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SELOUS GAME RESERVE
Resident Special EA Citizen Special


A much quieter park than its counterparts in Northern Tanzania, Selous is Africa's largest game reserve with a number of diverse safari activities.

From USD   640* | from £ 0 467.2*

per person sharing

The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The property harbours one of the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus and crocodile, amongst many other species.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch, 
Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River, 
Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (L,D).

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.

Day 2: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve
You will have a full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle. 
Dinner and overnight at  Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4x4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

Day 3: Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve
After early breakfast, another day in the Selous Game Reserve. You will start with early morning walking safari, followed by game drive with your picnic lunch. 
Dinner and overnight at  Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds.
It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam
After breakfast, return to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch (B,L).

Includes:

  • Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
  • 3 nights full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
  • Shared Boat & walking safari
  • Park fees, Concession fees & game drives
  • Complimentary Mineral Water: 1 ltr per person per day

Excludes:

  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Mineral water during game drives: USD 5 per carton (12 bottles)
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Tips: we recommend US $ 20 per group per day 
  • Dar es salaam airport transfers
  • Other personal expenses
  • Emergency evacuation insurance  
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