Discover Tanzania with an Unforgettable 10 Day Getaway for Two People

Embark on the Ultimate Ten Day Tanzanian Bucket-List Adventure Combining Four Nights of Safari Wilderness at the Selous River Camp and Five Nights of Beachside Bliss at Ras Mbisi Lodge on Mafia Island! Enjoy All Meals, Airport Transfers and Three Domestic Flights, Plus Unforgettable Experiences Including Full Day Safari's, Spa Treatments, a Deserted Island Picnic, a Romantic Seafood Dinner, a Village Cultural Tour and More. Only $2,599 Per Person (Twin Share) Instead of $7,275 For Two
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Explore the Untamed African Wilderness and Unwind by the Ocean

Combine the wild wonder of an African safari with the simple luxury of island bliss on a 10 Day Tanzanian escape including all meals, airport transfers, three domestic flights and unforgettable experiences like full day games drives, a romantic deserted island picnic, a village cultural tour, spa treatments and more for only $2,599 per person (twin share) instead of $7,275 for two

Embrace your adventurous spirit with four nights at the Selous River Safari Camp and luxuriate in tropical paradise with five nights at Mafia Island's award-winning Ras Mbisi Lodge 

See the 'Itinerary' tab for more information 

Your Package Also Includes:

For the ultimate in convenience enjoy full board throughout your stay, complimentary airport transfers as well as three domestic flights between Selous River Camp and Ras Mbisi Lodge

Enjoy your Tanzanian bucket-list adventure in whatever order you chose! 

Selous River Camp - Four Nights

Set in the heart of Southern Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest wildlife reserve - enjoy prime location along the unfenced border, with four nights at the Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked on the banks of the Rufiji River

Nature enthusiasts will relish in the authentic and intimate environs of a mudhut room - purposefully built to blend into the surrounding bush and made with locally sourced materials, guests can expect handmade rustic furnishing, a romantic four-poster double bed with plush Tanzanian linen, paraffin lamps as well as an ensuite bathroom with rain shower and terracotta wash basin 

Enjoy full board dining benefits with mindfully prepared set-meals served at the River Camp - begin mornings with items like hot cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs and fruit juice; lunch on potato cakes, fish and chips or homemade gnocchi; and kick back for three course dinners featuring soups, mains like coconut fish, pepper steak or chicken curry as well as lemon meringue or passionfruit pavlova for dessert 

Embark on two unforgettable full day safari games drives in the Selous Game Reserve where you'll have ample opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat, all from the comforts of an open-sided 4x4 vehicle 

Adventure by boat with a full day river and lake safari replete with ample wildlife and breathtaking sunset; plus take part in a dawn walking safari as you and your guide meander through the reserve's fascinating habitat 

Includes all entry fees, conservation fees, landing fees and boat fees 

Ras Mbisi Lodge - Five Nights

Just off the coast of Tanzania, you'll find the stunning tropical paradise that is Mafia Island - famous for its atolls, tidal sandbars, turquoise water, powder-fine white sand, lush reefs, and exotic marine life, guests will enjoy five nights of 'barefoot luxury' at the mesmerizing Ras Mbisi Lodge  

Admire the handiwork of local artisans with a one-of-a-kind stay in a sustainably built 'open tent' banda room featuring coco-wood furnishings, a private bathroom, balcony and comfortable king-sized bed, all only meters from the pristine beachfront 

With an alternating menu, guests will be treated to fresh and new cuisine each day, with locally-sourced ingredients and a whole lot of seafood - begin mornings with a full english breakfast, fill up with three-course lunches featuring dips, coconut curry and buttered calamari; and be treated to four-course dinners with decadent items like fish tartare, pumpkin ravioli and papaya creme brule 

Feel utterly pampered whilst in paradise with three hours of treatments at the Ras Mbisi Wellness Center (1.5 hours per person), bliss out with locally-sourced almond-oil and the healing hands of your talented spa therapist  

For an unforgettable dining experience, set out to a deserted island off the coast of Ras Mbisi where you'll set up for a picnic lunch under the lush palm trees before proceeding to a shallow reef for a bit of snorkeling fun 

Lap up the local culture with a guided walking tour to the local village of Chungurama - along the way, you'll meander through coconut plantations, grasslands and wetlands before happening upon the quaint island village 

Amp up the romance with a breathtaking seafood dinner in the luxe surrounds of the resort's private beach gazebo - admire the setting sun as you delve into an array of fresh fish 

Sip on a complimentary cocktail each (one per person), explore the water with complimentary use of kayaks and be sure to take advantage of the swimming pool, sundowner bar, games area, and of course, the 8 kilometres of deserted beach and 5 acres of lush tropical grounds!

What We Like

For extra convenience, choose to enjoy your trip in any order with the beach or safari portion first with three domestic flights included between both breaktaking location included regardless of the direction you travel in!

You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above

Valid for travel until 20 December 2016

Blackout Periods: Not available for travel from 1 March 2016 to 31 May 2016 (inclusive)

Surcharges: A surcharge of USD$60 (approx. AUD$78) per person per voucher applies for stays from 20 December 2015 to 10 January 2016, payable directly to Ras Mbisi Lodge

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

Voucher is valid for TWO PEOPLE (twin share), unless the SINGLE TRAVELLER PACKAGE is purchased 

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children (aged 12 and under). Please refer to Extra Guest and Child Policies below for surcharges

Extra Guest Policy: In addition to two adults, a third adult (aged 13 and older) may stay for a surcharge of USD$882 (approx. AUD$1,153) per voucher, sleeping on a single rollaway bed with full package inclusions, payable directly to the accommodation providers

Child Policy: In addition to two adults, up to two children (aged 12 and under) may stay for a surcharge of USD$882 (approx. AUD$1,153) per child per voucher, sharing a single rollaway bed with full package inclusions, payable directly to the accommodation providers

Baby Policy: Children aged younger than three will count towards room capacity. One cot per room can be provided free of charge

Important note for single travellers: If selecting a single-traveller package, the package will include your own room and shared activities at Selous River Camp. If there are not other guests available for shared activities, an additional surcharge of USD$80 (approx. AUD$105) per activity applies, payable directly to Selous River Camp

Please note that guests can choose to enjoy the tour in any order

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Nights must be used consecutively

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date - fees are at the tour provider's discretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

All surcharges are payable directly to the accommodation provider

Menu items and activities are subject to change

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

Package cannot be split

Value has been determined based on the hotels providers published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

How to get there

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime African adventure with convenient flights departing from most major Australian cities to Tanzania's Dar Es Salaam airport (Julius Nyerere International Airport). Fly via airlines like Etihad, Emirates, Air Seychelles, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar, with an average of one connection and a total flight time of approximately 22 hours. Guest will need to take a domestic flight from Dar Es Salaam International Airport to the Selous Game Reserve. 

Convenient airport transfers are included throughout your trip, have a look at the 'Itinerary Tab' for more information. 

Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form:http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!

Ras Mbisi Lodge

Ras Mbisi Lodge
Tanzania, Ras Mbisi, Mafia Island

Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?

Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?

It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.

What do I need to do?

Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.

Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.

10 Day Itinerary

Day 1 

 Arrival to Dar International Airport

Transfer to Domestic Terminal

Connection flight to Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from airstrip and drive to Selous River Camp

Overnight in Selous River Camp

 Day 2 

08.00 am Full Day Game Drive

Overnight in Selous River Camp

 Day 3

06.00 am Walking Safari

10.00 am Full Day Boat Safari

Overnight in Selous River Camp

 Day 4

08.00 am Full Day Game Drive

Overnight in Selous River Camp

 Day 5

Check out from Selous River Camp and transport to airstrip

Domestic flight Selous – Mafia ( via Dar ) 

Pick up from airstrip and drive to Ras Mbisi Lodge

Overnight in Ras Mbisi Lodge

Day 6

09.00 am local village cultural tour 

Overnight in Ras Mbisi Lodge

Day 7

Boat trip with snorkelling and uninhabited island picnic 

(departure time dependent on sea tide schedule ) 

Overnight in Ras Mbisi Lodge

Day 8

 Relax day with optional extra activities  

Overnight in Ras Mbisi Lodge

Day 9

Relax day with optional extra activities 

 Overnight in Ras Mbisi Lodge

Day 10

Check out from Ras Mbisi Lodge 

Transport to Mafia airstrip

Domestic flight Mafia – Dar

Transfer to International Terminal


 Ras Mbisi Lodge


Selous River Camp



Trip Advisor Reviews

We were so happy we found this lovely chic place. Beautiful huge 'banda' with ocean views, it's a great place to watch the sunset surrounded by the warm breezes of Mafia Island. John the host was a very interesting person, helpfulness, and the food terrific made all with fresh local ingredients and fusion recipes. We don't like the big resorts and Ras Mbisi was the opposite -- intimate, elegant, good value, friendly, and pool right on the beach, ideal during low tides. By far, the best place on the island in our opinion."
Ras Mbisi Lodge - TripAdvisor

Ras Mbisi - a very special place with fantastic crafted bandas 50m from the illustrious green Indian Ocean. It's been a few months since our stay and we on a daily basis dream of the absolute peace there. Thank you John and Michelle for a blissful few days. Delicious food, very friendly staff, stunning location"
Ras Mbisi Lodge - TripAdvisor

This is a really cool place on this earth. It is not for everyone, though. But if you are made for it, then it is paradise. Don't expect a super 5 star luxury. It is a different kind of luxury altogether. It is an off the beaten path luxury, without the trappings of the material world. It is in many ways like glamping, though. Getting there feels not only a long distance travel, but a journey back in time. In some ways it is completely untouched and unspoilt by the tourist trade. This place is genuine. The food is amazing. It is fresh seafood mostly. If you are a seafood lover, this is heaven. The huts are great, they are equipped with everything you need. They have no side walls, which makes the experience the more amazing. The staff is lovely, and ready to answer every request. The main attraction - swimming with whale sharks is absolutely incredible, an opportunity of a lifetime. We spent nearly two weeks here. We could have spent another two.
Ras Mbisi Lodge - TripAdvisor 

Enjoyed a 4 night-5 day safari at Selous River Camp. I was completely charmed by the warm welcome and exceptional hospitality. Every need was provided for, offered before asking. It was easy to join group activities and even book additional ones. The guides were very motivated and knowledgeable, the managers Belinda and Jason and all of the staff were warm and accommodating. Convenient location just outside the park and near the airstrip and lovely view of the river with a nice cooling breeze. Excellent food and lots of it. Cannot say enough about it, I felt very at home and had an absolutely wonderful time. Just sad that I had to leave.."
Selous River Camp - TripAdvisor

Selous River Camp was the highlight of our trip to Africa. I was traveling with my grown son and we sent several months researching parks and lodging in Tanzania and Kenya. We feel Selous River Camp met all of our expectations. It is a small camp with a very attentive staff. The managers, Jason and Belinda, were so helpful and always available to make sure we had everything we needed. The location is beautiful - right on the banks of a gorgeous river. Nice breeze from the river, with the sounds of hippos bellowing, and a beautiful sunset and moonrise on the water. Outdoor bar and restaurant are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We stayed in Mudhut 1. Comfortable beds, nice bathroom. The shower had great water pressure and plenty of hot water. The camp is located 5 minutes from the gates of Selous Game Reserve."
Selous River Camp - TripAdvisor

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