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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.
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