The Best of Laba Laba
11 Nights Dar es Salaam, Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove
Experience the best of the South combined with a remote island holiday. Laba Laba has such an amazing circuit within their group, which you need to have a look at. Not only the best properties in Selous & Ruaha but also the finish of your stay on the newly renovated remote island of Fanjove.
DAR ES SALAAM
Start your itinerary with an overnight in Dar Es Salaam to get used to your next couple of days in Africa. There is no need to rush your best days of the year, rather take it slow and enjoy to the fullest.
Nyerere National Park, named in honor of Tanzania’s first President, Julius Nyerere, is a captivating wildlife reserve nestled in the heart of the country. Renowned for its diverse ecosystems, the park offers a mesmerizing blend of savanna, woodlands, and the majestic Rufiji River. Home to an array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and a myriad of bird species, but most unique for its lakes.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Dar-es-Salaam airport. You will be met inside the airport with a sign with your name and will be assisted with immigration clearance, baggage collection and escort to the driver. Transfer to a hotel for leisure after the flight.
DAY 2 – Breakfast and transfer to the airport for a flight departing to Nyerere National Park (former Selous Reserve). Meet your driver-guide on arrival and start the safari. Pontoon lunch – served on a small boat cruising on the lake. Afternoon game drive. Dinner.
DAY 3 – Breakfast and departure for a morning boat safari. Lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drive. Dinner
DAY 4 – Breakfast and departure for a morning game drive. Lunch at the camp. Afternoon game drive. This day you can also go fishing to the nearest lake (Catch and Release). Dinner
DAY 5 – Breakfast, morning game drive on the way to the airstrip. Departure to Ruaha National Park. Upon arrival at the park, meet your driver-guide, short transfer to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Early dinner and departure for a Night game drive.
We recommend for your overnight: Laba Laba Siwandu Camp
Ruaha National Park, situated in the rugged heart of Tanzania, beckons adventurers with its untamed beauty and extraordinary biodiversity. As the largest national park in the country, Ruaha is a wilderness haven where the Great Ruaha River winds through vast plains and rocky escarpments. This haven for wildlife shelters diverse species, from the iconic African elephants to rare antelopes and an abundance of bird life. For those seeking an authentic safari experience off the beaten path, Ruaha National Park promises an immersive encounter with nature’s grandeur.
DAY 6 – Morning walking safari and Breakfast. Leisure at the camp. Lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner
DAY 7 – Morning and afternoon game drives. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp
DAY 8 – Breakfast, morning game drive and departure from Ruaha to Mafia archipelago (Songo Songo island airstrip). Boat transfer to Fanjove Island
We recommend for your overnight: Jongomero Camp
Fanjove Island, an enchanting gem in the Indian Ocean, is a secluded paradise off the coast of Tanzania. Surrounded by turquoise waters and coral reefs, this pristine island offers a tranquil escape with its powdery white sands and swaying palms. Renowned for its untouched natural beauty, Fanjove invites visitors to indulge in a barefoot luxury experience, lately renovated by its new owners. Snorkeling in the vibrant coral gardens, strolling along deserted beaches, and relishing the serenity of this idyllic retreat make Fanjove Island a hidden treasure for those seeking a truly off-the-grid getaway.
DAY 9 – 11 Beach leisure at Fanjove Private Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel. You can go for the extra activities: snorkeling from the beach and by boat, kayaking, SUP, island walk, sandbank picnic, one sunset dhow sail trip and one marine boat safari, diving and fishing.
DAY 12 Breakfast. Boat transfer to Songo Songo island airstrip for the flight to Dar-es-Salaam for the on wards international flight
We recommend for your overnight: Fanjove Island