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Safari and Zanzibar Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Tanzania

This safari and beach itinerary combines an off-the-beaten-track safari in Tanzania's Nyerere National Park, one of the most stunning safari regions in East Africa, with a beach stay on Zanzibar Island.

Most visitors to East Africa are drawn to the famous sights of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, however, if you are looking for something a little more secluded and off-the-beaten-track, then the Nyerere National Park (previously Selous) could be perfect for you. This undisturbed wilderness is Africa's largest game reserve, yet with very few camps and lodges, it offers a very exclusive safari. Stay at the luxurious Sand Rivers Selous and experience back-to-nature walking safaris along with boat trips on the river and more conventional game drives. You will then catch a short flight to Zanzibar where you spend the first 2 nights soaking up the culture of Stone Town, a world heritage site. The trip then ends at the 5* The Residence Zanzibar with some well-earned relaxation time on Zanzibar's beautiful coastline.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dar es Salaam
  • 4 nights - Sand Rivers Selous, Nyerere National Park
  • 2 nights - Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Zanzibar and Islands
  • 4 nights - The Residence Zanzibar, Zanzibar and Islands
  • Ends - Transfer to Zanzibar for your international flight home

At a glance

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

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dar es Salaam

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Dar es Salaam Airport where you will connect onto a light aircraft flight to Nyerere National Park (previously Selous Game Reserve). Here a guide will meet you at the airstrip and take you to your camp.

  • 4 nights

Sand Rivers Selous
All Inclusive | Riverside Room

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Day 5 - 7

Today you will fly by light aircraft to Zanzibar Island. You will then be met and taken to your hotel in the capital Stone Town.

  • 2 nights

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
Bed & Breakfast | Park King Stonetown View Room

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Day 7 - 11

Today your private driver will take you to your beach hotel on the island.

  • 4 nights

The Residence Zanzibar
Half Board | Luxury Garden Pool Villa

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Day 11

Today you will be privately driven back to Zanzibar Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) on safari
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Non Motorised Water Sports in Zanzibar
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages with the exception of the safari
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Hawksbill turtle
    Hawksbill Turtle
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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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