Enjoy a 3 days Flying Safari to the Africa’s largest game reserve “Selous Game Reserve” from Dar es Salaam which to date one of the best kept secrets among Africa’s tourism connoisseurs. The remoteness and vastness of the Selous game reserve will make you feel like being alone in the African Jungle enjoying the wonders of creation. Its oxbow lakes and the meandering rivers are the arteries to this game reserve with host a remarkable number of wildlife including Africa’s largest elephant and wild dog populations, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and lion prides. It’s a paradise for bird watchers.
The best time to visit is between the months of June up to beginning of March. This is a dry season when temperatures increase, thus guaranteeing the visitors the pristine wildlife experience not found elsewhere.
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve
Your 3 days Selous Game Reserve safari starts from Dar es Salaam on a 40minutes flight to the Selous Mtemere Airstrip which departs at 10:30 am. Upon your arrival at Selous you will be met by our driver guide who will transfer you to Butembo tented lodge for check inn, lunch and short rest. Selous Butembo Tented Lodge is perched on the edge of the mighty Rufiji River with all the tents magnificently structured with a safari atmosphere, tastefully furnished and with en suite toilets, sinks and showers. All tents are facing the Rufiji River. Late afternoon after a short rest you will depart for a boat trip which is an ideal beginning to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snaking Rufiji River with its famed hippos, crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. The sunset on the boat can be stunning – there is nothing quite like the serenity of the river while the sun dips below the horizon. Then back to the Butembo Lodge for dinner and overnight stay on full board basis.
Day 2: Full day game viewing in Selous
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve with packed picnic lunch participate in some classic style game drives – exploring the bush in 4×4 vehicles. During the game drives one might be lucky enough to see a pack of African Wild Dog even though becoming extinct in most parts of Africa, they are thriving in the Selous. Just bear in mind that the Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and Denmark and has the largest population of elephant in Tanzania as well as large number of buffalos, hippos and wild dogs. To be seen also are an array of lions, elands, bushbuck, giraffes, impalas, baboons, zebras, crocodiles and greater kudus, just to name but a few. Also it might be your lucky day to spot the rare sable antelope. In the late afternoon you will drive back to the camp for a brilliant view of the sunset, dinner and overnight at Selous Butembo Tented Lodge.
Day 3: Morning walking Safari – Dar es Salaam
The walking safari starts as early as 06.30am. The crispy fresh African air mixed with the wild waft of the animals evokes your sense of smell to the intoxication unique bush odors of Africa. This allows you to get a real feel of the African bush. The sights, sounds and smells of a walking safari are a special treat that will live a long in your memory. The thrill of being close up to the animals and to “shoot” them with your camera is one of the greatest unforgettable experiences one carries back to the “civilized” world. Thereafter back to the Lodge for breakfast before flying to the enchanting white beaches of Zanzibar.
End of Services.
2 people @ US $ 1475
3 people @ US $ 1260
4 – 5 people @ US $ 1155
Solo traveler US $ 2160
Return Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Selous on a Private Safari Vehicle
Selous Game reserves entrance fee
Full board accommodation at Selous Butembo Tented Lodge
Game drives as it specified on the Itinerary
Boat and Walking Safaris
Salary for a Professional English Speaking driver guide
Pure drinking water 1.5 liter a day per person
Accommodation in Dar es Salaam on the first and the last day of the Safari
International flight & Airport transfers
Flying doctors insurance
Activities which doesn’t mentioned on the itinerary
Tips for diver and Lodge/Camp staff.
Rates Per Person