3 Days Mid-Range Selous Safari – Afternoon Departure

Selous Game Reserve is an immense area of protected wilderness that has remained untouched for thousands of years. Join us on this 3 days and 2 nights south Tanzania safari to Selous game reserve safari.

The Selous game reserve boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephant as well as a large number of lions, leopard, African hunting dogs, buffalo and hippo. Species commonly seen are bushbuck, red and blue duikers, eland, hartebeest, hyena, giraffe, oryx, reedbuck, impala, waterbuck and zebra. The park has the most extensive diversity of safari activities ranging from Romantic Boat Safari along the Great Rufiji River, legendary fly camping trips, walking and compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas.

While on this Selous safari, you can enjoy a variety of activities such as Boat safari thanks to the lakes and the Rufiji River and Drive safari. The Selous is also the biggest stronghold for wild dogs in Africa and surely one of the places where you would have more chances to stop them! The Selous is also the biggest stronghold for wild dogs in Africa and surely one of the places where you would have more chances to spot them!

Tour Summary

  • Mid-range tour: Uses accommodation located 6km outside the park.
  • This tour starts and ends in Zanzibar.
  • Activities: 2 Game drives, bush walks, boat safari and village tour
  • Shared tour: This tour will be shared with other guests; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.
  • Departure/ Arrival: From Zanzibar at 06:00/07:35, arrival time in Selous at 06:30 / 08:20
  • Departure/arrival: From Selous at 16:00, arrival time in Zanzibar at 16:30/17:00

Rates & Costs of this Selous Tour

ADULT $1100 $1100 $1100 $1130
2-3 YEAR $300 $300 $300 $300
4-11 YEAR $670 $670 $670 $670


Day 1 – Zanzibar to Selous – Full-Day Game Viewing

In the morning, you will start your safari in Zanzibar, flying in a light aircraft to the Selous, one of Africa’s most significant game reserves. On arrival at Mtemere airstrip, you will be met by our driver guide for greetings and a briefing about your tour plan.
Game drives are the best way to explore more giant games, including Predators. In addition, the Selous is home to the largest population of wild dogs in Africa, which are a real highlight if you are lucky enough to encounter a pack.
You will start game drives with picnic lunches until late in the evening. Then, you will return to the camp and relax in the fire bonfire, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – On Safari in Selous

After early breakfast, you will depart for a game drive exploring the game-rich areas in the park, driving through the savannah and along the river and lakes; these are ideal game-rich areas of Lake Manze, Siwandu, Nzelekela and Tagalala. Animals are expected, including elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras and even rare African wild dogs. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at lunchtime in a beautiful location with a clear view of the park.
After the lunch break, you will proceed with your journey sightseeing the African bushes. You will return to the camp in the afternoon and relax in the fire bonfire, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Bush Walks, Sunrise Boat Safari, Village Tour and Afternoon Departure to Zanzibar

Wake up early for tea or coffee, then depart for guided bush walks, an exciting chance to get close to nature and the best way to learn the details of the African bush. Walking along the firmed trail through the African bushes on foot brings about a new way of appreciating the natural environment.
You will return for breakfast, then depart for a sunrise boat safari along the great Rufiji River. The boat safari is a superb way to explore, watch the wildlife come to the water’s edge to drink and get close to bird colonies, hippos and crocodiles.
After lunch, pack your bags and say farewell as you depart to the airstrip; on the way, you will visit a village learning about the livelihood of local people and the totality way of life. You will visit schools, hospitals and the local market. After that, transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar.

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Return flight from Zanzibar.
  • Airstrip transfers
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Taxes
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, teas and coffee.
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Terms & Conditions

Packages available 1 week in advance of booking date and are non-refundable. Please do note this package is subject to flight and accommodation availability. Do ensure to inquire about children’s policy. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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