12 days from £1,895.00
Selous Wilderness Camp, Stone Town and Zanzibar Beach
Including two of Tanzania’s World Heritage Sites and a few days on Zanzibar's beautiful palm-fringed Indian Ocean coastline, this easy-paced safari holiday combines game viewing activities in the Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve, with a week exploring and unwinding on the world-famous ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar.
During this exciting holiday you’ll fly on light aircraft between locations; you'll stay in one of the newest camps in the Selous, Selous Wilderness Camp, located on the south bank of the Rufiji River near the eastern gate; and you'll be accommodated in the heart of historic Stone Town at the The Swahili House. Finally you'll be based on the west coast of Zanzibar at the laid-back and highly rated Fumba Beach Lodge.
This version of our Selous Safari and Zanzibar holiday is based on good value superior lodge accommodation and is ideal for couples and private groups. If you’d prefer more or less time in either the Selous, Stone Town or at the beach, or have alternative Selous accommodation in mind, just contact us for a tailored quote.
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Safari Holiday Highlights
|1||Stay in Selous Wilderness Camp on the banks of the Rufiji River.|
|2||Experience a walking safari in the Selous and get close to nature.|
|3||Enjoy a full day game drive to see Lake Tagalala and Selous' Grave.|
|4||Spot hippos, crocs and birdlife on a Rufiji River boat safari.|
|5||Explore the backstreets and attractions of ancient Stone Town.|
|6||Chill out on an idyllic Zanzibari beach, snorkel and unwind.|
Selous Wilderness Safari and Zanzibar Holiday - Brief Itinerary
|Day 1||Selous Game Reserve||Safari starts in Dar es Salaam. Short flight into Selous; boat safari.|
|Day 2||Selous Game Reserve||Choice of game viewing activities - 4x4 safari, boat safari or walking safari.|
|Day 3||Selous Game Reserve||Full day safari to Sand River, Lake Tagalala and Selous' Grave.|
|Day 4||Selous Game Reserve||Choice of morning and afternoon game viewing activities in the Selous.|
|Day 5||Stone Town, Zanzibar||Fly to Zanzibar Island, transfer to Stone Town; optional Stone Town tour.|
|Day 6||Stone Town, Zanzibar||At leisure in Stone Town; optional Spice Tour.|
|Day 7||Stone Town, Zanzibar||Free in Stone Town; optional boat trip to Prison Island.|
|Day 8||Fumba Beach||Transfer to Fumba; swim and unwind.|
|Day 9||Fumba Beach||At leisure at Fumba; optional diving, snorkelling or kayak.|
|Day 10||Fumba Beach||Optional dhow trip in Menai Bay Conservation Area.|
|Day 11||Fumba Beach||Another day in paradise!|
|Day 12||End of Holiday||Fly to Dar es Salaam where holiday ends.|
Responsible Tour Operating in Tanzania
Specialist Tanzania works in close partnership with several locally owned and managed companies in Tanzania. We feel this approach has a more direct benefit on the local distribution of income from tourism. We support and fully endorse the recruitment and training of local guides, local group tour managers, drivers and representation staff. With our guiding principle of employing local people wherever possible our guests see a direct benefit in the improved local knowledge of our local team, whether that be knowledge of flora, fauna, history or just general Tanzanian life. Through this approach we can also maximise the amount of your tourism revenue that is delivered directly into the heart of the local economy.
Specialist Tanzania is also determined to do what we can to help minimise any negative impacts on the environmental, wildlife and cultural welfare of Tanzania through promoting responsible visitor behaviour; promoting waste reduction; facilitating cultural exchange between guests and local communities; supporting local businesses, goods and services; encouraging guests to eat local foods rather than imported foods; encouraging the conservation of natural resources like electricity and water; and promoting the importance of protecting the local environment and nature.
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