The Selous is a majestic place in which to see wildlife. Animals and landscapes are what we come on safari to see and this reserve certainly doesn't disappoint. With us you can take full advantage of the Selous offering, one of the most diverse range of activites available in any natural wildlife parks in the world. Experiment with the different activities available to you by either driving, boating, or walking.
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
You'll start at 6.30 am from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and drive to the Selous. After reaching Selous, start with an afternoon boat trip. Usually, the afternoon boat trip leaves camp at 4.00 pm and returns at 6.30 pm. It's an ideal trip if you would like to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rufiji River with many hippos, crocodiles, and beautiful birdlife. The sunset can also be stunning from the boat. There is nothing quite like the serenity of the river while the sun dips below the horizon.
Rufiji is a large wide river with several lakes branching off it for you to explore, gaining a unique view of the river's largest inhabitants: crocodiles and hippos.
Boat safaris are also the best excursions for bird enthusiasts. Selous has over 350 bird species, and the river is the place where they congregate in great numbers and are easily seen in the open environment.
You might also want to try your luck with the ferocious tiger fish and weighty catfish that live in the waters in abundance.
Day 2: Selous Game Drive
The day will be spent on game viewing in the game reserve. The safari guide points out rare species of animals like wild dogs, sable antelopes, black rhinoceros, Nile crocodiles, and hippos along the banks of the Rufiji River. Cape buffalo, hartebeest and eland can also be spotted. Your picnic lunch and drinks will be served in the wilderness. Later, you'll head back to the gentle grunting of the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve -Dar es Salaam
You'll have an early morning breakfast at the camp and start a sunrise bush walk. Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get close to nature and learn more about the smaller species and the bush itself. It's an unforgettable experience to walk within such a vast and untamed area of the natural reserve. The walks are about 2-3 hours long. Usually, walks leave the camp at 6.00 am -6.30 am after having a cup of tea and some homemade biscuits or doughnuts.
Afterward, you'll walk back to the camp for breakfast. Then start your way to Dar es Salaam or take a boat to zanzibar.
$580 per person when 2 People travel together
$470 per person when 3 People travel together
$450 per person when 4 People travel together
$430 per person when 5 People travel together
$380 per person when 6 People travel together
What is Included
- Park fees(For non-residents)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
What is Not Included
- International flights(From/to home)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees