10 Days Wild Southern Tanzania Family Safari.
Nairobi/ Dar es Salaam / Selous G.Re/ Ruaha N.P and Zanzibar Island
In recent years, we've seen more families travelling together, and a rise in small groups of like-minded friends sharing a trip.
Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve Selous Impala Camp (FB)
Day 2. Pick up from the hotel and Proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch .Later in the afternoon, boat safari down the great Rufiji River. You will experience the Rufiji River by boat, meet hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Quantities of 350 bird species have been verified in the Selous Game Reserve.
These are distinctive of Miombo woodlands, and the bird life sustained by Rufiji swamplands is of meticulous interest. The camp is simply, though stylishly, designed with a breezy lounge and dining area which sits on spacious wooden decking and is open to the spectacular views across the river. It is a wonderful place to sit and watch game come down to the water to drink.
Selous Game Reserve Selous Impala Camp (FB)
Day 3. Whole day Game drive in the Selous Game Reserve. Discovery of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The Selous Game Reserve is the biggest in Africa, jacketing 54,600 square kilometer. The reserve acquires its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was murdered here during World War 1.
Selous is well-known for elephants. Other species generally seen are lions, buffaloes, wild dogs, elands, baboons, bushbuck, impalas, zebras and greater kudus. It was initially set aside as a hunting area where animals are plentiful but more introvert then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4x4 vehicles will permit you to have excellent photographic chance and the probability to explore diverse sections of enormous park.
Ruaha N/P Ruaha River (FB)
Day4 & 5. After breakfast check out and drive to Ruaha N/P to arrive in time for lunch. Second only to Katavi in its aura of untrammeled wilderness, but far more accessible, Ruaha protects a vast tract of the rugged, semi-arid bush country that characterizes central Tanzania. Its lifeblood is the Great Ruaha River.Beneath bulbous baobab trees, a few representatives of Ruaha's 10,000 elephants - the largest population of any East African national park, form a protective huddle around their young.
During the dry season, impala, waterbuck and other antelopes risk their life for a sip of life-sustaining water. And the risk is considerable: not only from the prides of 20-plus lion that lord over the savannah, but also from the cheetahs that stalk the open grassland and the leopards that lurk in tangled riverine thickets. This impressive array of large predators is boosted by both striped and spotted hyena, as well as several conspicuous packs of the highly endangered African wild dog.
Ruaha N/P - Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar Breezes Beach Club & Spa (HB)
Day 6-9 After your breakfast depart to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch to arrive late afternoon. Transfer to the port for a speed boat transfer to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will be received by our representative who will transfer to your beach resort on a pristine sandy beach on the mystical spice Island of Zanzibar, with a mesmerizing view of the Indian Ocean under celestial blue skies, rose-colored sunsets and a palm fringed untouched beach. Breezes Beach Club & Spa is the perfect romantic getaway in Zanzibar to enjoy with your family. Excursions to Zanzibar’s historical, architectural and cultural sites of beautiful Old Stone Town.
The narrow winding streets are lined with stores selling local crafts, antiques, jewellery, clothes and spices. The Orphanage Shop near the Old Fort sells crafts and paintings made by local artists and the orphans them selves. The half day Tour includes visits to the Town Market, Old Slave Market, National Museum, High Court, Slave Chambers, Old German Consulate, Former English Gentlemen’s club, House of Wonders, Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone House and anywhere else your interest lies.
You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques. Stone Town has excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts for you to delight your family.
Day 10. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight