3 days in Selous Safari

Safari Overview

This is a private safari exclusively for you and your partner. It will start and end at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit Selous National Park and is suitable for people who want to do Game drive, Boat Safari along the Rufiji River and walk safari in the bush of Selous. The meal plan is full board basis.

We will also provide you with our English or French – Speaking guide driver for this trip whichever is required.

Safari Itinerary

DAY 00

Arrive in Dar es Salaam via JKJ International Airport. Transfer to your selected B&B for overnight.

DAY 01: Dar-es-Salam – Selous National Park

Connect African Safaris Tour guide will drive you from Dar –es- salaam to Selous Game Reserve (now known as Nyerere National Park). It will take almost 5 to 6hrs to arrive. Our driver will drop you to the lodge for check in and eat lunch. Late afternoon, you will head for a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. You will also see almost 350 bird species that 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.

You will return to the camp for dinner and hot bath.

Name of the accommodation: Selous Ngalawa Camp

Meals: Half Board Basis.

DAY 02: Full Game drive

Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning (Sun rise) game drive at the heart of Selous Game Reserve. You will then start game drive with packed lunch box till sunset. This will enable you to experience authenticity and beauty of African wildlife. Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. Reserve is famous for many elephants. You will also see lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. Excursions by 4×4 vehicles will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of the park.

In noon, you will have a picnic lunch break where 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 DAY 3- WALKING SAFARI AND DRIVE TO DAR.

Name of the accommodation: Selous Ngalawa Camp 

Meals: Full Board Basis.

DAY 03: Walking safari and drive to Dar es Salaam

You will leave the camp at 6.30am after breakfast. Our safari cars will drive you to the entrance gate of the Selous NP where you pick up your armed ranger before heading to the start of the walk.

Walking safaris will enable you to get close to nature and learn more about the smaller species and the bush itself. It’s an unforgettable experience to walk within such a vast and untamed area of natural reserve.  Although you may spot some giraffes or walk in the footsteps of elephants, our walking safaris are tailored to give you the opportunity to learn about the things you miss from a vehicle or boat – the ecosystem that the animals live in. Learn to identify animal tracks and signs and hear fascinating information about the insects, trees and colorful bird life. Walks are slow-paced, accompanied by both an armed ranger and our expert guide and are around 2-3 hours long. After the walk, you will return to the camp and pack your stuff and head back to Dar es Salaam.

Name of the accommodation: None

End of Safari

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INCLUDED

  • A professional English-Speaking Driver/Guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Transport based on excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari to give nice game viewing
  • Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Complementary unlimited drinking water during safari
  • 24 hours park fees, Transit fees and crater fees

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. Alcoholic and soft drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
  • Tips to drivers and Guides (highly recommended)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Other personal expenses