Selous & Zanzibar Overview

Come face-to-face with the big five on safari in one of Africa’s most unspoiled reserves. Then unwind on Zanzibar’s white-sand beaches and soak up Stone Town’s spice-filled ambience.

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      USD $3,180
      CAD $3,280
      AUD $3,220
      EUR €2,395
      GBP £1,860
      NZD $3,580
      ZAR R32,190
      CHF FR2,910
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Selous & Zanzibar.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the gems of Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve and Zanzibar for an unforgettable holiday.

This is a trip for those who prefer to get a feel for a few destinations rather than just getting a glimpse of many. As the largest wildlife preserve in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982, Selous Game Reserve is certain to exceed even the greatest of expectations. Elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalo, leopards are only some of the iconic animals that call this reserve home, and with both walking and jeep safaris permitted, you'll really be coming face-to-face with the unparalleled African wilderness. Then board a flight to Zanzibar and uncover Tanzania's coastal character. Learn about the island's trading past on guided tours of Stonetown and the provincial spice plantations, then wrap things up with some blissful days basking seaside along Zanzibar Beach – the perfect curtain call to a truly spectacular adventure.

  • Discover the abundant wildlife in Selous Game Reserve
  • Watch colourful local village life from the train window
  • Breathe in the intoxicating scents of Tanzania’s ‘Spice Island’
  • Enjoy a boat safari to see the island's breathtaking birdlife
  • Take a dip in the Indian Ocean
  • Explore the historic sites of Stone Town

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 16
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (3 nts), Lodge (4 nts), Resort (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Boat, Minibus, Plane, Train
  • Included activities:

    4x4 Game Drives, Boat Safari, Selous Walking Safari, Zanzibar Spice Tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    608kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,180
    CAD $3,280
    AUD $3,220
    EUR €2,395
    GBP £1,860
    NZD $3,580
    ZAR R32,190
    CHF FR2,910
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $265
    CAD $273
    AUD $268
    EUR €199
    GBP £155
    NZD $298
    ZAR R2,682
    CHF FR242
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Day 1 Dar Es Salaam

Explore the cultural influences and laidback attitude of Tanzania’s former capital, Dar es Salaam - meaning ‘Haven of Peace’. Take advantage of the city’s coastline, enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or consider a boat trip to the uninhabited tropical idyll of Bongoyo Island.

Days 2-5 Selous Game Reserve

Catch a local train to Selous for an unforgettable start to this incredible African wildlife experience. Spend the next few days exploring the continent's largest protected area of wilderness. Partake in a series of game drives to spot the famed Big Five – lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards. Then get up close to nature on an exciting walking safari. Join a boat safari to explore the reserve’s waterways. See eagles, pelicans and giant kingfishers swoop down to catch fish, watch elephants bathe and keep an eye out for cruising crocs. Don’t forget to occasionally tilt your head to the sky – there are over 400 different species of birds that glide through the air each day.

Days 6-7 Stonetown/Zanzibar

Oozing with charm and steeped in history, a guided tour of Zanzibar's crumbling beauty is a must. Walk through Stone Town's maze of narrow, cobbled streets and admire the historical buildings and exquisitely carved doors. Enjoy a glimpse of life as it was in the 19th century in this stunning World Heritage-listed site. The ‘Spice Island’ is also home to some exciting regional cuisine, so get the team together and dine on some spiced specialties.

Days 8-12 Zanzibar Beach

Set out on a guided tour of the island's spice plantations. Pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, among many others, were all planted here during the colonial era and continue to contribute significantly to the nation's economy. Stretch out along the sun-blessed coastline, kayak into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean or grab a mask and snorkel and dive into the colourful underwater world.
    • 12
    • YTSZ
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,180
      CAD $3,280
      AUD $3,220
      EUR €2,395
      GBP £1,860
      NZD $3,580
      ZAR R32,190
      CHF FR2,910
      *
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    • Explorer, Wildlife
    • Original
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