Safari in remote Ruaha & lazy days Zanzibar

The remarkable beauty of Ruaha is not only in the landscape and its diversity of flora and fauna, or the impressive big game, but in the feeling of having the wilderness all to yourself. With only a handful of visitors at any one time in an area the size of New Jersey, this is an exceptional safari experience. Finish of with lazy days in Zanzibar. Zanzibar is as Sir Richard Branson describes it, a “cocoa-fringed shore of purest white, and the sea blue as a slab of lapis lazuli”. When you sit with your toes in the sand while you put your head back and look up into the African night sky, it is as if the time has stood still for thousands of years. But Zanzibar has much more to offer than just sun-kissed beaches.

Sample Itinerary

Ecorating: 3.5
Season: All year
Airport: Dar Es Salaam (DAR) and Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ).
The price includes: Game drives, full board accommodation, all drinks  during safari (except drinks mentioned under excluded), private transfers, domestic flights, private 
room attendant service, laundry, snorkeling with boat (one trip per person), guided reef walks and 
guided cultural village walks.
The price does not include: Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cocktails & mocktails, shooters in Matemwe, diving and all other activities & excursions not mentioned in the "included" section,  Mnemba Atoll conservation fees, massages and treatments international flights – we can help you book this. Travel insurances. 

Jabali Ridge: These camps and lodges are run by an organization that is one of the pioneers in the industry. Here we are lucky enough to welcome guests to some of the most special places on earth. Places of stunning nature abounding wildlife and full of cultural significance. These areas are of exceptional value for all of us living on this planet, now and in the future. With our presence and through your visit you can make a lasting positive impact on nature and local businesses alike. By generating revenue, we increase opportunities for people to prosper and support efforts that preserve and ultimately expand untouched habitats. Our goal is to make a real difference with everything we work with.

 

We are proud to take a groundbreaking approach: setting up camps and lodges in areas where tourism has a small footprint and making long-term commitments for these sites to flourish. In the end, sustainable tourism can be transformed into new areas, transforming them into viable and lasting conservation-based economies, with everlasting revenues for both its people and wildlife protection.

Whether we already have a presence or explore opportunities to enter new countries, the key to making an impact is to know where the biggest challenges lie. It starts by judging the control and management set-up, identifying cavities, and establishing what the best approach is to address the problems encountered.

We take a common strategy, working with local communities, government agencies, NGOs and other companies to achieve the best possible long-term results for the areas we committed ourselves to. These partnerships allow us to identify where we can make the biggest contribution and impact.

 

At Matemwe they are working hard to put their aspirations into action and make a meaningful impact on conservation and community development in the Matemwe area.

Some of the actions at Matemwe include:

Environmentally friendly waste management and recycling both at the Lodge and the surrounding community

Energy saving practices

Local procurement of materials and food.

They also assist in financing classrooms for the school and sponsor promising students for further education

Like all Asilia camps and lodges, they offset the carbon emissions from our fossil fuel consumption through a local community forestation program in Tanzania and investments in renewable energy sources.

Good to know about Tanzania:

Travel ethics: Tanzania is often suffering from shortage of water due to draughts so pleaes use it sparingly. Masais are proud people, always ask before photographing. Bring small notes in local currency to trade local crafts in the villages. Shake hands with those you meet - a courtesy code here. 

Visa: Swedish travelers need a visa to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar. This can be arranged at the airport upon arrival at a charge of USD 50, or in advance via Tanzania's Embassy in Sweden, Stockholm.

Time zone: GMT + 3

Vaccinations: Please consult your General Practitioner on what vaccinations you might need. 

Packing: Sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sun cream and a small flashlight.

Local currency: Tanzanian Shilling

Weather: Weather Tanzania

Mobile network and email: Email and internet access are available but connection may be weak in the wild.

Water: Water is provided at the camp/lodge. 

Security: Tanzania and Zanzibar are considered a safe place for tourists.

More information on: Travel Advice

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