The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The property harbours one of the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus and crocodile, amongst many other species. The reserve also has an exceptionally high variety of habitats including Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps, making it a valuable laboratory.
Day 1: Transfer from Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from Dar es Salaam and arrivep 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.
Day 2: In 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.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve to 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. End of safari with Mawere Tours
– 4×4 game drive vehicle with an assurance of window seats for all passengers.
-One bottle of water 1.5 liters every day.
-Trained English/French speaking driver tour guide.
-Back-up and logistical support from our Safaris Team.
-All current taxes subjected to the whole package.
-All entry park fees.
-Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
– Accommodation on The first night on your arrival. (Book with us)
– Airport transfers (book with us)
– Cold drinks
– Cigarettes, Tips and Sleeping bags (if camping)
– Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 35 per person.
– Tips not included
– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above