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3 Days Fly-In Safari Tour - Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park)


3 Days

Best time to visit

June to March



Price from

USD 1,854
pp sharing


Tour highlights

  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar
  • Activities: Game drives, boat and walking safari
  • Game drives: Open-sided 4×4 vehicle
  • Shared tour – This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.
  • Can start any day – If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customised – You can request changes to this tour.
  • Suitable for solo travellers – Solo travellers can book this tour.

Tour Overview

3-Days flying safari to one of the best hidden and Less visited parks than the national parks in the north. The park is untouched and has authentic remote wilderness areas, thus providing a sense of African adventure unmatched anywhere else on the continent.

Nyerere National Park is a newly established Park that is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve; founded in 2019 and covers over 30,000 square kilometres and is now the largest National Park in Africa.

The park boasts Tanzania’s largest elephant population and many lions, leopards, African hunting dogs, buffaloes, and hippos. Species commonly seen are bushbucks, red and blue duikers, elands, hartebeests, hyenas, giraffes, oryx, reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks and zebras.

The park has the most extensive diversity of safari activities ranging from Romantic Boat Safari along the Great Rufiji River, fishing, legendary fly camping trips, and walking and compliment classic game driving in thriving wildlife areas.

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Classic Safari

Accommodations on this trip are mid-range (offer all the comforts the traveller would expect from a hotel without the luxurious add-on service).

Semi-Luxury Safari

Accommodations on this trip are semi-luxury (offer a mix of luxurious experiences Similar to a four-star hotel).

Luxury Safari

Accommodations on this trip are luxury (offer a superior luxurious experience Similar to a five-star hotel).

Tour Itinerary
Day by Day

In the morning, you will start your safari in Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam for your light aircraft flight to the Selous, one of Africa’s most significant game reserves. You will stay in the heart of the core game-viewing area of Selous.

On arrival at the airstrip in Selous Game Reserve, you will be met by the driver guide, briefing information, and game drive you back to the camp. Relax and immerse in your new surroundings before enjoying a delicious, fresh lunch in a beautiful shady spot your camp offers. There is time to relax for a couple of hours after lunch before departing on an afternoon boat safari.

The boat safari is superb in the afternoon, watching wildlife come to the water’s edge to drink and getting close to bird colonies, hippos and crocodiles. You can also enjoy a spot of catch-and-release fishing and spectacular sundown.

Deliciously morning breakfast to be enjoyed in the camp; your days on safari offer plenty of flexibility, with a range of safari activities to choose from each morning and afternoon.

Game drives are the best way to travel further afield and see more giant games, including the predators. In addition, the Selous is home to the largest population of wild dogs in Africa, which are a real highlight if you are lucky enough to encounter a pack.

Full-day game drives with picnic lunches or a relaxed lunch in the camp with an afternoon game drive. Before the end of the day, you will return to the camp and spend the time relaxing in the swimming pool, having evening dinner and overnight.

Guided bush walks are entirely different here, sightseeing the miombo woodland environment with your guide. The walking safari is an exciting opportunity to get close to the animals and the best way to learn the intricacies of the African bush.

Walking along the firmed trail through the African bushes is entirely different from game drives; being on foot brings about a new way of appreciating the natural environment.

After breakfast, pack your bags and say farewell as you depart the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam. Wave goodbye to Selous and enjoy an en-route game drive to the airstrip.


(Camps & Lodges)

RUFIJI RIVER 800X540 (1)
Rufiji River Camp
Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park)
2 Nights, Upper Mid-Range Category

What's included

  • Return flight from Zanzibar / Dar es Salaam
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Taxes
  • Water in the car, tea, coffee and basic/limited laundry services
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

What's excluded

  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Rates 2023

Rates are per person, excluding the international flight from/to your home country.

Travel Dates1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
5 Jan – 30 June 2023USD 2,054USD 1,854USD 1,801USD 1,724USD 1,744USD 1,704
1 July – 31 Oct 2023USD 2,274USD 1,974USD 1,954USD 1,844USD 1,884USD 1,824
1 Nov – 23 Dec 2023USD 2,054USD 1,854USD 1,801USD 1,724USD 1,744USD 1,704
24 Dec – 4 Jan 2024USD 2,274USD 1,974USD 1,954USD 1,844USD 1,884USD 1,824

Children Rates

This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older. Discounted rates are given for Children under 16 years old (will be considered when requesting a tour quote)

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