3 Days Fly-In Selous Game Reserve Safari

TOUR OVERVIEW

Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of favorite game viewing areas in Africa. Covering a total area of about 54,000 square kilometers, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa located in the south of Tanzania. On this Safari you will have the chance to exploring the Reserve.

On 3 days of your Safari you will expect to encounter wildlife in the reserve where by herds of Elephants, Lion prides, Giraffes, semi aquatic and aquatic mammals are plentiful.

TOUR SUMMARY

  • You’ll go to Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • You’ll visit Selous Game Reserve
  • Activities: Game drives, Boat safari, Walking Safaris
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle or open Safari vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: DAR ES SALAAM OR ZANZIBAR – SELOUS GAME RESERVE

You will start your safari inZanzibar or Dar es Salaam Airport where by you have to arrive 60 minutes before your departure time 0800hrs. On Arrival in Selous Game Reserve Mtemere Airstrip at 0915hrs or 0945hrs, you will be met by the driver guide who will transfer you to the lodge for check in. At around 16h00 in the evening depart for adventurous and romantic evening sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting Hippos, Crocodiles and Birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or Tented Camp.

Day 2:  EXPLORATION OF SELOUS GAME RESERVE

After early breakfast depart for full day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the game in the surrounding areas. You may expect to see any of the major African great favorite mammals, including Elephant, Giraffes, Lions, Buffalo, Zebra and even the rare African Wild Dog. picnic lunch shall be provided in the mid-day where by your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up hidden. Before end of the day return to the lodge and the rest of the evening will be spent at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight at Camp or Lodge.

Day 3: EARLY MORNING WALKING SAFARI – DEPARTURE

Early morning walking safari into the Selous Game Reserve, usually start at 6-6.30am after early morning tea or coffee, accompanied by an armed ranger and it will take around 2-3 hours long. Walking safari is a fantastic way to experience more about the Selous Bushes. Although you may see wildlife during the walk, the focus is also on the habitat that the animals live in, insects, trees and birdlife. You will have an interesting and amazing experience to walk within such a vast area of natural reserve – an experience which very few places in Africa are able to offer!

After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, check-out followed by transfer to Mtemere airstrip for the departure on a scheduled flight at 1030hrs or 1250hrs to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.

Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax and above
$1,188 $1,056

Accommodation

Night 1 Selous Kinga Lodge WEBSITE FB Full Board
Night 2 Selous Kinga Lodge WEBSITE FB Full Board
1 Pax 2 Pax and above
$1,804 $1,584

Accommodation

Night 1 Rufiji River Camp WEBSITE FB Full Board
Night 2 Rufiji River Camp WEBSITE FB Full Board
Departure Rufiji River Camp WEBSITE B Breakfast

FROM $1,056 per person

3 Days / 2 Nights based on 2 pax

INCLUDED:

  • Local flight
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • Medical Kit
  • During safari:
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Park fees
  • English speaking driver/guide

EXCLUDED:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fee (bought upon arrival, 50-100$/pp)
  • Meals not specified
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal matters like:
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service etc.