3-Day Selous Game Reserves Safari

Cultural & Theme Tours in Selous Game Reserve

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Selous Game Reserve is a spectacular game viewing and has superb African vistas. Located in southern Tanzania, a trip to this park allows you to learn in-depth knowledge about complex ecosystems and diverse creatures that are usually skimmed over in more crowded areas.
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game ReserveIn the morning of 8:30 am we will pick you at your hotel in Dar es salaam and depart to Selous Game Reserve with a stop for a picnic lunch on the way. The journey will take 5 hours. There will be a late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. This brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile, and fantastic bird life. Animals make their way to the river to drink and boats may approach elephant, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, and other game on the river banks within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp. The camp have private bathroom and toilet inside the room. Day 2: Full Game Drive in Selous Game ReserveYou will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve explorating the reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The permit will allow you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras, and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp.  Day 3: Walking Safari at Selous then Drive to Dar es SalaamEarly morning before breakfast, you will have a wilderness walking safari that will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding. It starts in the morning with the guidance of an local experienced guide. This takes 2 hours before you come back to the campsite for breakfast and later drive back to Dar es Salaam. You will arrive there around 4 pm and be dropped off at the hotel, airport or connect the speed boat to Zanzibar that leave daily at 4:30 pm. 

What’s included

  • Lodge/ tented camp safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • Walking safari
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve In the morning of 8:30 am we will pick you at your hotel in Dar es salaam and depart to Selous Game Reserve with a stop for a picnic lunch on the way. The journey will take 5 hours. There will be a late afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. This brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile, and fantastic bird life. Animals make their way to the river to drink and boats may approach elephant, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbuck, and other game on the river banks within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp. The camp have private bathroom and toilet inside the room.  
Day 2: Full Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve You will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve explorating the reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The permit will allow you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Selous is famous for its elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras, and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight will be at Selous Jimbiza Camp.  
Day 3: Walking Safari at Selous then Drive to Dar es Salaam Early morning before breakfast, you will have a wilderness walking safari that will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding. It starts in the morning with the guidance of an local experienced guide. This takes 2 hours before you come back to the campsite for breakfast and later drive back to Dar es Salaam. You will arrive there around 4 pm and be dropped off at the hotel, airport or connect the speed boat to Zanzibar that leave daily at 4:30 pm.
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