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North to South in Tanzania

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See the untamed beauty of the north and south of Tanzania on this spectacular wildlife safari. This safari takes you off-the-beaten-track with three nights in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park staying at the exclusive Mbalageti Lodge. From here travel by light aircraft to the Selous Game Reserve, a remote and unspoilt wilderness in the south of Tanzania. Selous is home to a large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as relatively high numbers of lion and rhino. Your camp overlooks the Rufiji River which plays host to hippo, crocodile and a wealth of birdlife. This Tanzanian safari captures the raw beauty of the African wild.

Safari Highlights

  • Serengeti National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve

Day 1 - Fly to Nairobi

Fly overnight from Heathrow to Nairobi.

Day 2 - Arusha

On arrival in Nairobi, connect with you onward flight to Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha and transfer to your Arusha Coffee Lodge. This boutique lodge is cradled in the broad acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation and radiates the warmth of an old colonial plantation home. It is the perfect place to relax by the pool and take in the views of the surrounding area.

  • Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 3 - Serengeti

After breakfast take a light aircraft flight to Grumeti Airstrip in the Western Serengeti (approximately 2.5 hours). On arrival you are transferred to Mbalageti Serengeti Lodge before enjoying a late afternoon game drive in the Grumeti/Kirawira area followed by a sundowner. This unique lodge sits atop Mwamyeni Hill and offers panoramic views of the Western Corridor of the Serengeti Plain. The lodge has standard lodge rooms as well as 26 tented chalets and exclusive tented suites which are spread out to ensure privacy and exclusivity. The lodge features a large swimming pool built out of natural stone which is the perfect place to relax and refresh after a busy day of game viewing. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Mbalageti Serengeti

Day 4 - Serengeti

Take an optional early morning balloon flight* over the Serengeti followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Mbalageti Serengeti

Day 5 - Serengeti

This day includes a full day in the Serengeti to enjoy game drives. This national park is one of the most incredible wildlife areas in the world and is home to Africa’s big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Mbalageti Serengeti

Day 6 - Selous

Transfer by air back to Arusha, where you will connect for onward light aircraft to the Selous Game Reserve. Transfer to your camp for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Riverside Camp is situated just outside the Selous Game Reserve, overlooking the Rufiji River. This camp features ten tented chalets equipped with comfortable beds, electricity and their own private verandahs which boast commanding views of the river. To wash the dust off after your game drive, each tent has an en-suite with all the pleasures of hot running water. The camp features a swimming pool and a large deck where you can enjoy fabulous sunsets and romantic candlelit dinners. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Selous Riverside Safari Camp

Day 7 - Selous Game Reserve

This day includes morning and late afternoon game activities in one of Africa’s largest, yet least known conservation areas. Selous Game Reserve is home to over half of Tanzania’s elephant population and the mighty river Rufiji River hosts one of the largest crocodile and hippo populations in Africa. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Selous Riverside Safari Camp

Day 8 - Selous Game Reserve

Enjoy both morning and afternoon game activities. Choose from a boat safari, walking safari or a game drive in the Selous Game Reserve. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Selous Riverside Safari Camp

Day 9 - Beach Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Enjoy your final game activity before lunch and then transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Dar es Salaam. Connect for your overnight flight via Nairobi to Heathrow or why not extend your holiday with a beach stay at any of our Mombasa or Zanzibar hotels?

This safari does not operate in April and May.
This safari is offered on a daily basis and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
*Serengeti Balloon Flight is an additional optional excursion - please call for details and prices.
Light aircraft baggage allowance: 15kgs.

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