This itinerary includes a combination of a Selous safari & Zanzibar holiday in a quick 10 days – ideal for those wanting to get out and soak up some sun whilst enjoying a safari at the same time. The safari holiday starts with 3 nights in the Selous Game Reserve, an easy 45-minute flight via light aircraft from Dar es Salaam. The reserve is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Africa and has been named a World Heritage Site. It is also home to the largest African Elephant concentration, as well as black rhino, hippos, lions, Cape buffalos, Masai giraffes, Plains zebra, crocodile and the East African wild dogs.
Your stay in the Selous Game Reserve is followed by 2 nights in Stone Town. There is where the beach part of your Selous Safari & Zanzibar trip begings. Stone Town is the old part of the capital city of Zanzibar and formed part of the 19th Century spice and slave trade routes! The town gets its name from the coral stone which was used to build most of its infrastructure – this, and its unique 19th Century Arab/Persian/Indian/European architecture make it a beautiful and interesting place to explore. So much so that in 2000, Stone Town was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Your Selous Safari & Zanzibar holiday ends off with a wonderful 4-night stay on Pongwe Beach. This part of your holiday offers the ultimate in relaxation and tranquillity. Spend your days on the white sandy beaches, soaking up the sun and enjoying a variety of exciting water activities. The island is known for is snorkelling and diving, while those looking for a bit more adventure are welcome to try some water-skiing, kite or windsurfing! Alternatively you can just sit back on your private deck, sipping on a cocktail or two, whilst looking over the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.