Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of favorite game viewing areas in Africa. Covering a total area of about 54,000 square kilometers, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa located in the south of Tanzania.
It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. Selous boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephant as well as large number of lions, leopard, African hunting dogs, buffalo and Hippo. Species commonly seen are bushbuck, red and blue duikers, eland, hartebeest, hyena, giraffe, Oryx, reedbuck, impala, waterbuck and zebra. Yellow baboon and vervet and blue monkey are always common sight while families of black and white colobus may sometimes be seen moving from tree to tree.
The bird-life in the Selous is prolific and the 400 species recorded including the globally threatened wattled crane and the corncrake.
Day 1: ZANZIBAR – SELOUS GAME RESERVE
You will start your safari at Zanzibar Airport where by you have to arrive 60 minutes before your departure time 0930 and takes one hour. On Arrival in Selous Game Reserve Mtemere Airstrip at 11:15am, you will be met by the driver guide who will transfer you to the lodge for check in. After Lunch you will depart for Village Tour (Mloka Village), return at around 1600 in the evening, followed by adventurous and romantic evening sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown. Dinner and overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge, Full Board Accommodation
Day 2: EXPLORATION OF SELOUS GAME RESERVE
After early breakfast, depart for full day game drive in a 4×4 modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in the Selous Game Reserve exploring the game in the surrounding areas, from your seat on an open-roofed vehicle, a comfortable and privileged journey through the wild African bush. You may expect to see any of the major African great favorite mammals, including elephant, giraffes, lions, buffalo, zebra and even the rare African Wild Dog. picnic lunch shall be provided in the mid-day where by 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 hidden. Before end of the day return to the lodge and the rest of the evening will be spent at your own leisure Dinner and overnight at Selous Kinga Lodge.
Day 3: EARLY MORNING WALKING SAFARI, SELOUS GAME RESERVE – ZANZIBAR
Early morning walking safari into the Selous Game Reserve, usually start at 6-6.30am after early morning tea or coffee, accompanied by an armed ranger and it will take around 2-3 hours long. Walking safari is a fantastic way to experience more about the Selous Bushes. Although you may see wildlife during the walk, the focus is also on the habitat that the animals live in, insects, trees and birdlife. You will have an interesting and amazing experience to walk within such a vast area of natural reserve – an experience which very few places in Africa are able to offer!
After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, check-out followed by transfer to Mtemere airstrip for the departure on a scheduled flight at 1130 am to Zanzibar.
PACKAGE IS INCLUSIVE OF:
Game Reserve Entrance fees
2 Nights Full board accommodation (based on double occupancy)
Full Day Game Drive
Professional Tour Guide
Evening Sunset Boat safari along the Great Rufiji River
Outfitted 4x4 Game Drive Vehicle with roof hatches
2 bottles of mineral water per day
2Daily safari briefing
PACKAGE IS EXCLUSIVE OF:
Any other activities or excursion not mentioned above
COST: $999 PER PERSON SHARING
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