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- Explore Tanzania! Discover its contrasting sides on this exceptional tour
- Embark on thrilling safari, see some of the most awe-inspiring animals on Earth in their natural habitats, then you have the option of ending your tour with a supremely relaxing beach stay
- Each accommodation has something unique and special about it, allowing guests to experience Tanzanian tradition and culture
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Your Destination —
Ruaha National Park - Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania, covering an area of about 13,000 square kilometres. The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve and several other protected areas. The Ruaha National Park is famous for its large population of elephants, with about 10,000 roaming the park. It is also frequented by birdwatchers, with 436 species having been identified of an estimated total of 475.
Selous Game Reserve - The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania.The reserve covers a total area of 54,600 square kilometres and has additional buffer zones. Within the reserve, no permanent human habitation or permanent structures are permitted. Some of the typical animals of the savanna (for example elephants, hippopotami, African Wild Dog, cape buffalo and crocodiles) can be found in this park in larger numbers than in any other African game reserve or national park.
Swahili Coast - The tranquil Indian Ocean shores of Tanzania will relax and rejuvenate you as you walk along the sandy beaches, through the coastal forest or visit the local village of Gomvu. There is much opportunity for water sports, whale watching and turtle watching.
Your Itineraries —
Arrive Dar es Salaam Airport and transfer to Dar Serena Hotel for overnight in standard room on bed/breakfast basis.
Transfer to domestic airport terminal for scheduled flight to the Selous (depart 0830 arrive 0915). Upon arrival, you are transferred to the camp. Lunch and afternoon shared activity – game drive, walking safari or boat ride on the Rufiji River. Return to the camp for dinner Overnight Siwandu on full board basis including shared activities, tea, coffee, filtered water, basic laundry (excluding all other drinks).
Selous Game Reserve
This must be the largest unspoilt game reserve in Africa. The reserve is named after the late Captain Frederick Courteney Selous, a famous elephant hunter who was killed by a German sniper in 1917. General accessibility to the 55,000 sq km reserve used to be difficult, however, there are now flights, and a convenient dirt road linking the park with other southern Tanzanian attractions. The reserve is immense, remote and wild and no human habitation is allowed within its boundaries, apart from within camps and lodges. Today it boasts some of Africa’s finest virgin bush, unchanged through centuries and inhabited by three quarters of a million wild animals. The river systems and gorges are fascinating, as are the swamps, woodlands and savannahs, all home to hippo, crocodile, elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, waterbuck, baboon, leopards, lion, wild dog, eland, sable and roan, to mention just a few of the species. The bird-life is also extremely rich.. Game drives are by open four-wheel drive vehicle or by boat, a wonderfully peaceful way to view game.
Day 03 - 05 Siwandu, Selous Game Reserve
Choice of morning and afternoon shared activities as provided by the camp – game drives, walking safari or boat ride on the Rufiji River. Overnight Siwandu on full board basis including shared activities, tea, coffee, filtered water, basic laundry (excluding all other drinks).
Day 06 Selous Game Reserve – Ruaha National Park
Transfer to Selous airstrip for scheduled to Ruaha (depart 0915 hrs arrive 1100). On arrival met by Camp vehicle with game drive enroute to Jongomero. Overnight at Jongomero on full board basis including shared activities, tea, coffee, filtered water, basic laundry (excluding all other drinks).
At 13,000 sq km, Ruaha is not much smaller than the Serengeti. However, only a fraction has been developed for tourism. For those seeking adventure, this park should be on the list. Its landscape is fascinating and the wilderness vast. Here, rocky outcrops, steep gorges, wooded forests and miombo woodlands all centre around the flood plains of the great sandy Ruaha River. This captivating river is lined with tamarind, winterthorn and palm trees, making it a great haunt for hippo, kudu, lion, leopard and elephant. Guided walking safaris are a great attraction in this park.
Day 07 - 08 Ruaha
Morning and afternoon shared game activities – game drives in camp vehicle
Overnight at Jongomero on full board basis including shared activities, tea, coffee, filtered water, basic laundry (excluding all other drinks).
Day 09 Ruaha / Dar es Salaam
Morning shared transfer to Jongomero airstrip with picnic lunch for schedule flight to Dar es Salaam (depart 1145 hrs arrive 1350) + connect to international terminal for international flight.
Itinerary 2 - 11 nights
Day 1-8: same as above
Day 09 Ruaha National Park – Dar – Ras Kutani
You have a last chance to view the wildlife as you transfer to the airstrip. You fly scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam (depart 1145 hrs arrive 1350) + connect with charter flight to Ras Kutani (depart 1415 arrive 1430). On arrival, you will be transferred by road to the lodge. Overnight at Ras Kutani in Cottage Room on full board basis.
Day 10 + Day 11 Ras Kutani
You can participate in a choice of activities provided by the hotel or relax on the beach. Overnight at Ras Kutani in Cottage Room on full board basis
Day 12 Ras Kutani - Dar
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for charter flight to Dar es Salaam (depart 1000 hrs arrive 1015) transfer to international terminal for your flight home.
Your Hotels —
An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events. Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches that characterize this vibrant city, the 230-room Dar es Salaam Serena offers a unique mix of pan-African style and world-class professionalism. Features include restaurants, bars, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a business centre and a gift shop.
Broadly spaced along the lakeshore, Siwandu’s superbly appointed accommodation ensures maximum privacy and every opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of Selous. The spacious octagonal tents of canvas, secure mosquito netting and topped in thatch allows for constant air-flow and also enables guests to gaze upon the animals who saunter past. Observe them while reclining on the majestic king sized bed under the overhead fan or from the open-air stargazer, solar-heated showers which adjoin the en suite bathrooms. Facilities include a lounge, a well stocked bar and dining area, a kitchen where chefs produce fine cuisine, a swimming pool, game vehicles and a jetty for boat safaris.
Blending in beautifully with its surroundings, the camp is tucked below a dappled riverine canopy on the banks of the Jongomero sand river, a natural pathway for animals in search of water. Positioned on one of the meanders with sweeping views of the bank beyond lies the camp bar, lounge and restaurant; an open wooden terrace shaded by a high thatched roof and filled with sumptuous sofas and striking furniture made of reclaimed dhow wood. It is an inviting spot to relax with a cup of tea while leafing through one of the camp library’s reference books or socialise with camp managers and fellow guests around the bar with an ice cold drink in hand. Alternatively, on warm days, laze around the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds of being so close to nature.
Constructed from locally sustainable natural materials, the accommodation blends seamlessly into Ras Kutani’s exquisite environment, offering al fresco luxury living with a Swahili twist. In the heart of the retreat lies the welcoming bar, open air lounge generously scattered with cushions creating the perfect ambience for evening cocktails and the expansive restaurant terrace with a ceiling of African stars. The cuisine takes inspiration from the coast itself; from the vivid history of the Tanzanian coast and its infamous spice trade by serving fresh, locally caught, seafood with delicately spiced flavours to hosting wonderful convivial barbeques accompanied by an appetising variety of fresh salads and scrumptious desserts.
Your Journey —
Flights: Voyage Prive have acquired exclusive discounts on Emirate Airline’s First Class for our members to book and enjoy.
Transfers: shared transfers are included.
Please note: if travelling from Glasgow or Manchester contact the call centre on 0844 8262098 to arrange an itinerary which will include a Dubai Stopover.
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Stress Free Experience
If you live within 70 miles from Heathrow & Manchester or 150 miles from Glasgow, one of the airline’s complimentary cars will collect you from your door and transfer you to the airport. No stress, no rush, the perfect start to your holiday. Wait for your plane in tranquil, stylish and, above all, exclusive lounges where you can begin your journey with gourmet cuisine, a delicious beverage, and even a spa treatment.
Delicious canapés, hot and cold drinks and on-demand dining are the touches you’ll enjoy when you fly in First Class.
Take time for yourself in your own private suite. As soon as you slide those doors closed these secluded suites are completely your own. Sip at your complimentary champagne as you enjoy your private cinema or lower your seat into a fully flat bed and arrive at your destination fully rested, especially if you indulge in a refreshing shower at 40,000ft (only available on the A380). First class dining is available on tap and has been perfectly paired with fine wines, selected by Emirates Airline’s sommeliers. Or choose from a list of complimentary cocktails, champagne, beers, spirits, and hot and cold drinks.