Flight - 1 night
Stone Town - 2 nights
Saadani National Park - 3 nights
Selous Game Reserve - 3 nights
Flight - 1 night

Secret Tanzania

Discover Tanzania's hidden gems, coastal Saadani National Park, the vast Selous Game Reserve plus Zanzibar, on this specially designed 'off-the-beaten-track' itinerary

We are pleased to announce a new programme in southern Tanzania, going off the beaten track to lesser-known reserves where it is possible to see vast numbers of animals but hardly another vehicle all day.

Tanzania Parks Authority is responsible for the national parks and thanks to their anti-poaching efforts, animal numbers have increased, especially large herds of elephant, giraffe and buffalo. Our partner ‘A Tent with a View’ is involved in conservation projects and in Saadani National Park founded the endangered green turtle project and an elephant project aiming to locate areas of human and elephant conflict. They are launching a lion collaring project to devise lion conservation strategies and to encourage the coexistence between people, livestock and predators. Learn about these programmes at the Simply Saadani camp where bush meets beach, its white sandy beach location is unique in East Africa.

Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the second-largest protected area in the world, home to countless elephants, buffalo, hippos and lions yet it is one of the least visited game reserves in Africa.

Stone Town is the fascinating capital of the spice island of Zanzibar, home to the indigenous Red Colobus monkeys.

Key Features

Wildlife Experience
New Safari
Exclusive Arrangement
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Guaranteed Departure
Small Group Size: 2 – 8

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow via Dubai to Zanzibar.

Day 2 Transfer to Maru Maru hotel for two nights in Stone Town.

Day 3 Explore the narrow winding streets of Stone Town. Drive to Jozani forest to see the indigenous Red Colobus Monkeys. (B)

Day 4 Fly from Zanzibar to Saadani National Park. Transfer to Simply Saadani Camp for three nights. Game drive at this unique, coastal wildlife park. Sundowner at Babs’ Camp tower. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Morning drive along the beach to the fishing village of Mkwaja, offering an insight into local life on the Swahili coast. Lectures at the wildlife research centre. Learn about the camp’s wildlife conservation projects including the lion collaring project. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Boat safari on the Wami river, home to crocodiles and hippos. Game drive back looking for the collared lions. (B, L, D)

Day 7 By road (7 hours) to Selous Game Reserve via one of the most scenic routes in Tanzania with breath taking views. Three nights at Sable Mountain Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Morning visit to a Masai village to learn about their traditional way of life. Afternoon game drive. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Full-day game drive and boat safari on Lake Tagalala. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Fly to Zanzibar for your flight to London Heathrow via Dubai. (B)

Day 11 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it may be necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle. 
Due to internal flights, luggage is limited to a soft bag of 15kgs including hand luggage. 30kg total luggage allowance is available for purchase on request – £210 per person.


per person in a twin/double room
Emirates/Fly Dubai from Heathrow

Date Price
June 12 £3995
July 17 £3995
August 14 £3995
September 18 £3595
October 16 £3895
November 6 £3895
December 4 £3495

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £395

Flight Options

Emirates Business Class from £2495
Emirates from Manchester or Birmingham - nil

London/Dar es Salaam/London

Extension Options

Extension – Zanzibar
4 nights £695
Single supplement £195

Independent Arrival

Save £700
Arrival transfer add £35
Departure transfer with group included

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, park fees, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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