This beach and bush holiday combines safari game-viewing and beach activities at Saadani Safari Lodge on Tanzania's Swahili Coast, with time on the exotic island of Zanzibar. Perfect, easy to do choice for those wanting a bit of wildlife at the beach and exotic island of Zanzibar.
We especially like Saadani Safari Lodge which plays an important part in providing local employment with over 40% of the staff coming from the local village. The lodge supports the local village school and helps with secondary school fees as well as contributing to the Tanzania Turtle & Dugong Conservation Programme. Guests report excellent snorkelling at the Maziwe Island Marine Reserve, close to The Tides.
Fumba Beach Lodge is only 15 minutes from the capital Stone Town where you can explore the narrow street and enjoy the historical buildings, the lodge has an excellent location for various land and water activities the area has to offer and an onsite dive centre.
Day 1 Depart from London on overnight international flight to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Day 2 On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to Saadani Safari Lodge for a 5 night stay in a Maridadi Suite with all meals, one daily shared activity, laundry services, all beverages (except of champagne and premium brands) and airstrip transfers to/from Saadani airstrip. The lodge is set in Tanzania's only coastal game reserve, and is positioned directly on the beach. You can encounter hippo and crocodiles at dawn, snorkel at noon and set off to spot elephant on a game drive at dusk.
Day 3 Activities at Saadani – Half day typically departing at 06.00am or 16.00hrs daily River Safaris, boat trip across the ocean and into the mouth of the Wami River, to explore the lower reaches of the river and its wonderful wildlife (Local National parks fee of $20 per person per safari on the Wami River payable locally) Game Driving, unrestricted game viewing from open 4x4 vehicles amongst the varied grass and woodlands that make up the interior of the Park Seasonal Ocean Safaris, boat trips from the lodge to an isolated sand island for snorkelling and picnicking. Dolphins are often seen around the island (Please check in advance for availability) Walking Safaris inside the Park with an armed National Park’s ranger. Saadani historical & cultural tour, a USD 5 per person payable locally as a contribution for villagers’ welfare.
Day 7 Transfer to the airstrip for light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. On arrival you will be met and transfer by road to Fumba Beach Lodge for a 5-night stay in a sea view room with breakfast and dinner included. Fumba has a lovely pool, two beaches and is close to Stone Town. A variety of activities depart from nearby including day trips to nearby islands, exploring the island or taking advance of the on-site dive centre
Day 12 Afternoon road transfer to Zanzibar Airport for return overnight flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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