Experience the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Southern Tanzania with this 10-day tour itinerary taking you from National Parks to Game Reserve, ending with a relaxing beach break on the white sands of Zanzibar. Southern national parks and game reserves are untouched and visited by few tourists hence allowing you to experience a quiet and intimate connection with the wild when on safari. This is your perfect getaway to the Southern Tanzania and will give you the enhanced experience of a flying safari, walking safari, boating safari, 4 x 4 vehicle safari and end with a relaxed getaway on the beach.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival at Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Stone Town where you can relax and recover from your journey.
Overnight Stone Town, Zanzibar
Days 2 & 3: Ruaha National Park
This morning will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your flight to Ruaha National Park. Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in the country, even bigger than Serengeti. Magnificent mammals such as greater and lesser kudu can be spotted here. The park has a high diversity of plants and animals including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some rare and endangered species such as wild dogs. A birders paradise, over 570 species of birds can be found here. Experience the wonders of the bush both on foot and by vehicle on multiple game drives.
Days 4 & 5: Selous Game Reserve
On the morning of your fourth day, you will head to Ruaha Airstrip for your flight to Selous, arriving for lunch. Dotted with palm trees and crisscrossed by the channels of the Rufiji River, Selous is as unique as it is vast. Spanning an area larger than Switzerland, the reserve is home to one of the most significant concentrations of elephants and lions on the continent. It has an exceptionally high variety of habitats including woodland, grassland and swamps, however only 5% of its area, north of the river, is open to safari goers. This still leaves plenty of territory to explore. You will experience the wonders of the bushveld on foot, by vehicle and on a river cruise. Spend nights out in the wild, sleeping in intimate fly-camps, savouring meals cooked over the hot coals and sleeping with a canopy of stars for a roof.
Days 6, 7, 8 & 9: Zanzibar
After a morning game drive in Selous, this afternoon you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to relax and soak up the sea air! You have three days to enjoy this beautiful island paradise. Enjoy activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving; exploring the history and architecture of Stone Town; kite-surfing; swimming with dolphins; a spice tour; dhow sailing or relaxing on the beach. Your Zanzibar extension can be as active or relaxing as you like. All activities can be arranged through your hotel at an extra cost.
Day 10: Departure
Today you will be transferred back to Zanzibar International Airport in time for your flight.
All game drives; vehicle; park entry fees; accommodation at lodges/tented camps; English speaking driver/guide; all food; drinking water; 18% VAT tax; at least 1 pair of binoculars; accommodation in Zanzibar; walking & boat safari activities; flight to Selous, Ruaha & Zanzibar & airport transfers.
What’s Not Included?