AITO: The Association of Independent Tour Operators


7 May 2015 - Safari and private island experience. Bookings must be made by 31st May for travel any time in 2015

Expert Africa, the UK’s leading safari specialist, has a remarkable offer on a 11-night Tanzania trip split between three fascinating areas: little-known Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park, where the dramatic scenery includes rolling hills, large open plains, groves of enormous baobabs and the wide Great Ruaha River; Africa’s largest game reserve, Selous, which offers superb big game safaris with excellent guiding; and Fanjove, a stunning island just south of the Mafia archipelago, previously inaccessible to all except a few local fishermen.

Three nights at Mdonya Old River Camp, Ruaha National Park
Very much integrated into its bush surroundings, this consciously simple camp is run by attentive staff and focuses largely on game drives in open-topped 4x4 vehicles. You’ll find all of the usual big game species here including elephant, large herds of buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah and even wild dog. In the evenings, guests gather around the campfire, which is surrounded by directors’ chairs, for a pre-dinner drink and to swap stories of the day.

Three nights at Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Selous Game Reserve
In a prime location overlooking Lake Manze in the heart of the game reserve, there’s a strong sense of wilderness at this rustic camp. As it’s far from any other camps, you rarely see other vehicles on game drives. You’ll likely see elephant, impala, hippos and buffalo from your tent, plus there are game drives, boat safaris and walking safaris (where your guide will explain tracks and animal droppings).

Three nights at Fanjove Private Island Lodge, Fanjove Island
Travellers have only had the opportunity to stay on and explore this island’s beautiful beaches and wildlife since 2013. This speck in the Indian Ocean – less than a kilometre long and with only six bandas – was previously uninhabited save for some local fishermen who used it as an occasional fishing base. For a private island experience with great diving and snorkelling – plus an important bird reserve – it’s an absolute gem.

This 11-night trip from Expert Africa usually costs from £4,631 pp but now costs from £3,726 pp – a saving of £905 pp. This is based on two people sharing and includes overnight flights from London, all road/flight transfers in Africa, park fees, full board, and two game activities per day.

Speak to the team at Expert Africa* on 020 8232 9777 ( The specialist operator also covers Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, the Seychelles, the Cape of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.>p/>

Ends / 7 May 2015

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