12 Days: Selous and Quilalea Private Island, Mozambique

12 DAYS: SELOUS AND QUILALEA PRIVATE ISLAND MOZAMBIQUE

Visit: Selous Game Reserve and Quilalea Island

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12 DAYS: SELOUS AND QUILALEA PRIVATE ISLAND, MOZAMBIQUE

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

The ultimate relaxation private safari away from the crowds to the hidden gem of a reserve in southern Tanzania – Selous Game reserve combined with blissful beach experience in Quilalea Private Island located on the Quirimbas archipelago in Mozambique. The Quirimbas is most easily reached from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, making more sense to combine this with a safari in southern Tanzania.

The best time to take this package is between June and October. At this time, rainfall is at the  lowest and temperatures at their best at Quirimbas. Wildlife viewing in Selous Game Reserve is best from late June to October. It is dry season and wildlife is easier to spot since animals gather at water resources and vegetation is thinner.

DAY

ACTIVITIES

HOTELS AND MEALS

ONE

Meet & greet at the airport
Private transfer to the hotel

 

Southern Sun Hotel

TWO

Light Aircraft Transfer to Selous Game Reserve

Afternoon game drives

 

Azura Selous Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THREE

Selous Game Reserve Tours
Boat Rides, Walking safaris

Azura Selous Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR

Selous Game Reserve Tours
Boat Rides, Walking safaris

Azura Selous Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FIVE

Light Aircraft Transfer to Pemba, Mozambique

Azani Pemba Beach
Breakfast

SIX

Helicopter Transfer Pemba to Quilalea Island

 

 

Azura Quilalea Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SEVEN

Beach Activities at Quilalea Private Island
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving
Daily Cocktails

Azura Quilalea Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

EIGHT

Beach Activities at Quilalea Private Island
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving
Daily Cocktails

Azura Quilalea Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

NINE

Beach Activities at Quilalea Private Island
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving
Daily Cocktails

Azura Quilalea Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TEN

Beach Activities at Quilalea Private Island
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Diving
Daily Cocktails

Azura Quilalea Villas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ELEVEN

Helicopter Transfer to Pemba
Light Aircraft Transfer to Dar Es Salaam

Southern Sun Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

TWELVE

Airport Transfer

Breakfast

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAR ES SALAAM

Upon arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport, you are met by our representative and transfer to a hotel of your choice.  Booked on Bed and breakfast.  Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 2: AIR TRANSFER FROM DAR TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Pick up from Dar es Salaam city center and transfer to Dar es Salaam Airport for departure on a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be met by Azura Selous  representative and transferred to the safari camp for lunch. This evening, you will an opportunity to participate in a game drive in the Selous. Dinner and overnight at Azura Selous.

Azura Selous is a camp with lots of style, intimacy and wow factor, with stunning tented villas overlooking the Ruaha river with its resident hippo, where you have varied and exciting game drives exploring the spectacular Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy private dinners under the stars, classic and private sundowners – this is a much loved honeymoon haven. Space and privacy is our signature – this is classic authentic Africa at its very best.

DAY 3: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives – exploring the bush in customized open-side  4wd safari vehicles.

Water buck, southern reed buck and bush buck are common in the Selous Reserve. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent in this area.  All activities, meals and overnight at Azura Selous.

DAY 4: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

After breakfast accompany an armed ranger on a waking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds of a walking safari is a special treat that will long live in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to “shoot” them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of heroes, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants. Meals and overnight at your safari camp or lodge.

DAY 5: AIR TRANSFER TO PEMBA - MOZAMBIQUE

This morning, after breakfast,  you will be transferred to the airport for the light aircraft flight back to Dar es Salaam. You may opt to have an early lunch before connecting a flight to Pemba, Mozambique.  Upon arrival, meet and greet and transfer to Avani Pemba Beach Hotel for the night.

DAY 6: AIR TRANSFER TO QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO MOZAMBIQUE

From Pemba,  you will connect with your helicopter flight to Azura at Quilalea Private Island.

Situated in the southern region of the Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura at Quilalea is a private marine sanctuary consisting of 2 spectacular tropical Indian Ocean islands, the main island being 35 hectares in size. In keeping with the uninhabited nature of the island, the retreat consists of only 9 villas, accommodating 18 guests at any one time.

DAY 7 TO 10: QUILALEA ISLAND, QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO, MOZAMBIQUE

The next 6 days are yours to relax and unwind on the beautiful Quilalea. This island has its own fully equipped for PADI scuba diving. Other activities include superb game fishing in the Mozambique channel, kayaking, island walks and spa therapies in a treatment room hanging over the sea.

To protect the marine sanctuary, the island does not offer motorized water sports such as water skiing or jet bikes. A half day trip to nearby Ibo Island is also a must for those who want to experience a slice of traditional Mozambican culture.

DAY 11: AIR TRANSFER BACK TO DAR

Today you will return by helicopter to Pemba in time for your flight to Dar es Salaam where you will spend one more night in East Africa, at your hotel of choice in Dar es Salaam, mainland Tanzania, before leaving the next morning.

DAY 7 TO 12: FLIGHT BACK HOME

Today, depending on your flight schedule, will be transferred to the airport to connect with your home-bound flight.

DATES

2 PEOPLE

4 PEOPLE

6 PEOPLE

02 Jan to 31 Mar 2019
01 Nov to 15 Dec 2019

$8990

01 Apr to 30 May 2019

$8350

01 Jun to 31 Oct 2019
16 Dec to 01 Jan 2020

$8990

Important to Know

  • This tour can’t be booked by solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.
12 DAYS FROM USD 8,350 PER PERSON

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION:
Dar es Salaam /  Dar es Salaam

 

DEPARTURE TIME:
Flexible

 

 

WEAR:
Comfortable cotton clothing, safari hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Avoid dark coloured clothes in Tarangire National Park as they attract Tsetse flies

INCLUDED:

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Park Entrance fees where applicable
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT

NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

 

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