12Days safari Nyerere(Selous)/Kilwa/Mtwara/Bagamoyo

12 Day safari


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Day 1

Arrival in Dar International Airport meet and greet with driver guide, then transferred to check in at Tiffany Diamond Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast.

Tiffany Diamond Hotels a spacious luxury rooms and suites at -Indira Gandhi/Morogoro Road are bathed in natural light. The contemporary interior design, in-room facilities and luxury amenities provide the highest level of comfort.

Day 2

Day at leisure in Dar es salaam, enjoy and experience the Indian ocean see breeze, overnight at Tiffany Diamond Hotel basing on bed and breakfast

Extra activities (City tours in Dar) at extra cost, price not included on the quote;


Dar City tours depending on the time proposed, guided tour  visiting Uhuru Torch, Mnazi MmojaClock TowerAskari MonumentNational Museum, Botanical GardenOcean Road Hospital Complex, State House ,Fish MarketSecretarial BuildingAzania Lutheran, Atman House (White Father House),Dar es Salaam HarbourKariakoo MarketMakumbusho Village MuseumMwenge Craft Market, SlipwayTinga Tinga Painting centre ,Dar es Salaam University

Day 3

After breakfast, depart to Selous /Nyerere NP arrival for lunch, Afternoon boat safari. Check in at Selous River Camp base on full board. 

The Selous River Camp is located near the border of the Reserve and has beautiful view on the river. Accommodation is in self-contained mud huts.
Each unique mud hut was built using material sourced locally and built by local craftsmen using traditional techniques. The thatched roofs and mud walls keep the mud huts cool during the heat of the day and help the Mud hut blend into the surrounding bush. The beautiful rustic furniture and decor inside the rooms were all made by hand in camp, mostly from natural materials found close by. Bedspreads and curtains are all made by our local tailor from Tanzanian Kitenge cloth. The rooms are softly lit in the evenings with paraffin lamps.

Day 4

After breakfast, explore the Reserve by vehicle, full day game drive with packed lunch. Return to the Camp for dinner and overnight –(Selous River Camp -  Mudhut).

Few other safaris in Tanzania evoke the romance, mystique and spiritual delight of the African bush as one in the Nyerere National Park. Embracing 54,000 square km of south-western Tanzania, it is one of the largest protected wilderness reserve on the continent, three times larger than the Serengeti and twice the size of Belgium. Named after the legendary 19th century explorer and hunter Frederick Courtney Selous, the reserve was founded by the German colonial administration in 1905. It was later expanded to include traditional elephant migration routes and accommodate the vast herds of buffalo that roam this remote, untouched corner of Africa.

Day 5

Depart from Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve), drive to Kilwa. Evening relax at the Beach, check in at Kimbilio Lodge for dinner and overnight

The lodge is located on the Kilwa beach in Masoko Bay, just on the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful and still unspoiled corners of the world. “Kimbilio” indeed means “safe heaven” in Swahili. The beach is candid white, and water is crystal clear.
Kilwa is a paradise for diving, yet its location is also ideal for excursions towards the amazing ancient ruins from the past centuries. Kilwa first historical foundation dates back to 9th century and has been a very important commercial center from 9th to 16th century and Kilwa is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bungalows are round circled with real African makuti roof and the inheritance of the African mudhouses has been preserved, although with the modern comforts. Each bungalow allows the visitor to have a private sea view.
The lodge offers diving and various excursions.
Our restaurant serve ONLY-SEAFOOD. 

Day 6

After breakfast, Half day tour options, return to Kimbilio Lodge for dinner and overnight
Option 1: The tour starts with:

·       Visiting the ruins where you will see German, Indian, English and Arabic architecture, the slave market, slave prison and the loading bay for slaves.

·       Then proceed to Old port and a slaves hanging tree also used in German colonial times to hang rebels.

·       Finally visit hippos where you will be given a welcome by hippo’s water splash.

Option 2: Start your tour with:

·       Canoe where traditional fishing can be practiced and get magnificent view of Kilwa ruins from the ocean. While canoeing near the Mangrove forest try to explore water birds, Kingfishers and many other bird species found in the area.

·       Proceed to Salt farm and learn how locals harvest salt from the Indian Ocean water.

·       After your half day tour, relax and take a delicious local lunch with a lot of sea stuff. Remember, this is a home of Sea foods.

Day 7 & 8

After breakfast proceed to Mikindani (Mtwara old Town) with lunch boxes. Together with guided Mikindani tour. Check in at The Old Boma at Mikindani for dinner and overnight 

A national monument, the Old Boma is a 100 year old fort, beautifully restored into a comfortable hotel with up to date facilities, whilst retaining its original features and charm. It is located on the side of a hill overlooking the Indian Ocean, providing breathtaking views from dawn to dusk. The spacious guest-rooms are furnished with hand-carved beds, Tinga Tinga paintings and other local handicrafts and are kept cool by high ceilings and thick walls, coupled with ceiling fans. Most rooms have a balcony with a sea or jungle view. Hotel facilities include a large swimming pool surrounded by Frangipani and Flame trees. A pool side bar is available, with the Old Courthouse providing shaded seating. Diving is available at the nearby eco2, a fully equipped dive centre which operates a fitted fibreglass dive boat and traditional African sailing dhow. The dive centre follows the highest standard of safety procedures. VHF radios provide communication between dive boats and the shore and a full medical kit, oxygen unit and life jackets are kept onboard each boat. The dive centre has full liability insurance and is a member of the Diver Alert Network (DAN). Snorkelling and diving is conducted outside of Mikindani Bay and inside the Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park. Normally they dive twice a day although a third dive or a night dive can be arranged. Diving in the marine park incurs a $10 per day entry fee. Training is provided for all PADI SCUBA courses up to instructor level. 

Day 9

After breakfast return to Dar es Salaam from Mtwara with packed lunch. Check in at Tiffany Diamond Hotel for stopover.

Day 10 & 11


Depart to Bagmoyo historical town, check in at Firefly Bagamoyo base on bed and breakfast.

Strolling through Bagamoyo’s narrow, unpaved streets takes you back to the mid-19th century, when the town was one of the most important settlements along the East African coast and the terminus of the trade caravan route linking Lake Tanganyika with the sea.

Our tour will start  with The Boma

Impressive two-storey building topped by crenellations, constructed in a U-shape in 1897.They are pointed arches on the ground floor. This was built by the Germans as the colonial administration headquarters of the first capital of the German East Africa and the Governors residence. The building exhibits strong tangible evidence of colonialism in Tanzania. The architecture of this great monument is typical of German architecture by this period. The district commissioner’s office was located in the Boma until the heavy rain fell in 1997. People say they heard crash all over Bagamoyo when the balcony joists, collapsed under the heavy loads of water and after a long period of poor maintenance.

Then visit, Bomani: The German Colonial administration headquarters, as a memorial site for the first German East African Capital.  

The first stone building /Old Fort
Oldest surviving stone building in bagamoyo built in 1860 by Abdallah suleiman Marhabi, a local Arab trader. It was originally Sultan Barghash of Zanzibar fortified the private residence of Marhabi.This building located in the north/west of the town at one point and in1870 its dimension was expanded to be the residence of Sultan's representatives together with his office and the Arab colonial prison. This building commands a strong history in terms of architecture. In fact Islamic architecture can be best seen from this building. The old fort has associations with slave trade.initially its function was to hold slaves before being shipped to Zanzibar.it has underground passage through which slaves were herded to dhows on the shore. It was later taken over by Sewa Haji, an influential Indian businessman, who presented it to the Germans in 1894

Plaque infront of BOMA
A plaque set up near the beach which commemorates the first expedition, undertaken by the British explorers Richard Burton and John Speke, who set off from here on 27th June 1857

Other places to visit are as per below:

German Grave Yard:  the historical place where the German soldiers were buried.

Then proceed to visit Kaole Ruins: The Roman Catholic historical museum and the chapel which housed Dr Livingstone’s body before it was shipped to Westminster Abbey in London.

There is also a palm fringed sand beach with international hotel resorts

Bagamoyo Museum: It is a small museum, which displays Bagamoyo history in relation to its contact with foreigners. It has old photographs, documents and relics from slave trade. On the same compound there is a small chapel know as Anglican church of Holly Cross.
The church is famous for being a place where the remains of David Livingstone were laid before taken to Zanzibar
 en route to Westminster abbey for burial.

College of Arts: Is the only major arts college in Tanzania, teaching various fields: dancing, music, drama and painting. It is situated along the Kaole road, close to Kaole ruins.

German Hanging place
By the beach below the fortified house is the small pyramid marking what has become known as the “German Hanging Place”. Monument reminding the supporters of Bushiri who were hanged to death here in December 1889. This is the place where during the colonial period people who were found guilty of misconduct used to be hanged.

The German cemetary
There are 20 graves dating from 1889 and most Germans who were killed by the uprising (Arab and local) led by Bushiri. Bushiri bin Salim incited an uprising of coastal Arab slave traders against harsh German colonizers in German East Africa. Hermann Von Wissmann (1853-1905), a noted African explorer was appointed German commissioner of East Africa in 1888 and order to put down the uprising. In early 1889, he arrived on the German East African coast with 600 Sudanese troops and proceeded to engage the rebel Arabs in scrimmage. In May 1889 Wissmann was ready to attack the headquarters of Bushiri in Nzole, not far from Bagamoyo. The attack started on the 8th of May, Bushiri fled. Many German soldiers were killed who now rest in the German cemetery. December 1889, Wissmann’s forces stormed and took Bagamoyo, a rebel stronghold, and Bushiri was captured and hung. While Wissmann was reestablishing order on land, the Germans, joined by the British, carried out a blockade of the coast, preventing the export of slaves and the import of weapons by the Arabs. By 1890, Wissmann had completely suppressed the rebels.

Mwanamakuka cemetary

The evidence of the early settlement in Bagamoyo, oldest tombs dating back to 1793 and later tombs date’s back 1813

The LUKU House
do slender iron columns and a central double door, this building served as first German colonial administrative center, support an old 2-storey building with an awning.

The Wissmann monument
The monument was built in 1894 and was dismantled in 1946 by the British.

 The Arab coffee house

Abdallah Marhabi, an influential Arab merchant, constructed the building around 1860.Originally it was used as an Arabian cafe, where people could have their tea or coffee. Since then it has used as a hospital and is currently used as an office. In the 1900s it was extended with two wings on the back.

Ruvu River Delta: well known as Ruvu River basin, an ornithological paradise with a lot bird species, Hippo's and other reptiles can be seen here. It is only reached by boat.

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(Per Person sharing)


  • Safari Vehicle and English speaking professional guide;
  • transfer in Dar
  • All specified Accommodation
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Meals unless specified
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Alcohol drinks
  • International flight
  • Drinks & Beverages


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