Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park (Semi Luxury) - 5 Days

Selous Game Reserve lion staring

5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park offers the famous park and reserve of south of Tanzania.

Selous Game Reserve

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

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

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.

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is one of the famous parks in South of Tanzania, formed in year 1964 and the fourth largest park in Tanzania covering 3,230 sq km.

Mikumi is bordered by Selous Game Reserve in the south, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Uluguru Mountain on the other side.

The park is greatly compared to Serengeti National Park and the north-west is defined by alluvial plain of Mkata river basin. This area displays mainly Palm, tamarinds, acacia and baobab. Furthest to the area, there are rock formations called Uluguru and Rubeho mountains.

The South-east side of the park is less accessible. Therefore, it has very little wildlife.

The animals that you are likely to see are lions, giraffes, zebras, impalas, kudus, elands, buffaloes, wildebeests, black antelopes, baboons and many more. It also has two hippo pools, 5 km on the north of the park. Mikumi National Park also exhibits over 400 species of bird life.

5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park will offer you game drives, walking and boat safari within one itinerary.

5 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park offers game drives, walking safari and boat safari in selous game reserve and Mikumi National Park.

Day 1
Dar es salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Meet, greet by your driver/ guide 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
Game drive and walking safari inside Selous Game Reserve

Depart for Selous Game reserve after early breakfast. Perform early morning walking safari followed by a full day game drive inside the reserve with picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight

Day 3
Game drive inside Selous Game Reserve

Depart for Selous Game Reserve after breakfast. A full day game drive inside the reserve with picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight

Day 4
Selous Game Reserve to Mikumi National Park

Proceed from Selous Game Reserve to Mikumi National Park via Matamwe gate and Mogorogoro town with picnic lunch. The drive will be around 8 hours.

Dinner and overnight

Day 5
Mikumi National Park to Dar es salaam

Proceed for a morning game drive after breakfast with picnic lunch. Afternoon at 1200, depart for Dar es salaam city center. Arrive Dar es salaam around 2000 hours.

Price Includes:

  • Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
  • 4 nights full-board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
  • Park fees & game drives
  • Shared Boat and walking safari at Selous Game Reserve
  • 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

Stated prices are all year round.

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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 1,000 USD $ 960/person
Group Discount
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Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 960 USD
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Total $ 960 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • 7
  • Game drives, Boat safari, Walking safari
  • Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park
  • 5 days
  • Zarafa Tented Camp, Tan Swiss Lodge (Outside the park/ reserve)
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