Previous Next
A man in a boat on the lake near Dar Es Saalam Serena Hotel
The Hotel Lobby at Dar Es Saalam Serena Hotel
An exterior view of the Hotel at Dar Es Saalam Serena Hotel
Tent with a King Size Bed and desk at Selous Serena Camp
Zanzibar Island at night near Dar Es Saalam Serena Hotel
The Hotel swimming Pool at Zanzibar Serena Hotel

THE 'CHARM' OF SOUTHERN TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR ISLAND

6 Nights/7 Days Safari– Dar es Salaam, Selous Game Reserve & Zanzibar Island

Get to experience the Charm of Tanzania and Zanzibar Island for unforgetable Safari experience.

 

Package includes the following services: -

  • One-night accommodation on bed and breakfast at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
  • Local scheduled flights Dar es Salaam/Selous/Zanzibar/Dar
  • Three nights’ accommodation on full board at Selous Serena Camp or Serena Mivumo River Lodge
  • Game viewing drives in 4x4WD Safari Cruisers
  • Services of English Speaking Driver Guides
  • Park entry and concession fees
  • Teas/coffees, soft drinks, selection of fine wines, beer and spirits
  • Three nights’ accommodation on half board at Zanzibar Serena Hotel
  • Airport and Airstrip transfers as per itinerary
  • Meet& Assist services at all locations

 

Package offer excludes the following services:

  • International Airfares and Visa entry charges to Tanzania
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities/tips to Driver Guides & Hotel Staff and personal travel insurances.

 

 

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Dar es Salaam

Met on arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport by a Serena Hotels Representative who will transfer you to Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel where you have been booked on a bed and breakfast basis for the night.

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

At the very heart of the city, the elegant and cosmopolitan hotel enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to both regional and international events.

Encircled by tropical gardens and just minutes from the broad sweep of Indian Ocean beaches that characterize this vibrant city, the hotel offers a unique mix of Pan-African style and world-class professionalism.  Enjoy a Spa treatment in the Maisha Health Club & Spa within the hotel.   ‘Maisha' means 'life' in Swahili and the opulent surroundings make the club one of Dar es Salaam's finest.

Overnight at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

To view more imagery, click here.

Day 2: Fly to Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast in the Hotel you shall be transferred to Julius Nyerere International Airport (Terminal One) for your morning scheduled flight to Selous.

On arrival at Stigler’s Airstrip in the Selous, you will be met by your Safari Driver Guide and transfer to your lodge or Camp: Serena Mivumo River Lodge/Selous Serena Camp with game viewing drive en route.

Serena Mivumo River Lodge –  The ultimate escape to the African wilderness frontier!

Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stigler’s Gorge, the Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, each of which is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture. Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world's last undiscovered wilderness frontiers.  High on the river bank is a spectacular ‘infinity' pool and sundeck.

To view more imagery, click here.

Selous Serena Camp - Tented Experience in the Heart of Selous Game Reserve

Set amidst dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360-degree views over the surrounding bush, the twelve widely spaced tents are presented in time-honoured safari style, with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian styled bathrooms, and private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture. Deep within the wilderness, the charming central dining room, lounge, library and bar, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the Selous Game Reserve.

To view more imagery, click here.

After check-in and refreshing up, you will have an opportunity/session with your dedicated Safari Guide to tailor your activities program.

All meals and overnight at Serena Mivumo River Lodge/Selous Serena Camp

After breakfast in the Hotel you shall be transferred to Julius Nyerere International Airport (Terminal One) for your morning scheduled flight to Selous. 

On arrival at Stigler’s Airstrip in the Selous, you will be met by your Safari Driver Guide and transfer to your lodge or Camp: Serena Mivumo River Lodge/Selous Serena Camp with game viewing drive en route.

Serena Mivumo River Lodge –  The ultimate escape to the African wilderness frontier!

Standing high on the banks of the slow, brown Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stigler’s Gorge, the Lodge offers just twelve luxurious rooms, each of which is housed in a timbered chalet with private viewing deck and plunge pool. Traditionally thatched, with high vaulted ceilings and picture windows, each room features an engaging mix of classic safari antiques and ultra-modern leather and rattan styled furniture. Softly lit and breeze-cooled, the lodge offers the ultimate escape to one of the world's last undiscovered wilderness frontiers.  High on the river bank is a spectacular ‘infinity' pool and sundeck.

To view more imagery, click here.

Selous Serena Camp - Tented Experience in the Heart of Selous Game Reserve

Set amidst dense indigenous forests the Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. With 360-degree views over the surrounding bush, the twelve widely spaced tents are presented in time-honoured safari style, with natural thatch roofs, elegant Victorian styled bathrooms, and private viewing decks. Luxuriously presented, each tent features an engaging mix of canvas walls, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and elegant rosewood furniture. Deep within the wilderness, the charming central dining room, lounge, library and bar, which are interconnected by broad wooden walkways offering excellent views of the Selous Game Reserve.

To view more imagery, click here. 

After check-in and refreshing up, you will have an opportunity/session with your dedicated Safari Guide to tailor your activities program.

All meals and overnight at Serena Mivumo River Lodge/Selous Serena Camp

Day 3 & 4: Selous Game Reserve

Two full days on safari in the magnificent Selous, you have a unique opportunity to experience everything that this vast and magnificent reserve has to offer!!

Selous Game Reserve - UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Selous is the largest National Park in Africa. Four times the size of Serengeti - covering 55,000sq kms, more than 5% of Tanzania's total area and larger than Switzerland. It possesses a diverse landscape from hot volcanic springs, sporadic lakes, channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers'.

The Game Reserve was named after Frederick Courtenay Selous, a British explorer and hunter in East Africa who was killed in World War 1 in the Beho region of the reserve. The area has remained one of the untouched gems of Tanzania's national parks and game reserves.

Experience the Lakes of the Selous – Tagalala, Manze and Nzerakela.  

There are large populations of elephant in the park. Approximately 70% of Tanzania's elephants are found in this reserve. Other well known animals include the hippo who inhabit the river systems, large herds of buffalo, lion and the area's rare and endangered wild dogs and patrol the Reserve.

Also found here are Nyasaland gnu, brindled gnu, hartebeest, Greater Kudu, sable antelope, eland, reedbuck, bushbuck, waterbuck, warthog, zebras, giraffe, wildebeest, leopard and cheetah are rare. There are over 350 species of birds including African snipe, Bataleur eagle, crested lark, Green-headed oriole, Knob-billed duck, herons, kingfishers, geese and Southern Ground hornbill.  Reptiles such as crocodiles and various snakes and lizards are also found.

This evening enjoy a Boat Safari – Exploring the different channels of the Rufiji River system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles, is an experience of a lifetime!  A “water birding” opportunity with a large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts & other water birds likely to be observed.

Fishing Expedition on Rufiji River!   There are plenty of interesting fish to catch, such as the Big Catfish or Vundu, maybe you can beat the Selous Game Reserve record of 49 KG. Or Triggerfish, or just the small Squeakers! Celebrate your fishing experience with Sundowners on the river banks as the sun goes down in the horizon.

All meals and overnight at Serena Mivumo River Lodge/Selous Serena Camp.

Day 5: Fly to Zanzibar

Breakfast at the Lodge/Camp.

Later you shall be transferred to Stigler’s Airstrip for your morning scheduled to Zanzibar Airport departing. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative, who will drive you the short distance into Stone Town, and the fabulous Zanzibar Serena Hotel where you have been booked for the next three nights on half board basis (Breakfast & Dinner).

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Idyllically situated on the sea-front of ancient Stone Town, and flanked by an exotic mix of sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbors, and bright bazaars, the hotel is a haven of tranquility and opulence amongst the bustle of one Africa’s most ancient and most enchanting towns.  The hotel has been styled to represent the epitome of Swahili style, ethnic elegance and Arabic opulence.

Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

To view more imagery, click here.

Day 6 & 7: Zanzibar

Two full days in Zanzibar to explore Stone Town and the Island, you may also opt to utilize the days enjoying the optional activities offered by the Hotel, which include: visits to the Old town, Jozani forest, Dolphin safari, Prison Island and Deep-sea fishing (kindly enquire at the Front Desk for assistance to book).

Dinner and overnight at Zanzibar Serena Hotel.

Day 8: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam & Departure

Breakfast in the hotel.  Later transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam International Airport  where you will be met by our Representative and facilitated to connect  to your  homebound International.

An experience of a life time!

Cost

 02 January 2021 – 28 February 2021,  01 July – 30 September 2021 & 22 December 2021 – 01 January 2022

Serena Mivumo River Lodge  

US$ 3,524.00 Per person sharing in a double/twin
US$ 4,374.00 Per person in single room

Selous Serena Camp

US$ 3,135.00 Per person sharing in a double/twin
US$ 4,024.00 Per person in single room

 

01 March 2021 – 31 March 2021, 01  June 2021 – 30 June 2021 & 01 October 2021 – 21 December 2021

Serena Mivumo River Lodge

US$ 3,430.00 Per person sharing in a double/twin
US$ 4,298.00 Per person in single room

Selous Serena Camp

US$ 3,044.00 Per person sharing in a double/twin
US$ 3,911.00 Per person in single room

 

Serena Mivumo River Lodge & Selous Serena Camp during the month of April & May is closed.

Festive Supplement:

US $ 35.00 per person per day applicable on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December 2021 & 1st January 2022

Terms & Conditions

All rates quoted are on a per person basis unless otherwise stated, and are inclusive of the relevant taxes, levies and service charge. These rates are subject to change without prior notice though rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honored. During high season period a non refundable deposit equivalent to the cost of the first night's accommodation will be required to secure your booking.

Where rates are affected by changes in Government taxes, we reserve the right to pass on such increases. No credit can be given for meals not taken for pre-booked accommodation plans which include meals.

We regret that we cannot accept either personal cheques unless cleared in advance of arrival. We are pleased to accept to accept the following cards: Visa, Access/Master Card, American Express, JCB, Senator, Diners International as well as well as proprietary travelers cheques.

The package quotes are net and Non commissionable

CHILD POLICY

Child under 2 years sharing a room with 1-2 adults is accommodated on a complimentary basis, Child 2 to 12 years of age sharing a room with 2 adults is charged 50% of the per person adult rate. If own room is required 75% of the adult rate is charged., Young adult 13 to 17 years of age is charged 75% of the per person adult rate whether sharing or on their own. Please note these rates are not applicable to air flights and park entrance fees.