Discover one of the world’s last untamed corners of the world on safari in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania before heading to Zanzibar for an eight night stay of blissful leisure in the Indian Ocean, all for exceptional value.
Selous Game Reserve is one of Tanzania’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This 45,000 km2 of natural wilderness is rich in diverse flora and fauna, a pristine sanctuary that is brimming with wildlife. While on safari you may see elephants, buffalos and lions, as well as other animals from giraffes to cheetahs, hippos and crocodiles. Over 350 species of bird and a third of the world’s population of the rare wild dog make Selous Game Reserve their home.
Leave behind the rugged nature for the escapism of island life on Zanzibar. Although its popularity as the best beach location in East Africa has grown over the years, Zanzibar has managed to keep its African charm. Explore the island at your leisure.
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Depart from London Heathrow on an indirect overnight flight to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi.
Tanzania - Selous Game Reserve
On arrival you will be met and taken to the domestic terminal for your light aircraft flight to Selous Game Reserve. Once you have landed at Steiglers Gorge airstrip you will be met by the camp vehicle and thrown straight into the adventure of a game drive on route to Selous Serena Camp, your romantic hideaway for the next four nights.
Spend the evening relaxing in your luxurious tents surrounded by the astonishing nature, enjoyed from your private deck equipped with loungers and river views. The secluded tents widely spaced from each other and in the depths of the wilderness, you will feel as if you are the only two there discovering Africa’s last frontier together.
Your stay will include all meals and local drinks along with the activities of daily game drives, a river cruise, bush walk, bird walk and a bush breakfast.
Accommodation: Selous Serena Camp
Selous Game Reserve
Spend the next three days immersing yourself in the intriguing nature of this magnificent reserve. Travel along the lifeline of the reserve surrounded by animals, the Rufiji River; grazing antelopes keeping an eye out for snapping crocodiles, snorting hippos happily wallowing, wild dogs scampering up for a drink, prides of lions relaxing in the sun and if you’re lucky catching sight of a lioness darting after a buffalo for her cubs next meal. Home to the largest concentration of elephants, the sight of these huge animals migrating as one across the grasslands is an incredible sight.
Enjoy this marvellous authentic safari across the rolling savannahs, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps of an unspoilt piece of Africa.
Stone Town - Zanzibar
Today you will enjoy your last game activity in the morning before being transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Spice Island of Zanzibar. You will be met and taken to Stone Town for a one night stay at the amazing Zanzibar Palace in a suite with breakfast included.
Accommodation: Zanzibar Palace Hotel
Kiwengwa Beach - Zanzibar
This morning you will be met by an English speaking guide and be taken on a fascinating 3-hour walking tour of Stone Town. Discover the streets, architecture, arts, markets and places of interest in the old city. Visit the House of Wonders, a former slave market and stop off to sample a local coffee or chai before being transferred by road to the east of the island and check into the comfortable Shooting Star Lodge and a Seaview Cottage for a seven night stay with all meals included. Honeymoon offer of stay 7 pay 5, free upgrade from Half board to Full board, 1 bottle of sparkling wine, 1 private beach dinner, 1 Indian head massage per person and 15% off on all spa treatments.
Accommodation: Shooting Star Lodge
Zanzibar - Nairobi - London
Today you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport for your return overnight flight via Nairobi.
Early morning arrival into London
Pricing Information & Dates
14 day tour, from £3100 - £3575 per person
19 Aug 2016
31 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
07 Jan 2017
15 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017
30 Jun 2017
01 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
• International flights
• Internal flights
• Airport transfers
• All accommodation and transport as per itinerary
• Full Board basis with local drinks at Selous Serena Camp
• All game activities as indicated, park fees & services of a professional driver/guide whilst on safari
• Accommodation in Stone Town
• Guided walking tour of Stone Town with an English speaking guide
• Accommodation at Shooting Star Lodge with a Stay 7 pay 5 offer, free upgrade from Half board to Full board and other benefits.
• Visa fee
• Departure taxes
• Gratuities to the driver guide
• Comprehensive travel insurance
• Drinks, laundry, purchases of personal nature, telephone calls, additional activities
• Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms per person in soft bags only
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Just as important as the wedding day is the honeymoon which follows. The celebration of your new life together, not to mention relaxation after months of planning, needs to be romantic and luxurious as well as exciting and filled with remarkable experiences. This two week Tanzania and Zanzibar honeymoon is the perfect choice. Discover one of the world’s last untamed corners of the world the Selous Game Reserve before heading to Zanzibar for a night in historic Stone Town and a week of blissful leisure in the Indian Ocean, all for exceptional value.
One of Tanzania’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the 45,000km2 of the Selous Game Reserves is one of Africa’s hidden gems. This natural wilderness is rich in diverse flora and fauna, the monumental number of animals undisturbed by the few people who visit the reserve. This immense pristine sanctuary is overflowing with exotic animals. From elephants, buffalos and giraffes to cheetahs, hippos and crocodiles, with 350 species of bird and a third of the world’s population of the rare wild dog thrown in for good measure.
While you discover this untouched animal kingdom, you will be staying in the Selous Serena Camp. Found in the forest, Selous Serena Camp is elegant and opulent accommodation in the depths of the wilderness. The 12 luxury tents are a charming homage to safari of years gone by, decked out with cream canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, wood furniture and adjoining colonial style bathrooms. Selous Safari Camp is an excellent romantic hideaway for your Africa discoveries, the private and intimate atmosphere matching that of your game activities.
Leave behind the rugged nature for the escapism of island life on Zanzibar. Although its popularity as the best beach location in East Africa has grown over the years, Zanzibar has managed to keep its African charm.
Just a quick flight off the coast of Tanzania, once you have landed you will be transferred to nearby Stone Town and enjoy a night in the amazing Zanzibar Palace in suite. Included is a walking tour of this wonderfully historic centre before transferrin to the idyllic beach front Shooting Star Lodge. Found on the east of the island, the lodge is a family run affair with a welcoming friendly feel to match combined with the well-run facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel. The 16 en-suite rooms are furnished with hand carved furniture and traditinal 4 poster beds with mosquito nets canopies.
This boutique lodge hotel is a quiet retreat away from the larger resorts and is perfect for those wishing to escape. The furnishings are traditonal and yet understated and houses a small spa.