Tanzania’s Luxury Hidden Gem Safari & Island

9 days
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  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing
  • Stay in exquisite accommodation throughout
  • Air transfers between lodges shorten travel time
  • Seaside adventures including dhow cruises & snorkelling
  • Ideal Bush & Beach itinerary


While the allure of Ruaha National Park's untamed wonders is unmistakable, the siren call of adventure can be answered with a captivating twist. Traverse from the rugged landscapes of Ruaha, where elephants roam against a backdrop of acacia-studded savannah, to the white-sand dreamscape of Mnemba Island. With our seamless coordination, your transition from the wild heart of Ruaha to the whispering palms of Mnemba is effortlessly orchestrated - providing an exquisite contrast that showcases the diverse splendors of Tanzania.

Your first four days will be spent at Jabali Ridge in Ruaha National Park, considered a hidden gem safari destination. This Tanzanian treasure is renowned for its remarkable diversity of wildlife, from solitary leopards to rare wild dogs. Unlike the more frequented parks, Ruaha’s exclusivity only adds to its appeal. In this far-flung landscape, you will be treated to Jabali’s luxury accommodation and when you’re not out ticking off your ‘must-see’ for wildlife, you can head to the spa and ease tensions with a hot-stone massage or cool off in the infinity pool.

The next leg of your journey takes you to the island jewel of Zanzibar, with its sun-kissed beaches, inviting waters and rich cultural tapestry. Your home for the next four nights is Mnemba Island Lodge – an escape that rejuvenates the soul and where you can celebrate life in a secluded tropical paradise.


  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

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Days 1 - 4: A Hidden Gem Safari Sojourn

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Days 1 - 4: A Hidden Gem Safari Sojourn | 4 Nights

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On arrival in Dar Es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, you will board a charter flight to the Ruaha Msembe Airstrip. From there, you will be met and transferred to Jabali Ridge.

In the heart of Tanzania's wild embrace, a stay at Jabali Ridge is an exquisite journey into the untamed beauty of Ruaha National Park. This hidden gem beckons with its rugged landscapes and untouched wilderness, while Jabali Ridge offers a front-row seat to this African masterpiece. As the burnt-orange sun rises over the vast savannah, casting a golden glow upon the ancient baobab trees, you'll feel an exhilarating sense of connection to the raw, unbridled nature that surrounds you.

Every moment spent at Jabali Ridge is a testament to luxury, seamlessly interwoven with the spirit of the African bush. Perched atop a rocky kopje, the lodge's elegant suites provide panoramic views of the sweeping plains below, while also offering a cocoon of comfort and style. The rhythm of the wild sets the backdrop for your adventures – set out on game drives led by experienced guides, as the park's inhabitants, from majestic lions to elusive cheetahs, paint the landscape with their stories.

Ruaha National Park's allure lies in its exclusivity, and staying at Jabali Ridge is like having a secret haven within this untamed paradise. The call of the wild lulls you into a tranquil slumber, only to awaken your soul to the symphony of nature once more. A stay at Jabali Ridge in Ruaha National Park is an immersion into the heart of Africa, a journey that leaves footprints not just on the earth, but on your heart.

Days 5 - 8: An Exclusive Beach Retreat | 4 Nights

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Zanzibar, Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Your last morning spent in Ruaha comes to an end after breakfast, you will be transferred to Ruaha Msembe Airstrip for a charter flight back to Julius Nyerere National Airport. You will then fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar and be met on your arrival by a private vehicle that will take you to Mnemba Island Lodge.

This exclusive retreat embodies the essence of barefoot luxury, where sugary sands meet the gentle lapping waves, and time slows down to the rhythm of the tides. Your days here are a symphony of serenity, whether it's snorkelling in the vibrant coral reefs just off the shore, or simply savoring the moment in your private beachfront banda, where the ocean breeze carries the promise of enchantment.

With attentive service that anticipates your every desire and an atmosphere of serene seclusion, Mnemba Island Lodge promises an escape that lingers in your heart long after the journey ends – a true sanctuary for those seeking solace and adventure in perfect harmony.

Day 9: Your Luxury Bush & Beach Retreat Concludes

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On your final day in Zanzibar and after a delicious breakfast, you will take a charter flight from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport back to Julius Nyerere International Airport for your onward travel arrangements. We hope to welcome you back to Africa again soon!

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  • All domestic transfers and flights
  • Fully inclusive accommodation
  • Game drives and other selected activities
  • Park fees and levies
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2023-07-01 — 2023-09-30 $15,845
2023-10-01 — 2023-10-31 $13,385
2023-11-01 — 2023-11-30 $11,880
2023-12-01 — 2023-12-20 $15,845
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.
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