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Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar Luxury Escape

Inspirational safari & beach honeymoon to Tanzania

A safari and beach combination which focuses on the southern regions of Tanzania, an area of the country that is comparatively untouched by tourism. As an experience this is a real treat both for the experienced safari goer as well as first timer. The fly-in safari takes place in two incredible parks, the Nyerere National Park (previously Selous Game Reserve) and Ruaha National Park. These untamed wilderness areas offer a very different - but equally rewarding - Tanzania safari from those more famous safaris of the Northern Circuit. You will stay at sister camps Jongomero and Siwandu. It's a more secluded and off-the-beaten-track experience offering more than the standard game drives. Here you can expect rewarding walking safaris, authentic cultural visits, boat safaris, fishing and opportunities to go fly-camping.

After an active safari, spend 4 days on the beaches of Zanzibar putting your feet up. Ziwadi Hotel is a private, intimate getaway beach retreat with only 12 spacious villas. Enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean throughout the day regardless of tides and can go snorkelling straight from the beach.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dar es Salaam
  • 3 nights - Siwandu, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • 3 nights - Jongomero, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 4 nights - Zawadi Hotel, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Dar es Salaam for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • Southern Tanzania - a more secluded and off-the-beaten track safari
  • Walking, boat safaris and fly-camping in Nyerere National Park
  • Ruaha National Park, the epitome of Wild Africa
  • Unassuming safari camps, light on footprint, heavy on experiential luxury
  • Ziwadi Hotel - a tranquil, laid-back Zanzibar hideaway
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dar es Salaam

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive into Dar es Salaam Airport and connect with your light aircraft flight to Nyerere National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Full Board | Safari Tent

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Day 4 - 7

Today you will catch your light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park where a guide will met you and game drive you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Full Board | Safari Tent

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Day 7 - 11

Fly by light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. Here a driver will meet you and privately drive you to your hotel.

  • 4 nights

Zawadi Hotel
All Inclusive | Villa

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Day 11

Return to Zanzibar Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • Shared game viewing activities on safari
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Visa fees
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkelling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Sable
  • Puffer Fish
    Puffer Fish
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Lionfish
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Coral
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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