Tanzania Honeymoon: Ruaha, Selous & Zanzibar

This off-the-beaten-track trip takes you on a wild and exhilarating safari experience, split across two lesser-explored game-viewing regions before relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar.


📍 Ruaha National Park > Selous Game Reserve > Zanzibar

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This off-the-beaten-track trip takes you on a wild and exhilarating safari experience, split across two lesser-explored game-viewing regions before relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar.


Why we love it

“Perfect for wild-at-heart honeymooners seeking a safari away from the norm. Southern Tanzania offers an exhilarating safari circuit, and, unlike most of East Africa, Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve are very much ‘off the beaten track'. The name of the game on this trip is authenticity, and the focus of your safari will be to connect with the history and culture of the region, as well as a front-row seat to see some of Africa’s largest prides of lion and packs of wild dog. Whilst the region is gaining popularity, the crowds are still drawn to the big-name parks (Serengeti and Masai Mara) so you will be able to step back in time and enjoy your safari in tranquillity.”

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TRIP INCLUDES

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

When to go

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The rains arrive but excellent value rates, luscious greenery and the arrival of the colourful migratory birds can make this a lovely time to go

Dec-Mar

The long rains set in, so whilst low season rates apply, it is a risky time to visit

Apr-May

The dry season throughout the country ensures excellent game viewing and the wildebeest migration will be in full swing, if you want to add a stop in the west or northern Serengeti

June-Sep

A lovely season to travel at the end of the dry season and the start of the short rains - humidity is high but shoulder season rates make for a more affordable Tanzania trip

Oct-Nov

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Pick and choose from our curated portfolio of hotels and experiences, designing your perfect itinerary.

Your trip includes all local transfers. If you’d like to hire a car, let us know on the next page.

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International flights are not included in the total cost, our Travel Experts can advise on the best routes and places to book.

📍 Ruaha National Park > Selous Game Reserve > Zanzibar

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We recommend flying via Nairobi or the Middle East from the UK - there are a few options so we can help you decide and if best for us to include a night for you in Dar es Salaam on arrival, we can easily do so. Either way, you'll land in Dar es Salaam International Airport, where you'll be met by our wonderful local partners and transferred to the domestic airport, in time to board your light aircraft flight to the bush - safari begins! On landing in Ruaha, you'll be met by your safari guide for your game drive into camp.

Destination

01 Jun - 04 Jun

Ruaha National Park

A remote wilderness with an incredibly high concentration of predators and one of Africa's top destinations for walking safaris. More off-the-beaten-track than the Northern Circuit, this park combines well with the Selous and Zanzibar with a daily light aircraft route.

Accommodation


Mdonya Old River Camp

Sat, 1st Jun - Tue, 4th Jun

Tent

£678 per night

Sat, 1st Jun 15:00
Tue, 4th Jun 11:00

Tent

£678 per night


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Other selections in Ruaha National Park

Ikuka Camp

from £962 per night

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Jabali Ridge

from £1,404 per night

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Kigelia Camp

from £1,198 per night

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Mdonya Old River Camp

from £678 per night

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Mwagusi Safari Camp

from £742 per night

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Ruaha River Lodge

from £808 per night

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Experiences in Ruaha National Park

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Game Drives

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Night Drive

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Hot Air Balloon

£458 p/p

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Fly Camping

£158 p/p

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Hot Air Balloon (Not Included)

£0 p/p

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Today you'll head back to the airstrip with your guide, in time to hop aboard your next light aircraft flight to the beautiful Selous, where you'll be met by your guide and taken on another short game to your camp.

Destination

04 Jun - 07 Jun

Selous Game Reserve

Africa's largest game reserve has a wide variety of safari activities available and is a real hidden gem. From boat safaris to walking and game drives, you will not be left wanting. The reserve connects very well to Zanzibar and Ruaha National Park with light aircraft flights.

Accommodation


Lake Manze Camp

Tue, 4th Jun - Fri, 7th Jun

Tent

£632 per night

Tue, 4th Jun 15:00
Fri, 7th Jun 11:00

Tent

£632 per night


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Other selections in Selous Game Reserve

Beho Beho

from £1,734 per night

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Lake Manze Camp

from £632 per night

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Roho Ya Selous

from £1,278 per night

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Sand Rivers

from £1,482 per night

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Selous Impala Camp

from £1,236 per night

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Siwandu

from £1,734 per night

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Experiences in Selous Game Reserve

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Game Drives

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Boat Safaris

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Walking Safaris

£0 p/p

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Fly Camping

£158 p/p

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Fishing

£0 p/p

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To the beach! You'll be transferred back to the airstrip today for your final last light aircraft flight over to Zanzibar, where you'll be met by our local partners and transferred to your hotel, ready to watch the sun go down with a cocktail on the beach.

Destination

07 Jun - 14 Jun

Zanzibar

White sandy beaches, energetic Stone Town and a rich history - this island has it all. The ideal stay would be around 5 nights and take in a bit of everything from rooftop lunches in the old town to private dhow cruises at sunset. The airport connect well with Tanzania's safari circuit and Nairobi, as well as the Middle East.

Accommodation


Sharazad Boutique Hotel

Fri, 7th Jun - Fri, 14th Jun

Sea View Room

£536 per night

Fri, 7th Jun 15:00
Fri, 14th Jun 11:00

Sea View Room

£536 per night


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Baraza Resort & Spa

from £1,094 per night

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Breezes Beach Club

from £466 per night

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Emerson Spice

from £440 per night

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Fundu Lagoon

from £564 per night

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Gold Zanzibar

from £514 per night

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Kinasi Lodge

from £380 per night

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Matemwe Lodge

from £656 per night

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Mnemba Island

from £2,774 per night

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Park Hyatt

from £480 per night

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Pongwe Beach Hotel

from £268 per night

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Qambani

from £718 per night

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Sharazad Boutique Hotel

from £474 per night

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Sharazad Oasis Retreat

from £210 per night

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Sharazad Wonders Boutique Hotel

from £284 per night

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Shooting Star Lodge

from £250 per night

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Xanadu Villas

from £552 per night

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Zanzibar White Sand Hotel

from £474 per night

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Zawadi

from £632 per night

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Zuri Zanzibar

from £842 per night

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Experiences in Zanzibar

Experiences

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In-house Watersports

£0 p/p

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Diving

£111 p/p

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Jozani Forest

£95 p/p

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Stone Town Tour

£127 p/p

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Sundowner Cruise

£103 p/p

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Deep Sea Fishing

£158 p/p

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Changuu Island trip

£95 p/p

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Spice Plantation Tour

£95 p/p

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Explore Zanzibar

£0 p/p

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At a time to tie in with your international flight, you'll be transferred back to Zanzibar International Airport and waved farewell, before checking in to begin your journey home. We hope you've had an incredible trip!

📍 Ruaha National Park > Selous Game Reserve > Zanzibar

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13 NIGHT TRIP

Total price of trip

£8,865

START DATE

Total from

£8,865

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TRIP INCLUDES

🎁 A nemo treat on arrival
🎗1% donation to Hello World
🎪 All accommodation
🐘 Top guides for your chosen activities
📲 Access to nemo app
🚗 All local transfers, ferries, flights
🦸‍♂️ Our post-booking concierge

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We charge a 20% non-refundable deposit, plus charge up front for flights we book. These terms are aligned with our partner hotels, activity and logistics partners in each destination.   If you need to change your trip, we will do everything we can to do so without a charge. Similarly with cancellation, whilst the deposit is non-refundable, we can often transfer this to a future trip.

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