Safari Selous and Zanzibar - 9 Days

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Program Highlights

Duration:  9 Days
Category:  Combo Tour
Destinations:  Selous and Zanzibar
Major Attractions:

  • Many wildlife animal such as elephant, buffalo and lion in Selous
  • Rufiji River in Selous
  • Be able to visit Stone Town, Spice Farm, and Jozani Forest in Zanzibar

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Dar es Salaam
End in: Zanzibar
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • This is a safari program covering some of Southern Circuit and Eastern Circuit Destination whereby you will need armed ranger/guide for any walking safari in these destination

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Dar es Salaam ( Julius Nyerere International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Dar es Salaam
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Dar es Salaam

Day 1: Drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous for a game drive

  • Early after breakfast pick up from a hotel in Dar es Salaam and transfer to the domestic airport
  • Transfer by light plane to the heart of the Selous Game Reserve
  • Here you will be met by safari staff and transferred to Rufiji River Camp, located on a bend in the Rufiji River (you can see crocodile and large pods of hippo from the bar)
  • After lunch you will enjoy a superb boat safari.
  • Continue with a game drive until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at a hotel/lodge in Selous Game Reserve

Day 2: Drive to Rufiji River for a game viewing

  • After breakfast early in the morning at your hotel leave for game viewing
  • Have a full day of safari activities in Rufiji River
  • Have an incredible boat safari on the Rufiji River, game drive or walking safari with armed ranger
  • Return to Rufiji River Camp in time for sunset for drinks and another fantastic meal.
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel/lodge in Selous Game Reserve

Day 3: Drive to Kimara Region for a game drive

  • Have an early morning breakfast at your hotel and leave for a game drive
  • You will go on a game drive through the Kimara region of the Selous Game reserve to a camp site, idyllically located on the banks of the Mgeta River
  • After lunch there will be a walking safari, accompanied by an armed ranger until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at a hotel/lodge in Selous Game Reserve

Day 4: Drive to Kinyanguru Region for game viewing

  • Have an early morning breakfast at your hotel and leave for a game viewing
  • There will be a full day game drive in the Kinyanguru region of the Selous Game Reserve followed by another night fly-camping
  • No camping in the bush is complete without a good campfire, keeping you warm whilst you experience the sounds of the night.
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Camp site in the area

Day 5: Final day game drive at Selous Game Reserve

  • After a morning early breakfast start a walking safari
  • There will be a game drive back to the comforts of Rufiji River Camp for a final night in the Selous Game Reserve
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel/lodge in Selous Game Reserve

Day 6: Transfer from Selous to Zanzibar

  • After breakfast spend the morning relaxing by the swimming pool or observing the waterhole
  • After lunch you will drive out to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar
  • Where there will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Blue Bay Beach Resort, one of the finest resorts on the island
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 7: Have a tour at Blue Bay Beach

  • Have an early morning breakfast at your hotel and have a tour in Zanzibar
  • There is a wide range of water sport activities on offer at Blue Bay Beach Resort from fishing to windsurfing
  • The professional dive school offers dives and short courses for all levels of experience and can take you out to some of the most dramatic coral reefs in East Africa.
  • Break for a while to have lunch in the afternoon and then continue with Blue Bay Beach vacation until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Blue Bay Beach Resort

Day 8: Full Day Zanzibar tour

  • Have an early breakfast and leave for a Zanzibar Destination Tour
  • Blue Bay Beach Resort is so beautiful and peaceful it will be hard to drag yourself away, but for those who are able to leave the beach there are several excursions that can be arranged by the hotel to see the sights of Zanzibar, including a Spice Tour, Stone Town and a visit to Jozani Forest with its famous endemic monkeys.
  • Continue with a tour until evening
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at a hotel/lodge in Zanzibar

Day 9: Departure day

  • After a leisurely breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your flight off Zanzibar

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel after your trip concludes.

Tour Code: NSBS6293

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