TANZANIA - Dar Es Salaam

Selous Park and Pemba Island

  • Complete
  • Diving + Safari
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • As per program

In this Game Reserve, one of the largest protected areas on planet (45 thousand square kilometers large), about 750 thousand mammals live including elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs. If you are lucky you will also meet families of lions, leopards and some cheetahs.
We want to provide you  with an astonishing  journey leading to the hidden and wild side of Tanzania, that is why after the safari we’ll bring you to discover Pemba Island. That is a paradise: a slice of heaven on earth without computers or TV, but with all the comfort necessary to make your stay nice and unforgettable. Enjoy the pleasure of solitude on a deserted beach! It’s the perfect place for those looking for genuine contact with nature, without the typical confusion of big resorts and an extraordinary beautiful sea to dive into.

Details

If you wish a tailor made trip, please contact us, we will plan together your own itinerary! On request extensions available for Mafia Island.


TRAVEL PROGRAM


Day 1°: Dar Es Salaam – Selous Game Park 
Morning arrival in Dar Es Salaam, transfer to the domestic flights terminal and boarding the flight to The Selous Game Park.  Soon arrival in The Selous. Here you will have your first game drive during the 4x4 transfer to Lake Manze Tented Camp. Rangers and English speaking guide will be at your service. Dinner and overnight at the camp in double tents with private facilities. Meal Plan: dinner

Day 2° and 3°: Selous Game Park 
After breakfast, enjoy whatever you like to do most! The camp offers three main activities: boat safaris, game drives or walking safaris with lunch at the camp. Alternatively spend a full day on an exciting game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Meal Plan: full board (drinks not included)


Day 4°: Selous Game Park  - Pemba Island
After breakfast, transfer to the domestic flight terminal and flight to Pemba. Arrival in the island of Pemba and transfer to the booked hotel. Accomodation in standard double room with an amazing shady garden view. Afternoon at leisure. Meal Plan: all inclusive (drinks included).


From day 5° to day 7°: Pemba Island
Days at leisure to enjoy the island, to relax and try some of the available excursions (booking on site ). In the resort there is a diving center that organizes snorkelling tours. Meal Plan: all inclusive (drinks included).


Day 8°: Pemba Island - Dar es Salaam
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and domestic flight to Dar es Salaam in time for the intercontinental flight. After customs formalities boarding the flight to USA. End of our services.

OUR THOUGHT ABOUT PEMBA ISLAND

Pemba is a wild island that offers a breathtaking panoramas and superb landscape as well as boat trips, snorkelling and diving. Do not expect villages with entertainment, shops or malls. You’d be disappointed. Pemba is a wonderful island with no TV, very few cars, no noises of any kind (except for the most inhabited urban centers, like Chake chake and Wete). Suitable for those looking for a relaxing stay in a truly unique natural environment. The beach of The Manta Resort is the most beautiful thing you will ever see and trample onto in your lifetime.  Hotels do not offer any kind of entertainment. Optional excursions  also available.

Dates and prices
Price
Including/Excluding

Special rates for groups and mini-groups!!

Quotations are for person in double room and full board (no drinks are included) during the safari and all inclusive on the Island.

Price includes
- Transfer from / to the airport
- Domestic flight from Dar Es Salaam to Selous (baggage allowance 15 kg)
- 3 nights in Lake Manze Camp, Selous in double room and full board
- Driver/guide
- Game drives as scheduled
- Park Fees
- Domestic flight from Selous to Pemba and taxes (baggage allowance 15 kg)
- Domestic flight from Pemba to Dar Es Salaam and taxes (baggage allowance 15 kg)
- All the transfers in Selous and Pemba
- 4 nights at Manta Resort in All Inclusive*

*all inclusive includes:
- Full Board and beverages
- Alcoholic and soft drinks throughout the day
- 1 spa treatment per day
- Laundry
- Kayak and snorkeling


Price not includes
- International flights and taxes
- Travel, medical and cancellation insurance
- Registration Fee 40,00 euro
- Visa to be paid on arrival Usd 50,00
- Conservation fees Manta Resort euro 4,00 per day
- Diving
- Extras and tips
- Anything not mentioned in "Price includes"

Supplements and discounts:
- Single supplement and reduction third bed both for adults and children on request.
- Superior room or seafront villas supplement at Manta resort on request.



Notes on the trips

THE SELOUS GAME PARK
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas on planet with a surface area of 45 thousand sq. km. Its name comes from Frederick Courtney Selous, the most famous white hunter in Africa. In this Game Reserve about 750 thousand mammals live including elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles and wild dogs. If you are lucky you will also meet families of lions, leopards and also some cheetahs. More than 440 species of birds will charm birdwatching lovers.
It ‘s 'an uninhabited land, with no trace of human interference with the environment, where is concentrated the largest population of mammals in Africa. Together with the Mikumi National Park it  is one of the UNESCO's World Heritage .
The Selous is a tremendous opportunity for visitors looking for something more than a classic safari: in addition to the traditional game drives in 4x4 vehicles you will experience the best boat safaris and also walking safaris  allowed, of course accompanied by a skilled ranger. The reserve is crossed by three rivers: the Rufiji, the biggest river in Tanzania that creates very suggestive panoramas, the Beho Beho and the Ruaha River. These two main water suppliers  create channels, small islands and marshes. Speaking about interesting spots not to be missed: the Stiegler's Gorge, 100 meters deep, is simply extraordinary !!.
During the dry season (from July to October) you can witness a unique event in the world: the great elephants‘ migration, one of the most important in Africa, moving from The Selous to the Niassa Game Reserve in Mozambique.


PEMBA ISLAND
If Zanzibar is a must to see for almost all travelers who visit Tanzania, very few go, instead, to the island of Pemba although is a place with beautiful beaches and some  historical sites to visit. The problem of the island is rather the lack of public transport and road conditions. With the exception of the one main road on the island, all the others are unpaved and 4X4 vehicles are strongly recommended. The ruins of the oldest Pemba are those of Ras Mkumbu on the peninsula west of Chake Chake, where Shirazi settled around 1200 AD To the east lie the ruins of a palace instead destroyed by the Portuguese in 1520. Another attraction of the island is the reef that surrounds it, considered by many divers, one the most beautiful in the world.


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