Journey into the Africa of a bygone era where you are more likely to see huge herds of animals rather than huge hoards of game vehicles. Enjoy spectacular sunsets with the background music of hippos grunting and a plethora of bird song, Then fly across to Zanzibar for a 7 night beach break along a pristine and untouched beach which has been voted as one of the 30 top island beaches in the world.
Few other safaris in Tanzania evoke the romance, mystique and spiritual delight of the African bush as one in the Selous Game Reserve, where you stay for the first 3 nights of this holiday. Selous is famed for its walking and boating safaris - add on the vehicle safari and the experience is complete. Rufiji River Camp offers morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle, boat safaris on the Rufiji River where you share the waterways with many water birds, pods of hippos and floats of crocodiles, or guided walking safaris through magnificent scenery conducted by an experienced guide. Return every evening to your classic safari styled tent with views up and down the Rufiji River.
You then fly to Ruaha for 3 more nights on safari, in a lodge set on the river bank. Ruaha National Park has a huge diversity of species boasting both the greater and lesser kudu, the striped and spotted hyaena as well as roan and sable antelope. The lion population is now so large that they have gained film rights for their prowess at hunting giraffe, which is not their traditional fare. The Park’s rugged rocky outcrops are home to a healthy population of leopards and guests may also be privileged to see wild dogs as well as cheetah, jackals, bat-eared foxes, genet and civet. Many elephant herds are seen close to the lodge and throughout the Park.
Finally, you head to Zanzibar to round off your trip. For centuries the island of Zanzibar has evoked a mystical and magical dream. With its beautiful Zanzibari decor, Breezes Beach Club is the ideal choice to experience this for yourself. Stunning carvings, glistening brass and rich fabrics creates an elegant and unique atmosphere. Snorkel off the beach, or take a trip to the nearby coral lagoon. Reef walks, diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing are just some of the other activities you can enjoy.
Arrive into Dar es Salaam Airport. Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met here by our representative and assisted with the check in for your flight across to Selous.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) to Selous Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip by your camp vehicle and transferred to your camp. Rufiji River Camp enjoys an enviable location high up on the banks of the Great Rufiji River. All game drives are taken in open vehicles with a sun shade roof, so there are no impediments to anyone's view. A game walk at Rufiji will also really open your eyes to the finer details often missed on game drives.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Ruaha.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Selous Airstrip to Ruaha Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Ruaha River Lodge, which is set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River. You can see game throughout the day from the comfort of your veranda - there can surely be few other camps as perfectly situated.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip and board your flight back to Dar es Salaam.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Ruaha Airstrip to Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met from your flight and assisted with the check in for your flight onto Zanzibar.
Coastal Aviation (Light Aircraft): Fly from Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Intl (DAR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met once you disembark from the plane by our representative, who will be holding a sign with your name. You will be assisted through passport control, luggage collection and luggage screening, and then be accompanied to meet up with your transfer driver.
You will then be transferred to your beach hotel.
Breezes Beach Club & Spa lies along a pristine and untouched Bwejuu Beach on the South East coast of Zanzibar - voted as one of the 30 top island beaches in the world. The Water Club offers a host of watersport activities including sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Tanzania for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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