The Layout at Mdonya Old River Camp

A Simple Safari in Southern Tanzania

10 nights from £2,910 per person (international flights not included)

Selous  – Ruaha  – Zanzibar

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The perfect safari experience without breaking the bank!

This simple itinerary shows you the very best of Southern Tanzania, in wonderful, comfortable accommodation. Visiting the Selous Game Reserve and the Ruaha National Park, you get a true feeling of  wilderness and exclusivity, before jetting off to the sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

This paired back option is perfect for families, couples and friends - and is ideal for first time safari goers.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Arriving in Tanzania

Fly into Dar Es Salam Airport from the UK/USA airport of your choice, this itinerary does not include international flights so that we can tailor make it to your needs.

You will take a light aircraft flight from Dar Es Salam into the Selous Game Reserve. Landing at the Selous airstrip you will be met by a driver and transferred to Lake Manze Camp where you will be staying for the next three nights. Staying in double, twin or family tent on a full board basis.

Days 2 and 3: Explore the Selous Game Reserve

Lake Manze Camp offers an authentic safari experience, set in the heart of the National Park what the camp lacks in luxury it makes up for in excitement. Set in a richly populated wildlife area you will spend the next two days on game drives, river safaris or walking safaris - looking for lions, leopards, giraffe and hyena.

Day 4: Fly to the Ruaha National Park

After an early start return to the airstrip and catch the 7.45am light aircraft flight to the Ruaha National Park.

Upon landing you will be met by a guide from Mdonya Old River Camp and head straight out of a game drive to explore - if you thought the Selous was secluded then you are in for a treat! 

You will be staying at Mdonya Old River Camp for the next three nights on a full board basis.

Days 5 and 6: Explore the Ruaha National Park 

With either two game drives per day or one full day drive.

Keep an eye out for the endangered African Wild Dog -  travelling continuously they are elusive and hard to find!

Day 7: And relax!

After breakfast return to the airstrip and catch the 10am light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. After a brief touchdown in Dar Es Salam you will arrive in Zanzibar at 2pm, you will be met by a driver and transferred to the Ocean Paradise Resort on the East Coast.

Staying four nights in a garden room on a half board basis you can relax on the beach and reflect on an awesome safari experience.  

*Full board and all inclusive upgrades are available. 

Days 8, 9 and 10: Beach time

Relax on the beach or take advantage of the on site dive centre. 

Other water sports activities include windsurfing, sailing and kayaking, together with an array of dolphin tours and boat trips.

Day 11: Home time!

After check out you will be transferred back to Zanzibar international airport to catch your return flight home.

Duration: 10 nights

Location: Tanzania, Africa Holidays

Price: £2910pp

Enjoy the wilderness of the wilderness of Southern Tanzania and the beaches of Zanzibar without breaking the bank!