26 October 2016
Set amid dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is Tanzania's ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360-degree views over the surrounding bush, the 12 widely spaced tents are presented in time-honoured safari style, with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian-styled bathrooms and private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture. And on this six day safari adventure you will also spend two relaxing days at a Serena hotel on the exotic island of Zanzibar.
Your Tanzania safari adventure begins with a short flight from Dar es Salaam to Selous by small plane. On arrival you are met and driven for one and a half hours to the luxurious Serena safari camp for a three night stay. There will be time for your first game drive in the late afternoon before returning to the camp as the sun sets for dinner and your first night in the bush.
Enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Selous reserve. Today you will be taken on some classic game drives - exploring the bush in open 4 x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Also rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area. Game drives will take place early in the morning and in the late afternoon so you can relax and enjoy the comfort of your camp during the hot part of the day
Another great day of game viewing in Selous. Vast, pristine and largely undiscovered, this spectacular reserve is a World Heritage Site and the largest expanse of game reserve in Africa. Covering 55,000 square kilometres of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas, it is four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland. Home to the largest concentrations of elephants in the world, this unique wildlife arena also boasts some of the most exclusive and pioneering boating safaris that Africa has to offer.
Today there may be time for another morning game drive before you say farewell to the Serena Selous Safari camp. You will be picked up and driven back to the airstrip for your flight out over the reserve and the Indian Ocean to the fabled island of Zanzibar. Here you will be met at the airport and taken to the Zanzibar Serena in fascinating Stone Town where you will stay for the next two nights.
A full day to laze by the pool or explore the amazing heritage of Stone Town which is right on your doorstep. A guided tour of Stone Town is included during your stay. Idyllically situated on the sea-front and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan's palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours, and bright bazaars, the hotel is a haven of tranquillity and opulence among the bustle of one of Africa's most ancient and enchanting towns.
Today your safari adventure and beach relaxing holiday in Tanzania comes to an end. You can choose to stay on for a few more days in Zanzibar and lap up the luxury at the Serena Hotel or you will be picked up and driven to the airport for your flight back to Dar es Salaam to catch a connecting flight or begin your journey home.
Standard fr £1863pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated