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Tanzania’s Secret South

Exploring Tanzania’s largest reserve and less-visited landscapes, this is a safari in its southern region, from remote and remarkable Nyerere National Park to Mikumi’s mountain backdrop, and vibrantly varied Saadani, set on the Indian Ocean shore

Some of the world’s best safari parks are off the beaten track of tourism, less heralded than their more famous and accessible neighbours, but also less crowded, and notably less expensive. This tour takes in a trio of those unsung yet stunning reserves, combining superb wildlife watching with excellent value. Led by a driver/guide with astonishing knowledge on the habits and habitats of the animals, the tour includes dawn walks, boat safaris, and game drives in open-sided Land Rovers; beginning in Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), awarded UNESCO status for its vast untamed wilderness and diversity of fauna, with huge populations of wildlife, and without the crowds. Mikumi’s landscape is low-lying wetlands, flanked by mountains, dotted by baobabs, and boasting rewarding bird and animal sightings. Saadani is the country’s only coastal conservancy. Described as “where the beach meets the bush”, it borders the ocean in an amalgam of the former game reserve, the Wami River, and Zaraninge forest; hemming a marine park with miles of wild deserted beaches, and home to elephant and antelope in acacia woodland, and grassland herds of white-bearded wildebeest.

Overview

  • Flight  - 1 night
  • Dar Es Salaam  - 1 night
  • Nyerere National Park  - 3 nights
  • Mikumi National Park  - 2 nights
  • Saadani National Park  - 3 nights
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Brand new wildlife tour in Tanzania.
  • Three of the world’s best safari parks teeming with wildlife.
  • Tanzania off the beaten track, an altogether more exclusive safari experience.
  • Explore Saadani National Park, the only coastal wildlife park in East Africa.
  • Learn about conservation programmes at Simply Saadani Camp.

Exploring Tanzania’s largest reserve and less-visited landscapes, this is a safari in its southern region, from remote and remarkable Nyerere National Park to Mikumi’s mountain backdrop, and vibrantly varied Saadani, set on the Indian Ocean shore

Notes:

Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it is sometimes necessary to 'climb' into the safari vehicle.
SAFARI VEHICLES: 4x4 land cruisers with opening roof exclusive to Jules Verne.
Driving is often on unmade, rough roads which can be affected by seasonal dry and wet weather conditions. 

Accommodation

Best Western CBD Hotel - Dar Es Salaam

Favoured for its location, in the heart of the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam, only 20 minutes drive from the Airport. Restaurant, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, safe and TV.

Sable Mountain Lodge - Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve)

The lodge is set in the Beho hills on the North Western boundary of the reserve affording beautiful views and with Sable's tree house where you can watch animals drink at the lodge’s waterhole. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 10 rooms with terrace with views of the surrounding mountains, mosquito nets and safe.

Vuma Hills Tented Camp - Mikumi National Park

Vuma Hills Tented Camp is nestled in the forests of the Vuma Mountains that overlook the Mikumi National Park below. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 16 tents with a private veranda.

Simply Saadani Camp

On a stunning, deserted beach surrounded by Saadani National Park with its own marked walking paths. This natural lodging has a restaurant, bar and 11 raised tented bandas each with its own terrace, hammock and sea views.

Extension Options

Zanzibar Extension

Fly to Zanzibar for a relaxing stay at the famous Spice Island on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Includes half board, transfers and a tour of historic UNESCO Stone Town.

Zanzibari Hotel - Zanzibar

A boutique beach hotel in Nungwi on the North Eastern tip. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, infinity pool, spa, WiFi (free) and 10 air-conditioned rooms.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Ethiopian Airlines from Heathrow

July
July 9 (Tuesday)
September
September 10 (Tuesday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
October
October 8 (Tuesday)
  • 4 Places Remaining
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 9 nights’ accommodation, full board, 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2024: Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £945
  • 2025: Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £1025
Flight Options
  • KLM from Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • On request
  • KLM Business Class
  • On request
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £700
  • Arrival transfer
  • £35
  • Departure transfer
  • with group included
Extension Options
  • Zanzibar Extension - 5 Nights (5 nights)
  • 2024: Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £1045
  • 2025: Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £1195
  • Single Supplement
  • 2024: Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £345
  • 2025: Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • £375

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