3 Nights/4 Days Selous Game Reserve (By Air)
|Validity: 02/12/2004 – 01/12/2005
Airfare not included. Fly camp has a supplement of $65 per person per night
In the south of Tanzania, stretching inland from the coast, lies Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary; the Selous game reserve, crossed by the Rufiji River and is internationally famous for its animals. Here one can enjoy boat/walking safaris, wildlife observation and bird watching.
Selous ranks as one of East Africa’s most alluring and satisfying safari destination. With a mere handful number of lodges in a vast 50,000sqkms wilderness, Selous offers one of Africa’s remotest, wildest and untrammeled wilderness.
Besides the normal species, Selous is also famous for offering the unique opportunity of viewing rare and endangered species in large numbers. Mammals such as the African wild dog and the black Rhinoceros, which are completely extinct in other parks and very few in some, are found in healthy numbers in Selous. Another interesting feature of Selous compared to other parks in Africa is about its lions. Not only they have darker coats and less hirsute manes compared to their counterparts elsewhere in East Africa, but also they evidently rely on an unusual opportunistic diurnal hunting strategy making Selous the best place for witnessing a lion kill.
Day1: Transfer to Dar airport and fly to Selous with scheduled flight.
Lunch at Rufiji River Camp.
15:00 Afternoon game drive in the Selous Game Reserve.
Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.
Day 2: 08:00 Collect lunch box and depart for a full day tour of Selous.
Game Reserve. Selous, Africa's largest wildlife sanctuary with an area of 54,600 sq.km is bigger that Denmark and 4 times the size of Serengeti. It has the World's largest number of big game - elephant, buffalo, rhino, sable antelope. Selous also contains wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion. There are about 350species of bird life.
Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp
Day 3: 07:00 Early morning walking safari before breakfast-This safari allows an
intimate impression of the African bush and wildlife, which is unforgettable and brings you closest to pristine nature. Lunch at camp.
15:00 Evening boat safari, along the mighty Rufiji River; those who experience this safari can verify the fact that this mighty river boasts Africa’s highest concentration of hippopotamus. Bird-life can be seen along the banks of the river. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.
Day 4: 08:00 Morning game drive in the Reserve.
11:00 Early lunch at the camp. Fly back to Dar-es-salaam.
Meals and accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
Park Entrance Fees
2 excursions per day (shared game drive or boat safari or walking safari)
Transfer to and from airstrip
Drinks and mineral water
Laundry and tipping
Travel Baggage insurance
All other items of personal nature
| After seeing this beautiful park in the South, we suggest you continue your safari by covering the northern circuit. Alternatively you may choose to fly to Zanzibar to relax and enjoy the historical culture.
This particular Itinerary can be customized to also suit your needs.
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