Itinerary Highlights

  • Remote and exclusive accommodation
  • Search for the famous tree climbing Lions in the Selous
  • Barefoot luxury at the remote and intimate Fundu Lagoon

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
11 nights from £5,495 - £6,880 per person

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

This 10 day itinerary is a wonderful combination of two exceptional safari and island destinations, both benefitting from fewer tourists then over Africa locations, with the added bonus of incredible savings. Discover the untamed wilderness of the continent’s largest game reserve, Selous, with a completely wild safari in the African bush. Less overrun with safari vehicles than Tanzania’s northern parks, rivers and lakes thread through the Selous providing a vital lifeline to a huge number of animals.

The vast land is home to Africa’s largest elephant and wild dog populations with strong numbers of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, lion, giraffe, hyena, wildebeest and impala; all coming together for the spectacular and thrilling display of predator versus prey. The birdlife is just as exciting and diverse with over 450 species. Your light aircraft flight from Tanzania Airport will whisk you to the south of the country for three nights in the Sand Rivers Selous where you will enjoy lavish accommodation and the wildlife expertise of the staff. Stay in one of the eight open-fronted stone and thatched cottages, all with panoramic views overlooking the river and the flurry of game it attracts. Your days will be filled with activities, choosing from the bush walks, fishing, cook out breakfasts and more. After your exhilarating days, spend your evenings in the lodge’s main mess area, sharing stories of your daily adventures before heading to one of the many remote dining spots tucked away in beautiful corners of the reserve.

At the end of the three night stay you will be transferred to the airstrip for a light aircraft flight, free of charge with this itinerary, to Pemba Island for the start of your paradise island escape.  A petite piece of land, just 67km long and 22km wide, Pemba Island is lacking in visitors and abundant in spice plantations, tropical fruit trees, vibrant coral reeds and pristine untouched beaches. The tranquil pace and calm atmosphere makes it the ideal relaxing and idyllic destination after the non-stop thrill of safari. For four nights you will be staying in the stylish and romantic Fundu Lagoon, a secluded and peaceful haven only accessible by boat.  Whether staying in one of the hill side rooms, with a refreshing night time breeze, or a beach front room sheltered by tropical trees and shrubs, the views of the blissful Indian Ocean are outstanding. With the soft sandy beach just steps in front of you and the soothing noises of the ocean the only sound to be heard at night, you will find it hard to return home. 


Leave London on an overnight flight to Tanzania, flying with Kenya Airways. Flights from regional airports are available for the same or cheaper rates.
Upon arrival in Tanzania International Airport and passing immigration you will board a light aircraft flight to Selous (now Nyerere National Park). Upon arrival you will be transferred to Sand Rivers Selous for your stay on a full board basis. Here you will spend three nights and three days exploring the incredible Selous, the remote landscapes and plentiful wildlife never failing to leave you captivated. Choose from the diverse selection of activities including classic game drives, intrepid bush walks, fishing down the tranquil river, trips to the hot springs and dining in the wilderness with bush picnics and cook out breakfasts.
Staying at   Sand Rivers
Depart after breakfast for the Kiba airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Pemba Airport (stopping in Dar Es Salaam), where you will be transferred to Fundu Lagoon for four nights. Pemba Island and Fundu Lagoon is the perfect location to spend your time how you wish, either relaxing on the pristine beaches or making the most of your surroundings, a magnificent natural playground. Along side the activities of unguided mangrove safaris, Dhow sunset cruise, shore based snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and kayaking there is the cultural Swahili night, with traditional hair and henna, and village treks. Fundu Lagoon’s rates include plenty of choice of food and drink including full English breakfast, a daily choice of dishes for lunch, afternoon tea and three course dinner as well as Swahili Night and Beach Barbeque Night, accompanied with an extensive range of drinks.
Today you will leave island life behind with a light aircraft flight from Pemba Island airstrip to Tanzania airport for your onwards overnight flight to London.
Arrive back in London.

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

11 nights from £5,495 - £6,880 per person
Itinerary Dates

1st Jun 2024 -
15th Jun 2024
16th Jun 2024 -
31st Oct 2024
1st Nov 2024 -
15th Mar 2025

Candice Buchan

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
• International flights in economy class • Airport taxes • Light aircraft flight to Sand Rivers Selous • Full board accommodation in Sand River Selous • Activities on a shared basis • National park fees • Flight from Selous to Pemba Island • Transfers to Fundu Lagoon from Pemba Airport

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
• Visa fees • Additional entrance fees • Gratuities • Travel insurance

Pricing Notes

• Luggage restriction of 15 kilograms per person in soft bags only on light aircraft

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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