It is Africa’s largest game reserve, yet visited by few. Meandering through the plains and woodlands, the Rufiji River gives rise to a labyrinth of streams, channels and pretty lakes in a delicate water paradise. Skeletal leadwood trees stand in glassy lagoons where terrapins ripple the surface. There are perfect pods of hippo, rainbow colored birds and flitting butterflies on yellow cassia flowers. It is a vast wilderness area and superb for photography.
MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE
USD$ 700 P/P
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Transport and wildlife drives in 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
Services of a professional safari guide
All wildlife reserve entry fees
1.5 L of mineral water per person/day
International airfare & internal flights
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
Airport departure tax
Visa and Passport fees
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
Day 1 Dar es salaam to Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from Dar es Salaam and arrive for lunch, or if arriving late then just light refreshments. Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies the Camps, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.
Sunset cruise on our comfortable river boat, looking at hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sunset over this enormous river o/n Selous Hippo Camp/Selous Kitulu Lodge. Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2 Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast 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 now rare African hunting dog. Great variety of bird species. Wonderful scenery, with varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with long views to far-off mountains.
Packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up unseen! Back to the lodge by 6.30 for sunset and dinner when you’re ready o/n Camp.
o/n Selous Hippo Camp/Selous Kitulu Lodge Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3 Selous - Dar es salaam
Up early for a walk through the bush and along the riverbank to learn about the local environment.
Back after the walk for breakfast, and then departure for Dar Es Salaam.