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Price Guide
7 Nights - £1,895pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International Flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full Board on Safari
  • Board basis as per choice in Zanzibar
  • Game drives
  • Park fees
  • All transfers

Safari & Beach

Boat safari

Boat safari

Selous River

Selous River

Swimming with dolphins

Swimming with dolphins

Game drive at Lake Manze

Game drive at Lake Manze

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

 

This itinerary offers a great value bush and beach break, with an East African safari in the Selous National Park, followed by a few nights to enjoy the beautiful and exotic island of Zanzibar.

Begin this safari and beach holiday in the remote and wonderful Selous Game Reserve, located in the south of Tanzania.

The Selous offers a unique experience in East Africa as guests can not only enjoy open sided 4x4 game drives, but also guided walking safaris and some really amazing boating safaris on the Rufiji River, which is the life blood of the Selous.

From the Selous, it’s a quick and scenic ‘hopper’ flight to Zanzibar  for time to relax in a boutique beach hotel in Zanzibar.

Travelling times are quick between each location which means more downtime wherever you chose to stay.

This itinerary is perfect for first time safari-goers and makes for an excellent short break, with more than a touch of the exotic.

At a glance

  • Return Flights from UK
  • All Taxes
  • 3 nights Selous National Park
  • 4 nights Zanzibar
  • Full Board on Safari
  • Breakfast or Half Board at Beach
  • Game activities on Safari
  • Return Private transfers throughout

Day 1: Fly UK to Dar es Salaam

Overnight flight from UK to Dar es Salaam.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

On arrival into Dar es Salaam, transfer to your onward safari flight to the Selous.

By 11.15 in the morning, you will be on safari. Your guide will meet you and drive you to your chosen camp, with wildlife viewing on the way.

Lunch in camp followed by an afternoon game drive, walking safari or boat safari.

Overnight Selous Game Reserve. Full Board basis.

Days 3-4: Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy a morning game drive, returning for breakfast around 9:30.

Relax in camp until lunch and around 3 pm enjoy an afternoon safari activity until around sunset.

Overnight Selous Game Reserve. Full Board basis.

 

Day 5: Zanzibar

After your morning game drive and lunch, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Zanzibar, arriving in the late afternoon.

Transfer to your chosen resort hotel for 4 nights.

Overnight Zanzibar. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 6-8: Zanzibar

Enjoy the time at leisure in Zanzibar.

Activities available include; Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Sunset Dhow Cruise, Fishing, a Spice Farm Tour, visit to Jozani Forest, Stone Town tour and Dolphin watching.

Overnight Zanzibar. Breakfast & Dinner included.

Day 9: Depart for UK

Transfer to the airport for the 20-minute flight to Dar Es Salaam and connect to your onward flight back to the UK.

Day 10: Arrive in UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve in the south of Tanzania is Africa's largest game reserve and is a great option for those looking to combine a Tanzania safari with a Zanzibar beach holiday or honeymoon - the perfect bush and beach holiday combination.

Tanzania's largest river, the Rufiji splits Selous into two areas, with the much smaller northern area home to virtually all of the safari camps.

Accessed via a 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam, Selous Game Reserve only has a handful of small safari camps and is a much quieter option in comparison to the busier northern safari circuit.

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze Camp is more remote than most other camps and consequently it is not unusual to rarely see another safari vehicle.

Accommodation here is relatively rustic and not luxurious but is comfortable nevertheless and offers great value for money.

A stay at Lake Manze Camp offers a great opportunity to experience a variety of safari activities including game drives, walking and boating safaris.

The camp is reached by a short safari flight from Dar Es Salaam followed by an hour's drive to the camp in a safari vehicle.

North East Zanzibar

Northeastern Zanzibar is the coastal region of the island stretching South-eastwards from Nungwi and Kendwa as far as the mangroves of Chwaka Bay.

This is a region of traditional Zanzibari fishing villages dotted along long stretches of beautiful palm fringed sandy beach fringed by a coral reef and lapped by the warm, clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Boutique hotels along this stretch of Zanzibar include the luxury Matemwe Retreat and Kasha Boutique Hotel.

Honeymooners are attracted by the tranquil beaches, clear water and the handful of romantic boutique hotels.

Zanzibar - North

The northern tip of Zanzibar is home to the busiest beach resorts in Zanzibar, centred on the traditional dhow manufacturing village of Nungwi which has a beautiful beach lined with casuarina and palm trees.

This is Zanzibar at it's busiest and there is now a considerable number of larger resort hotels, predominantly geared towards Italian tourists. 4 km south of Nungwi is the quieter village of Kendwa which has a lovely beach and fewer resorts.

Things do get a little lively here in the evenings with some beach barbeques and beach parties on the full moon.

Nevertheless there are a couple of great boutique hotels in northern Zanzibar offering a more tranquil experience.

Zanzibar - East

The Michamvi Peninsula in the East of Zanzibar is blessed with some spectacular powder white sand beaches and some of the best boutique hotels and resorts in Zanzibar.

Boutique Hotels and small luxury hotels are found along this narrow peninsula which stretches for 10 km into the Indian Ocean.

Boutique hotels such as Anna of Zanzibar, the Palms and Baraza make this area a popular option for a beach holiday to Zanzibar.

Beach resorts along this stretch of Zanzibar's coastline take advantage of superb white sand beaches and a barrier reef which offers some excellent snorkelling locations.

Zanzibar - Stone Town

The World Heritage Site of Stone Town is historically, culturally and architecturally Zanzibar’s most important town.

Stone Town is a place to absorb Zanzibar’s culture and while away some time wandering through the narrow labyrinthine streets and alleyways or simply people watching from a street front café.

Narrow lanes snake between over 2,000 buildings, many with brass-studded doors set within elaborately carved doorframes.

Many visitors take a day trip to Stone Town but a night or two here offers the chance to absorb the atmosphere and attractions at a more leisurely pace.

Selous Game Reserve:

  • Lake Manze Camp

Zanzibar:

  • Breezes (Breakfast included)
  • Matemwe Beach Village (Half Board included)

7 nights Safari & Beach - Standard:

  • Price from £1,895 pp (Breezes)
  • Price from £1,995 pp (Matemwe Beach Village)

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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