12-Day Luxury Southern Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar

12-Day Southern Tanzania safari and Zanzibar

Tour description:

Lesser known than their northern counterparts, the Selous & Ruaha can boast Africa’s largest animal populations. The diversity of landscapes— from desert-like Savannah to wetlands, and from rocky outcrops to Baobab trees offer ever-changing points of interest and also translate into a wide array of A-list wildlife. Fun game drives and exciting boat safaris add to the adventure.

Tour start in Dar es salaam and ends Zanzibar

Day 1: Dar es salaam to Nyerere NP ( By air )

Transfer by the plane from Dar es Salaam airport to Nyerere National Park, located around a 45-minute flight from Tanzania’s bustling capital in the south.

Your home for the next few nights will be the effortlessly stylish Siwandu Camp on the banks of Lake Nzerakera where luxury tented suites offer that back-to-nature feel, but with all the comforts of an exceptional safari experience.

Lunch and dinner are included

Day 2-3: Nyerere NP game drive

Nyerere National Park is a true haven for safari-goers of an adventurous persuasion. Three times the size of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park and teeming with Africa’s largest and most undisturbed wildlife populations, it makes for an unrivaled safari experience. On safari in Nyerere, you are unlikely to encounter other tourists, making for a peaceful and authentic experience while dinner and overnight at Siwandu camp

Also will enjoy the varied game activities and wildlife they will see as a result of its remarkable topography, from boat rides on the river to game drives in open-sided vehicles.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 4: Fly to Ruaha National Park

This morning after an early activity with Siwandu, they will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight to Ruaha, a flight of around 1 and a half hours.

Contrast the lush and aqueous landscape of Nyerere with Ruaha’s comparatively more desert-like conditions, home to Savannah flats, rocky outcrops and surreal baobab trees. Ruaha National Park can also boast Tanzania’s largest elephant population—an enduring game favorite amongst adults and youngsters alike.

Your destination is the luxury Ikuka Safari Camp, perched on top of an escarpment in the heart of the park, the lodge has spectacular views.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 5-6: Ruaha game drive

Twice daily activities are included during your stay and you will focus mostly on game drives in open-sided vehicles. However, walking safaris are also possible for those over 16.

Wildlife viewing is fantastic in this park including healthy population of lions, elephants, leopards and crocodiles, families will be in their element.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 7: Fly to Zanzibar

After the best part of a week on safari, time to unwind at the beach is most certainly in order.

Ikuka Safari camp will transport you to the airstrip in time for your internal flight to Zanzibar. It is a beautiful flight especially as you near Zanzibar and glimpse the azure waters lapping at the island.

Upon arrival at Zanzibar, you will be met by a driver and transported to Baraza Resort & Spa where you stay for the next five nights on an all-inclusive basis in a Two-Bedroom Villa. From the airport, it is a drive of around an hour to the Michamvi Peninsula on the eastern coast of the island to the all-inclusive resort which is located in beautiful gardens along a long stretch of white sandy beach.

Breakfast and lunch are included

Day 8-11: Relaxing in Zanzibar

Baraza has 30 villas of varying styles. For families, we recommend either a Garden View Villa or upgrading to a Sultan’s Sea Facing Villa, each complete with two bedrooms.

As well as ideal accommodation options, Baraza has many amenities which make it one of the best family-friendly options on the island. There is a stunning sandy beach, sheltered lagoon, swimming pool, gardens, a water sports centre and a children’s club. Baby sitting and child minding are also available. Families can recline in paradise, lounge by the infinity pool, snorkel on pristine reefs, or simply enjoy a novel on the beach as gentle sea breezes flit across the pages, on one of Tanzania’s stunning Spice Islands

Breakfast is included

Day 12: Departure

You can spend the last hours of your journey relaxing. At an appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport in time to catch your flight.

Breakfast is included

Total price for 2 people is $10700

Price for solo is $15000

Price covers:

The price includes:

  • Park fees
  • Mentioned safari accommodations
  • English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Flights from Ruaha to Zanzibar
  • Government taxes
  • Pickups and drop off during safari
  • Meals
  • Airport transfers
  • Mineral bottled water

The price excludes:

  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas