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Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach Escape

Inspirational safari & beach holiday to Tanzania

Combine a more secluded and off-the-beaten-track safari experience in the Nyerere National Park (previously Selous) and the Ruaha National Park with a beach stay on the tropical island of Zanzibar. Tanzania's southern safari circuit is still relatively undiscovered, and the result is a safari experience that very few places in Africa can match for shear adventure. In both parks, aside from game drives, you can expect rewarding walking safaris, boat safaris, fishing and opportunities to go fly-camping.

Both Asilia Kwihala Camp and Asilia Roho ya Selous Camp are intimate, close-to-nature tented camps, where you will fall asleep under canvas to the sounds of Africa. End the trip on the Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar, in a lodge in keeping with the rustic luxury and escapism of your adventurous safari circuit. Asilia Matemwe Lodge provides an unbeatable island escape, perfect for hammock snoozes.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Dar es Salaam
  • 3 nights - Asilia Kwihala Camp, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • 3 nights - Asilia Roho ya Selous, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • 4 nights - Asilia Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Zanzibar for your international flight home

At a glance

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

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • An unbridled old-world safari experience in an unspoiled stretch of Africa
  • Nyerere National Park - immense in size yet blissfully quiet and undiscovered
  • Ruaha National Park - sensational game viewing including rare wild dog
  • Walking safaris, boat safaris, fishing and opportunities to go fly-camping
  • Diving, snorkeling, dhow boat trips and hammock snoozes in Zanzibar
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 onto a thrilling light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park. Get your first taste of safari on your game drive to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Asilia Kwihala Camp
Full Board | Tent

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Day 4 - 7

After a morning activity, hop over to the Nyerere National Park on a light aircraft. A guide will be waiting for you at the airstrip.

  • 3 nights

Asilia Roho ya Selous
Full Board | Tent

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Day 7 - 11

Watch the landscapes change dramatically on your light aircraft flight to Zanzibar today. At the airport, a driver will meet you for your scenic drive to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Asilia Matemwe Lodge
Full Board | Bungalow

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Day 11

Leaving paradise today you will return by road to Zanzibar Airport for your onward international connections.

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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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  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Shared game viewing activities on safari
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages in Zanzibar
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.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
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.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • 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, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, 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 favourites.

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