Selous Game reserves is Africa's largest game reserve Covering 50,000 square kilometers and one of the favorite game viewing areas in Africa.
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. Dry Season: June to mid-November. This is the best time for game viewing along the rivers and lakes. Elephants come out of the bush at that time and predators are more commonly seen.
December to February is good for game viewing but can be rather hot and humid.
Day 1 – Depart to Selous Game Reserve and an evening boat safari
This tour will start from Dar es Salaam –we will pick you up from your hotel or airport, then driven to Selous Game Reserve, which takes approximately five to six hours with lunch on the way. Upon arrival, check-in at Lodge. In the evening, go for an evening boat safari through the Rufiji River.
This safari allows you to experience aquatic life, mostly crocodiles and hippos. You can see some animals come for drinking and you can also see an uncountable number of bird species since the reserve has over 440 species of birds, while enjoying an amazing reserve’s sunset. Back in the late evening for dinner and stay on full board. Enjoy some stories in the evening as you enjoy your favorite local beer or wine
MEALS: Lunch and dinner are included.
ACCOMMODATION: Mivumo River Lodge
Day 2 – Full day game drive at Selous Game Reserve
You will have an early breakfast at 7:00 a.m., and then drive to the Selous Game Reserve. You will have a 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 rare African hunting dog.
There will also be a great variety of bird species with wonderful scenery and varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and higher ground with long views of far-off mountains. Enjoy your packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch the animals coming to drink, a place with a clear view all round, so that no predator can creep up unseen. You will be back at the Lodge evening for sunset and dinner and overnight.
MEALS: breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
ACCOMMODATION: Mivumo River Lodge
Day 3 – Early morning walking safari and depart to Dar es Salaam
Before breakfast just a cup of coffee and go for – early morning walking safari with a bushman across the reserve’s environment to learn various histories, including traditional trees for medicines, various animal footprints, and other small animals which you cannot see during the game drive. You return to the lodge/camp for breakfast.
Leave the camp and head to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way. You will arrive in the early evening to Dar es salaam ready for your flight back home.
End of service
2 nights’ accommodation at the Lodge
All wildlife reserve or park entry fees
Bottled of mineral whilst on safari
Daily game drives
Daily meals as per itinerary
Riverboat safari and a walking safari
Services of a professional safari guide
Transport in a 4WD car with pop-up roof
Flying doctors (Amref) -evacuation
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
Personal expenses/VISA to Tanzania
Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff