Unexplored Tanzania
Destinations Destinations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Ras Kutani, Songosongo Archipelago
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks
Tour Type Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private tour
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy
Season Season
January - December

Good to know

  • Private tour: all days & activities tailored to your preferences
  • Explore at your pace, choose your own travel dates
  • Safari with your own private guide
  • 24/7 in-country support and assistance
  • Carefully-selected, top-quality safari camps

Journey through Tanzania’s culture, wilderness, and secluded tropical oases in this unforgettable two-week adventure. This trip offers the ideal mix of relaxation and exploration, taking you on a journey from glistening waters and white-sand beaches to the rich Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. After an invigorating adventure, you will explore the secluded islands of the Songosongo Archipelago to complete a truly treasured experience.

Suggested Itinerary

All days can be adjusted as required

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This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Tanzania Odyssey travel expert will be happy to advise.

Relax at a secluded tropical resort

When you arrive at Dar es Salaam, you will be met at arrivals and will be driven down the east coast of Tanzania to your first destination. Here, an escort will row you across a lagoon to the secluded resort of Ras Kutani. On this crescent of coastland, you can spend your days relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkelling in clear waters, exploring the mangroves by kayak and walking amidst lush tropical surrounds. You may even see turtles, as this part of the coast is a favourite nesting ground for them. You will be staying in a safari-style suite with views of the ocean and unspoilt beaches.

All meals included

Featured Accommodation
Ras Kutani
Superior

Ras Kutani

Big game watching in Selous Game Reserve

From Ras Kutani resort you will be taken to the Selous Game Reserve to stay a couple of nights in a tented camp in the wilderness. At the biggest game reserve of its kind in Africa, you will get a true old-world safari experience amidst forests, lagoons, sandbanks and lakes which are fed by the Great Rufiji River and its tributaries. At your lodgings in Lake Manze tented camp, you will be visited by a rich diversity of game and wildlife. The reserve has more than 2,100 species of plants, 350 species of birds, 60,000 elephants, 108,000 buffalos and approximately 1,300 of the world’s remaining rare wild dogs.

All meals provided

Featured Accommodation
Lake Manze Tented Camp
Superior

Lake Manze Tented Camp

Safari in Ruaha National Park

Your next stop will be East Africa’s largest national park, which offers a mix of game from southern and eastern Africa, and is Tanzania’s biggest elephant haven. Amongst the wildlife, you might see crocodiles and hippos thriving in the Great Ruaha River, as well as herds of buffalo roaming the hills and escarpments. You can also look out for an exciting variety of bird species, including kingfishers, egrets, hornbills, sunbirds and plovers. Your home for the two nights will be a spacious Meru-style walk in tent at Mdonya Old River Camp, where you can experience comfort amidst your wild surroundings.

Featured Accommodation
Mdonya Old River Camp
Superior

Mdonya Old River Camp

Stay at an eco-lodge on a private island

You will spend the final days of your journey enjoying the scenic shoreline of eastern Tanzania, where you can explore tiny fishing villages, admire impressive dhows, go snorkelling or diving amidst the coral reefs or simply languish in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You will stay in an eco-chic lodge on the sandy shores of the remote Fanjove Private Island, the smallest of six islands in the Songosongo Archipelago. Surrounded by glistening waters and birdsong, you can admire the island’s prolific wildlife, as well as visit the 19th-century lighthouse and architectural remains of an ancient fishing village. Keep an eye out for spinner dolphins, green turtles and humpback whales.

All meals provided

Featured Accommodation
Fanjove Private Island
Superior

Fanjove Private Island

After your final night on the tropical Fanjove Island, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. You’ll have to say goodbye to newfound friends and staff, but with memories etched into your mind, Tanzania will undoubtedly be a place you’d love to return to again and again.

Breakfast included

Tour inclusions

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Included Accommodation

All nights in carefully-selected, top quality accommodation, including colonial country farmhouses and luxurious bush camps to boutique hotels complete with outdoor pools and bar.

Included Guided excursions

Guided safaris, hikes and nature-spotting excursions in Tarangire National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park and the Karatu conservation area, all accompanied by an expert, bi-lingual guide.

Included All meals

This is a fully inclusive trip, with breakfast, lunch and evening meals freshly prepared by in-house chefs.

Included Internal flights

Internal flights are included in the price.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections and ground transfers/connections.

Testimonials

What people are saying about Tanzania Odyssey

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Karen Nicholson
06/06/2019

The care and attention that went into creating our holiday was exceptional. George dealt with us from start to finish, and created a holiday we will long remember. He was available by email and happy to take even the most mundane of calls from me, double checking the small details of packing, money etc...He came up with the initial itinerary, which we made a couple of changes to; he then advised us of a change that had to be made due to a hotel being closed, but had already found an alternative. He was then very patient with us as we had issues with our flights (cancelled dates needing rearranging), and while we attempted to make contact with a Tanzanian school to visit, which also affected where we would be staying.
The itinerary created was superb, the company he chose to take us on safari (Duma Explorer) excellent. Our guide, Wilson, was second to none, with his knowledge and experience as a guide.
Cannot fault the team or George, and it was lovely to have a chat with him, once we were home, about the holiday (feedback etc..) and share with him our experiences, which he was genuinely interested in.
I would definitely book with Odyssey Travels again!

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Emma
20/02/2019

Drivers were excellent and paid attention to every little detail. The Ndutu camp was fab. The lodges were great. The itinerary & transfers all worked well. Saw lots of animals close up in lush surroundings. Would suggest that Tanzania is a must on anyone’s destination list. Climate in December was perfect and best of all there were no mosquitoes.

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Sri & Ale
06/02/2019

Very smooth process - simple to communicate, pay and the trip ran flawlessly. We received great advice on how to structure our trip and would definitely recommend for a safari!

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$7,131 pp

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