Booking a Single Room
All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date.
For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.
Light on your pocket but long on authentic experiences, these tours are based in simple, sometimes local-style accommodation. If your idea of adventure travel is to experience real, everyday life then you will enjoy our authentic style of tour. You will have the chance to stay at simple, family-run hotels and guesthouses where the lack of luxury is more than compensated for by the warm welcome and genuine insight into local life
Sable Mountain Lodge
Sable Mountain Lodge is set in the Beho Beho hills just outside Selous Game Reserve. The canvas and thatch bandas are comfortable, with wonderful views and outdoor baths. The main lodge has a relaxed and informal atmosphere, there is a small shaded swimming pool and the Landrover's Return bar is the perfect place to enjoy a gin and tonic after your safari.
Located on a cliff above the beach at the northern tip of Zanzibar island, The Zanzibari is a small boutique property offering guests an ideal retreat to relax after a busy trip. The hotel prides itself on providing high levels of service and is set within peaceful, landscaped gardens. Guests may enjoy stunning ocean vistas from the seafront swimming pool, walk along the sandy beaches or try a spa treatment before dining in the hotel's Dhow restaurant and bar. A range of activities are also offered, including sea kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving, plus a Zanzibar spice tour, forest treks and sunset dhow cruises. Rooms are spacious and airy with stone and wood features, combining modern amenities with a natural feel.
On Premium level tailor-made tours you will stay at comfortable mid-range hotels, chosen for their location, ambiance or local character. Your rooms will be clean and well-appointed, with en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning or heating as necessary. Premium level hotels normally have restaurants, bars and often other amenities such as a swimming pool and gardens, offering a good level of comfort at a reasonable price.
Selous Riverside Safari Camp
Selous Riverside Safari Camp is a small, upmarket property which offers attentive service in a peaceful bush camp setting. The well-appointed tents are spacious with en suite bathrooms, flush toilets and hot showers. The private decks overlook the banks of the Rufiji River perfect for spotting hippos and crocodiles. The outdoor pool also overlooks the river and is a great place to enjoy a sundowner before dinner.
The Z Hotel is a lovely boutique property located on the northern tip of Zanzibar, on the idyllic beach of Nungwi. Rooms are set within lush tropical gardens with direct access to the white beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean. All of the well decorated rooms are furnished with bespoke furniture and have private balconies with a garden or sea view. The hotel has a pool, spa, restaurant and cocktail bar and also offers a choice of activities that can be arranged for you.
If you are looking for the best of both worlds, with adventurous days and indulgent nights, our Indulge level tailor-made tours may be just the answer. On these tours you can enjoy busy days packed with adventure and activity, followed by relaxing evenings unwinding in the comfort of accommodation hand-picked for its high level of comfort and service. Some hotels are full of historical interest too: a converted palace in India for example, or a restored colonial mansion in Latin America.
Selous Serena Camp
Located in the Selous Game Reserve, not far from the Rufiji River, Selous Serena Camp is in a prime location for wildlife viewing and the expert guides will ensure you have a magical safari experience. The canvas tents are decorated in a colonial style, with Edwardian features, including four-poster beds and roll-top baths. Each tent has a ceiling fan and large private deck where guests can take in the fabulous views. The main area has an open dining room and lounge, plus a deck and split-level pool, perfect for cooling off on a sunny afternoon.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
The Zanzibar Serena Hotel is a prestigious beach front property full of Swahili style and Arabic elegance. All rooms are spacious, with ocean views from the balconies. Guests can relax around the swimming pool or on the public beach, however we don't recommend swimming here, there are better beaches on the island for swimming. The Baharia restaurant serves international cuisine and the rooftop restaurant specialises in seafood. The hotel is in the perfect location for discovering Stone Town, just steps away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.