3-DAY SAFARI TO SELOUS GAME RESERVE

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Dar Es Salaam
Selous Game Reserve

Get ready to be awestruck by the sheer magnificence of Selous Game Reserve – a vast and sprawling 48,000-square-kilometer wilderness area nestled deep within the heart of southern Tanzania. This incredible reserve is a true haven for wildlife enthusiasts, boasting the title of Africa’s largest wildlife reserve, and providing visitors with an unforgettable experience of nature at its most raw and untamed.

For those seeking to witness the incredible animals and landscapes that Africa is famous for, Selous Game Reserve is an absolute must-see destination. With its breathtaking vistas, a diverse array of wildlife, and an abundance of activities to choose from, this majestic reserve promises to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience.

As you embark on your adventure in Selous, a skilled photographer joins you, ready to capture every breathtaking moment. From the majestic wildlife to the stunning landscapes, they are with you every step of the way, ready to document the magic of your safari.

As you set off on your game drive, the photographer positions themselves strategically, anticipating the best moments to capture. They expertly use lighting and composition to showcase the beauty of the animals and the surrounding wilderness.

Whether it’s a lioness stalking her prey, a herd of elephants traversing the savannah, or a magnificent sunset over the horizon, the photographer is always ready to snap that perfect shot.

On the walking safari, the photographer walks alongside you, capturing the intricacies of the bush up close. They highlight the delicate beauty of the flora and fauna, while also documenting the impressive diversity of wildlife.

As you return to camp, you have an incredible collection of photos that tell the story of your adventure. The images capture not only the sights but also the emotions and sensations of being in the wild.

With the photographer by your side, you have the opportunity to take home memories that will last a lifetime, immortalizing the magic of Selous in every frame.

Overall, having a skilled photographer with you on your safari adds an extra dimension of excitement and allows you to relive your experience over and over again. It’s an investment in memories that will be treasured for years to come.

Whether you prefer to explore by foot, boat, or jeep, Selous Game Reserve offers a range of exciting ways to experience this stunning wilderness area. With the freedom to choose your own adventure, you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this natural wonderland.

When it comes to accommodation options for your next adventure, there are two main choices: a cozy and easy comfort tent or a semi-luxury lodge. Which one you choose depends entirely on your preferences and what you want to get out of your experience.

For those who love being close to nature, a tent can provide a truly immersive and authentic experience. Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and the smell of fresh air. With a comfortable bed and basic amenities like a heater or a fan, you can still have a comfortable stay while enjoying the great outdoors.

On the other hand, if you want a touch of luxury while still enjoying nature, a semi-luxury lodge is the perfect choice. These lodges offer more comfort and convenience, with features like private bathrooms, air conditioning, and even hot tubs. You can relax and unwind in a beautiful natural setting while still enjoying the comforts of modern living.

Ultimately, whether you choose a tent or a lodge, the most important thing is to enjoy your adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime. So, which one will you choose?

So why wait? Come and join us on a journey through the awe-inspiring Selous Game Reserve, where the sights and sounds of the African bush are sure to leave you spellbound. With so much to discover and explore, the adventure of a lifetime awaits – and we can’t wait to share it with you!

The trip is available in group or private/ family options.

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Price Includes

  • Open safari vehicle 4x4
  • Listed activities
  • Listed Accommodations & Meals
  • All Entrance,guide,park fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Food and Drinks (alcohol and nonalcoholic), unless specified
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Hotels before and after Safari (book with us), unless specified
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • International airfare& Internal flights / Airports taxes
  • Travel Insurance, Visa and Passport fees
Itinerary

Day 1Pick up from Dar Es Salaam and transfer to Selous Game Reserve Area

Starting with an early morning pick-up from your hotel or an agreed point in Dar Es Salaam, we’ll set off on an exciting safari to one of the most spectacular wildlife reserves in the world.

Once we arrive at the camp/lodge, we’ll pause for a delicious lunch before embarking on an afternoon boat trip. This is the perfect opportunity to soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Rufiji River, with its teeming wildlife and stunning birdlife. As we cruise along the river, you’ll be amazed by the many hippos and crocodiles that call this incredible ecosystem home.

As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, you’ll be treated to a truly magical experience – the sunset over the river is simply breathtaking, and there’s nothing quite like the serenity of the river at dusk. The Rufiji is a wide and expansive river with several lakes branching off it, allowing you to explore and gain a unique view of the river’s largest inhabitants.

For bird enthusiasts, this boat safari is an absolute must-do. The Selous is home to over 350 bird species, and the river is where they congregate in great numbers, easily seen in the open environment. It’s a birder paradise, with so many species to spot and marvel at.

But the fun doesn’t stop there – you can also try your hand at fishing for the ferocious tigerfish and weighty catfish that live in the waters in abundance. It’s an exciting and challenging experience and one that is sure to be a highlight of your Selous adventure.

After boat trip transfer back to you accommodation for dinner and overnight

Day 2Game drive in Selous Game Reserve

Get ready for the day by having a hearty breakfast at the camp. Make sure to wear comfortable and breathable clothing and bring some sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat. Meet your safari guide at the designated time and get ready for an exciting day of wildlife viewing. Hop on a safari vehicle and start your game drive in Selous. Your guide will take you through some of the best spots to see wildlife in the park. Keep your camera ready as you might come across some of the Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos.

Mid-day, take a break from the game drive and enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush. Your guide will find a quiet and safe spot where you can enjoy your hot lunch while taking in the stunning views around you. Listen to the sounds of the African bush and keep an eye out for any wildlife that might pass by.

After lunch, hop back on the safari vehicle and continue with the game drive. Your guide will take you through different habitats, from open savannahs to dense forests, giving you a chance to spot a variety of wildlife.

As the day draws to a close, head back to the camp and unwinds after a day filled with adventure. Take a refreshing shower, relax by the campfire, and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the camp chef. Afterward, retire to your comfortable tent or chalet for a peaceful night’s sleep, ready for another day of exploration in Selous.

Remember to follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife and their habitat during the game drive. Also, be mindful of any safety precautions and keep a safe distance from wild animals. Have a great time on your game drive in Selous!

Day 3Bush walking and transfer back to Dar Es Salaam

The early morning sun rises over the vast wilderness of Selous, signaling the start of an exciting day ahead. As the camp awakens, the smell of fresh-brewed tea and homemade biscuits or doughnuts fill the air, invigorating your senses for the adventure that awaits you.

At around 6:00-6:30 AM, your experienced guide leads you on a walking safari, venturing deep into the heart of the bush. The first rays of sunlight filter through the trees, illuminating the path ahead, as you make your way through the untamed wilderness.

As you walk, your guide shares their knowledge of the surrounding flora and fauna, pointing out animal tracks, bird species, and unique vegetation. You learn about the smaller species that often go unnoticed on game drives, such as insects and reptiles, and how they contribute to the delicate balance of the ecosystem.

The sounds of nature fill the air, from the chirping of birds to the rustling of leaves as wildlife moves around you. The earthy smell of the bush and the crisp morning air invigorate your senses, making you feel alive and present at the moment.

After a few hours of walking, you return to camp, ready to indulge in a well-deserved breakfast. The meal is served in the heart of the bush, with views of the surrounding wilderness providing the perfect backdrop to your meal.

As the morning winds down, you say goodbye to the beautiful Selous Reserve and embark on a scenic drive back to Dar Es Salaam, with memories of the sights, sounds, and smells of the walking safari long living in your memory.

Overall, a walking safari is a fantastic way to get up close and personal with nature, providing a unique perspective of the African bush and all its wonders. It’s an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the natural world.

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