4 Days Safari – Selous Game Reserve

Tour Summary

  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam
  • You’ll visit Selous Game Reserve
  • Activities: Game Drives, Boat Safari and Walking Safari
  • Game drives: Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

Destination Overview

Nyerere National Park – formally known as Selous Game Reserve

A newly established Park is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve. Founded in 2019 and covers over 30,000 square kilometres, now the largest National Park in Africa.

The park boasts Tanzania’s largest elephant population and a large number of lions, leopards, African hunting dogs, buffaloes, and hippos. Species commonly seen are bushbucks, red and blue duikers, elands, hartebeests, hyenas, giraffes, oryx, reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks and zebras.

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 classic game driving in thriving wildlife areas.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from Airport or Hotel in Dar es Salaam, and begin to drive down south of Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve; the drive shall take 5 to 6 hours. You will arrive in time for lunch, at around 16h00 in the evening, depart for sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown.

Day 2 & 3: Selous Game Reserve

After early breakfast, depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch in the Selous Game Reserve, exploring the game in the surrounding areas. Animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras and even the rare African wild dogs, are common.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve to Dar es Salaam

Early morning walking safari usually starts at 6 am or 6.30 am after first-morning tea or coffee, accompanied by an armed ranger, and it will take around 2-3 hours long. After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, check out, then begin the drive back to Dar es salaam for the drop off at your hotel or airport.

INCLUDED:

  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Park fees
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Thermos with hot tea or coffee
  • Medical Kit
  • Camping gears and chef for a camping safari

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Meals not specified
  • Sleeping bag for a camping safari
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service

PRICES

  • LOW SEASON
  • HIGH SEASON

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Accommodation Level  Accommodation Rates – Per Person Sharing
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Mid-Range Rufiji River Camp 3,014 2,222 2,198 2,036 2,004 1,934
Standard Selous Kinga Lodge 1,933 1,393 1,294 1,177 1,134 1,105
Budget Selous Mpingo Lodge 1,571 1,067 923 851 808 797

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Accommodation Level  Accommodation Rates – Per Person Sharing
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Mid-Range Rufiji River Camp 3,446 2,512 2,472 2,258 2,235 2,186
Standard Selous Kinga Lodge 1,933 1,393 1,294 1,177 1,134 1,105
Budget Selous Mpingo Lodge 1,571 1,067 923 851 808 797