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Great Southern Tour

Grassroots Safaris takes you out to the less visited parts of Tanzania: the southern coast, the hinterland, and the big lakes. We’re keen on showing you the spectacular Selous game reserve, Swahili culture and history as well as ‘Afrika ya ukweli’ – the real Africa.

Day 1: Early morning departures from Dar es Salaam to Selous with Jimbiza lodge for lunch and proceed with boat safari till sunset. Dinner and overnight in Jimbiza lodge.

Day 2: After breakfast, a full day game drive in Selous Game Reserve with packed picnic lunch inside the park. Dinner and overnight at Jimbiza lodge.

Day 3: After early breakfast, walking safari accompanied by a local expert guide and an experienced ranger, here you will have the chance to touch the wild. After lunch, drive to Kilwa Masoko and arrival for beach relaxation. Dinner and overnight will be at Kimbilio Lodge.

Day 4: After breakfast, transferred by local dhow to Kilwa Kisiwani visit the old ruins until lunch time at the lodge. After lunch, you have alternative option of hippo cruise or sandbank (only one can be offered)   or chilling at the beach. Dinner and overnight at Kimbilio Lodge.


Day 5: Early breakfast, depart for Kilwa Kivinje to sightsee the old colonial buildings and crumbling remains of ancient Omani buildings and the German Boma with packed lunch. After lunch drive back to Dar es Salaam.

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