9 Day Tanzania Bush & Beach Safari


Day 1:  Arrival Dar es Salaam - Air Charter Transfer to Siwandu, Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve)

Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam you will be met by one of our representatives who will assist you to your onward charter flight (45 minutes) to Siwandu in the Nyerere National Park.

Siwandu Camp is a 10 minute game drive from the airstrip and is located in a grove of palms on the shore of Lake Nzerakera. This lakeshore location offers consistency of game viewing as the animals gravitate around the lake and is the only place in East Africa where you can experience water-based game activities.

After your orientation briefing you will have time to settle into your tented suite overlooking the lake. In the afternoon embarking on your first game activity followed by camp fire drinks, a delicious, freshly prepared, three course dinner under the stars and a peaceful sleep with the noises of the bush just beyond the canvas.

Accommodation: Siwandu Camp (incl. all meals, drinks and activities) 


Day 2 to 4: Explore Nyerere National Park

At Siwandu game drives tend to take place after breakfast as by then, the animals have gravitated towards the lake to drink ensuring a far denser concentration of game around the camp.

Siwandu Camp offers a lovely wide range of game activities for guests to experience. Discover the landscape in 4WD open sided game vehicles, led by an expert driver guide. Alternatively take a leisurely boat cruise on our lake and the Rufiji River tributaries; venture close and watch animals from a different perspective.... or perhaps feel the thrill of a dawn game walk and have the opportunity to track animals and engage with the smaller habitats and ecosystems.

Accommodation: Siwandu Camp (incl. all meals, drinks and activities) 


Day 5: Air Charter transfer Siwandu Camp to Pemba Island (via Dar es Salaam)

This morning bid farewell to the bush and transfer first to Dar es Salaam and from here on to Pemba Island. On arrival at Pemba you will be transferred by road to Mkoani Port where you will embark on a motor boat for the sea transfer to Fundu Lagoon.

You will disembark at Fundu Lagoon’s private pier, where management will meet you and welcome you into the Lodge, before showing you to your luxury private room that is fronted by Fundu Lagoon beach.

Your spacious beach suite is designed to fit with the Fundu Lagoon environment. Your suite consists of a spacious luxury tented room, under a roof woven of traditional all-natural materials. Your large private terrace faces the beach.

A great way to familiarise yourself with your environment is to enjoy a sunset trip on a dhow sailing boat (extra charge) that will provide you with beautiful views as the sun goes down. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious dinner of fresh fish on the beach in front of the lodge.

Accommodation: Fundu Lagoon Lodge (incl. all meals)


Day 6 to 8: Pemba Island

After waking up to the early morning sun you can go on a pre-breakfast beach walk or enjoy a swim. You may also opt to go snorkeling off the main beac. However, we would rather advise an excursion to Misali island (extra charge) to enjoy the natural and exotic marine life that inhabit the island and its surrounds. For those who are a little more energetic, there is the opportunity to go kayaking from Fundu Lagoon to gain a different perspective of the area.

A highlight for any trip to Pemba is to venture out on a dolphin excursion (extra charge). During this 2-3 hour adventure you will spend an extraordinary and blissful morning in the majestic company of dolphins.

Alternatively, you can explore the beach around Fundu Lagoon, taking a walk either on your own or led by a team member. Go to one of the nearby local villages to discover the history and culture of the area. At the end of a busy day, enjoy a cold beverage on your terrace above the Lagoon.

Accommodation: Fundu Lagoon Lodge (incl. all meals)


Day 9: Transfer from Pemba Island to Dar es Salaam

Today you will take a boat and road transfer back to Pemba Airport and transfer back to Dar es Salaam by air charter for your onward journey.

End of Safari.

Rates, Terms & Conditions:

15 Jun 2022 - 31 Oct 2022: US$ 5,225 per person sharing

* Package is booked with Gondwana Tours & Safaris
* Valid for travel as per above dates
* Standard T&C's apply
* Includes: Inter-camp flights / transfers, departure taxes, park fees & conservation levies, accommodation, meals, drinks (premium wines & liquors are excluded) , activities as per itinerary and laundry
* Excludes: International/regional flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, and gratuities (Fundu Lagoon extra charges: cocktails and spirits, trip to Misali island, snorkeling by boat, sunset dhow trip, dolphin excursion, scuba diving, and other extra activities as per their listings)
* Prices are a guide only & subject to change due to 3rd party costs, government and aviation fees

Country: Tanzania

From: US$ 5225 per person sharing (15 Jun 2022 - 31 Oct 2022) - single supplement applicable, please contact us for more details.

Duration: 9 Days / 8 nights

Valid for Travel: 15 Jun 2022 - 31 Oct 2022

Featured Benefits: The perfect week-long combination of an adventurous safari offering a wide range of game activities in the bush (Nyerere National Park), plus time to relax and rejuvenate on the sandy shores of Pemba Island.

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