Safari to selous is really breathtaking! There are also important populations of ungulates including sable antelope, hartebeest, greater kudu, eland and wildebeest. In addition, there is also a large number of Nile crocodile and 420 species of birds, including the endemic Udzungwa forest partridge and the rufous winged sunbird. Because of this high density and diversity of species, the Selous Game Reserve is a natural habitat of outstanding importance for in-situ conservation of biological diversity.
ItineraryDay 1: 1 day Game Drive in Selous Game reservePass By: Selous Game Reserve, Selous Game Reserve, Lindi Region06h30 – Pick up from the hotel and drive to the airport 08h15 – Flight from Zanzibar to Selous Game reserve 09h45 – Arrive at Selous, pick up from airstrip with Sima Safari car and begin game drive. Continue with game drive until evening but with stop over for lunch on one of the selous lakes. 18h00 – Driving to your next hotel for dinner and overnight.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Selous River side safari campDay 2: Selous Game ReservePass By: Selous Game Reserve, Selous Game Reserve, Lindi RegionFull day Boat SafariOn this day you will have early morning boat safari in Selous beautiful lakes. This will be the best chance to see the combination of both land and marine animals.Boat safari in the Rufiji River, gives you a picturesque view of almighty Rufiji River with its Ox-bow lakes and islands. The river is full of hippopotamus and crocodiles, which can be watched at a close range. Birds and other animals along the river banks expose the beauty of Tanzania’s wilderness. Buffaloes, water-bucks and impala are usually seen in the water meadows; elephants and lions sometimes seen drinking water.Lake Tagalala, Lake Manze, Lake Nzelekela, Lake Siwandu and Lake Mzizimia, formed by cut-off of the meanders, are the actual photographic tourist game viewing area within the Selous Game Reserve and the heart of boat safari.You will be enjoying watching plentiful water birds including African skimmer, kingfishers, goliath heron, and the rarely seen Pel’s fishing owl.Stop over for lunch on the afternoon and on around 15h30 slowly making your way back to the airstrip.16h00 flying back to Zanzibar and return to your hotelMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.