Selous Game Reserve (Semi Luxury) - 2 Days

Tanzania Safaris

Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserve in Africa and a UNESCO Heritage site. Selous Game Reserve covers over 50,000 sq km in size. It is part of the protected area in the southern part of Tanzania.

The name originates from a famous hunter and conservationist called Fredrick Selous. Fredrick died in Beho beho area in Selous in the year 1917, while fighting with the Germans during WWI

The famous river that passes through Selous is River Rufiji which connects into the Indian Ocean. The reserve also has multiple lakes such as Lake Manze, Lake Siwandu, Lake Mtagalala and Lake Zelekela.

Selous Game Reserve also has a hot spring in the Beho Beho area.

The animals that you are likely to see in Selous are lion, elephant, hippopotamus, wild dog, zebra, many types of antelope, bird life, giraffe, crocodile, wildebeest, buffalo, hyena and many many more.

Selous offers multiple activities such as Boat safari along River Rufiji, Walking safari inside the reserve accompanied by an armed ranger and Game drives.

2 days Selous Game Reserve is a short and weekend safari that offers boat safari along River Rufiji from 1630 hours to 1900 hours on the first day as you arrive. On the second day, you proceed for half day game drive with early morning breakfast at 0700 hours.

Later, you will proceed to Dar es salaam after breakfast.

Boat Safari Along River Rufiji

On the Boat safari along Rufiji River, you will discover hippos and crocodiles. You will also view over 350 species of bird life along the river and inside Selous Game Reserve.

Game drive inside Selous Game Reserve

The game drive starts from 0900 hours on wards. The Selous Game Reserve gates close around 1800 hours and you must be out before this time. The animals that you are likely to discover on the game drive are Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Hippos, Wild dogs, Antelopes, Wildebeests and many more.

Day 1
Dar es salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Meet, greet by your driver/ guide at 0730 hours and proceed to Selous Game Reserve. Have hot lunch on the way.

Late afternoon, perform boat safari along Rufiji River

Dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Selous Game Reserve to Dar es salaam

Depart for Selous Game reserve after early breakfast. Perform a half day game drive inside the reserve with picnic lunch. At 1130 hours, depart for Dar es salaam city center. Arrive Dar es salaam around 1900 hours.

Price Includes:

  • Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
  • 1 night full-board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
  • Boat safari only
  • Park fees & game drives
  • Complimentary mineral water (1 liter per person per day)

Price Excludes:

  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Additional Mineral water: USD 5 per carton (12 bottles)
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Tips: we recommend US $ 20 per group per day
  • Dar es salaam airport transfers
  • Other personal expenses
  • Emergency evacuation insurance

Current prices are based on Low season (6/JAN – 31/JUN; 1/JUN – 30/JUN; 1/NOV – 23/DEC)

High season falls under 1/JULY – 31/OCT; 24/DEC – 5/JAN

High Season supplements are:

1 person: USD 90 only
2 – 7 persons: USD 40 per person sharing

Single room Supplement (SRS)

1/JAN/20 to 31/MAY/20

High Season: USD 200 per person per night
Low Season: USD 80 per person per night

1/JUN/20 – 31/DEC/20

High Season: USD 150 per person per night
Low Season: USD 100 per person per night

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What documents do I need?

The most important documents are your valid passport and Tanzanian visa. A 3 month tourist visa and single entry is US $50, although Americans pay US $100 and available at Tanzanian airports and consulates.

You could also check to confirm the current requirements with the nearest Tanzanian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate, or your travel agent.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 370 USD $ 340/person
Group Discount
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 340 USD
340
Total $ 340 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • 7
  • Game drives, Boat safari, Walking safari
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • 2 days
  • Zarafa Tented Camp (Outside the reserve)
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