Southern Tanzania together with Zanzibar
Eight night fully inclusive package
The Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania is simply one of the largest game reserves in the world having 55,000 sq kms (21,100 sq miles) of protected land where permanent human habitation is not allowed. Named after Frederick Courteney Selous the big game hunter and early conservationist who was killed, and is buried close to Beho Beho, whilst fighting in the First World War, the reserve has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Drained by three mighty African rivers, the Rufiji, Kilombera and Great Ruaha as they flow to the Indian Ocean the reserve has a greater concentration of hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo and wild dog than any other park. The diversity of habitats from rivers and lakes to forests, plains and savannah creates what most recognise as the very best game viewing in safari Africa.
The Zanzibar Archipelago consists of a number of islands just off the mainland African coast, the largest of which ‘Unguja’ is usually referred to as ‘Zanzibar’. Zanzibar joined with the mainland country of Tanganyika in 1964 to form the Republic of Tanzania (the Tan from Tanganyika and the Zan from Zanzibar) and shares a number of government departments, but retains its own President. The island is 85 kms (53 miles) long by 30 kms (19 miles) wide and is ringed by beautiful white coral beaches and coral reefs; the capital Stone Town is a fascinating Afro Arab mix with a rich and romantic history. This scented land of coconuts and spices was so idyllic that the Sultan of Oman decided to move here the seat of his empire and named it Zayn Zal Barr, meaning “fair is the island.” Often called the ‘spice island’ because of the wide variety of spices grown there, it was once the world’s largest producer of cloves, which grow in profusion and perfume the air as the clove buds dry in the hot equatorial sunshine.
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 – Arrive Dar es Salaam– and connect to Beho Beho
Day 2 – Beho Beho – Selous Game Reserve
Day 3 – Beho Beho – Selous Game Reserve
Day 4 – Beho Beho – Selous Game Reserve
Day 5 – Fly from Beho Beho to Zanzibar. Transfer to The Palms on the south-east coast
Day 6 – The Palms – Part of The Zanzibar Collection
Day 7 – The Palms– Part of The Zanzibar Collection
Day 8 – The Palms– Part of The Zanzibar Collection
Day 9 – Transfer to Zanzibar Airport and end of services