Departure city: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Accommodation: Comfort | National Parks: Selous NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
Valid: All year round
* based on 6 participants
Spending 3 days in Tanzania’s great National Park: Selous Game Reserve. A marvelous display of the diverse landscapes and wildlife. Transport will be through a custom 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with a professional driver/guide. All park and conservation fees are included, all that is missing is you!
Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from Dar es Salaam and arrive for lunch, or if arriving late then just light refreshments. Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.
Sunset cruise on our comfortable river boat, looking at hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sunset over this enormous river o/n Selous River Camp (L, D).
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
after breakfast full day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites – lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra – and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. Great variety of bird species. Wonderful scenery, with varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with long views to far-off mountains.
Packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up unseen! Back to the lodge by 6.30 for sunset and dinner when you’re ready o/n Selous River Camp (B, L, D)
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam
Up early for a walk through the bush and along the riverbank to learn about the local environment. Back after the walk for breakfast, and then departure for Dar Es Salaam (B)
Selous River Camp
Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies the award winning Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.
Arguably the best value for money in the Selous, the camp offers a choice of accommodation – comfortable Mudhut rooms with ensuite bathrooms and beautiful views over the Rufiji River or simpler Tents for the budget minded traveller.
Meals are lovingly prepared by our chefs using fresh produce and served in our thatched, open-plan dining area situated overlooking the water.
Guests at the Selous River Camp are treated to an unforgettable safari experience on Game Drives in our open sided safaricruisers, Walking Safaris through the Selous Game Reserve and Boat Safaris.
This is the perfect location for the nature enthusiast who seeks an intimate environment and warm hospitality at an affordable rate.
Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is the largest wildlife area in Africa. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this pristine, uninhabited area is larger than Switzerland. Selous boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephants as well as large numbers of lions, leopards, African hunting dog, buffalos, and hippos. Yellow baboon and vervet and blue monkeys are a common sight, while families of black and white colobus may sometimes be seen moving from tree to tree.
The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plains and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries, the Kilombrero and Luwego, which together cover the greatest catchment area in East Africa.