9 Days Selous Game Reserve – Zanzibar Island – Safari & Beach Holiday

Tour Overview:

Departure from Dar es Salaam by train for Selous Game Reserve, 4 days and 5 nights exploring different areas of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve. Based at Sable Mountain Lodge, 2 nights are also spent fly camping beside the Mgeta River for the ultimate safari experience. Foot safaris, game drives and a boat safari on Lake Tagalala make this an unforgettable safari in one of Africa's last true wilderness areas.

Fly to Zanzibar to stay at Zanzibar Safari Club, Zanzibar Serena Inn or similar. The perfect end to the trip with a wide variety of water sports available including a fully equipped on site dive center, deep sea fishing boats and water-skiing, or alternatively just relax on the unspoilt white sand beach or by the fresh water swimming pool.

Arrival in Dar Es Salaam

Upon your arrival in Dar Es Salaam you will meet our representative and transfer you to a hotel in Dar Es Salaam. You will have your hot shower, later dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Kempinski Hotel / Sea Cliff Hotel / Golden Tulip or similar.

Day 1: Depart TAZARA station / Dar es Salaam for Kisaki, Selous

In the morning after your breakfast you will be transferred to TAZARA railway station to board your train with picnic lunch. The train to Selous departs every Monday 10:00hrs, Tuesday 15:50hrs, Friday 15:50hrs and the journey takes about 5½ hours passing through rural villages and Selous Game Reserve. Upon your arrival you will have your hot shower, dinner and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge / Rufiji River Camp or similar.

Day 2:

In the morning after your relaxed breakfast you will have a full day game drive with your packed lunch (or optional return to the lodge for hot lunch and short rest) to Lake Tagalala passing the Selous grave including boat safari on Lake Tagalala. Later in the afternoon you will return to the lodge or tented camp for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge / Rufiji River Camp or similar.

Day 3:

In the morning after breakfast you will have a game drive through the Kimara region of Selous to our fly camp by the Mgeta River. In the afternoon you will have a walking safari around the Mgeta River with an armed ranger. Later in the afternoon you will have hot shower, dinner and overnight at your flying camp around the Mgeta River.

Day 4:

In the morning after breakfast you will have a full day game drive in the Kinyanguru region of Selous with your picnic lunch and later in the afternoon you will be back to your fly camp for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Kinyanguru area.

Day 5:

In the morning after breakfast you will have a walking safari and thereafter back to the fly camp for hot lunch and short rest. In the afternoon you will have a game drive as you return back to your lodge or tented camp for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge / Rufiji River Camp or similar.

Day 6:

Relax at the lodge by the swimming pool or waterhole, lunch, afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to Zanzibar Safari Club, Zanzibar Serena Inn or similar.

Day 7:

Diving, fishing, snorkeling or wide varieties of water sports are available at Zanzibar Safari Club, Zanzibar Serena Inn or similar and excursions around the island can also be organized at the lodge.

Day 8:

In the morning after breakfast you will have a day leisure at the Zanzibar Safari Club, Zanzibar Serena Inn or similar. Zanzibar has lots to explore though you may decide to go for spice tour, white sand beach excursion as well as dhow safari.

Day 9:

In the morning after relaxed breakfast you will have transfer to Dar Es Salaam and have a day room. Your tour guide will take you to Dar Es Salaam city excursion. In the afternoon you will have hot lunch at the designated restaurant. In the evening you will be transferred to Dar Es Salaam International Airport for your flight back home.

Safari Dates and Prices (2017 Rates)
Day Tour Safari
Rates in U.S.D ($) Group size(s) – Rate per person
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax SSR*
Luxury lodges – Option 1
Lodges used: Lake Manyara Serena lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017
Semi luxury lodges – Option 2
Lodges used: Kirurumu Manyara lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017
Tented Camps & Lodges – Option 3
Lodges used: Migunga Forest Camp and Lake Burunge Tented Camp3
1 Jan 2017– 31 Dec 2017

*SSR = Single Supplement Rate for a non-sharing person in a room
Supplements: All Lodges & Tented Camps: US$ 35 p/p/p/n applicable on 14 to 17 April 2017 & US$ 40 p/p/p/n applicable on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.

Children Rates: (Children 3 to 11 years old) sharing room with 2 adults pay 60% of adult rate / Children sharing own room with other children pay 80% of adult rate / Children sharing room with 1 adult pay 100% of adult rate. No discount on holiday and other supplements

Park fees
Full board accommodation in lodge & tented camp (based on double occupancy)
Professional Tanzanian guide
Outfitted Land Rovers (roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music)
One bottle of mineral water per day.
Daily safari briefing

Visas
International Flights;
Travel insurance;
Alcoholic Beverages;
Tips;
All items of a personal nature.