Wild dogs & Birds of paradise

Wild dogs and birds of paradise are two wildlife animal species of Tanzania. Do not be afraid of the wild dogs which are only in the nature reserves of Tanzania and  unique to watch. The birds of paradise live both on the mainland and Zanzibar and it's a sport to spot as many species of birds as possible. However, there are countless other animal species in the nature reserves of Tanzania. In this trip you’ll go to Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. These two parks are located in the South of Tanzania and are both breathtaking with their unspoiled nature and large animal kingdom. The two safari camps where you’ll stay are within a stone's throw from the parks and you can imagine yourself really in the bush, with the western luxury you desire on vacation. Not to mention you’ll stay on Zanzibar, where your journey begins and ends. You’ll be staying in two different resorts, which gives you a lot of advantage when it comes to discovering the island. Both resorts are located on the East coast of Zanzibar and have nice rooms, a lovely swimming pool for a refreshing dip and a good restaurant for the inner self. All ingredients for a wonderful and successful trip!

SP 62
12-day Beach-& safari holiday Zanzibar, Selous & Ruaha
  • Day 1
    Pick-up service from the airport or the port and transfer by taxi to Reef & Beach Resort;Check-in and welcome drink.
  • Day 2
    Relaxation day in Reef & Beach Resort (optional tour).
  • Day 3
    Relaxation day in Reef & Beach Resort (optional tour).
  • Day 4
    Transfer by plane to Selous Game Reserve, check-in at Africa Safari Camp-Selous with welcome drink. Bushwalk, village tour & boat safari;
  • Day 5
    Full day game drive in Selous National Park with bush lunch;
  • Day 6
    Relaxation day in Africa Safari Camp-Selous (optional tour).
  • Day 7
    Flight to Ruaha National Park; Half day jeep safari; Check-in Africa Safari Camp-Ruaha
  • Day 8
    Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park (4 x 4 jeep with driver and Guide).
  • Day 9
    Relaxation day in Africa Safari Camp-Ruaha (optional tour).
  • Day 10
    Transfer by taxi to the airstrip and the return flight to Zanzibar; Transfer by taxi to Paradise Beach Resort.
  • Day 11
    Relaxation day in Paradise Beach Resort (optional tour).
  • Day 12
    Check-out after breakfast and a transfer by taxi to the airport or the port. (late check-out on request)
Price per person:
  • Both resorts:
    1 person
    3795 €
    2-3 persons
    3295 €
    4-5 people
    3095 €
      Full pension
  • Extra resort night:
    Reef & Beach Resort Paradise Beach Resort
    35 € B&B 40 € B&B
    70 € All-inclusive 75 € All-inclusive
!map Wild dogs & Birds of paradise 12-day Beach-& safari holiday Zanzibar, Selous & Ruaha


Zanzibar is an island with an area as large as the province of Utrecht, located on the east coast of Tanzania. It is small, but very diverse and versatile. Step into the world of special cultures and diverse landscapes. Spoil yourself with delicious dishes made with local herbs and come and relax under swaying palm trees on the pearl white beaches. Whether you want to relax and sunbathe at the beach or just want to be active and want to explore the island, everything is possible. We make sure that your holiday will be particular and unforgettable. Snorkel with wild dolphins, try different types of mishkaki at the night market in Stone Town or get to know the Red Colobus Monkeys strolling through Jozani Forest. Discover the island in your own way, create your ultimate holiday and make it a special trip. 

Reef & Beach Resort

Reef & Beach Resort is located on the South East coast of Zanzibar, near the village of Jambiani. This beautiful resort is located directly on the beach, and all rooms have full sea view. Would you like to have some more luxury and space, book then our Zanzibar styled bungalows with garden or sea view. All rooms are equipped with the luxury you want on holiday: a cosy bed, a hot shower, western toilet and air conditioning. In addition, the resort has sufficient facilities to make your stay more pleasant. Take a refreshing dip in our swimming pool, soak up the sun on our sunbeds, play various games in our lounge bar and enjoy our culinary buffet, mainly prepared with Zanzibar herbs.

Paradise Beach Resort

Paradise Beach Resort is a 4- star resort, situated on the North East coast of Zanzibar next to the village of Uroa. Once you go through the gate, you feel welcome and at home. This resort has beautiful rooms and a nice and cosy restaurant that is located centrally on site. Relax, come and splash in one of the pools and let yourself be pampered in our spa. Close off your day with a delicious cocktail in the jetty bar and dream away in the red setting sun. The rooms at Paradise Beach Resort are stylish, spacious and fully equipped. They have confortable beds, fully equipped bathroom with private toilet, hot shower and air conditioning. 

Selous Game Reserve

Welcome to Selous Game Reserve, the largest nature park in the South of Tanzania. Behold the unspoiled nature and the diversity of landscapes in the park. Come face to face with the Big 5 and see animals up close that live only in East Africa. Selous is the only nature park where you may drive off road, so forget about your binoculars, we drive to the animals! Our rangers and drivers are trained in spotting animals and can tell you everything about nature as well as wildlife. The mighty Rufiji river flows through the natural park where many animals lessen their thirst and among others, hippos have their home. On our boat and safari jeep you will experience the park in different ways and admire unique moments up close.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park belongs to the South Tanzanian reserves and is totally different from the other parks in Tanzania. The flora and the fauna are incomparable to other parks and  totally worth experiencing with your own eyes and ears. The ecosystem in Ruaha is still unspoilt and tourism is minimal. The beautiful rain forest is the habitat for many animal species and over 570 bird species. Ruaha is famous for its "Greater Kudu" that is spottable only in this park. In addition, Ruaha has the largest population of elephants in the whole East Africa and there is a lot more to be seen from wild dogs, leopards, jackals and many reptile species to lions and cheetahs. Finally, Ruaha is rich in many baobab trees that are so peculiar to Africa. A beautiful sight and an experience you won't ever forget.

Africa Safari Camp-Selous

Africa Safari Camp is our third accommodation and is located on the edge of Selous Game Reserve. This unique location is a treat for any traveller in the middle of nature and is equipped with all comforts and facilities. Around Selous and our camp there are no fences, making you be right in the habitat of the wild animals. Discover footprints of elephants and/or impalas, just steps from your front door. But don't be afraid, the resort is designed in such a way that you are safe on the premises of the camp at all times. Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool or come and relax in our lounge bar where you can read a book quietly with the birds singing in the background after a full safari day. Indulge your inner self with dishes prepared on site and watch, from the restaurant, the wild animals coming to drink from the pond. You’ll stay in one of our spacious bungalows, cabins or luxury tents, each one equipped with a private bathroom and toilet, hot water and shower. They also have large, comfortable beds with mosquito nets, and ceiling fans.

Africa Safari Camp-Ruaha

Africa Safari Camp – Ruaha is a wonderful accommodation surrounded by unspoiled nature. It is a green oasis in the desert with all the facilities that will make your stay a success. The camp consists of 15 luxury tents, equipped with lovely big beds with mosquito nets, and a bathroom with european toilet and shower with hot water. The camp is just a few steps from the entrance of Ruaha National Park and is very spacious. Enjoy the serenity and all that the pristine nature has to offer. Take a refreshing dip in the pool and enjoy the delicious food at the restaurant.

Day 1: Arrival Zanzibar
Welcome to the tropical island of Zanzibar, where you literally and figuratively will receive a warm welcome. After you get off the plane and make the first step on Tanzanian soil, your holiday can start. First, you easily get your tourist visa at the airport in Zanzibar and after retrieving your luggage, our taxi is ready to take you to Reef & Beach Resort. Here you will be welcomed with a delicious welcome drink and you will stay in a beautiful room near the pool with a sea view.

Days 2 & 3: Zanzibar
Today and tomorrow are relaxation and enjoyment daya. Whether you stay at the resort and enjoy all the facilities that we offer or you’d rather go on an excursion and discover the island, there are plenty of options for everyone to make this day a success. Swim with wild dolphins, visit Jozani Forest or take a look at the beautiful town of Stone Town.

Day 4: Transfer to Selous – Africa Safari Camp
Today you leave on a small plane from Zanzibar airport to Selous Game Reserve, the natural park located in the South of Tanzania. This flight is already a tour in itself; therefore enjoy all the beautiful views. It starts with the coastline of Zanzibar, then the azure blue sea and finally the unspoiled nature on the mainland of Tanzania. With a bit of luck you’ll spot the first wild animals up from the air. Arrived in our camp there is a delicious welcome drink with lunch waiting for you. In the afternoon you will get to know the surroundings of the camp with an interesting village tour. See how the local people live, go to school and shop. The day concludes with a special safari boat. Behold the beautiful nature and the wild animals from the water on the Rufiji river. Hundreds of hippos live in this river along with many other animal species. Your visit to Selous Game Reserve is not complete before you've done a bush walk with a true bush man. Step in the footsteps of elephants and impalas and inquire about any special titbits from the nature. Meet the "Little 5" and learn how local people use nature as medicine. Watch in the distance a few curious birds and do not be afraid of dangerous animal species. You're accompanied by experienced rangers and a guide.

Day 5: Full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve
Early day today because it is the day for spotting the Big 5. After a delicious breakfast you step into an open jeep that takes you into park. Selous Game Reserve is the only nature park in Tanzania where it may be driven "off road", making a pair of binoculars redundant. Our rangers are trained in spotting animals and drive there directly. Do not be afraid, you are perfectly safe. Enjoy all the beauty that you encounter along the way such as zebras, giraffes, elephants, impalas and so on. Normally you can see them on TV, but now you can see and enjoy them up close. During the afternoon, you can enjoy a delicious bush lunch in a safe place in the middle of the natural park. It has never been so quiet during your lunch break.

Day 6:  Relaxation day or tour – Africa Safari Camp-Selous
Your second full day in Selous is open for relaxation. Take a dip in the lovely pool or read a book while enjoying a drink and the soothing silence around you. Are you curious about the wildlife and unspoiled nature, then go right away on our game drive in open 4 x 4 jeeps.

Day 7:    Transfer to Ruaha National Park – Africa Safari Camp - Ruaha
After having discovered Selous in different ways, it is time to fly to the next reserve. The flight from Selous Game Reserve to Ruaha National Park takes about 1.5 hour. The airstrip is located in the reserve where, after landing, you go directly on game drive. Behold the beautiful nature and come face to face with the wild animals. After the game drive it's time to check in at Africa Safari Camp – Ruaha. You will be welcomed with a delicious drink and will spend the night in one of the luxury tents in the middle of nature.

Day 8:    Full day game drive in Ruaha National Park
After waking up, there is a delicious breakfast waiting for you and it's time to go early on a jeep safari. You'll drive through the unspoiled nature with landscapes that enrich the horizon. The many baobab trees give you the African sense, especially if there is a group of lions resting in the shade. Ruaha is famous for its many elephants and the rare Greater Kudu. Absorb the information that the guide provides over the park, the animals and nature. Lunch is enjoyed on a special place in the middle of nature. Come back after an impressive day to our camp and take a refreshing dip in the pool. Reminisce all you have seen and dream away under the endless starry sky.

Day 9: Relaxation day in Africa Safari-Ruaha
A vacation or trip is complete only if you relax and enjoy the environment in which you are located. A totally different world and enough features to discover this area. Read a book with a view of the vast nature or an extra game drive, it's all possible during this relaxation day at the camp. Have you always wondered about the night life of the wild animals? Then go on a night safari and see which animals are very active as soon as the sun has disappeared behind the horizon.

Day 10:    Transfer to Zanzibar
Today it's time to say goodbye to the wilderness. You fly on a small plane back to Zanzibar, where you once again are warmly welcomed at Paradise Beach Resort. The rest of the day there is nothing on the planning and this can be filled in with shopping for souvenirs in Stone Town or just soaking up the sun on the beach or by the pool. Enjoy reminiscing your impressions and load yourself up completely before your return home.

Day 11: Zanzibar
It is now your last full day on the island. You can still fill this day out with swimming among wild dolphins, snorkeling above colorful coral or a cultural village walk. Enjoy a little of the African sun in the hammock with beautiful views or take a walk on the beach during sunset. Indulge your inner self at our three- time-a- day buffet which is prepared with delicious Zanzibar herbs.

Day 12:     Departure Zanzibar
Depending on your departure time, you  can still relax and enjoy the day on the resort. Our taxi will bring you safely on time to the airport, ferry terminal or other desired destination on Zanzibar.

Tip! If you wish to prolong your stay on Zanzibar, simply book additional nights in one of our beach resorts.

This trip includes:

  • Transfer by taxi from airport or ferry terminal to the chosen resort;
  • Check-in with welcome drink;
  • Stay based on full board at Reef & Beach Resort (drinks are calculated on site);
  • Transfer to Selous Game Reserve – Africa Safari Camp - Selous (by plane and taxi);
  • Check-in with welcome drink;
  • Stay based on full board (drinks are calculated on site);
  • Village tour;
  • Boat safari;
  • Bush walk;
  • Full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve;
  • Transfer to Ruaha National Park – Africa Safari Camp - Ruaha (by plane and taxi);
  • Check-in with welcome drink;
  • Stay based on full board (drinks are calculated on site);
  • Half- day game drive;
  • Transfer to Zanzibar and Paradise Beach Resort (per plane & taxi);
  • Check-in with welcome drink;
  • Stay based on full board (drinks are calculated on site);
  • Transfer by taxi to airport or ferry terminal;

Optional bookings:

  • Many possibilities for excursions, recreation in Zanzibar ( booking in advance or on the spot );
  • Car or scooter rental in Zanzibar (booking in advance or on the spot);
  • Snorkel-& diving excursions and PADI courses (PADI Centre present in our resorts).

This trip does not include:

  • International air ticket (once you have booked a ticket, please send us your flight details with times and flight number);
  • Booking fee € 25.00 per invoice/booking;
  • Travel and medical insurance.
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