Selous National Park and Vamizi Island Relaxed Safari and Beach Adventure Holiday - 13 Days

Selous Elephants at a waterhole Tanzania

 

 Selous National Park is one of the largest game reserves in the world and named after the English explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list because of the diversity of animals and the pristine nature of the area. It is rarely visited and that makes it instantly unique.

In addition to the wide variety of wildlife, this area is also known for the Stiegler Gorge, which is 100 meters deep and 100 meters wide. In this area, walking safaris are allowed: a unique opportunity to experience nature and the animals very close.

Vamizi Island is located in the Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coast of Mozambique and has a dazzling white beach and colorful reefs. The water surrounding the island offers an abundance of marine nature and has one of the ten best dive sites in the world: Neptune's Arm.

Whales, dolphins, turtles but also huge fan corals and giant clams (gaper) are frequent. In short: everything you need to make an active or relaxed, beach vacations.


Overview

13 Days / 13 Nights Selous National Park and Vamizi Island Relaxed Safari and Beach Adventure Holiday Trip Highlights

Dar Es Salaam City - Selous Game Reserve - Vamizi Island


Day 1: Arrival in Dar Es Salaam City, Tanzania

Day 2 – 6: Selous Game Reserve

Day 6 – 12: Vamizi Island

Day 12 – 13: Dar Es Salaam City - Depart


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • Visit and explore one of the largest game reserves in the world named after the English explorer Frederick Courtney Selous the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Visit a place listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list because of the diversity of animals and the pristine nature of the area the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Visit a unique place that is remote and rarely visited by tourists for an exceptional wilderness experience the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Get the unique opportunity to experience nature and the animals very close on a guided walking safari at the Selous Game Reserve.
  • Visit and stay at an island located in the Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coast of Mozambique the Vamizi Island.
  • Experience and relax on dazzling white beach and snorkel and dive to explore colorful reefs at the Vamizi Island.
  • Dive at one of the ten best dive sites in the world: Neptune's Arm in the waters surrounding the Vamizi Island that offer an abundance of marine life.
  • At the Vamizi Island choose between active or relaxed beach vacation activities as you wish.
  • At the Vamizi Island watch the turtles lay their eggs on the beach in-front of your villa
  • At the Vamizi Island dine under the stars on a table set on the beach with ocean hitting the beach close by.
  • Stay at a lodge whose target is to disrupt the natural environment as little as possible and to support the locals as much as possible at Vamizi Island.

Day By Day

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Dar Es Salaam City, Tanzania

Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to the Southern Sun hotel. This hotel is within walking distance of the beach and the center of Dar Es Salaam. Southern Sun Hotel an ideal place to stay if you are just passing through Dar Es Salaam City.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Southern Sun Hotel


Day 2 – 6: Selous Game Reserve

On this morning you fly to the Selous Game Reserve. This Game Reserve is one of the largest game reserves in the world that is remote, unspoilt and untouched its one of Africa’s true wilderness.

 The landscape at Selous Game Reserve is very diverse with volcanic hot springs, lakes, savannahs, forests and large rocks. Selous Game Reserve is named after the famous elephant hunter Frederick Courtney Selous.

The Selous Game Reserve has plenty of wildlife to admire; more than 440 different species. An experienced ranger will take you into the bush for a private walking safari or to the Rufiji river for a boat excursion trip so you can view nature and the animals up-close.

Stay at the best lodges in Selous; Sand Rivers Selous and Kiba Point.

Sand River Selous is a luxury lodge with 8 suites, five of them with views over the river and 3 overlooking the hills. The suites are very comfortable and the lodge prides itself on having the best showers in Tanzania.

Kiba Point is the smallest camp in Selous and thus the most intimate. Here delude yourself as being alone in the world in the company of a small group, family or friends.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Sand River Selous or Kiba Point


Day 6 – 12: Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island is located in the Quirimbas Archipelago on the northern coast of Mozambique and has a dazzling white beach and colorful reefs: a wonderful opportunity for sunbathing, snorkeling and diving.

Vamizi Island Lodge is 'African Barefoot Luxury'. That means you can in a very informal way and in peace and in privacy of the Vamizi Island Lodge relax and enjoy all that this island has to offer.

The Vamizi Lodge includes only ten, otherwise very spacious villas, which are located just a few meters from the beach. When it's time, do the turtles lay their eggs on the beach right in front of your nose. The villas are built by the inhabitants of the island and have a traditional roof of palm leaves. The interior is very comfortable and luxurious. On the beach they set the table and you can always dine under the stars, with the ocean at your fingertips. Fish dishes are the specialty here, of course, and the fish, lobster and crab are guaranteed fresh.

Vamizi Lodge has all the facilities and resources to explore, both above and below water. Ocean Vamizi Lodge has set a target to disrupt the natural environment as little as possible and to support the locals as much as possible.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Vamizi Island Lodge


Day 12 – 13: Dar Es Salaam City - Depart

After breakfast you have to say goodbye to a fabulous stay in Tanzania and you will be taken to the airport to fly back home.


 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rate Includes

  • Airport Taxes.
  • VIP Meet & Greet service on arrival in Dar Es Salaam and Vamizi Island.
  • All transfers by private chauffeur.
  • All domestic flights, economy class. (Fly-in)
  • Dar Es Salaam, one night half board bed and breakfast.
  • Selous Game Reserve 4 nights at Sand River Selous includes all meals, drinks and safari activities.
  • Vamizi Island, 6 nights in Vamizi Lodge private villa includes all meals, beverages and lodge activities.

Not included in the tour price rate

  • Optional extra activities.
  • Items of a personal nature - such as shop purchases, phone calls, and spa & beauty treatments.
  • Travel and cancellation insurance.
  • Motorized water sports.
  • Visa fees for Tanzania and Mozambique.

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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