12-Day Tanzania Family Safari & Beach
12-Day Tanzania Family Safari & Beach
12-Day Tanzania Family Safari & Beach
12 Days in South Africa
From $6244 pp (USD)
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Lesser known than their northern counterparts, the Selous & Ruaha can boast Africa’s largest animal populations. The diversity of landscapes – from desert-like savannah to wetlands, and from rocky outcrops to Baobab trees - offer ever-changing points of interest, and also translates into a wide array of A-list wildlife. Fun game drives and exciting boat safaris add to the adventure, making this a natural choice for families with older children or teenagers.
Tour Summary
Ethiopia Congo (DRC) Madagascar Seychelles Mauritius Reunion Swaziland Botswana Kenya Malawi Mozambique Namibia Rwanda South Africa Lesotho Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
You'll go to Tanzania
You'll visit Dar Es Salaam, Selous GR, Ruaha NP, Pemba Island & Dar es Salaam
This tour starts in Dar Es Salaam & ends in Dar es Salaam - Getting there
Tour Features
Luxury tour
This luxury tour uses lodges and tented camps.
Private tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, wildlife viewing activities are run by the lodges/camps and will be shared with others.
Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
Not for solo travelers
Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.
5
Minimum age of 5 years
The minimum age for this tour is 5 years.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: game drives, boat trip & beach time
Game drives: normal 4x4 vehicle
Getting around: normal 4x4 vehicle & air transfer
This operator can book your international flights help
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Accommodation & Meals
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Day Accommodation Meals
1-3 Roho Ya Selous
Luxury tented camp inside Selous GR
Day 1: Lunch & Dinner Included Day 2-3: All Meals Included
4-6 Jabali Ridge
Luxury+ lodge inside Ruaha NP
All Meals Included
7-11 The Manta Resort
Luxury resort in or near Pemba Island (Beach)
All Meals Included
12 End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast Included
Next:Day by Day

Arrival

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrival in Dar es Salam & Air Transfer to Selous

Day 1 Arrival in Dar es Salam & Air Transfer to Selous

Arrive in Dar Es Salaam and transfer to the Selous, located a 45-minute flight from Tanzania’s bustling capital in the south. Your home for the next few nights will be the effortlessly stylish Roho Ya Selous, where luxury tented suites offer that back-to-nature feel, but with all the comforts of an exceptional safari experience. A family tented suite offers interconnected rooms, which is especially important for children as the camp is not fenced and can be home to all manner of wildlife by night. A swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off after a hot afternoon on safari, and a gentle air conditioning facility makes it easy to slumber. As your family will enjoy privacy and tailored activities throughout, there is no age limit on game drives or boat safaris at Roho Ya Selous.
Main Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Best Time to Visit
June to October
High Season
June to October (The main tourist area gets crowded)
Best Weather
June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Selous Game Reserve

Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Common
Wildebeest Wildebeest Common
Hippo Hippo Abundant
Elephant Elephant Occasional
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Accommodation: Roho Ya Selous
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Selous GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
On safari in the Selous Game Reserve

Day 2-3 On safari in the Selous Game Reserve

The Selous is a true haven for safari-goers of an adventurous persuasion. Three times the size of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park and teeming with Africa’s largest and most undisturbed wildlife populations, it makes for an unrivalled safari experience. On safari in the Selous, you are unlikely to encounter other tourists, making for a peaceful and authentic experience. Children will enjoy the varied game activities and wildlife they will see as a result of its remarkable topography, from boat rides on the river to game drives in open-sided vehicles (which is not possible in Tanzania’s northern parks). Visiting in dry season is ideal, as a remarkable density of game congregates around the water sources, making for captivating and frequent game spotting that keeps children engaged.
Main Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: Roho Ya Selous
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Selous GR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
On Safari in Ruaha National Park

Day 4-6 On Safari in Ruaha National Park

Contrast the lush and aqueous landscape of the Selous with Ruaha’s comparatively more desert-like conditions, home to savannah flats, rocky outcrops and surreal baobab trees. Ruaha National Park can also boast Tanzania’s largest elephant population – an enduring game favourite amongst adults and youngsters alike – and ostriches can also be seen dashing about here too. Combined with its other residents, including lions, leopards and crocodiles, families will be in their element. It’s time to play out some Out of Africa fantasies and start living in your own private residence in a game reserve the size of Slovenia: your home in Ruaha will be Jabali Private House. Jabali comes with a private chef guide and vehicle, meaning your family can set the pace each day. Jabali comes with a pool, and there is no age limit on bush walks, boat rides or game drives.
Main Destination: Ruaha National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to October
High Season
June to October (Ruaha rarely experiences crowds)
Best Weather
June to October (Rains are very rare)

Wildlife in Ruaha National Park

Elephant Elephant Common
Giraffe Giraffe Common
Lion Lion Common
Buffalo Buffalo Common
Zebra Zebra Common
Hippo Hippo Common
Leopard Leopard Occasional
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Accommodation: Jabali Ridge
  • Luxury+ lodge located inside Ruaha NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Beach time at Pemba Island

Day 7-11 Beach time at Pemba Island

After the best part of a week on safari, time to unwind at the beach is most certainly in order. A short hop from the mainland, Pemba Island rises out of the Indian Ocean with golden sands and verdant tropical forest. At boutique Manta Resort, families can recline in paradise, lounge by the infinity pool, snorkel on pristine reefs, or simply enjoy a novel on the beach as gentle sea breezes flit across the pages, on one of Tanzania’s almost mythological Spice Islands.
Main Destination: Pemba Island (Beach)
Accommodation: The Manta Resort
  • Luxury resort located in or near Pemba Island
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Return Journey

Day 12 Return Journey

Today marks your departure from Tanzania. It’s time to bid ocean breezes adieu and be transferred to Dar Es Salaam airport, ready to meet your international flight, most likely already reminiscing about your adventure.
Main Destination: Dar Es Salaam
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour

(See Getting there for more details)
  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Next: Rates

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in British Pounds (GBP). The ZAR rates shown are converted for information purposes only. Disclaimer
  • This tour accepts children who are 5 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo 1 room
2+ people Sharing rooms
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
n/a*
$6244
Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
n/a*
$6358
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
N/A* = Not Available. This is Unavailable For Single Travelers.
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Excluded
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There
This tour starts and ends in Dar Es Salaam
This operator can book your international flights help
Fly to/from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR - Check price) in Dar es Salaam
A transfer from and back to the airport is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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