$736 / person
Day 1: Dar Es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from Dar es Salaam and arrive for lunch, or if arriving late then just light refreshments. Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies Selous hippo Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.
Sunset cruise on our comfortable river boat, looking at hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sunset over this enormous river o/n Selous Hippo Camp (L, D)
Day 2: Full day game drive
After breakfast full day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites – lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra – and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. Great variety of bird species. Wonderful scenery, with varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with long views to far-off mountains.
Packed lunch and time to rest. 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 unseen! Back to the lodge by 6.30 for sunset and dinner when you’re ready o/n Selous Hippo Camp (B, L, D)
Day 3: Selous to Dar Es Salaam
Up early for a walk through the bush and along the riverbank to learn about the local environment. Back after the walk for breakfast, and then departure for Dar Es Salaam (B)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
3 days / 2 nights
|Tour type||Private tour|
|Your group size||Min 2, max 36|
|Duration||3 days / 2 nights|
|Food options||Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, halal|
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Transport and wildlife drives in 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch Services of a professional safari guide All wildlife reserve entry fees Conservation fees 1.5 L of mineral water per person/day Boat safari Walking safari
International airfare & internal flights All items of a personal nature Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff Airport departure tax Travel insurance Visa and Passport fees Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
Vaccination against cholera and malaria is recommended. Yellow fever vaccination is required for ALL persons from yellow fever endemic countries/regions. Please bring proof of your vaccination in the form of a stamped health card/certificate from your health center in your country of origin. It is advisable to bring anti-malaria pills, better still, to start taking the pills two weeks before arrival, during your stay, and after departure.
Binoculars (essential safari gear), Camera and film (can be expensive and/or difficult to obtain), lens cleaner If taking a digital camera: memory stick(s)/data card(s), charger and extra batteries
The recommended camera for a safari is a 35mm camera with automatic exposure and interchangeable Lenses. For the best results in photographing wildlife and birds, you should have a zoom lens. Remember to bring extra batteries for every camera and flash unit.
Selous Game Reserve is a vast stretch of land, bigger than Switzerland! As such, the best way to experience Selous Game Reserve is from all angles by boat, by car, and by foot! For the next 3 days, you can experience this diverse to the fullest! With such a diverse concentration of wildlife, there is much to see here!
On this 9-day safari will include an awesome display of natural wonders like million wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes traveling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival, unaware that there's danger presented by the stalking lions and cheetahs among other predators of migrating wildlife.