4 days Selous safari overview
The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve, a wilderness area bigger than Denmark or Switzerland. The park covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total land area. Selous is still an uninhabited, untamed slice of ‘Old Africa’. In 1982 the Reserve’s unique ecosystem was recognized internationally and the area designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
The Rufiji River is one of the largest water systems in East Africa. With its associated wetland, lakes and swamps it is one of the most outstanding exological systems in the whole eastern Africa. Boat trips and longer safaris down the spectacular River offer visitors a chance to see hippos, bird life and even crocodiles up close.
Day 1 - Safari to Selous Game Reserve
Depart from Dar es salaam city center by 4 x 4 safari vehicle to the Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the Rufiji River Camp. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to Rufiji River Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 - Full Day Game Viewing in the Reserve
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives exploring the bush in open 4x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushback are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelopes , lion, and greater kudu are also frequent in this area. Meals and overnight stay at the Rufiji River Camp.
Day 3 - Walking Safari in the Reserve
After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory. them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also get to see land mammals such as giraffes and elephants. Meals and overnight stay at Rufiji River Camp.
Day 4 - Game Drive in the Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy a morning game drive in the Selous Game Reserve. Early lunch at the camp, followed by departure transfer to Dar es salaam. Drop off in the city center.
End of Safari Services!!!
The Selous, Tanzania safari and tour prices includes:
Accommodation as per category stipulated in the itinerary.
Transportation 4 x 4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing & photography.
Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
All game viewing drives.
All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
All Government taxes and levies.
Complimentary 2 liters mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
All arrival and departure transfers.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
The safari and tour prices exclude
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx.. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff and $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides).
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
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