tarangire National park * ngorongoro crater . tanzana
the serengeti classic
10 Days | From USD 7,564
Your journey at a glance
Offering a sea and safari adventure off the beaten track, this itinerary combines a journey through one of Tanzania’s more remote and undisturbed wildlife areas with rest and relaxation on the shores of a private tropical island.
Boasting dramatic landscapes inhabited by a great diversity of wildlife, the Selous offers an elite and undisturbed game viewing experience. Explore one of Tanzania’s most pristine landscapes by vehicle and on foot, getting an intimate glimpse into this fascinating environment. From here, travel on to the flawless beaches of Zanzibar, where you can discover an underwater wonderland while diving or snorkelling in balmy Indian Ocean waters.
Indulge in a secluded getaway far from the crowds, with the perfect balance of game viewing and relaxation
1 night Dar es Salaam | 4 nights Selous Game Reserve | 4 nights Zanzibar
Day 1: Dar es Salaam
You will be met by an &Beyond representative upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport and assisted onto a scheduled transfer into Dar es Salaam
Despite its name, which means “abode of peace” in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. It is the country’s most important business and commercial hub and is situated right on the Indian Ocean
Enjoy your evening at your hotel, The Oyster Bay
Day 2-6: Selous Game Reserve
You will be transferred back to Dar es Salaam Airport (Domestic terminal) to board your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to the Lower Selous
Secluded and off the beaten track, the Selous Game Reserve offers visitors a slice of undisturbed wilderness, teeming with a spectacular array of fauna and flora. It was declared a World Heritage Site due to its dramatic landscapes and great diversity of wildlife. The Selous is one of the few big game reserves to allow hiking, offering wildlife enthusiasts the chance to explore Tanzania’s pristine landscapes on foot.
Search for the Big 5 on a game drive. Game drives in the Selous uncover a vast and largely undiscovered land of plenty . Expect to encounter vast herds of buffalo of over 120 000 animals, large families of hippo and exceptionally big groups of antelope and other wildlife. Selous is also a sanctuary for less frequently encountered species such as the endangered African wild dog, the elegant sable and the puku antelope.
Explore the sinuous waterways of the Rufiji by boat when the river’s waters are high or cruise one of its many tranquil lakes during the low water season.
Sip sundowners or enjoy a delicious meal while watching the herds coming down to drink and getting to know a wonderful variety of beautiful bird species.
Explore the Selous on foot on a walking safari, stopping frequently in the shade as your guide explains the fascinating nuances of the bush and its smaller species.
Choose to go fly camping and spend the night in a tent by the river’s edge, drinking in the grunts of hippos and the sounds of the African night. Basic and yet comfortable, this traditional safari is ideal for the adventurous traveler looking for an intimate taste of African nature.
Day 7-10: Zanzibar
Depart the Selous on your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar Airport
On arrival you will be met by an &Beyond representative who will assist you onto a road transfer to your hotel.
Dive or snorkel the brilliantly coloured reefs, an average water temperature of 26ºC / 79º and visibility of 30 to 40 metres / 100 to 130 feet, as well as truly staggering range of marine wildlife, make this an unforgettable diving destination
Do a scuba diving course for those who would love to further explore the marine world. A variety of courses are offered
Align your body and mind or indulge in your favourite massage, body scrub or wellness treatment, with the best natural and organic products on offer
In addition to wonderful wellness treatments, indulge in a yoga class placed against the background of a clear ocean.
Snorkelling is ideal for those who do not wish to do a scuba diving accreditation but who want to confidently explore the shallower coral reefs
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast depart by boat to the crossing point, where an &Beyond representative will meet and transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport. At the airport board your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Dar es Salaam.
Inclusions: All Internal flights & transfers, lodging & taxes, food & beverage at all camps, day & night game drives with sundowner, park and reserve fees.
Exclusions: International flights, airport taxes and visa fees, all meals and drinks not specified, tips and gratuities, items of a personal nature.
Terms & Conditions: Our rates are per person sharing PPS unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Prices are seasonal by nature and camps fill up quickly so we will make other camp suggestions should the need arise. Single supplements may apply. Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available experts. Simply click on the banners below to get your safari journey started.