Picturesque Selous and Zanzibar
Selous is a lesser-known reserve, yet gorgeous. It’s an pristine natural area with unprecedented safari possibilities.
The many rivers and lakes invite you for beautiful boat safaris. The reserve is that spacious, you can discover different areas every day; on foot and by jeep.
After the safari, you fly to tropical Zanzibar where you spend six days in Stone Town and at the beach.
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- Dar es Salaam Day 1
- Selous Day 2 - 5
- Stone Town Day 6 - 7
- Zanzibar Day 8 - 11
- Departure Day 12 - 13
Your safari starts with a charming car drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous. From here, the next four days are filled with safaris by jeep, short walking safaris and a boat safari. To observe the animals on foot and from the water, is an extraordinary experience.
After the safari, you fly to Zanzibar. You spend the first two days in historic and atmospheric Stone Town, where you wander around museums, shops and restaurants. Thereafter, you spend four days on the white sandy beaches on the east coast of Zanzibar.
Dar es Salaam
Your trip begins in Dar es Salaam; the economic heart of Tanzania. You’re welcomed at the airport and brought to your accommodation. You spend the first evening in a comfortable hotel located along the water in a suburb of Dar es Salaam. A pleasant place for you to enjoy a late-night snack and drink to recover from the flight.
From Dar es Salaam you travel to Selous by car. This is a wonderful journey past villages and through stunning landscapes. Late afternoon, you take a boat safari to behold the sunset. The next two days are filled with jeep safaris. This is the perfect way to see this huge reserve and the many animals that live here. The final morning you’ll go on a walking safari for a few hours.
Clearly, these are three adventurous and highly versatile days in the middle of nature.
From Selous, you fly to the tropical island of Zanzibar where you stay in its old town and cultural heart; Stone Town. The bustling old centre is known for its numerous shops, markets, old and stately buildings and mosques.
You drive past plantations and through villages to the east coast of Zanzibar. This part of Zanzibar is iconic for its long white sandy beaches and clear water. Along this coast are colourful reefs ideal for snorkel or dive experiences.
You fly from Zanzibar Island – via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi – back to your home destination. You arrive here the next morning.
During your safari in Selous, you can choose between residences ranging from comfortable stays in a tent or cabin, to the most luxurious accommodations in the middle of the reserve where you won’t lack a thing. The safari activities are led by professional guides, together with other guests from the camp.
For many, Selous Game Reserve is Tanzania’s true gem. Combined with Zanzibar, you enjoy a sensational journey.
Your tailor-made trip
This is an example trip. Your trip is fully customized just for you. Your wishes, the activities you can undertake, the season and budget are taken into account.