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Selous Safari Ras Kutani Beach
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days in Luxury
Location: Tanzania Selous Safari Ras Kutani Beach Package
Price: from £2,770 pp
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Selous Safari Ras Kutani Beach package of 7 Nights takes you to Tanzania’s Southern reserve, the Selous Game Reserve and
the tranquil Indian Ocean shores of Tanzania.

Only 25km south of the bustling city of Dar es Salaam lies a slice of paradise –  Ras Kutani rests between the deserted shores of the Indian Ocean and the quiet inlets of a freshwater lagoon, creating the perfect barefoot hideaway.

With a choice of walks along the beach, through the coastal forest ; the opportunity to boogie board or kayak, or to watch turtles hatch or catch a glimpse of a passing humpback whale, there is always plenty to do between relaxing.

 
In the Selous you will spot elephants, buffalos, leopards and large prides of lions as well as wild dogs. You will enjoy both day and night game drives, as well as walking safaris and boat trips along the river.

Selous Safari Ras Kutani Beach Highlights

  • Safari in Tanzania’s most remote and beautiful wilderness area
  • Thrill in unique and untamed wilderness in search of giraffe, elephants, lions, wild dogs and more.
  • A wonderful combination of Tanzania’s Selous Safari combined with the glorious Indian Ocean beach of Ras Kutani.
  • SELOUS SAFARI RAS KUTANI BEACH ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Arrive Dar-es-Salaam
    Flight from Dar-es-Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
    3 Nights Full Board at Siwandu Camp Selous (Premium)
    Flight Selous to Dar-es-Salaam
    4 nights Full Board at Ras Kutani Beach
    Depart from Dar-es-Salaam

  • Siwandu Safari Camp – Selous

    The luxury Siwandu Safari Camp offers panoramic views across the lake on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, just off the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. The camp’s fascinating history includes a private visit from the Prince of Wales and his two young sons. Siwandu is perfect for immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with bush luxury.
  • Ras Kutani Beach Resort

    Ras Kutani Resort lies between the shores of the Indian Ocean and the quiet inlets of a freshwater lagoon, creating your perfect barefoot hideaway.
    Ras Kutani emanates from the never-ending stretches of white sand, broken only by footprints and the lapping of the cool blue waves; this sought-after beach solitude is the foundation of pure relaxation.
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  • SELOUS GAME RESERVE

    Selous is the largest Reserve in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Landscaped to perfection by nature’s hand it remains protected from human impact due to its remote and vast 50,000 km2 terrain. With its associated wetlands, lakes and swamps, it’s one of the most outstanding and unique ecological systems in the world. Due to this unique ecosystem the Selous Game Reserve is honored as a World Heritage Site. The reserve is named after Frederick Courtney Selous, British Officer, Explorer, Hunter and Conservationist who was born on 31 December 1851.

  • BEST TIME TO GO ON A SELOUS SAFARI

    The best time to visit Selous is in the dry season between June and October. All the lodges close down their operations in the months of March and reopen in June.

  • RAS KUTANI BEACH ADD-ON TO A TANZANIA SAFARI

    For the ultimate Southern Tanzania Safari, why not combine the wilds of Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park with a few nights at Ras Kutani Beach.  Contact us to design your tailor-made package.

Selous Safari Ras Kutani Beach

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Siwandu
Arrive Dar es Salaam Airport.

Connect your 45 minutes flight to Selous Game Reserve from the domestic terminal.

On arrival Selous Airstrip, met on arrival and transfer to your luxury Camp. You will have time to settle into your tented suite overlooking Lake Nzerakera before a two course lunch is served.

In the afternoon embark on your first game activity followed by camp fire drinks, a decadent three course dinner under the stars and a peaceful sleep with the noises of the bush just beyond the canvas.

Day 2-3: Siwandu

With early morning tea or coffee and freshly baked biscuits delivered to your tent by your butler, you can prepare for a day of adventure and exploring the Selous reserve after breakfast.

Siwandu offers a wide range of game activities. Discover the landscape in 4WD open sided game vehicles, led by an expert driver guide. Alternatively take a languid boat cruise on the lake and the Rufiji River tributaries; venture close and watch animals from a different perspective. Or perhaps you wish to feel the thrill of a dawn game walk and have the opportunity to engage with the smaller habitats and ecosystems.

 
Day 4:Siwandu – Ras Kutani

From the magic of the bush to the serenity of the beach, this morning you wave goodbye to the plains game and wild dogs of Selous and fly back to Dar es Salaam followed by a fascinating road journey through market towns before arriving in the haven of Ras Kutani, 25 km south of Dar es Salaam.

Cast your shoes aside and relax into beach living with BBQ lunches, sunset cocktails and delicious private dinners while feeling the sand between your toes.

Day 5-7: Ras Kutani

Wake up to the glowing sunrise and the chatter of monkeys in the trees, which cocoon your room. Ras Kutani is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean and lies next to a fresh water lagoon with a backdrop of a virgin coastal forest so you can fully repose in the pure natural world.

Ras Kutani’s keynote is relaxation, escape from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in this peaceful sanctuary but there are a few activities including a trip to the spa for a rejuvenating massage, or try boogie boarding, kayaking on the lagoon, venture for a forest or beach walk, snorkel on the shore-side shipwreck or a visit a local village.

Ras Kutani is also lucky enough to host turtles, who lay their nests on the white sand beach so guests may have the opportunity to watch hatchings during the months of June to August

Day 8: Ras Kutani – Dar es Salaam

With your luggage packed, depart Ras Kutani by car to Dar es Salaam where you can connect your international flight home.

 



Siwandu Camp – Selous Game Reserve (Premium)

The luxury Siwandu Safari Camp offers panoramic views across the lake on the banks of Lake Nzerakera, just off the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. For an intimate bush experience, Siwandu is perfect for immersing oneself in unspoilt nature with bush luxury.

 
The spacious canvas tents , not only allows for constant air-flow, but also enables guests to gaze upon the animals as they saunter past. Observe them while reclining on the majestic king sized bed under the overhead fan or from the open-air stargazer.  Solar-heated showers adjoin the en suite bathrooms.

Activities include game drives, boat safaris on the Rufiji River, balloon safaris, guided walking safaris through magnificent scenery and cultural tours.

Ras Kutani Beach Resort (Premium)

Cottages
Ras Kutani’s nine beach cottages are scattered on either side of the main building, all with ocean views and gentle breezes. Under the thatch, a spacious veranda unfurls with comfortable kikoi seating and lazy-making hammocks. The hard wood shutters lead through to the beautifully decorated interiors; the majestic double bed and fan surrounded by a billowing mosquito net and on to the generous ensuite bathroom.

 
Suites
Perched on the hillside and offering definitive privacy, are four secluded suites. Steps from the main building take guests further up into the coastal forest, to their own secluded hideaway, where the only company you have are the chattering monkeys. The cascading panoramic view down to the ocean is the quintessential tropical backdrop to the private plunge pool and array of outside seating.

 

Hill House
The perfect way to end a family holiday or weekend is a stay at the family house. As the name suggests, it too is situated above the main camp with blissful sea views. The house comprises of two spacious ensuite rooms, linked by an expansive terrace with built in seating;

 

SEASON PER PERSON    
01 Nov – 14 Dec 2017
 £ 2,770.00    
15 Dec – 07 Jan 2018
 £ 3,370.00    
08 Jan – 15 Mar
 £ 2,770.00    
       
       
     

Included in the Safari Cost:

Full Board Accommodation 7 Nights / 8 Days
Daily Game drives & activities
Internal flights Dar-es-Salaam /Selous /  Dar-es-Salaam
Guaranteed Window Seat on game drives in 4×4 safari vehicle
All transfers / game drives with professional driver-guides

Safari cost excludes:

International Flights – contact us for sale fares on your travel dates
Tanzania Visa Charges – US$ 50 per person
items of a personal nature such as drinks, gratuities etc.

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