Serengeti & Selous

Arusha, Ngorongoro, Maswa Wildlife Reserve & Selous Game Reserve

Combining Tanzania's highlights, starting in the North with the renowned Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti, and ending in the vast Selous Game Reserve. Start at Kilimanjaro International Airport and end at Dar es Salaam.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Ngorongoro Crater
- Remote locations
- Migration madness at Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp
- Boating on the Ruaha River
- Diverse landscape and wildlife experiences

SEASON

JANUARY - MARCH: SECRET SEASON
We love this time of the year in Tanzania. Between the short rains in November and the long rains in April/May, it is the warmest time of the year with beautiful days. This was traditionally the high season before the 'migration fixation' and now offers great value and wonderful weather. The wildebeest are in the Southern parts of the Serengeti to give birth to their young.

APRIL - JUNE: RAINY SEASON
Too often travellers want a guarantee of no rain! But for those who are not afraid of a few showers, this is a lovely time to travel. Please note that many camps are closed during April and May.
Azura Selous is closed 1 April - 31 May | Legendary Serengeti Camp is closed 1 - 15 May

JULY - SEPTEMBER: PEAK SAFARI SEASON
Days are lovely and warm with cooler nights and very little rain. This makes for our peak safari season and therefore we do suggest making your bookings well in advance.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
One of our best seasons to visit Tanzania and it is the perfect time for travellers who are not bound by school holidays. These are wonderful months and can be getting hot and dry before the November short rains - the Selous in particular can be very hot at this time.

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Road transfer to Legendary Lodge.

STAY: 1 night Legendary Lodge  

PLAY: A beautiful, tranquil coffee plantation in lush gardens. Perfect place to regroup before safari.

MOVE: Fly Arusha Airport to Manyara airstrip with Coastal. Road transfer from Manyara airstrip to Gibb’s Farm.

STAY: 3 nights Gibb's Farm

PLAY: The perfect place to unwind with the soothing rhythms of the farm. Experience a sense of place as you recline on your private verandah, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest or explore the back roads of Karatu. Also a perfect base to venture into the Ngorongoro Crater (rates apply). 

MOVE: Road transfer Gibb's Farm to Manyara airstrip. Fly to Mwiba airstrip with Coastal. 4x4 safari to Mobile Camp. 

STAY: 3 nights Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp, Maswa

PLAY: A beautiful, traditional tented camp that moves with the migration within the Serengeti eco-system ensuring prime locations to witness the migration throughout the year. Guests enjoy a private safari vehicle and local guide with unlimited game drives and bush walks (permitted in Maswa only).

The location of Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp depends on the time of year. For the costing of this itinerary it is in Maswa, however, please take note of its various locations throughout the year:

  • DEC to APR the camp is in South Serengeti (Mwiba airstrip)
  • mid-MAY to mid-JUL the camp is in West Serengeti (Grumeti airstrip)
  • mid-JUL to NOV the camp is in North Serengeti (Kogatende airstrip)

MOVE: 4x4 safari to Mwiba airstrip. Fly with Coastal FAST Class to Sumbazi airstrip in the Selous Game Reserve (via Ruaha). 4x4 safari to Azura Selous. 

STAY: 3 nights Azura Selous

PLAY: Enjoy a sophisticated safari in a remote wilderness with 4x4 safaris, walking, fishing, boating and signature Azura-style attention to detail.

MOVE: 4x4 safari to Sumbazi airstrip. Fly to Dar es Salaam Airport with Coastal. Depart ex Dar es Salaam on your international flight.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON TO ZANZIBAR

MOVE: Fly from Sumbazi airstrip in the Selous Game Reserve to Zanzibar via Dar Es Salaam with Coastal Aviation.

STAY: 4 nights White Sand or other Zanzibar property

PLAY: Enjoy the white sands and palm trees of Zanzibar's beaches for the perfect end to your Serengeti & Selous adventure.

MOVE: Fly from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam. Depart ex Dar on your international flight.

AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

For assistance with availability and logistics, please contact us.

journeys@classic-portfolio.com | +27 21 876 2153 or +27 21 201 3869

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Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. Within this vast wilderness, Azura Selous offers an authentic African safari that is stylish, personal and filled with lots of wow factor. There is nothing like Azura Selous, in terms of style or concept, in southern Tanzania. The Selous is the best kept secret waiting to be discovered. At the elegant main camp area a stunning infinity pool overlooks the Ruaha River while the 12 air-conditioned tented villas offer every creature comfort as well as opulent stone bathrooms and private plunge pools. The beauty of being in the western Selous, hour..

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