When coming to Tanzania it is a great idea to combine a big-game safari with some time to explore Zanzibar and its amazing beaches. This itinerary takes the stress and rush out of doing exactly that! This trip is ideal for the discerning traveller who likes to enjoy their chosen locations.

Itinerary Breakdown:

  • 5 days in the Selous Game Reserve, with 3 nights at Rufiji River Camp and 2 nights out fly-camping in the bush
  • 3 days and 3 nights at Blue Bay Beach Hotel, Zanzibar, the romantic 'Spice Island'

Day 1 - Pick up in Dar Es Salaam and transfer to the domestic airport. transfer by light plane to the heart of the Selous Game Reserve. Here you will be met by safari staff and transferred to Rufiji River Camp, located on a bend in the Rufiji River (you can see crocodile and large pods of hippo from the bar). After lunch you will enjoy a superb boat safari.

Day 2 - Full day of safari activities choosing 2 of: an incredible boat safari on the Rufiji River, game drive or walking safari with armed ranger. Returning to Rufiji River Camp in time for sunset drinks and another fantastic meal.

Day 3 - You will go on a game drive through the Kimara region of the Selous Game reserve to a camp site, idyllically located on the banks of the Mgeta River. After lunch there will be a walking safari, accompanied by an armed ranger. Dinner served under the stars.

Day 4 - There will be a full day game drive in the Kinyanguru region of the Selous Game Reserve followed by another night fly-camping. No camping in the bush is complete without a good camp-fire, keeping you warm whilst you experience the sounds of the night.

Day 5 - After a morning walking safari there will be a game drive back to the comforts of Rufiji River Camp for a final night in the Selous Game Reserve.

Day 6 - Spend the morning relaxing by the swimming pool or observing the waterhole. After lunch you will drive out to the airstrip for your flight to Zanzibar where there will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Blue Bay Beach Resort, one of the finest resorts on the island.

Day 7 - There is a wide range of water sport activities on offer at Blue Bay Beach Resort from fishing to windsurfing. The professional dive school offers dives and short courses for all levels of experience and can take you out to some of the most dramatic coral reefs in East Africa.

Day 8 - Blue Bay Beach Resort is so beautiful and peaceful it will be hard to drag yourself away, but for those who are able to leave the beach there are several excursions that can be arranged by the hotel to see the sights of Zanzibar, including a Spice Tour and a visit to Jozani Forest with its famous endemic monkeys.

Day 9 - After a leisurely breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your flight off Zanzibar.

Please contact us if you are interested in this Selous and Zanzibar itinerary or would like it altered to better suit you.

  • We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.

    Kathryn Woof

    United Kingdom, Dec 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013