A Tent With a View
The secret Southern Tanzania safari & Zanzibar beach Holiday
Want a Tanzania safari
& beach combination with an abundance of wildlife in varied landscapes with
not just Zanzibar, but a wild beach as well?
Then this is the tour for you!
There are some
secret gems in the south of Tanzania from parks the size of Ireland with hardly
any people to stunning coastal preserves on the edge of the Indian ocean. Selous Nyerere and Saadani National Parks are
the focus of this Tanzanian safari which takes you completely
This tour touches the wild Africa of yesteryear and completes this heady infusion on the romantic spice island of Zanzibar. You’ll not only experience Africa’s largest wildlife park which also happens to be the best place to see the elusive African Hunting Dogs, but you’ll also get to explore East Africa’s only coastal wildlife park; Saadani. Saadani’s unique combination of bush, beach and marine park combines game drives, foot safaris and a wonderful river cruise with miles of deserted white sand beaches with the warm Indian Ocean thrown in! Complete this magical safari experience on the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, off Tanzania’s East coast with its clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches and world-class diving.
Safari in Saadani
On arrival at Zanzibar international airport you’ll be met and transferred to the domestic terminal to join the schedule flight to Saadani National Park. The short 20-minute hop across the Zanzibar channel takes you to East Africa’s only coastal wildlife park where you’ll game drive to the beautiful Simply Saadani camp.
at Simply Saadani
Enjoy a morning walk northwards along the beach after breakfast until you reach the local fishing village of Mkwaja. Here you’ll be guided around the village to experience local life here on the Swahili coast. After lunch back at camp, head down to the wildlife research centre to learn about the camp’s conservation projects from collaring elephant and zebra to our work with the marine park to protect endangered green turtles.
Game drive & Boat safari
After a leisurely breakfast, leave the camp and head straight to the Wami river for a fantastic boat safari amongst superb hippo pods and crocs. Sadaani is one of only 2 parks in the whole of Tanzania where boat safaris are permitted, the other park being Selous Nyerere national park. After a few hours on the river, you’ll game drive back to camp arriving at last light.
Safari & Beach
This morning, relax at the camp, swim in the ocean, walk the deserted beach, explore the colour-coded nature trails around the camp, enjoy a local canoe ride along the creek or visit our wildlife research Centre. After lunch and a rest, head out for a late afternoon game drive returning back to the camp just before dark.
The road to Selous Nyerere
Depart after an early breakfast by car to the UNESCO world heritage site of Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve), the largest reserve in Africa. This incredible wilderness is full of wildlife and the best place to see wild dogs. It has fabulous elephant herds, giraffe, zebra, impala and larger antelope such as Sable, Hartebeest & Kudu and healthy lion prides as well as plentiful hippo and crocs out on the lakes. Arrive at Sable Mountain Lodge for dinner.
Foot safari & Maasai Village
This morning head into the park for a full day game drive and boat safari on fabulous Lake Tagalala where you’ll have your packed lunch amongst the hippos and crocs watching wildlife come down to the waters edge to drink. This evening you’ll stay on the edge of a stunning lake in Nyamiruba camp where you won’t get closer to the wildlife. Marvel at the stars above whilst sitting by the campfire listening to the bush chorus.
Safari in Selous Nyerere
Awake just before dawn for an early morning game drive before a late breakfast back at camp and then back out to Sable Mountain Lodge to relax by the pool for the rest of the day.
Game drive & Boat safari
Game drive to lake Tagalala for a fabulous early morning boat safari in Selous Nyerere national park. Afternoon flight to the spice island of Zanzibar. You’ll transfer to Nungwi in the North of the island by road where The Zanzibari boutique hotel is located. The hotel is close to the Mnemba atoll, famous for its diving. Settle into the hotel this afternoon and explore the beach.
Relax at the Zanzibari
The Zanzibari hotel has been moulded to offer all the creature comforts you could wish for whilst offering a chance to experience the Zanzibari way of life. The remaining days are for you to relax, enjoy the peace of the hotel, or book from the many available excursions such as the exploration of Nungwi and its fishing community, historical tours of the capital Stone Town, Spice farm tours, diving, snorkelling, and more.
After breakfast,transfer to Zanzibar airport for onward journey.
Your Journey at a glance
Ideal duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Price: US $4370
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Browse a selection of hotels, for a flavour of where you stay on this trip.
With 700 metres of pristine beach along its front and wonderful array of Tanzania’s wildlife nearby, Simply Saadani is more than the perfect lodge to start or finish a safari holiday.Explore
Now 23 years old, Sable Mountain Lodge is at one with its surroundings and wildlife. With breath-taking views to the Uluguru mountains, across verdant forest, it is a wonderful spot from which to explore Selous/Nyerere NP.Explore
Relaxed and quiet, just 15 minutes’ walk outside of the bustling Nungwi village, The Zanzibari Hotel offers the perfect beachfront retreat to unwind after a safari holiday in Tanzania.Explore