“An extraordinary experience with exclusive game viewing in Selous and the rejuvenating relaxation of Zanzibar.”
February-March, June, 1 September – 19 December
2 travelers per person adult: $7,255
January 8-31, 1 Jul – 31 Aug
2 travelers per person adult: $7,639
|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|
|What’s not Included|
|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 One – 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 Two – 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 Three – 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 Four – 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 Five – 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
In the island’s capital, Zanzibar Town, sits the historic quarter of Stone Town, with a mesmerising mix of influences from Africa, Arabia, India and Europe.
Dinner and overnight at Essque Zanzibar
Day Ten – 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.