3 days 2 nights Safari in the Selous Game Reserve .
If you haven’t heard of the Selous Game Reserve then you are missing out. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal protection areas in the world, so to give you an idea, it covers around 50 000 square kilometers, which is about twice that of the Serengeti and three times Kruger NP. It is also one of the few places in East Africa where you can combine river, walking and traditional driven safaris. Our Selous offering combines everything we know you will love about the Selous into a three day / two night action packed itinerary. You can even link up our hostels in Dar and Kilwa by starting at one and finishing at the other.
After an early morning pick up we will get on the road, depending on road conditions it takes around 5 hours to get to our destination with lunch en route. Day one is our boat safari, where we will pile into a boat and head up the Rufiji river, Tanzania’s widest inland river. The Rufiji is the life giver of the Selous and this is a great opportunity to spot game from an entirely different perspective! The Rufiji river is home to an abundance of bird life as well as one of the highest concentrations of hippos and some of the biggest crocodiles in East Africa so keep your limbs inside the boat!
Once we have finished with the boat safari it will be time to kick back and have some dinner before we settle into Kiboko Camp before a big day tomorrow.
Pack your camera because today is a big game viewing day! You will be up early to catch the animals at their most active, driving through the Selous in your open air vehicle! Today is a full day game drive but we will take a break around mid day at the gorgeous Lake Manze for a bite to eat and a bit of a siesta. Best we sleep while the animals are! Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Wild Dogs, Selous is generally considered the best place in the world to view them. After resting up we will continue our game drive before returning to Kibko Camp for dinner and another overnight stay.
Yikes, another early start! We told you we were going to pack as much in as possible. Today it’s a light lunch followed by an early morning walking safari. An armed game warden will accompany you as you trek through the bush searching for game during its most active period. Walking safaris are a unique experience and not one that you will forget for a long time!
Upon completion we will sit down for a proper breakfast before jumping back in the vehicle for the drive back to Dar es Salaam.
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