog.
You have two safari activities available to you on each full day and these depart in the morning and afternoon. Apart from December & January when the weather is extremely hot, we'd recommend getting out and about on foot in the Selous so you can truly appreciate the wilderness.
Your final full day on safari in the Selous.
Keep an eye out for the extremely rare, and highly mobile, packs of African wild dog. The vast size of the Selous, roughly equivalent to Switzerland, is the perfect environment for wild dog, one of the animal kingdom’s most successful hunters. Dogs hunt with a success rate of around 80% due largely to their intelligence and teamwork. Comparatively, lions hunt with a success rate of around 30% when in prides and about 10% when alone.
Today you will can have your morning safari activity and lunch before you are driven back to the airstrip. You fly on your scheduled light aircraft flight to Zanzibar.
You are met on arrival in Zanzibar and are driven to your beach accommodation. Most parts of the island take around an hour to drive to from the airport. The northern tip of the island, the Nungwi area, usually takes a little bit longer.
You will check-in to your hotel where you stay for the next five nights. Depending on your choice of accommodation you may be able to book on various meal plans from bed & breakfast to all-inclusive.
Enjoy Zanzibar Island where you can rest and recharge at your leisure. There are a host of great activities, from PADI diving courses to Jozani Forest day trips, to keep you occupied should you wish to explore further afield.
Dive, snorkel, kitesurf... or simply relax at the beach where you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
A great idea during your stay on Zanzibar is to visit a local spice plantation. You get involved with a really hands-on experience, tasting and smelling the spices for which Zanzibar is infamous, as well as enjoying a fresh, locally cooked lunch as part of your tour.
Your final full day to enjoy Zanzibar.
If you'd like to go swimming with dolphins the southern tip of the island, in the Kizimkazi area, is where to be. We encourage this activity in low season, when fewer tourists are around, as in high season the numbers of boats can get disturbing for the dolphins.
Today you check-out of your hotel and are driven to Zanzibar Airport where you check-in for your return international flight.
Located on the Simbazi River, a tributary of the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, Selous Serena Camp is a quiet & idyllic luxury tented camp.
Unguja Lodge is an exclusive beachfront lodge nestled on a tranquil stretch of beach in Zanzibar, featuring 10 private villas and two family houses.