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A few suggested itineraries upon which to base your safari. These can be copied, tweaked, modified or ignored according to taste,

Selous Safari - Four days/ Three nights ex-Dar/ Arusha/ Nairobi

An opportunity to take an in-depth exploration of Africa's largest game reserve, staying at the camp of your choice. Over the four days, there are opportunities to take boat safaris, walking safaris in addition to the classic 4WD game drive that provides the mainstay of the safari experience.

A longer stay allows time to experience a wider exploration and appreciation of this park, combining the different excursions with different regions and times of day for the full Selous experience.

Mafia Escape - Three days or more ex-DSM or Selous

A perfect conclusion to the dream Tanzanian safari is a few days relaxing on Mafia Island. Gilded with deserted beaches and Tanzania's first marine park, there are also the added attractions of history, mangrove walks, village visits to ensure the continued integrity of your Tanzanian visit. A selection of lodges, a wealth of dive sites and a calm peace that is no longer guaranteed in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Explorer - Five Days ex-Dar/ Arusha/ Nairobi
Despite the recent gains in popularity, Zanzibar still holds a rightful place amongst the pantheon of global destinations. The fascinating cross-cultural mixes at work have forged an inentity neither African nor Arabic, but distinctly unique.

This trip takes in a few days of history amongst the tumbling streets of Stone Town and Spice plantations of the island before finishing on the beach for a few days of relaxation. A selection of properties allow us to tailor this to the client's budget.

Wild At Heart -Eight days Selous/ Ruaha ex-Dar es Salaam/ Zanzibar

An opportunity to explore Tanzania's two largest protected areas of natural wilderness, and experience as wide a cross-section of wildlife as can be found on the African continent. Staying at permanent tented camps in each park, we set out to explore these vast tracts of uninhabited bush, reliving the time-honoured safari style that only authentic wilderness can provide.
Choice of camps make the expensive airfares easier to swallow and the standards can be chosen by the client.

The Ape Escape - Eight days in Mahale/ Katavi ex-Arusha/ DSM

A trip into the wild west of Tanzania, deep in the heart of the continent and far from the madding crowds. Three nights at Mahale Camp, tracking chimpanzees, trekking through rainforests, relaxing on beaches amidst the lush embrace of a genuine African Eden. To start with.
Then to Katavi for a million game-filled acres per person of wilderness. Game-viewing of a biblical scale, luxury camps with silver-service mealtimes and as definitive a safari experience as can be had in modern times.
Not a cheap safari, but more than worth the expense and the travel for those with the means. Possibly my favourite safari, and that of Bill Gates when he was here.

Holy Trinity of Safaris - Twelve Days in Mahale, Katavi and Selous ex-DSM/ Arusha

The safari dream team in one itinerary, with chimps on foot, limitless herds on vast, deserted plains from a 4WD vehicle and boat safaris along the Rufiji River past huge pods of hippo and a procession of wildlife come down to drink. Not for the faint of wallet, simply because of the bushplanes and limited choices of accommodation around, it is still as fine a safari as can be had anywhere on the continent. If you're coming this far….