Selous Game Reserve is an immense area of protected wilderness that has remained untouched for thousands of years. Also the largest protected wet willdeness area in Africa. It is largest Game Reserve and one of favourite game viewing areas in Africa. Covering a total area of about 54,600 km2 (21,081 sq. miles), almost 6% of Tanzania’s land surface, is amongst the largest protected wet wilderness areas in Africa, SELOUS GAME RESERVE located in the South of Tanzania and four times the size of Serengeti. The Selous is the size of Switzerland. A large area of the reserve is drained by the Rufiji River. There are over 2,000 species of plants, over 430 species of birds, and 60 species of mammals, plenty of wildlife including Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos and Crocodiles. In 1982 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. It’s a unique environment rich in water, channels and lakes. Abundant with wildlife and little visited by tourist, compared to northern parks. 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!
Rates & Costs
- Price per person $850
Enjoy 3 full days and 2 nights at Selous Game Reserve
Day 1 – Arrive & Boat Safari
Depart from Zanzibar airport with afternoon flight to Selous at 14:00, upon your arrival at Mtemere airstrip; you will be met by our driver for your transfer to the lodge for check-in and rest for a little. In the afternoon you will depart for an adventurous and romantic sunset boat safari along the great river Rufiji, with the chance of spotting hippo, crocodile and variety of birds as you enjoy the spectacular sunset. You will later return for dinner and over night at African safari camp.
Day 2 – Full day game drive
After breakfast has been served we will proceed for a full day game drive and a picnic lunch out in the wild. Dinner will be served upon our return. Overnight at the camp/lodge.
Day 3 – Village tour
After early breakfast, a morning Village safari then transfer to Mtemere airstrip for your departure flight at 10:15, arrival 11:50 at Zanzibar. End of service
- Park fees, Conservation and Community Development fees
- Mid-range lodge and tented camp accommodation as stipulated
- All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Complimentary mineral water 1.5lt per person in the safari vehicle
- 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
- Unlimited game drives
- All transfers and activities as mentioned above
- Tips suggested: Driver guide $10+ per person sharing the vehicle per day
- Drinks apart from 1,5lt mineral water during the safari
- Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
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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