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mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa and is, thus, worth a visit for both natural and cultural reasons. diving and snorkelling. The local villagers have built a turtle sanctuary where injured turtles and other marine animals are nursed back to health before being released back into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Kizimkazi Mosque & Dolphin Tour Situated on the southern point of the island, Kizimkazi fi shing village is home to several schools of bottle-nosed dolphins that can often be sighted following a short boat trip from the village. If you are lucky, you may be able to swim quite close to the dolphins, which can be a very rewarding experience. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th-century Prison Island Once the site of a gaol for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkelling, and has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing. It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fi sh. Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/173 http://zanzibar.net/touring-zanzibar/ Splendor of Selous The experiences at Selous are vast and nothing short of exhilarating. Dry season (June-October) is sited to be the best time to visit as the bush is still green and animals come out to drink at the river. As a natural habitat to diverse wildlife and a host to the largest population of elephants and wild dogs in Africa, Selous is a perfect destination for wildlife sighting. If you are looking for a less conventional experience, a boat safari is bound to be as captivating as you watch hippos and crocodiles ZDOORZLQWKHEURZQZDWHUVRI5LYHU5X¿ML2UQLWKRORJLVWVZLOO also be amazed by the numerous bird species that are nestled here. :KHWKHU\RXGHFLGHWRDZHDWWKHYLHZRI5LYHU5X¿MLIURP WKHRXWGRRUVKRZHUDW0LYXPRRUMXVWUHOD[LQDSOXVKOHDWKHU couch at Selous Serena Camp; you’ll carry adventurous memories back home. F ew wildlife destinations in Africa will allow you to drift in a river in search of game in the name of a boat safari. The Selous Game Reserve, a pristine and undiscovered wildlife refuge is one of them. This is by far the largest bush area dedicated to conservation and the second biggest piece of protected wilderness in the world. The untouched nature cut by enormous rivers, inhibited by diverse wildlife and less crowds makes Selous an ecological haven for ultimate safari experiences. 7KLV XQGLVFRYHUHG *DPH 5HVHUYH LV VSOLW E\ 5LYHU 5X¿ML DQG on the banks sits exquisite Serena Mivumo River Lodge. The twelve timbered chalets each with a private viewing deck complete with a Jacuzzi and outdoor shower makes this property VWDQGRXW$QGDERXWDQKRXU¶VWLPHIURP0LYXPR\RX¶OO¿QG elegantly designed Selous Serena Camp for the discerning guest looking for a touch of royalty. For more information please contact: Selous Reservations: Tel: (+255-22) 211 8113/8114 Cell: (+255) 786 999 065 Email: selousreservations@serena.co.tz reservations@serena.co.tz Zanzibar Serena Reservations: Tel: (+255 24) 223 3587 Dar es Salaam Reservations Tel: (+255 22) 211 8114 SerenaHotels serenahotels www.serenahotels.com TANZANIA• TANZAN TAN ZAN A IA• A• • 53 5