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4-Day Selous Game Reserve-Southern Tanzania

4-Day Selous Game Reserve-Southern TanzaniaThe Selous Game Reserve is the very definition of “African wilderness.” Covering a staggering 21,000 square miles (55,000 square kilometers) and spanning an area larger than Switzerland, the Selous (pronounced “Seloo”) is one of the largest nature reserves in the world.

As a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the reserve is a place of beauty devoid of any permanent human habitations, except for a limited number of capacity-controlled tourist facilities. With such a pristine wilderness, it is no wonder that rare wild dog and thousands of elephants regularly migrate through the reserve’s rolling grassy woodlands and plains to find relief in the network of lakes and tributaries of the Rufiji River. This massive, teeming wilderness is one not to be missed, especially for travelers who have previously seen the northern parks of Tanzania or Kenya.

Flights to/from Selous

Zanzibar to Selous: 09:30am-11:10am $180/person one-way

Dar es Salaam to Selous: 10:30am-11:10am $150/person one-way

Selous to Dar es Salaam: 16:00pm-16:35pm $150/person one-way

Selous to Zanzibar: 16:00pm-1700pm $180/person one-way

NOTE: Flight prices and schedule subject to change. Add $6/person one-way for departure tax and $1/person one-way for safety fee.

Day 1 : Fly Dar to Selous, afternoon game drive

Fly from Dar es Salaam to the Selous Game Reserve and settle into the Rufiji River Camp (flight not included). Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive today.

Located on the shores of this tranquil year-round waterway, the Rufiji River Camp, with just 20 semi-luxury tents, gives guests a front-row seat to the wonderful wilderness and ample wildlife of the region. Animals often come down to the river to drink, offering visitors a priviledged show from the camp’s overlooks. Hundreds of hippos line the river and groups of crocodiles sun themselves on its sunny banks.

Meals: Full board accommodation

Budget Lodging: Selous Mbega Camp

Standard Lodging: Rufiji River Camp

Day 2 : Selous, morning and afternoon safari activities

Today, join your experienced ranger guide for a full or half-day game drive through the Selous. The itinerary and timing of your excursion are decided in the moment by each group depending on guests’ wishes and recent animal movements. Drives often visit one or more of the region’s lakes to see groups of animals drinking.

Meals: Full board accommodation

Budget Lodging: Selous Mbega Camp

Standard Lodging: Rufiji River Camp

Day 3 : Selous, morning and afternoon safari activities

One of the most exciting opportunities for the more adventurous is a walking safari. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the few parks in Tanzania where visitors can travel on foot and relive the experience of some of the early explorers. Choose a general wildlife trail or one that is focused on a special interest. Of course, an armed ranger will accompany you at all times. It is the one of the best ways to fully appreciate the landscape and learn about the wildlife from their point of view.

In the afternoon, explore the far reaches of the Rufiji River’s many lakes and tributaries on a boat safari. Visit numerous points and look out for the animals that make this river their home. End the day watching a magnificent sunset paint the river in vibrant colors from your floating vantage point.

Meals.Full board accommodation

Budget Lodging: Selous Mbega Camp

Standard Lodging: Rufiji River Camp

Day 4 : Fly Selous to Dar

Enjoy breakfast at camp and then leave the Selous behind and fly back to Dar (flight not included).

Meals: Brekfast and Dinner.

Transport 4WD with pop up roof
Accommodations full board whilst in safari in Tents/Lodge
Entry/Park fees
Air port transfer pick up and drop off if applicable
Mineral water all days in Safari.
All things of personal nature
Tips and gratitude’s for Driver Guide, cook, porters in Hotel/ Lodges
Visas and air port Taxes
International air flight ticket departure taxes
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