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Safari Holidays in Tanzania

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Price per person based on 2 people sharing a double room from £2895.00

Day 1 depart from London Heathrow on the overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Dar es Salaam – Selous National Game ReserveArrive early morning into Nairobi where you will catch the connecting flight onto Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.On arrival at Dar Es Salaam you will be met and transferred to the domestic terminal for the short flight by light aircraft to the Selous Game Reserve.   When you touch down at the airstrip you will be collected by the Camp staff who will transfer you to The Selous Serena Camp. Arrive in time for lunch and a chance to freshen up before the afternoon game drive departs.

Set amidst dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360-degree views over the surrounding bush, the twelve widely spaced tents are presented in time-honoured safari style, with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian-styled bathrooms, private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture.

Deep within the wilderness, the charming central dining room, lounge, library and bar, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the Selous Game Reserve. High above the lodge, is a spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sundeck.

Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, the spectacular Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. Covering 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas, it is four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland. Home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world, this unique wildlife arena also boasts some of the most exclusive and pioneering boating safaris that Africa has to offer.

Activities include game drives, river safari cruises and wilderness picnics, Spend 4 nights at The Selous Serena Camp on a full board basis including game drives

Day 6 Selous – Zanzibar a final morning’s game drive before you are transferred to the airstrip for the Coastal Aviation flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar you will be met and transferred to the Matemwe Retreat.

Matemwe Retreat is a small collection of four self-contained, private villas offering the epitome of luxury. Each of the private villas provides guests total privacy and exclusivity – ideal for those looking for a dose of escapism. Nestled on an elevated position Matemwe retreat offers stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the stunning coral reefs. Matemwe Retreat is ideal for couples wanting an exclusive beach holiday in a tranquil setting. (No children under 12 are allowed.)

Each of the stylish villas offers uninterrupted views of the ocean, each with its own private bar, air conditioned bedroom, and private roof terrace with a plunge pool complete with sun and shade decks.

Dine in the privacy of your villa with in-house dining and your own personal butler, or take a short walk along the wooden walkways and join the main restaurant at Matemwe Lodge.

Swim and snorkel in the stunning lagoon at high tide and explore the exposed coral at low tide, or head out a little further and try your hand at diving. There is one complimentary snorkelling trip to the nearby Mnemba Atoll included per person. If that sounds too energetic and you like being pampered; take a trip to the spa and choose from a selection of wonderful treatments which are sure to leave you feeling deeply relaxed.

Learn a little about the way of life in Zanzibar by visiting the local fishing village where we have a good relationship with the local school and community. Take a spice tour of head to the capital Stone Town for a wonder through the streets at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, spend 6 nights at the Matemwe Retreat on an All Inclusive basis.

Day 12 Matemwe – Stone Town after breakfast you will be collected and taken to the Serena Zanzibar Inn in central Stone Town, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Enjoy the afternoon in Stone Town exploring the narrow alleys and the bustling market. In the evening don’t miss the night time outdoor food market on the quayside where you can sample a host of weird and wonderful ingredients cooked over the open braziers. Quite an experience!

Alternatively choose from the A la carte menu choices and dine at your hotel on the pool deck whilst watching the sun set on the Indian Ocean.

Overnight at the Serena Zanzibar Inn in a prime Sea View Room rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 13 Stone Town – Nairobi – London

A final day to relax by the pool or venture out and explore the town on foot or enjoy one of the excursions offered at the southern end of the Island such as swimming with Dolphins. You will be collected from the hotel late afternoon for your flight to Nairobi from Zanzibar. On arrival into Nairobi you will remain in transit for the connecting overnight flight back to London Heathrow, arriving the following morning.

For more information about this safari holiday in Tanzania or any of our holidays speak with our expert team today on 01444 225640 or e-mail info@visionsofafrica.co.uk