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Go wild this Christmas with The Selous Safari Company

5th August 2011 Print

Get away from the cold winter weather this Christmas and New Year and embark on an adventure-of-a-lifetime with The Selous Safari Company in Tanzania.  Swap sleigh rides in the snow for 4x4 game drives in the bush, reindeer for impala and a trip to see the relatives for a boat ride among crocodiles and hippos on the Rufiji River!  What’s more, benefit from savings of up to £560, with a seven-night beach and safari experience over Christmas or New Year starting from £2,890 per person with Africa Odyssey.

With gala dinners and entertainment on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, guests at the two luxury tented camps and exclusive beach retreat will still enjoy traditional Christmas fare but with a Tanzanian twist. Children over six are especially welcome and are invited to spot Santa’s and Rudolph’s tracks in the camps on Christmas Day.  Accommodation options include:

A hidden gem in the Ruaha National Park with just eight luxury tents, a swimming pool and fabulous food, Jongomero promises a great vantage point from which to take in the sights and sounds of the African bush.  Ruaha’s  dry open landscape encourages large herds of elephant, buffalo as well as giraffe, zebra, lion and leopard.

Promising a totally different, yet equally awe-inspiring backdrop and experience, the boutique Selous Safari Camp, situated on the bank of Lake Nzerakera, is the ideal base to explore the Selous Game Reserve.  In addition to daily game drives, regular boat safaris on the Rufiji River gives a unique opportunity to get up close to crocodiles and hippos.  For large families, a section of the camp can be exclusively booked. Selous Private Camp accommodates up to 12 guests and comes with private use of safari boats, vehicles and walking guides as well as own dining and lounge area and a swimming pool.

On safari, accommodation is in luxuriously appointed en suite tents, which are built on raised platforms with thatched roofs.  Each comes with a king-size bed and a private verandah, ideal for watching the sun rise or set and for wildlife viewing.  The adventure starts here as the animal world, including giraffes, buffalo and elephant, saunters past the tent - by day or night!

Before or after game viewing, Ras Kutani, set amid a long stretch of unspoilt beach and a fresh water lagoon, is the ideal hideaway for those seeking solace, luxury and Tanzanian charm. Each of the nine en suite beach cottages boasts an eight-foot wide bed, large verandah with hammocks and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.  For extra privacy, the four hillside suites come with a plunge pool and there’s also a family house with two connection rooms.

Packages Available Over Christmas & New Year Include:

Stay three nights at Jongomero Camp and four nights at Ras Kutani from £2,890 per adult (saving £493 per person) and £1,758 per child

Stay three nights at the Selous Safari Camp and four nights at Ras Kutani from £2,990 per person (saving £560 per person) and £1,756 per child.

Valid for selected departures late December, prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow, internal transfers, accommodation on a full board basis, game viewing drives in open sided 4x4 vehicles, concession and park entrance fees. Book with Africa Odyssey (

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