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Price Guide
10 Nights - £3,185pp

Flight Inclusive Price from UK

Tour Info
  • International flights from UK
  • Domestic flights
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Full Board on Safari
  • Meal basis as chosen in Zanzibar
  • Game drives
  • Park fees
  • Based on 2019 - 20 prices

Selous, Ruaha & Zanzibar

Ruaha River Lodge

Ruaha River Lodge

Boat safari on Rufiji River

Boat safari on Rufiji River

Wild dog in the Selous

Wild dog in the Selous

Ruaha Game Drive!

Ruaha Game Drive!

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

 

Selous, Ruaha & Zanzibar

This itinerary offers a superb safari & beach holiday, with a two-centre Tanzania safari in the Selous & Ruaha National Parks, 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 fly to Ruaha National Park, one of the best wildlife destinations in all of Africa. More remote and far less visited than Tanzania's northern parks circuit, Ruaha offers a genuine unspoilt Africa safari experience.

From the Ruaha, fly to Zanzibar for time to relax in a boutique beach hotel in Zanzibar.

This itinerary is perfect for safari-goers looking to experience two diverse destinations and get a little bit off the beaten track.

As with all of our safari and beach holidays, this one can be adjusted to suit your interests and budget.

Inclusions

  • International flights from the UK
  • All internal flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Game drives
  • Airport Transfers by Private Car
  • Full Board on Safari
  • Half Board at Beach

Accommodation

  • 3 nights Selous National Park
  • 3 nights Ruaha National Park
  • 4 nights Zanzibar

Excursions

  • Game activities on Safari

Day 1: Depart UK for Tanzania

Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Dar es Salaam.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be met and assisted across to the domestic terminal for your onward flight to the Selous Game Reserve.

This is a quick 40-minute flight and by 11:30 you will be in the bush and on safari in Tanzania!

At the airstrip, your camp guides and trackers will meet you for a short game drive on the way to camp.

Lake Manze Camp is a great option for your choice of safari lodge in the Selous.

After lunch and a rest, gather around 3 pm before heading out on your preferred game viewing activity.

Choose from going on a 4x4 game drive, a guided bush walk or a relaxing evening boat safari on either the Lake or the main Rufiji River.

Overnight Selous Game Reserve. All meals and Game Activities included.

Days 3-4: Selous Game Reserve 

Spend your days on safari exploring the Selous Game Reserve and seeing some wonderful wildlife, being looked after by some of the best guides in Tanzania.

Overnight Selous Game Reserve. All meals and Game Activities included.

Day 5: Fly to Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for the short flight to the Ruaha National Park.

This is a scenic flight, which takes you west into the more remote and less visited Ruaha National Park.

This park offers incredible Big Cat game viewing and a genuine and authentic safari experience.

You will be met at the airstrip and driven to your chosen camp.

Mdonya Old River Camp is an excellent choice for a safari camp in Ruaha and safari here is done in 4x4 open-sided vehicles, which offer a greater range. The bush and wildlife here is prolific and barely touched.

Overnight Ruaha National Park. All meals and Game Activities included.

Day 6-7: Ruaha National Park

Spend your days on safari exploring the Ruaha National Park, one of the best safari destinations in Africa.

Overnight Ruaha National Park. All meals and Game Activities included.

Day 8: Ruaha National Park - Zanzibar 

After your morning game drive and brunch, you will be driven to the airstrip for the flight to Zanzibar.

On arrival into Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel.

Villa Matlai is a great option here, for an intimate and romantic boutique hotel on one of the best beaches in Zanzibar.

Overnight Zanzibar. Meals included according to accommodation choice.

Day 9-11: Zanzibar 

Spend the next 3 days just relaxing on the beach or perhaps enjoying some scuba diving, snorkeling or island tours.

Overnight Zanzibar. Meals included according to accommodation choice.

Day 12: Fly back to the UK

This afternoon you will be transferred to Zanzibar airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 13: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Is this a Private Tour or a Group Tour?

All of our Tanzania safari and beach holidays are private tailor made itineraries, customised for you - we can amend things to entirely suit you.

What are the departure dates?

Let us know your preferred dates of travel and we will find the best and most suitable flights to fit your itinerary.

As this is a private tour, there are no set departure dates. We can advise you on the best times of your to travel, and some times to avoid.

Which Airlines do you use?

We work with all the major airlines flying to Tanzania.

Typically for Tanzania, KLM, Kenya Airways and Emirates would be the airlines we most often use.

However, just let us know your preferred airline if you have one. We can organise flights from any regional destination in the UK.

Which Hotels and Safari Lodges do you use?

We're careful with our choice of hotels, camps and lodges, but we're guided by our customers also. If you have some preferred accommodation, just let us know.

Do you cater for Family safaris in Tanzania?

A Tanzania safari is a great option for families although bear in mind that most safari camps have age restrictions on children, which vary according to the nature of the camp and environment.

We will advise you on the most suitable accommodation. As a rule of thumb, 7 years old is probably the earliest age at which children are old enough to be considered for a safari although obviously every family is unique.

Tanzania is regarded as one of the friendliest countries in Africa and as such, children are usually fussed over.

Malaria is something to be considered in Tanzania and bear in mind that some distances, especially in the Serengeti can be long.

How long have you been organising holidays to Tanzania?

We've been organising tailor made safari and beach holidays to Tanzania and East Africa since 2009.

Where should I go on safari in Tanzania?

There are two main areas for a Tanzania safari, known as the Northern and Southern Circuits respectively.

The Northern Circuit is the more well-known and busier, with iconic safari destinations such as the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti and smaller parks such as Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

The so-called Southern Circuit is quieter and more remote, with vast areas of wilderness in the Selous and Ruaha in particular. These safari destinations are easily combined with Zanzibar and also appeal to safari enthusiasts looking for a more remote Tanzania safari.

Selous Game Reserve:

  • Lake Manze Camp

Ruaha National Park:

  • Ruaha River Lodge

Zanzibar:

  • Matemwe Beach Village

10 nights Selous, Ruaha & Zanzibar - Standard:

  • Price from £3,185 pp

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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All of our Tanzania Holidays are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Tanzania holiday expert about your Tanzania holiday or honeymoon to Tanzania.

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