Destinations Destinations
Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Ras Kutani, Songosongo Archipelago
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Luxury, Beach, Family, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy
Season Season
January - December

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 visit the secluded islands of the Songosongo Archipelago to complete a truly treasured experience.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Where to stay

Sample accommodations & classes

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Classic Tented Camp

The classic safari experience; you'll be in a tent but it's nothing like 'normal' camping...

Expect to pay $500 per night
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Superior Tented Camp

All the benefits of a tented camp with an extra splash of luxury to make an extra special trip...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Superior Safari Lodge

Safari lodges are permanent structures, as opposed to mobile camps, which allow extra creature comforts such as a swimming pool, verandas and bar for you to relax with a sundowner after a long day's safari...

Expect to pay $700 per night
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Deluxe Safari Lodge

The premier, no expense spared option for a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Expect to pay $1,200 per night
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