Experience the unspoilt Selous Game Reserve and amazing Quilalea Private Island on this 10-day safari and beach holiday. Enjoy the peaceful views and varied game activities as you spend a few days in the Selous Game Reserve, which is a World Heritage Site.

Embark on a game drive, boat cruise, or game walk through this stunning, lesser-visited glame park. Next, fly to the spectacular Quilalea Island in Mozambique's tropical Quirimbas Archipelago. Relax on white sandy beaches, explore exquisite coral reefs in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, or go deep-sea fishing.

It all adds up to 10 of secluded and remote bliss, perfect for a honeymoon or similarly romantic occasion.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Unique safari & beach escape
  • Stay in luxury overlooking the Rufiji River
  • See hippos from your cottage
  • Experience a walking & boat safari 
  • Head to a barefoot beach paradise
  • Fresh seafood & equisitive coral reefs
  • Helicopter transfer from Pemba to Quilalea

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Make your way to the Selous Game Reserve

Arrive at the Dar es Salaam Airport and board a scheduled chartered flight to the Selous Game Reserve. Transfer from the airstrip by open game vehicle to Sand Rivers Selous.

Settle into your tented safari suite and marvel at the tranquil views of the Rufiji River from your private verandah. Keep an eye out for the river's resident inhabitants, including hippos and crocodiles.

Days 2-3

Discover the wildlife in Selous

Spend the day exploring in open 4x4 vehicles or go on a walking safari in the company of your knowledgeable guide. Fishing and boating are also among the list of things to do, not to mention excellent bird watching.

Lazy afternoons can be spent beside the pool or reading on your verandah. Visit the game-viewing platform for great photo opportunities. Toast a perfect day while watching the sunset before you sit down for a delicious dinner.

Day 4

Flying to Dar es Salaam

This morning, transfer back to the airstrip for your flight to Dar es Salaam.

Make your way to the Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel, which is situated in the heart of this bustling Tanzanian city where you spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5

Fly to Quilalea Private Island

Today, you fly to Pemba on Mozambique's wild north coast before catching an Azura helicopter transfer to Quilalea Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. Once you land, you check into the beautiful Kaskazi Villa.

Days 6-9

Experience paradise in the Quirimbas Archipelago

Enjoy your pick of amazing dive sites just waiting to be explored. Snorkelling and diving equipment are available, and both experienced divers and beginners are welcome to enjoy the marvellous coral reefs.

Take a relaxing walk along the many hiking trails leading you through the coastal forests. Discover the island's vibrant wildlife, including samango monkeys, giant coconut crabs, turtles, and the many endemic bird species.

We also recommend guided or solo kayaking through the mangroves, or sailing trips in a traditional dhow. End a great day with dinner served on the beach.

Day 10

End in Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, fly back to Dar es Salaam for your connecting flight home. Your tour officially ends upon arrival at the House of Peace.


  • 3 nights at Sand Rivers Selous on a fully inclusive basis
  • 1 night at Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 5 nights at Azura @ Quilalea Private Island Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • All return air transfers


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

Sand Rivers Selous is closed from 16 March 2017 until 31 May 2017

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $9270
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $8280

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Ideal for luxury adventure seekers wanting something special - explore the remote and wild Selous then relax on your own exclusive 'castaway chic' private island."



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