• Sunset boat
  • Fumba Lodge
  • Colorful African Fabrics, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Sable Mountain Lodge
  • Fumba Lodge

Southern Tanzania Selous & Swahili Coast Safari

 

Start with a few days relaxing on an idyllic Robinson Crusoe Island boasting 9 km of deserted beach, followed by safari in the Selous, the largest Game Reserve in Tanzania. The number of tourists is capped to limit the environmental impact in Selous together with its immense size, gives you a real sense of isolation, exploration and discovery. Unlike Tanzania’s northern National Parks, walking safaris with an armed ranger are permitted in Selous. You will finish on the south west coast of Zanzibar, a beautiful white sandy beach lined with coconut palms and spectacular views across a coral reef to the azure Indian Ocean beyond.

DAY 1: Arrival

On arrival in Dar, you will be transferred by private taxi & boat to Lazy Lagoon Island. Lazy Lagoon lies in the Zanzibar Channel offshore from mainland Bagamoyo. An idyllic Robinson Crusoe Island, the perfect way to start your holiday.

Overnight at Lazy Lagoon Lodge on a Full Board basis.

DAY 2-3: Lazy Lagoon

You can spend your time swimming in the pool or sea, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing or just relaxing in a hammock watching the sun set.

Overnight at Lazy Lagoon Lodge on a Full Board basis.

DAY 4-6: Selous Game Reserve

Transfer back to Dar-es-Salaam domestic terminal for your internal flight to Selous. You will be met at the Selous airstrip and transferred to Sable Mountain Lodge.

Selous is the largest Game Reserve in Tanzania and yet remains remote and wild. To maintain this status as one of the most untouched game reserves in Africa, the number of tourists is capped to limit the environmental impact of tourism and this, together with the immense size of this park, makes it ideal if you are seeking a sense of isolation, exploration, and discovery. Unlike most other Tanzanian National Parks, walking safaris with an armed ranger are permitted in Selous and you also have the opportunity for game drives and river safaris.

Sable Mountain offers a good choice of half- or full-day game drives, walking safari with an armed ranger, boat safari on Lake Tagalala, early morning predator hunt and cultural visit to Masaai village.

Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge – Tented Banda on a Full Board basis.

DAY 7-11: Zanzibar

After breakfast you will be transferred to the nearest airstrip for a flight to Dar and onwards to Zanzibar. On Zanzibar you will be transferred by private taxi to the south west coast and check into Fumba Beach Lodge. The atmosphere is intimate and tranquil with spectacular views across a coral reef to the azure Indian Ocean beyond.

Fumba’s location is great for snorkeling, straight from the beach, and they also have their own watersports centre and dhow. Enjoy some R&R on the beach, massages at the Baobab Spa or enjoy the various excursions available around the island, including dolphin & spice tours, snorkeling and diving (please note these activities are at an additional charge and can be booked locally).

Overnight at Fumba Beach Lodge – Seaview Deluxe on a Half Board basis.

DAY 12-13: Stone Town

Transfer from the East coast to Stone Town, where you will check into The Swahili House, which is located in the heart of Stone Town with its labyrinth of narrow streets. It is walking distance from the winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses with their brass-studded, carved wooden doors.

Stone Town is steeped in history reflecting Zanzibar’s exotic history as an important trading post for Arabs and Europeans in years gone by. It offer fabulous architecture and is a great place to buy local curios (arts & crafts).

Overnight at The Swahili House on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

DAY 14: Departure

Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for an internal flight to Dar in time for your onward international flight.

 

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The above itinerary is a suggested sample tour and can be tailored to suit your requirements, interests and budget.

Price is subject to availability and subject to change due to currency fluctuation and peak season supplements.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

When

From January - December

Length of stay

14 Days

Includes

Accommodation &meals as indicated, Watersports, Safari activities & park fees, All land & air transfers

"A life changing experience for our children, aged 13 and 15 - Northern Tanzania Adventure Camping Safari"

- Graham Botwright

 
 
 
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