Selous Game Reserve | Zanzibar
This very special safari combines the rugged wilderness of The Selous in the south of Tanzania along with a memorable stay on the exotic island of Zanzibar. On safari you can choose from two different properties, either will give you the opportunity to experience this magical reserve's wildlife and amazing scenery. Finish your stay at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel right in the heart of Stone Town.
Day 1 - The Selous
Board your light aircraft at Dar Es Salaam for the 45 minute to Stiegler's airstrip right in the heart of The Selous. On arrival you'll meet up with your ranger and take the short drive to your Luxury Camp. In the afternoon take your first game drive where you may be lucky enough to spot lion or elephant along with many other animals. In the evening, return to your camp for dinner and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.
Selous Serena Camp is set amidst dense indigenous forests with 360-degree views over the surrounding bush. The 12 widely spaced tents have private viewing decks, elegant Victorian style bathrooms, and luxurious decor including crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and rosewood furniture.
Or upgrade to Mivumo River Lodge which stands high on the banks of the Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler's Gorge. The 12 luxurious timber chalets have high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, whilst outside there is a private viewing deck and plunge pool.
Day 2 & 3 - The Selous
Spend two days enjoying the vast, pristine wilderness in open sided vehicles. At 54,000 square kilometres it is the largest game reserve in Africa, equivalent in size to Switzerland or four times the size of the Serengeti. The landscape comprises of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas and is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world, as well as numerous hippo, wild dog and of course the big cats.
Day 4 - Stone Town, Zanzibar
After breakfast make your way to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the historic Serena Hotel. Located in the heart of Stone Town, it's the perfect location for exploring the maze of narrow streets and soaking up the atmosphere.
Day 5 - Stone Town, Zanzibar
This morning you have a guided tour of Stone Town which will bring the fascinating history of the island to life. You'll visit the slave market and see sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and bright bazaars as well as having time to browse the local shops and perhaps pick up a souvenir.
Day 6 - Dar Es Salaam and farewell
Your adventure ends today with a transfer to the airport for your flight to Dar Es Salaam, or talk to your Freedom Africa consultant about extending your stay at a Zanzibar beach resort.
Free upgrade to stay at Mivumo River Lodge on stays of 3 nights or more, available until 31 December 2017
Price includes en suite accommodation, game drives, boat safari at Mivumo River Lodge, all meals and local drinks on safari, breakfast and dinner in Zanzibar, domestic flights and transfers, based on 2 sharing. International flights are not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports.(Max. luggage on domestic flights 15kg)
Discover amazing wildlife and sample the local culture on a real African adventure.
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What a fantastic trip we had. The scenery was so beautiful you had to pinch yourself. Thanks for putting together such a great trip.