3 Days Classic Selous Safari – Morning 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

  • Classic Tour: Uses Classic located inside the park.
  • This tour starts and ends in Zanzibar.
  • Activities: Game drives and boat safari
  • 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 09:00, arrival time in Zanzibar at 10:30/11:20

Rates & Costs of this Selous Tour

ADULT $1350 $180
CHILDREN $850 $120


Day 1 – Zanzibar to Selous – Game Viewing & Sunset Boat Safari

In the morning, you will start your safari in Zanzibar in a light aircraft to the Selous, one of Africa’s most significant game reserves. On arrival at the airstrip in Selous, 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 the afternoon; you will return to the camp and relax for one hour, then depart for an afternoon boat safari. The boat safari is superb in the afternoon, watching wildlife come to the water’s edge to drink and getting close to bird colonies, hippos and crocodiles. Finally, you will return to the camp and relax at the fire bonfire, dinner and an overnight stay in the heart of the core game-viewing area of Selous.

Day 2 – On Safari Selous Game Reserve

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. Finally, you will return to the camp and relax at the fire bonfire, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Selous enroute Game drive – Departure to Zanzibar

After breakfast, pack your bags and say farewell as you depart the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar. Wave goodbye to Selous and enjoy an en-route game drive to the airstrip.

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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, teas and coffee.
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

Price Excludes

  • Beverages
  • 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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