Day 1: Arrive Zanzibar
You'll be personally met when you arrive Zanzibar and taken to Stone Town's best hotel, the Zanzibar Serena Inn. Activities are available for those who arrive early.
Day 2: Zanzibar
Take a colorful guided walking Zanzibar tour of Stone Town, where so much of East Africa's history began and was controlled for nearly a thousand years! See the Arab monuments, the old slave market, as well as today's vibrant city and spice markets. Enjoy a traditional Zanzibari meal. Overnight at the Serena Inn.
Day 3: Zanzibar - Selous
Quick morning flight over Africa's largest delta into The Selous. Africa's largest game park (22,000 sq. miles) is one of its wildest, composed of ever changing water courses, marshes and enormous tracks of harsh bush and sandy plains. Most visitors to this wild section of central Tanzania fly from place to place, but when you arrive, today, a special safari vehicle and driver/guide will meet you and stay with you for the entire expedition here. You'll travel fantastic paths into this little visited part of Africa that few visitors see. Two nights in a small, private luxury camp.
Day 4: Selous
Game viewing in The Selous is by vehicle, foot and by boat. Elephants, giraffe, buffalo, a great variety of antelope and rare game like sable and wild dog is regularly seen.
Day 5: Selous - Uluguru Mountains - Mikumi
Leave early for the magnificent drive over the spectacular Uluguru Mountains onto the central Tanzanian plateau. Outstanding scenery to the important town of Morogoro where you enjoy lunch. It's then a quick drive along good roads into Mikumi National Park for an overnight at the famous Fox Lodge.
Day 6: Mikumi (Udzungwa)
Mikumi is an interesting although rather small national park with exciting game. Today, you can opt to explore the park on game drives, or take a day-trip to the fabulous Udzungwa National Park, a striking highland forest only recently explored. A number of unusual primates, including the red Colobus and Sangey Mangabey are found here. There are no roads, and the relatively steep climb into the park is challenging. Overnight at Fox Lodge in Mikumi.
Day 7: Mikumi - Iringa - Ruaha
One of Africa's most stunning drives occurs this morning as the new paved road weaves through unpopulated and mountainous areas of central Tanzania. The density of baobab is unbelievable. Lunch is taken at the important central city of Iringa with time to explore the little museum commemorating African's struggles against the German colonists. Continue in the afternoon into one of the most fabulous parks in Tanzania. Two nights at the Fox Lodge in Ruaha, beautifully situated along the Great Ruaha River.
Day 8: Ruaha
This marvelous, huge park is composed of a series of great sand rivers that plough through dense woodland with wide sand embankments. It's particularly famous for its elephant, but the amount of all types of game is impressive, and rarer game like kudu is as common as gazelle in the north.
Day 9: Ruaha - Dar-es-Salaam
After a final morning of game viewing, fly back to Dar-es-Salaam, arriving in the afternoon. Accommodations are included tonight at a seaside hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Private transfer to the airport to being your journey home.
Extensions are available to: Katavi and Mahale national parks, remote and untouched wilderness; As well as Zanzibar's crystal white sand beaches.