Tanzania Wildlife and History Tour- tour from Dar es Salaam to explore the wonders of Selous and after Cultural Trip to Bagamoyo. We offer you 6 days Tanzania Wildlife and History Tour to discover the less known part of Tanzania – a historical tour connected with wildlife safari and relaxing on the beach.
The Selous is a majestic place to watching 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 ranges of activities available in any natural wildlife park in the world. Experiment with the different activities available to you by either driving, boating, walking.
The town of Bagamoyo is home to world-class historical sites and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites with rich cultural heritage waiting for you to explore. Bagamoyo’s unhurried pace and fascinating history offer an exciting excursion. On a walk through the narrow streets between the old buildings of the stone town of Bagamoyo, you will feel like you moved back in time.
Tanzania Wildlife and History Tour a few details:
Departure & Return Location- Dar Es Salaam, unless otherwise agreed.
Accommodation Selous Game Reserve: River facing Bungalow or Safari Tent/ double, triple, quadruple- Selous Jimbiza Camp.
Optional accommodation for an extra charge: Selous Kinga Lodge, Beho Beho Camp.
The full board provides – full breakfasts, dinners, and lunch either onsite or packed lunches for day trips+ drinking water during safaris.
Bagamoyo Firefly Guesthouse – B&B
Tanzania Wildlife and History Tour, approximate distances and travel time:
Dar Es Salaam -Selous Game Reserve: 300 km/5-6 hrs on the way.
Selous Game Reserve- Bagamoyo: 300km/5-6 hrs on the way.
Bagamoyo-Dar Es Salaam: 60km / 1 hr on the way
Morning 7.30 am pick up from hotel or agreed on point in Dar Es Salaam and drive to the Selous Game Reserve. The way takes about 5 hrs. After reaching Selous GR start afternoon boat trip. Usually, the afternoon boat trip leaves camp at 4 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.
Included lunch, dinner, 1,5 l water pp.
The day will be spent on game viewing in the Game Reserve. The safari guide points out rare species of animals like the Wild Dogs. Sable antelopes, black rhinoceros, Nile Crocodile, hippopotamus along the banks of the Rufiji river, Cape buffalo, hartebeest and Eland. Picnic lunches and drinks will be served in the wilderness before heading back to camp for dinner and overnight to the Camp.
Included breakfast, lunch box, dinner, 1,5 l water pp
Earl Morning breakfast at the camp and start a sunrise bushwalking. 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 take about 2-3 hours long. Usually, walks leave camp at 6:00AM-6:30 AM after having a cup of tea and some homemade biscuits or doughnuts.
After walking back to the camp for breakfast and start your way to Dar Es Salaam.
Included breakfast, lunch box, 1,5 l water pp.
Bagamoyo stone town tour -Bagamoyo is surrounded by old buildings of the previous generation, beautiful Arab architecture with thick walls of Earth fitted with well-carved doors made of thick African hardwood. On your walk through narrow streets between Old buildings of Bagamoyo stone town you will visit the German Colonial Administrative block, Art market, Old post office, 1st Tanzania Primary School, Old Mosques, Hanging tower, Caravan Serai Museum and the fish market. On your walk along the Indian, Ocean beach visit a center for dhow sailboat building and get to know how local people build boats.
Crocodiles farm tour- Visit a crocodile farm and learn how these wild predators are kept. Get to know their social behaviors, growth, live capture techniques, feeding/hunting techniques and local uses of various products.
Bagamoyo Museum offers a well-informed glimpse into the history of Africa’s east coast. Learn about the cultural traditions of the tribes that inhabit this region, as well as the history of slavery that shook this area to its core. The museum’s collection of artifacts, photos, and documents tells the story of these people.
Kaole Ruins Walk around Kaole Ruins and imagine the ancient mosques that once stood here. The archeological site hosts the ruins of two stone mosques, dating from the 13th to the 16th century. Around them lie numerous tombs of various sizes and shapes, as well as ruins from the Shirazi settlement that once occupied the area.
Afternoon –Relax on the beach
You will have chance to explore these waters which are, for now, still untouched by the tourism industry. A pristine sandbank sits just off the shores of Bagamoyo, where untouched coral and marine wildlife, beautiful in its numbered species, sit waiting for divers to swim by and marvel at.
About 11 am depart from the hotel and start way to the Dar ES Salaam, to the origin point, where your trip ends.