Tanzania is a wildlife lover’s paradise and safaris have been a way of life here for many decades. This family holiday combines a top-quality safari in the Selous Game Reserve, one of Tanzania’s relatively undiscovered wildlife areas, with a two-centre stay on Zanzibar, first to Stone Town and then to a beautiful beach resort on the island’s north-east coast. Expect a diverse safari experience packed full of a range of activities including wildlife drives, walking safaris (16 years upwards) and boat cruises.
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Fly overnight to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi. (N)
Upon arrival, transfer to the domestic airport for
a light aircraft scenic flight to the Selous Game
Reserve for a 3-night stay at the Selous Riverside
Safari Camp. Join an afternoon safari activity
such as a wildlife drive in an open 4x4 vehicle, a
boat safari or a guided walking safari. (L, D)
Enjoy two full days of wildlife viewing in the
Selous, exploring the river, acacia and palm
forests, marshlands and open grasslands. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife activity in the Selous before
flying to Zanzibar. Spend 2 nights at the
Zanzibar Serena Inn in Stone Town. Idyllically
situated on the seafront and within walking
distance of ancient Stone Town, the Zanzibar
Serena Inn has a large pool and a superb
rooftop restaurant. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
In the morning, take a guided city tour and
follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and
explorers in the winding streets of Stone Town.
In the afternoon, sail from Stone Town to Prison
Island, formerly a detention centre for rebellious
slaves. See the giant tortoises, soak up some
sun on the powder white beach or snorkel in the
crystal-clear waters. Return to Stone Town late
this afternoon. (B)
Zanzibar was once known as a spice island,
exporting cloves, vanilla, nutmeg and
cardamom across the world. Take a tour of a
spice farm with an optional lunch (payable
locally) at Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge. Drive
to Pongwe Bay Resort for a 5-night stay (seaview
suite), set on a sweeping beach beside a stunning coral lagoon. Sea-view suites are set on
the beach with a beautiful outdoor area and a
private plunge pool. (B, D)
Days at leisure or take a range of optional
activities (payable locally) such as snorkelling, sea
kayaking, reef walking, sailing and cultural visits.
Pongwe is also well positioned for getting out
and about around the island. A popular choice
for families is a visit to Jozani Forest Reserve,
which is home to red colobus monkeys. (B, D)
Day room use. Overnight flight home via
Nairobi, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Pongwe Beach Hotel is set within a secluded bay on the east coast of Zanzibar. With just 16 traditional style cottages in a garden setting, the property has an intimate atmosphere. All cottages have en suite bathrooms with walk-in Morrocan-style showers and a private terrace. Furnishings are in traditionally Zanzibarian. The bay at Pongwe is protected by a reef, making it ideal for snorkelling and swimming, while Pongwe Beach Hotel also has its own traditional wooden longboat, which can take guests out beyond the...
Selous Riverside Camp is situated outside the eastern Mtemere Gate of the Selous Game Reserve. The camp is the only one on the south bank of the mighty Rufifi River and therefore feels a good deal more remote. The camp provides guests with tranquil lounging and dining areas and authentic, comfortable accommodation designed to mirror the natural surroundings and views of the river. Outside seating areas provide reclining colonial chairs, swaying hammocks and traditional benches at the side of the river. Dinner is served at different locations such as the dry river bed (during dry season), near the swimming pool, in the bush or in the dining area.
Activities include game drives, boat safaris on the Rufiji River, guided walks and village tours.
Features: 5 tents and 2 chalets, swimming pool and dining area.
Room amenities: Fans, double stone basins, outside seating...
The Serena is a refurbished historic building on the seafront in Stone Town, overlooking a sandy beach where fisherman ply their trade in traditional dhows. The Serena has been restored to the glory of its 19th century past, with traditional Zanzibari furniture. A restaurant and bar overlook the Indian Ocean and there is a secluded pool. The spacious rooms are air-conditioned and feature antique...
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