Overview

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

Tanzania's Secret South

Discover Tanzania’s hidden gems, coastal Saadani National Park, the vast Selous Game Reserve, remote Ruaha National Park 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.

Remote Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest national park offers excellent wildlife viewing, such as large prides of lion and the endangered wild dog with outstanding wilderness appeal and few camps, making the park exclusive and not crowded.

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 park. Sundowner at Babs’ Camp tower. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Morning drive along the beach to the fishing village of Mkwaja. 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 from Selous Game Reserve to Ruaha National Park, home to one of the best elephant concentrations in Africa. Afternoon game drive. Three nights at Ruaha River Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Morning and afternoon game drives. (B, L, D)

Day 13 Fly to Zanzibar for your flight to London Heathrow via Dubai.

Day 14 Arrive Heathrow.

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

Notes

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.

2020

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Emirates from Heathrow

Date Price
June 12 £5495
July 17 £5595
August 14 £5695
September 18 £5295
October 16 £5495
November 6 £5395
December 4 £4995

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £595

Flight Options

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

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, 12 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 9 lunches and 9 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.
Notes
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.

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