Selous Game Reserve (Luxury Safari) - 3 Days

Wild dogs in Selous

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.

3 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 walking safari with early morning breakfast at 0700 hours. It is followed by a fully day game drive from 0900 hours.

On the last day, 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.

Walking safari inside Selous Game Reserve

Walking safari starts at around 0700 hours with an armed ranger accompanying your group. The walking safari is a 2 hour safari where you will see the small five and also animals such as Warthogs, giraffes, Zebra, antelopes, elephants and many others. It is an intimate African wildlife tour.

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
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
Selous Game Reserve to Dar es salaam

Depart for Dar es salaam city center after breakfast. Upon departure, picnic lunch will be provided. Arrive Dar es salaam around 1400 hours.

Price Includes:

  • Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
  • 2 nights full-board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
  • Boat & walking safari
  • 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 180 only
2 – 7 persons: USD 80 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 $ 915/person
Group Discount
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 915 USD
915
Total $ 915 USD

Trip Facts

  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • 7
  • Game drives, Boat safari, Walking safari
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • 3 days
  • Rufiji River Camp (Inside the park)
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