Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar

Combine the wilder side of Tanzania with the tropical beaches of Zanzibar. Journey through the southern safari circuit of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve, before a short flight brings you to the border between Africa and the Indian Ocean.
10 Days

Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar - 10 - $13,120

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Day 1-4: Roho ya Selous, Nyerere National Park

Day 4-7: Kokoko Camp, Ruaha

Day 7-10: Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar, Zanzibar

Start from Dar es Salaam and end at Zanzibar Airport

Landmarks potentially visited on Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip

Day 1-4: Arrival at Dar es Salaam, flight to Nyerere National Park

Arrival at Dar es Salaam airport. Note: we have a dedicated flight partner who can help you find and book the best international flights for you.

We recommend arriving in the morning. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the domestic terminal where you'll be shown to your light aircraft flight to Nyerere National Park (times to be confirmed). Upon landing, you'll be met and driven to your stunning tented camp, settling in for lunch. Your afternoon will be spent on a game drive in the park, returning to camp for dinner. 

Overnight: Roho ya Selous (3 nights)

Day 2-3: Nyerere National Park

Spend two days enjoying a mix of shared morning and afternoon game drives, guided bush walks, boating safaris, and fishing excursions. 

Day 4-7: Ruaha National Park

After breakfast and a morning game drive (time permitting) you will be transferred to the airstrip and board a light aircraft flight to the Ruaha National Park and your safari camp. Have lunch on arrival, before setting off on a game drive this afternoon. 

Overnight: Kokoko Camp (3 nights) [New camp opening summer 2024]

Day 5-6: Ruaha National Park

Enjoy two days of shared morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, and walking safaris. 

Day 7-10: Zanzibar

After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airstrip for a final light aircraft flight to Zanzibar. You'll be met on arrival and whisked away to your gorgeous beach hotel, settling in for the rest of the afternoon. 

Overnight: Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar (3 nights)

Day 8-9: Zanzibar

Leisure days. 

Day 10: Return Home

Final day at leisure. Today, you'll be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport in time for your onward flight arrangements. We hope you will be leaving Tanzania with some incredible memories and photos of your time here. 

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together during 2024 high season (July - October). Prices for 2025 may differ. 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

Limited Spaces Available

We create a maximum of 30 new trips per month. Please enquire about availability.

Simple Booking Process

  1. Talk to our team to discuss this trip or plan a tailor-made itinerary.
  2. Once you're happy, we'll take a 30% deposit to confirm your trip.
  3. The balance will be due 70 days before you travel.

Flexible Payment Options

  • Bank or wire transfers ✔️
  • Visa & Mastercard accepted ✔️
  • Pay in instalments ✔️


All Brilliant trips include:

  • Experienced safari guides
  • All domestic/internal flights
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary (accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences)
  • Fees for guides/scouts/drivers/cooks
  • All entrance and park fees
  • Fees for all activities as per the program
  • Shared or private daily game drives (depending on your route and preferences, please enquire for more details)
  • Meal plan full board unless specified otherwise
  • Select local brand drinks on safari
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Cover
  • Conservation charge

You'll also get...

  • Brilliant Africa’s Bucket List Safari System: work one-on-one with a dedicated specialist with decades of experience in East Africa. We'll help you cut through the noise, navigate the thousands of options, design the trip that's right for you and have confidence you'll get what you expect (results in 98% 5* reviews)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Highest-rated African travel company on Trustpilot: so you know you'll be in safe hands with our team.  
  • Ground Support Team: our local ground team are on hand to help if you ever need support during your trip. 
  • Dedicated Pre-Travel Support: access to a dedicated customer support specialist to help you with all of your pre-travel questions and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Get Me To Africa Flight Package: we'll connect you with our flight specialist who will find and book the right international flights on your behalf*
  • Personalised Guest Portal & Mobile App: access to your individual guest portal, including video guides to common questions, and everything you need to know to prepare for your African adventure.
  • WhatsApp Contacts: your local support team will be easily contactable via WhatsApp.   
  • Safety Briefing: 1:1 consultations with our specialists to answer any of your questions about safety when travelling in Africa. 
  • Done-With-You Visa Service: we’ll send you step-by-step video guides on how to apply for your visas and required travel documents, saving you hours of time, stress and headaches.

*For customers based in the US only. 

'Life Happens' Postponement Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you need to postpone your trip, we won't charge any fees to postpone your trip and all payments you have made towards the original trip will be applied to the postponed trip.

*T&Cs apply, enquire for details 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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