“An extraordinary experience with exclusive game viewing in Selous and the rejuvenating relaxation of Zanzibar.”

Tour Details


Location: Tanzania

Duration: 10 days

Tour Type: Private Safari

Departure Dates: Your choice!

International Airfare: Not included

Internal Airfare:  Included (Dar-Selous-Zanzibar

Max people: 6

Summary of Wildlife: Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Thompsons Gazelle, Topi, Ostrich, 400+ species of birds

Seasonal Prices

February-March, June, 1 September – 19 December
2 travelers per person adult: $5,600

January 8-31, 1 Jul – 31 Aug
2 travelers per person adult:  $5,320


What’s Included What’s not Included
One way flight Dar es Salaam-Selous- Zanzibar

All accommodation

Transport in a luxury 4×4 safari landcruiser
Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves
Meals as noted (3 meals daily on safari (B,L,D)
All national park and conservation fees
All transportation including airport transfers
Complimentary bottled water daily
Enrollment in AMREF emergency air evacuation


International flights
Driver/guide/cook/porter gratuities
Telephone bills, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
Cost associated with activities not listed on the itinerary
Travel insurance service


Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar Island

Day 1

Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Today you fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Selous Game Reserve landing at Sumbazi Airstrip. Here your guide welcomes and transports you to The Retreat Selous.  After lunch, head off on an evening game drive followed by a special sundowner. Dinner and overnight at The Retreat Selous Game Reserve

Day 2

Selous Game Reserve – The Retreat

To make the most of all that the Selous has to offer, we do recommend a full day game drive. Leaving after breakfast, you can expect to drive through a variety of eco systems and are likely to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and wild dog to name but a few. A picnic lunch is set up under the shade of a tree with camp table and chairs. Perhaps stop at the small but significant grave stone of Frederick Courteney Selous, before returning to Camp in time to enjoy pre dinner drinks around the fire.

Day 3

Selous Game Reserve – The Retreat

Perhaps enjoy a lazy start this morning and indulge in a private bush breakfast, a remarkable Out of Africa dining experience. In the afternoon, head out for an evening game drive or venture out on a bush walk for a different game viewing experience. Accompanied with an armed ranger the bush walks offer a fascinating insight into the world of birds, flora, fauna and a chance to learn about the tracks and signs of Africa’s wildlife. In the evening we would suggest a tranquil sundowner on a hill top, returning to Selous Luxury Camp for dinner on the deck.

Day 4

Selous Game Reserve – The Retreat

Depart on an early morning game drive, or enjoy a bird walk around camp with our resident naturalist. In the afternoon we would suggest heading out on Ruaha River cruise. Motor up stream toward Stieglers Gorge and then slowly float back down the river in our custom-built boats. Cat and Tiger fish are prolific in the river. If you’d like to try fishing, we will provide rods and a choice of sites and the kitchen is always delighted to cook your catch for you. Comfortable and with a cool box full of chilled drinks of your choice, an evening on the river is exceptional.

Day 5

Selous Game Reserve to Zanzibar Island

Enjoy a last morning in the Selous, before your guide drives you to Sumbazi Airstrip to meet your flight to Zanzibar dinner and overnight at Essque Zanzibar

Day 6-9

Zanzibar Island—Essque Zanzibar

Full day beach , relax at the hotel dinner and overnight Essque Zanzibar

Day 10

Zanzibar Island to International flight

Morning at leisure thereafter transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight out. We will coordinate your flight from Zanzibar with your international departure.


SELOUS: The Retreat Selous Lion River Suite


ZANZIBAR: Essque Zanzibar in two Ocean View Suite



Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar Island

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