Featuring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in South Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Key: “B”: Breakfast “L”: Lunch “D”: Dinner
Monday August 29: Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport, you will be transferred to Protea Amani, your South Dar es Salaam hotel to refresh after your international flight. Protea Amani is in a nice position next to the Indian Ocean with pleasant gardens.
Aug 30: After an early breakfast, you will drive from South Dar es Salaam through local villages to the peaceful town of Mikindani. Your home will be the beautiful Old Boma hotel, an historic atmospheric hotel with beautiful views of the Mikindani bay. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent by the pool or exploring the ruins of Mikindani old town on foot. You can trace the steps of explorers, such as Livingstone in search of the source of the Nile and visit the building where he stayed for a while on his expeditions (B, packed lunch)
Aug 31: The choice this morning is to take an optional boat cruise or snorkelling trip in the Mikindani bay (extra charge). Alternatively, relax by the pool at the hotel. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the eclipse site and your unique mobile safari experience in the form of our converted Land Rover called “The Safari Butterfly”. Relax and enjoy dinner under the stars prepared by your own chef (B,D)
September 1: The Eclipse Day starts around 0930 and will finish at approximately 14.30. Watch the amazing solar eclipse from the best possible vantage point (B,L,D).
Sept 2: After an early breakfast, you will drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Selous Game Reserve and overnight at Wilderness Camp just outside the Mtemere gate (B, packed lunch, D)
Sept 3: After a leisurely breakfast depart late morning and game drive across Selous. The size of Switzerland, you will experience a fantastic game rich area. It is possible to be out all day and not see another human soul. At sun down, head to your unique Safari Butterfly, your mobile room complete with solar lights, hot water and a bath ! Your Safari Butterfly will be positioned in a great area for game viewing. After a sun downer atop your terrace to admire the wildlife spectacle which surrounds you, relax with dinner under a stunning star-filled sky (B,L,D)
Sept 4: wake up early and enjoy a morning boat safari on Lake Tagalala, home of great pods of hippo and crocs and stunning bird life. Return to camp for breakfast by the lake. The rest of the day is spent on a superb game drive across Selous finishing at the very friendly Sable Mountain Lodge, a lovely safari lodge set in the hills with breathtaking views (B,L,D)
Sept 5: After breakfast, transfer to Matambwe airstrip in Selous for your flight to Dar es Salaam to connect with onward flight home.
Alternatively, book a 5 night extension to The Zanzibari boutique hotel in Nungwi, Zanzibar or Simply Saadani Camp (formerly Tent With A View safari lodge) in Saadani National Park, the only coastal wildlife park in the whole of East Africa. Simply Saadani combines best of bush & beach in one unique location.