Beaches, Safari and Arabian Treasures in Tanzania & Oman

Embark on a magical nine-night journey through Tanzania and Zanzibar curated by our team of travel experts. You’ll uncover unique wildlife and stunning landscapes before heading to Oman to wander renowned souks and elegant architecture. You’ll begin your trip on the brilliant white beaches of Zanzibar, perfect for some downtime, whilst for those of you looking for culture, Stone Town beckons you to discover hidden island secrets. We’ll then whisk you over to the Selous, the largest game reserve in Africa, where you will begin your once in a lifetime safari. Think incredible game viewing, bush breakfasts and watching hippos from your private river terrace. We’ll then fly you to Muscat in Oman, where you’ll get the chance to explore the renowned spice markets and souks. To finish, we’ll whisk you away on a luxury catamaran to sail down the coastline to the picturesque Dimaniyat islands, a nature reserve that’s home to deserted beaches and some of the best scuba diving in the region. Sleeping out on deck, beneath the stars, this is an experience never to forget.

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Recharge in Zanzibar

Spend the first few nights of this luxurious getaway relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the beautiful Zawadi Hotel before heading onto an action-packed and rustic safari. If you are looking to start the adventure early, our expert guides can lead you down to Stone Town to explore the spice markets and its unusual architecture, which reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture. Or if a relaxed couple of days is more what you had in mind, hole up in your villa and take a dip in the private pool before indulging in a tranquil massage on your private terrace. On your last night you’ll have an exclusive evening Dhow cruise, where you glide across the glistening ocean and admire the stunning sunset – the perfect chance to soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

A unique safari experience

Your next adventure will lead you to Sand Rivers, a secluded safari lodge with stunning views and home for the next four nights. Situated on the banks of the Rufiji River, you’re in for a very intimate and special experience. You’ll be staying in chic luxury villas, perfect for relaxing in after a busy day. The first day you’ll be awoken at 5 am to experience the majestic sunrise and spot the vast amount of wildlife in a custom made 4 x 4 vehicle. The Selous is wild, rugged and diverse and the landscapes on game drives constantly change. After a couple of hours exploring you’ll be treated to a delicious breakfast set up for you in the bush. Over the next few days, you’ll have the chance to embark on thrilling walking safaris, cast a line with traditional fishing and enjoy boat trips down a river teeming with hippos. Throughout the day you can admire the wildlife and even share a Gin and Tonic with some lions sleeping alongside your vehicle – a Black Tomato favorite.

An Arabian nights adventure

The final leg of your journey will take you to a to experience a completely different environment and culture. Where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi Hotel rests in-between. An urban oasis set amidst a 21 acre luscious garden with Omani villas and guestrooms, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy your Arabian surroundings. We’ll arrange for you to visit Muscat with one of our expert guides to explore the impressive Grand Mosque, elegant souks and numerous museums with the delicious food markets and spice bazaars not to be missed.

The next night will be an experience you will never to forget as you get the opportunity to take an overnight catamaran cruise down to the Dimaniyat Islands. These remote islands are a protected nature reserve on the Omani coast that many do not get to see, a true hidden gem. You’ll cruise along the coastline for the day and get the chance to visit the islands in complete seclusion and do a spot of swimming and fishing along the way. In a magical end to a magical day, dine and sleep beneath the stars before watching the stunning sunrise over the ocean the next morning. For one last ‘wow’, an expert guide will take you on an epic diving excursion in search of whale sharks. Spend your last night back at the Chedi before heading to Muscat Airport in time to fly home and savor those perfect memories of a truly wonderful adventure.

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