10 day safari to Ruaha, Selous and Zanzibar
This high-end 10 day safari visits Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar’s northeast coast. A great combination of some of Tanzania’s more remote parks with a high level of wildlife interaction. The flying safari offers a good combination of activities including bush walks, boat excursions on the Rufiji River and options for a wide range of ocean sports. The trip starts and ends at Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR).
9 Nights from US$ 12280 per couple
US$ 12280 per couple: (6 January – 15 March / 1-30 June / 1-19 December, 2018)
US$ 15565 per couple: (1-31 July / 1 September – 31 October,2018)
US$ 14065 per couple: (1-31 August / 20-31 December, 2018)
Quote rate is for 2 adults traveling together, sharing a room (for other combinations ask for a quote)
3 Nights Kwihala Camp – Game Package
3 Nights Roho ya Selous – Game Package
3 Nights Matemwe Lodge – Full Board
Park fees; Private naturalist driver-guide as specified in the itinerary; Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary; Meals mentioned in the itinerary; Scheduled game drives and walking mentioned in the itinerary; Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer and house wine at Kwihala and Roho ya Selous.
Any other extra / optional activities; Beverages other than those mentioned in the “inclusive of section”; excluded are champagnes, cellar wines and spirits. Tips and gratuities for guides; drivers and lodge/camp staff; Airport taxes and security fees (unless mentioned specifically, taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport); international or domestic departure and arrival flights, laundry, phone calls.
Day 1 – Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park
Upon arrival at DAR International Airport you will have a chance to refresh before catching your connecting Coastal Aviation flight to Ruaha Airstrip. On arrival a welcome table with various hot & cold beverage items and snacks will be waiting for you. A representative from Kwihala Camp will brief you on the surrounding area en-route to camp. Arrive at camp, settle in and unwind from your journey. Freshen up before heading to the dining tent for a delicious meal prepared by the camp’s local chef. After dinner, enjoy a drink by the fireside and hear the latest tall tales from the camp manager and other guests.
Day 2 & 3 – Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park
Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. An option is to leave camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast on a morning game drive, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, eat breakfast in camp and then head out with a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive, returning in the mid-afternoon. Despite sharing vehicles on a Game Package basis, Kwihala camp will do everything it can to ensure that your wishes are catered for.
Day 4 – Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, depart Kwihala Camp and head to Ruaha Msembe Airstrip for your Coastal Aviation flight to Selous. On arrival in Selous you will be met by a representative from Roho ya Selous for your transfer to camp. A brief introduction to the camp will be given en-route to camp. On arrival in camp you will get the opportunity to put your belongings away and unwind before heading to the dining area for supper. If you are ready to start exploring this area, partake in some of the activities offered; game drives, boat rides, etc. If relaxation is what you are looking for, kick back with a good book under the palm trees and enjoy a refreshing drink.
Day 5 & 6 – Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve
Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to go on a morning or afternoon game drive depending on how your day is structured. Another option is to go on a boat ride on the river after a delicious breakfast. Alternatively, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the property or a relaxing lunch under the palm trees. Your guide will do everything to ensure that your ideal structure and plan is met.
Day 7 – Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
After breakfast, depart camp and make your way to Selous Airstrip. Here you will bid your guide farewell as you board your Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met by a representative from our Zanzibar ground handling company, Island Express, and transferred by road to Matemwe Lodge in the north east of the island. One of only a handful of boutique lodges in Zanzibar, Matemwe is perched on a coral rock outcrop overlooking a sandy beach gently sloping into the Indian Ocean. Adjacent to the lodge, the corals surrounding the Mnemba Atoll offer superb diving and snorkelling. Fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails and relaxing massages are just some elements of the laid-back daily routines of Matemwe’s guests. Matemwe is made up of only twelve beach chalets all overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each of the private verandas is furnished with large hammocks and sofas, perfect for whiling away the time as the occasional dhow drifts past in the distance.
Day 8 & 9 – Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
There are a variety of activities available either at Matemwe Lodge, or that can be arranged through reception. Activities outside of the resort can usually be booked at 24 hours’ notice, so it is best to arrange these on arrival at the lodge. Your days are therefore open to be structured as you choose, with either as much relaxing by the pool, or as many activities as you wish.
After breakfast you will depart for Zanzibar Airport for your then catch your connecting flight and bid farewell to your Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam Airport. You will guide for your onward journey.
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Access to less busy parks and reserves | East African tented experience | All Inclusive in Ruaha and Selous | River excursions | Walking in wilderness areas | Intense wildlife viewing | 4×4 day & night game drives | Dining under the stars | White sandy beaches | Swahili culture