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Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, 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 both the Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve, and the Ruaha National Park, 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 two different camps in the Selous. Firstly Kinyanguru Lodge, a small tented camp located in the north of the Reserve offering a true wilderness experience, then one of the newest camps in the Selous, Selous Wilderness Camp, located on the south bank of the Rufiji River near the eastern gate. Flying into the Ruaha National Park you will spend three nights at Tandala Tented Camp, raised on stilts the camp offers a perfect base for game viewing. Continuing to Zanzibar 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 fly-in Tanzania 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 park, Stone Town or at the beach, or have alternative accommodation in mind, just contact us for a tailored quote.
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Safari Holiday Highlights
|1||Twin centre in the Selous Game Reserve.|
|2||Experience a walking safari in the Selous and get close to nature.|
|3||Experience the remote Ruaha Park.|
|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 and Ruaha Safari and Zanzibar Holiday - Brief Itinerary
|Day 1||Selous Game Reserve||Safari starts in Dar es Salaam. Short flight into Selous; drive to Kinyanguru Lodge.|
|Day 2||Selous Game Reserve||Choice of game viewing activities.|
|Day 3||Selous Game Reserve||Game drive across the Reserve to the Selous Wilderness Camp.|
|Day 4||Selous Game Reserve||Choice of morning and afternoon game viewing activities either by boat, 4x4 or foot .|
|Day 5||Ruaha National Park||Fly into the Ruaha National Park.|
|Day 6||Ruaha National Park||Game viewing activities in the park.|
|Day 7||Ruaha National Park||Further game viewing in Ruaha.|
|Day 8||Stone Town, Zanzibar||Fly to Zanzibar Island, transfer to Stone Town; optional Stone Town tour.|
|Day 9||Stone Town, Zanzibar||At leisure in Stone Town; optional Spice Tour.|
|Day 10||Fumba Beach||Transfer to Fumba; swim and unwind.|
|Day 11||Fumba Beach||At leisure at Fumba; optional diving, snorkelling or kayak.|
|Day 12||Fumba Beach||Optional dhow trip in Menai Bay Conservation Area.|
|Day 13||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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