This is the best trip if you have only week to explore and go game viewing. We will take you to the famous game parks surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro. Tarangire national park is well known for its herds of elephants. During the dry season, the river that runs through this national park never runs dry, attracting animals from hundreds of miles away. We will also take you into the famous Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater. Also well known and worth seeing is the famous bird-life in Tanzania – and this trip also includes a drive out to Lake Eyasi to see flamingos and other birds.
Day 1 Depart TAZARA station in Dar es Salaam for Kisaki, Selous. We will collect you from your accommodation in Dar Es Salaam where you will have spent the previous night. (Please advise us where you will be staying so that we can collect you!).
In the morning after your breakfast you will be taken to TAZARA railway station to board your train. The train to Selous departs Mondays at10:00am, Tuesdays at 15:50 and Fridays at 15:50. The journey takes 5½ hours passing through rural villages until reaching the Selous Game Reserve. You will spend the night at Jimbiza lodge.
Day 2 In the morning after your relaxed breakfast you will have a full day game drive with a picnic lunch (or alternatively return to the lodge for a hot lunch and short rest) and then continue to Lake Tagalala for a boat safari. Later in the afternoon you will return to Jimbiza lodge for dinner.
Day 3 In the morning after breakfast you will have a game drive through the Kimara region of Selous heading to the camp by the Mgeta River. In the afternoon you will have a walking safari around the Mgeta River with an armed ranger. Later in the afternoon you will have hot shower, dinner and overnight at the Serena Mivumo River Lodge.
Day 4 In the morning after breakfast you will have a full day game drive in the Kinyanguru region of Selous with your picnic lunch and later in the afternoon return to the river lodge for hot shower and dinner.
Day 5 In the morning after breakfast you will have a walking safari and thereafter return to the camp for a hot lunch and short rest. In the afternoon you can opt for a game drive. You spend the night back at the luxury river lodge.
Day 6 Relax at the lodge by the swimming pool or waterhole, enjoy a leisurely lunch before catching an afternoon flight to Zanzibar. Three nights are spent at the Zanzibar Serena Inn.
Day 7 Diving, fishing, snorkeling and other water sports are all available at the resort.
Day 8 In the morning after breakfast you will have a day of leisure at the resort. Zanzibar has lots to offer. You may decide take an optional spice tour or perhaps a dhow excursion.
Day 9 In the morning after a relaxed breakfast you will be transferred to Dar Es Salaam where you will have use of a day room at the Holiday Inn, Dar Es Salaam. Your tour guide will take you around Dar Es Salaam. In the afternoon you may opt for a hot lunch at a designated restaurant and in the evening you will be transferred to Dar Es Salaam International Airport for your flight back home.