16 January 2017
Only 150 miles west of Dar es Salaam lies the mighty Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa’s least known yet wildest conservation areas. Selous is almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the north of Tanzania and covers five per cent of the country's land area. The Selous’ ecosystem as a whole is made up of a few conservation areas and the Kilombero game controlled area and on this great four day safari you will get to appreciate everything about this pristine wilderness which is devoid of human influence.
Your safari tour begins in the centre of bustling Dar es Salaam, the biggest city in Tanzania. Travel out of the city in your 4x4 safari vehicle and drive west from the sea to the Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the Rufiji River Camp before taking an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to the camp at sunset for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the Selous reserve. You will be taken on some classic game drives - exploring the bush in open 4 x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Also rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area.
After breakfast, join an armed ranger on a waking safari in the reserve. The sights, sounds and even the smells of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to “shoot” them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you will also see giraffe and elephants.
This may be the last day of your short safari holiday but there is another organised game drive in the morning before you pack up and leave Selous Game Reserve. Early lunch at the camp, before driving back to Dar es Salaam to be dropped off in the city centre where you can continue your African adventure or begin your journey home
Standard Rate fr £1657pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated