13-days SAADANI-MIKUMI-SELOUS-ZANZIBAR from € 1595,- p.p.
A 13-day Saadani – Mikumi – Selous & Zanzibar safari tour through the 3 completely different game parks SAADANI, MIKUMI and the biggest nature reserve of South Tanzania, the SELOUS GAME RESERVE. From Dar es Salaam, we drive you in 2,5 hours to Bagamoyo, located along the Indian Ocean and being a major harbor and town along the coast of Tanzania that played a key role in the East Africa Slave trade. Here we will bring you to your rooms in the comfortable Firefly Lodge with swimmingpool, located in the old centre of Bagamoyo and not far from the beach. Take a rest after your journey or visit the nearby beach. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening. The next day we will go on our first game drive to see our first big game and other wild animals in the Saadani National Park.
Then we drive from Bagamoyo to Mikumi where we will stay in the Mikumi National Park in guesthouses where we can enjoy beautiful sundowners while watching wild animals who are walking around. Then we will drive through local villages and some lovely landscapes in our 4-wheel-drive jeep to the neighbouring Selous Game Reserve which guarantees a huge variety of bird life, mammals and the threatened wild dogs. For the next 3 nights, we will stay in the comfortable Africa Safari Camp with pool which is close to the Rufiji River. There are a number of tastefully furnished African bungalows in this camp. The broad Rufiji River is home to many exotic fish species, crocodiles and hippos. We will explore the most beautiful parts of the Selous on foot, by jeep and by boat.
BY AIR FROM SELOUS TO ZANZIBAR
After a hiking safari through the bush of the Selous game reserve, we will board a small aircraft to fly to Zanzibar. The flight takes less than an hour and we will take a taxi to the beautifully located REEF & BEACH resort. After all our safari adventures, we are going to relax and enjoy all the lovely things this exotic island has to offer. The accommodation is ‘all inclusive’ with comfortable 2-persons’ rooms with air conditioning, bathroom, balcony or patio with a view of the pool and the sparkling, blue-green Indian Ocean. Here you have time to review and savour your safari experiences, relax, tan, swim, and take part in a number of exciting excursions and activities.
13-days Saadani – Mikumi – Selous & Zanzibar:
- Day 1: Arrival Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo beach
- Day 2: Saadani game drives
- Day 3: Bagamoyo – Mikumi
- Day 4: Mikumi – game drives
- Day 5: Mikumi – Selous
- Day 6: Selous – excursion local Village – boatsafari
- Day 7: Selous – game drives
- Day 8: Selous – bushwalk – transfer flight Zanzibar
- Day 9 – 12: Zanzibar – Reef & Beach resort
- Day 13: Transfer flight Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam (for returnflight from Dar es Salaam)
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This 13-days Saadani-Mikumi-Selous-Zanzibar tour is a complete safari & tropical beach holiday, in which you will discover the awesome Saadani, Mikumi and Selous nature and game reserves and then go on to enjoy a luxury beach resort on the exotic island of Zanzibar:
DAY 1: Arrival Dar es Salaam – Bagamoyo or overnight in Airport guesthouse*
An Africa Safari Camp driver will be waiting for you at the Dar es Salaam Airport. Depending on your time of arrival, you will be taken to Bagamoyo, Firefly guesthouse with swimmingpool, where you will stay for 2 nights or spend your first night in our Airport guesthouse close to the airport of Dar es Salaam. This extra night can be exchanged for one day in Zanzibar.
*When you arrive late in the afternoon or at night at Dar es Salaam airport, you will spend the first night in our comfortable Airport guesthouse in rooms with airconditioning.
DAY 2: Saadani National Park – Game drives
We get up early to go on our first game drive. We have our lunch at a lovely location in the park and carry on with our game drive to see a good section of this awesome game park. Optional we can make a boatsafari on the mighty Wami River, where we will see many crocodiles and pods of hippos. Costs: € 65,- / 45,- p.p. (adults/children)
DAY 3: Bagamoyo – Mikumi National Park – Game drives
After breakfast we leave Bagamoyo and drive in about 4 hours to the Mikumi national Park. We drop our luggage in the Tanapa guesthouse en go for a nice game drive in this fantastic wild park. In the afternoon we come back for a nice sundowner at the terrace of the guesthouse. You will stay in Tanapa guesthouses in the Mikumi Park, or Tanswiss hotel, just outside the Mikumi Park. Supplement stay in Tanswiss hotel with pool: € 40,- p.p.p.n. / € 25,- chidren up to 16 years old.
DAY 4: Mikumi National Park – Game drives
We get up early, have a good breakfast and go for our game drive to see many wild animalswhen they are still active. We have our lunch at a lovely location in the park and carry on with our game drive to see a good section of this awesome game park. We will be able to stretch our legs when we come to the hippo pool where we will see many crocodiles and pods of hippos.
DAY 5: Mikumi – Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, the luggage goes back on the roof and we drive along a scenic route to the Africa Safari Camp, our base for the coming 3 days, during which we will encounter many wild animals in the African bush. We go on our first game drive through a part of the Selous before checking in. We will stay in comfortable African huts with shower and toilet. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a cosy camp fire. You will enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and relax around the campfire.
DAY 6: Selous Game Reserve – boat safari – bushwalk & village tour
Today we go on an adventurous boat safari on the Rufiji River and then hike to a nearby village after lunch to see how the locals live. We return to the Africa Safari Camp in the afternoon to enjoy a tasty dinner and swap stories about our adventures around the campfire.
DAY 7: Selous – game drives
We are going to explore the immense SELOUS GAME RESERVE today. The unique thing about the Selous is that you are allowed to drive everywhere which means that you can get up close to wild animals when they are far from the road. We have our lunch at a lovely location and enjoy the sounds of the bush and the animals around us.
DAY 8: Selous – hiking safari – flight Zanzibar
We start our hiking safari through the Selous bush around the Africa Safari Camp with an armed ranger after breakfast to get as close to wild animals as possible. After lunch, we make our way to the airstrip where a small aircraft will be waiting to take us on a short flight to Zanzibar where we will stay at the Reef & Beach*** (standard) or the luxury Paradise Beach**** resort (surcharge) on the lovely, peaceful East Coast of Zanzibar.
DAY 9-12: Zanzibar
Four full days to enjoy the white beaches and waving palms of exotic Zanzibar, the spice island of Tanzania. Relax, swim, tan, snorkel, and enjoy the food and drinks as the accommodation is ‘All Inclusive’. You can also take part in a number of exciting excursions such as: a spice tour, swimming with dolphins, Jozani Forest with its red colobus monkeys, Stone Town, Prison Island with its giant tortoises and the popular Blue Safari excursion (sail)day to some of the best spots around Zanzibar.
DAY 13: Transfer day and flight home
Depending on the time of your flight, you can relax, take the transfer to the Stone Town harbour for the ferry crossing to Dar es Salaam. Here you take a taxi to the Dar es Salaam Airport for the return flight to the Netherlands or Belgium.
During this 13-days Saadani-Mikumi-Selous-Zanzibar complete safari & beach holiday you will stay in comfortable lodges and a beach resort:
BAGAMOYO – FIREFLY LODGE
Some 80 km from the Dar es Salaam airport lies the village of Bagamoyo, a former mission post on the Indian Ocean used by Dr Livingstone. The ruins of old houses, some with beautifully carved wooden doors, can be found here. There is a museum and a colourful art and crafts market. More than 2 million slaves were traded here in the past. From here, we make an interesting game drive through the Saadani National Park and return towards the end of the afternoon. Here you will stay at the comfortable Firefly Lodge with swimmingpool, in the old centre of Bagamoyo and close to the Indian Ocean.
TANAPA GUESTHOUSE – MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Tanapa guesthouse is located in Mikumi National Park. You will stay here at full board basis in 2-4 persons bungalowrooms with shower and toilet. There is a nice terrace where you can enjoy a sundowner while watching wild animals walking around. If you prefer to stay outside the Mikumi Park, we can book you a room in Tanswiss hotel, just outside the Mikumi NP. Supplements: € 45,- / 25,- p.p.p.n. (adults / children up to 16 years)
AFRICA SAFARI CAMP – SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The Africa Safari Camp lies in an idyllic spot near the entrance to the Selous Game Reserve, the biggest game and nature reserve in Tanzania.
You can enjoy delicious meals in the African theme outdoor restaurant. There is a pool in the middle of the camp where you can take a dive to cool off after the day’s safari drive. There is also a cosy bar, a spacious African lounging space and a campfire where you can enjoy a sundowner.
You stay in a typical African furnished hut for 2 persons with a good bed and mosquito net, a shower and toilet or African furnished family bungalows, suitable for 6 persons. Each bungalow has a separate bathroom with shower and toilet.
REEF & BEACH RESORT *** – SOUTH-EAST ZANZIBAR
Reef & Beach Resort is located at Jambiani beach, on the Southeastern coast of Zanzibar, just 64km from the capital, Stone Town, and its international airport. Here, you will enjoy a spacious holiday complex by the sea with over 600 metres of sea front. The beaches are pristine and the ocean is clear blue. We are located close to the reef and we always have a fresh breeze from the Indian Ocean, where you will be surrounded by the best service possible, in perfect harmony with nature.
The Reef & Beach Hotel Resort has 20 bungalow rooms and 24 suite rooms.
- a swimming pool
- spa & massage area
- sandy beach
- bar and restaurant
- a beautiful jetty on the Indian Ocean with a bar and lounge area
We are sure that Reef & Beach Resort has everything to make your stay an unforgettable one.
ZANZIBAR – PARADISE BEACH RESORT ****
The luxury 4* Paradise Beach Resort lies on the east side of Zanzibar, right on a white beach and the crystal blue-green Indian Ocean. The resort is under Dutch management which ensures good service.
The airport is 35km from Zanzibar and Stone Town. Paradise Beach Resort is ideal for people who want an idyllic location and who are looking for peace, good food and beautiful surroundings.
- 2 swimming pools
- spa & massage area
- sandy beach
- bar and restaurant
- a beautiful jetty on the Indian Ocean with a bar and lounge area
Natural beauty and maximum comfort have been combined at the Paradise Beach Resort. There are three types of rooms (villas), all furnished in African style and well cared for.
Every villa (from 2 up to and including 6 persons) has a lounge, king-size bed (or two separate beds depending on what you chose), air conditioning, bath, safe and private patio. All rooms have a view of the sea and lush gardens.
There are small safes in all the rooms for your valuables. Free WiFi is available in all the communal areas.
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Prices in Euro’s for persons from 16 year and older
Children discount: children up to 16 year € 300,- p.p.
Arrivals: daily from 1 september 2016 untill 31 december 2017
- all transfers
- 12 x overnights in comfortable Lodges and Beach Resort as described in program
- alle parkfees in Saadani, Mikumi National Parks and Selous Game Reserve
- game drives in 4-wheeldrive jeeps special safari roof and ‘open’ safari jeep
- all meals; braekfast, lunch(box) and dinners coffee, the, fruitjus during safaridays
- All Inclusive stay at Zanzibar in Reef & Beach resort
- 1 liter drinkingwater per person per safariday
- boatsafari Rufiji rivier Selous
- bushwalk Selous
- excursion local Village
- inland flight Selous – Zanzibar
- transfers at Zanzibar
- ferrytransfer Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam
- professional English speaking driver/guide
- international flight Dar es Salaam
- visa $ 50 p.p. to be payed at airport at Tanzania
- not mentioned drinks
- optional activities & excursions
- tips and personal expenses
- 5 nights stay at Paradise Beach resort**** instead of Reef & Beach resort*** at Zanzibar, at All Inclusive basis € 100,- p.p.
- inland flight Zanzibar – airport Dar es Salaam for returnflight € 30,- p.p.