Southern & Zanzibar Beach Holidays



Southern Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Beach offers unique  experience. This  safari takes you to Selous, Mikumi and Ruaha the best parks of the south before emerging to the beaches of Zanzibar. Affordable Southern Safari to Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar beach has unique test of wildlife, people’s culture and remarkable landscape.

Just by reviewing our Tanzania Safaris you will notice that many visitors minds are only focusing to the well known and most visited Northern Tanzania Parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Of course they are right as this destination has inspired many visitors globally.

We would like to draw the attention of nature lovers that the untouched and almost unexplored  Southern Tanzania Parks offers a unique safari experience in pure African wilderness despite of experiencing less visitors compare to the Northern parks. The remote Southern Tanzania safari is now gaining popularity among visitors who seek new places, join them & you will never forget the experience.

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Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be meet by our representative and transfer to Tanzanite Hotel in Dar es Salaam, afterward you will have a safari briefing.

Overnight at Tanzanite Hotel in Dar es Salaam. Dinner and  breakfast included.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve

On this day after breakfast you will drive to Selous Game Reserve drive along the great southern highway all the way to Kibiti Town and then turn to the left and drive toward Selous. Lunch box will be served on the way, reach Selous in the afternoon. Check in at your Camp before starting the afternoon game drive.Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 3: Full Day Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast leave the Camp and go on game drive around this remote and unspoiled wildlife area wild dogs can sometime seen around Selous, buffaloes Elephants, Giraffes,Wildebeests, Lions, Hyenas and sometime Leopard are some of the animal species to be spotted. Break for lunch and in the afternoon we will take you for a canoeing trip at Rufiji River, in this trip expect to see Hippos, crocodile frogs and other aquatic creature, birds are also abundance in selous, Bee eaters along the river walls, Pelicans, Ibises and many more. Return to the Camp later afternoon. Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 4: Full Day  Selous Game Reserve

On this day, you will have an early morning game drive with breakfast box and lunch box, visiting  the Sand River, Lake Tagalala and the areas around Selous’ Grave. If time allows later afternoon you can go for a nature walk guided by an armed Ranger.Overnight at Butembo Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 5: Selous – Mikumi National Park

Early departure for Mikumi National park, drive along the villages and local farms until you reach the Tazara railway then to Morogoro Town. Break for lunch at Morogoro Town before proceeding to Mikumi, Check in at Tan Swiss Lodge and depart for sunset game drive at Mikumi National Park. Mikumi National Park is one of the Southern Tanzania Park with an interconnection with Selous Game Reserves, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, wildebeests, lions, Hyenas and others are among the animals in this Park, a number of bird species can also be seen both aquatic and forest birds. Rarely, Tree climbing lion can be seen on branches of acacia. drive back to the Lodge during or after sunset.Overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge at Mikumi. All meals included.

Day 6: Full day Mikumi National Park

On this day 6 of your Remote Southern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar you will leave for an early morning game drive at Mikumi National Park, see different animal behaviors in morning time, Elephants, Buffaloes and other nocturnal animals. break for lunch at your Lodge and come out again for sunset game drives. Overnight at Tan Swiss Lodge in Mikumi. All meals included.

Day 7: Mikumi- Ruaha National Park

Depart Mikumi for Ruaha National Park after breakfast, drive across Kitonga hills with  Zigzagging corners  all the way to Iringa Town at the hills before going down to Ruaha National Park. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. Reach the gate late afternoon and have an en route game drive to Ruaha River Cottages with a private safari chef. Ruaha is the largest, unspoiled and almost unexplored National Park in Tanzania. Unlike the northern Tanzania Park Ruaha offers a unique Safari experience due to its wonderful terrains and wildlife richness. It is a park with enormous huge Elephant herds found nowhere else in Africa.Overnight at Ruaha River Cottages. All meals included.

Day 8 – 9: Full Days of Game Drives in Ruaha

With at least one early morning of game drives at the remote Ruaha to see nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or Lioness organizing a morning hunting while other animals are coming out from their hiding place ready to starting a new day in the wild Serengeti. Huge herds of Elephant,  large pride of Lion and the rare Wild dogs are often seen in this Park, other animals are Giraffes, Buffaloes, wildebeest, Jackals, hyenas, Leopard and lots of antelopes. For bird watchers Ruaha is great,  Secretary bird, Ostrich, Herons, ducks and other forest birds can be encountered in this park. Ruaha river and its attributes are the major source of water in this park.

Overnight at Ruaha River Cottages. All meals included.

Day 10: Ruaha – Zanzibar

After breakfast drive to Mtemere airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar airport meet our representative and drive to Matemwe Beach Village on the North East Coast of Zanzibar Island. Overnight at Matemwe Beach Village. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 11-13:  Zanzibar Beach

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar Island, if you wish you can engage yourself into some water sport organized by your hotel, snorkeling, fishing with locals, diving and others.Overnight at Matemwe Beach Village. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 14: Zanzibar Beach Stone Town

After breakfast you will leave the hotel for Stone Town en route you will do our famous spice tour that takes you to the local farms and plantations where you can see, touch and even test most of the spices growing in this area. Our knowledgeable guide will give you in-depth information on how they grow and their uses in cooking, cosmetics as well as in medicine. Later you will test some of the tropical fruits of the season before we invite you for lunch in one of our family where you can test some of Zanzibar dishes cooked with spices. Afterward drive to your hotel in Stone Town. If you wish in the afternoon we can take you for The historical Stone Town tour or to The Prison Island. Overnight at Tembo Hotel in Stone Town. Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 15: Departure

Depending on your flight time, if you wish you can do our Historical Stone Town Tour or Prison Island trip. or you can just relax at your hotel and do some short walking around the Stone Town until the departure time.

Our Marvelous Remote and unspoiled Southern Tanzania Safari combine sparkling beaches of Zanzibar ends up here.

All accommodation are subjected to availability.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDE
-Pick up and drop off at Airport
Transport 4WD with pop up roof
-Accommodations full board in Lodge
-Meals 3 Times a day breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
-Entry/Park fees/Conservation fee and camping fees
-Mineral water all days in Safari.
-Domestic flight from Dar and back Dar
-Accommodations in Zanzibar in half board
-Stone town excursions

PRICE NOT INCLUDED
All things of personal nature
Tips and gratitude’s for Driver Guide & cook (RECOMMENDED)
Visas and airport Taxes
International air flight ticket departure taxes
Laundry Services
Travel Insurance