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SELOUS SAFARI Resident Special

From USD 992 * | from £ 724.16*

per person sharing

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 1: Dar - Selous
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Dar es Salaam in the morning by our representative in your own private luxury transfer vehicle. After loading up your luggage and settling in, you will head on South out of Dar es Salaam and towards the Selous Game Reserve, passing through the small township of Kibiti.
The first 140 km to Kibiti are on the B2 Highway, and therefore tarmac roads. At Kibiti, you turn in towards the final 100 km towards the Selous Game Reserve on a relatively maintained dirt road.
Upon arrival at the Selous Mtemere Gate, you will disembark for a few minutes as your park entry permits are processed.
Thereafter, you will enter the Selous Game Reserve and drive a short distance towards your camp, where you will be checked in.
Enjoy a lunch at the restaurant and take in the amazing views of the Rufiji River while you are at it. Later in the afternoon, you can head on out on boat safari on the Rufiji River – or just relax at the camp as you watch the African sunset over the Selous.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
You can choose from multiple game drive options today. You can either go on two half day game drives through vast wilderness of the Selous with a hot lunch back at the camp, or you could choose to go on a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes on the go.
Available game drives: 06:30 – 11:30 early morning game drive, 08:00 – 13:00 morning game drive, 16:00 – 18:15 afternoon game drive, 08:30 – 16:00 full day game drive.
You can also choose to go on an early morning walking guided safari/nature walk.

Selous Game Reserve Highlights
• Elephant
• Giraffe
• Hippo
• Wildebeest
• Lion
• Zebra
• Hyena
• Wild dog
• Elephant
• Leopard
• Black Rhino
• Cheetah
*Sightings may vary based on weather, season, time of day and other natural factors beyond the operators control.

Day 3: Selous - Dar es Salaam
After a lazy breakfast, you will check-out of your camp, load up your luggage and picnic lunch boxes and start making your way out of the Selous Game Reserve and back towards Dar es Salaam.
You can also choose to enjoy your lunch at the camp and leave a bit later in the day. In this case, you can check-out of your room at the check-out time and enjoy the lounge area as you relax till lunch.
You will be dropped off at your accommodation upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, bringing this safari to an end


  • Applicable Selous Game Reserve Entry fees
  • Applicable Selous Game Reserve Concession fees
  • 2-Nights' Accommodation at Rufiji River Camp
  • All meals mentioned
  • An English-speaking Safari Driver Guide for the duration of the safari
  • A private luxury vehicle for transfers between Dar es Salaam and Selous
  • A shared open safari vehicle for the game drives
  • All shared game drives mentioned
  • Government taxes
  • 1L of Bottled Drinking Water per person per day during the Safari


  • International flights, Domestic flights & Visas
  • Holiday Supplements (applicable during Easter, Christmas & New Year Holidays)
  • Drinks
  • Tips, porterage & gratuities
  • Travel, medical or any other insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Any other cost not explicitly mentioned and costs of personal nature
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