Grab your partner's hand and jump into the sublime safari world of Southern Tanzania. It's rugged, wild, wonderfully romantic, and off-the-beaten-track. Explore Africa's largest game reserve, sip cocktails beside elephant covered floodplains, picnic alongside hippos, and lose track of the famed Big Five sightings. While Northern Tanzania attracts the crowds, the wildlife in Southern Tanzania is just as abundant. For those couples seeking adventure, this makes it the idyllic vacation for a romantic...
Dar es Salaam - Gentle Tanzania Introductions
Arrive in Tanzania and even its largest city you'll immediately feel the country's laid back style. You'll be picked up at the airport and transported directly to your luxury lodge. Skilled and discreet, your guide is adept at both unveiling Tanzania and giving you and partner all the space you need. The daily itinerary is always flexible. So long guided adventures can be blended with lots of idyllic private time that defines a romantic vacation. You can either spend the afternoon in the blissful grounds of the lodge, or go on a city exploration with your guide.
Mikumi National Park - Idyllic Safari Impressions
Mikumi National Park - Exploring Mikumi and a Serengeti-Like Landscape Without the Crowds
Udzungwa Mountains - Monkeys and Hiking
Ruaha National Park - Cultural Immersion in Remote Southern Tanzania
Ruaha National Park - The Unexplored Wilderness and Huge Elephants
Day 7 - 8
Ruaha National Park - Spectacular Safari Adventures
Selous - First Impressions of Africa's Largest Game Reserve
Selous - Exploring Selous Game Reserve By Boat
Selous - Exploring Selous Game Reserve on Long Game Drives
Selous - Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve
Dar es Salaam - Departure
- Spend four days exploring Africa's largest game reserve, the 50,000 square kilometer Selous is almost completely untouched and undisturbed
- Get lost in the abundant brilliance of Ruaha National Park, home to Tanzania's biggest elephant population and a thriving collection of predators
- Start the safari in idyllic Mikumi National Park, the endless grass landscape feeling like the Serengeti but without the crowds
- Blend all the rugged adventure with romantic treats, like massages while overlooking game filled plains, candlelit champagne dinners alongside hippos, and stargazing in private heated pools
- Explore seldom visited parts of Tanzania, the immense landscapes providing off-the-beaten-track journeys which rarely see other tourists
- Create a tailored daily itinerary that responds to your moods; rock climbing with monkeys or rafting past antelopes are two adventurous options, while spa treatments and sublime unwinding moments offer a different, romantic pace
- Dramatic archaeological history and local village encounters provide an interlude to the safari and another angle to Tanzania's remote world
Southern Tanzania's treasures remain completely unspoiled and untouched. They offer an unforgettable adventure for couples, affording opportunities to completely escape amidst the most dramatic big game landscapes on the planet. On this sublime 12 night luxury Tanzania trip, you'll explore Africa's largest game reserve, Tanzania's most remote national park, and a concoction of surreal destinations that dazzle with untamed abundance. This is a real African adventure for two. Yet it's also unrestricted you-and-me time. There are no tourists and the romance is elevated by dozens of little touches. Spa treatments overlook hippo-filled plains, luxurious camps stand miles from any other building, candlelit dinners for two are part of the daily itinerary and they always come with a bewitchingly wild soundtrack. And while it's not as famous as other destination, Southern Tanzania doesn't have any less of the wildlife. These unexplored landscapes not only combine an abundance of classic sights with elusive delights, it's more intimate when there are no other people around.
Kick off the adventure in Mikumi National Park, an iconic African landscape that feels a little like an undiscovered Serengeti. Tree-climbing lions, giraffe towers, wildebeest, zebra; Mikumi is alive with sublime first safari impressions, including an incredible abundance of eland, the world's largest antelope. The Udzungwa Mountains frame your safari adventure, a delightful backdrop of lush forested slopes; journey into these hills on day four. Black and white colobus monkeys cover the beautiful eco-camp, private walks reveal hypnotic scenes, and a tailored itinerary can include rock climbing, village tours, or wallowing in remote rainforest wilderness.
It's silent in Ruaha National Park. Then you turn a corner and a huge elephant herd emerges through the baobab trees, or a leopard brings a spine-tingling moment to the safari. This is the largest national park in Tanzania, an untrammeled terrain of safari adventure for two. Starlit dinners, cocktails in the bush, lions on a hunt, remote journeys; this is African safari encapsulated in three days of romance and unforgettable big game. And it's an almost completely exclusive experience. You and your partner are virtually alone in a national park widely regarded as Tanzania's best kept safari secret.
It gets better. A short scheduled flight catapults you into Africa's largest game reserve. Welcome to 50,000 square kilometers of undisturbed wilderness and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bursts with authenticity. Leopards, cheetahs, lions, buffalo, hippos, elephants; the reserve offers a seemingly unlimited supply of the continent's classic sights. But Selous is also where you discover the rare and elusive, like Black rhino, wild dog, and endemic bird species. Explore on foot, by boat, and take long game drives that heighten the senses to the drama of the wild. As always, safari thrill mingles with classic scenes of romance. Dip in a private pool beneath the stars, enjoy massages with views over the plains, and clink the glasses to four days of exquisite safari adventure.
Be sure to browse the safari tour reviews in Tanzania for further ideas of how to customize your trip.
$7,600 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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