Selous Lodge Safari
Imagine a safari vacation where you explore the vast and varied landscape of Tanzania, one of Africa’s most iconic holiday destinations. We have crafted the best Selous lodge safari package that spans three days. Our tour package begins and ends in Dar es Salaam.
Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve. Its rivers, hills, and plains are home to roaming elephant populations, the area’s famous wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino left in the region.
We have selected the best accommodation for your stay combined with comfort, elegance, high-end amenities and ambiance topped with serene locations right in the heart of the wilderness.
Cuisine ranges from a la carte menu, five course meals or buffet. As you unwind you can enjoy assorted wines, hard drinks, local and international beer brands. We also cater for special diets [Vegetarian/Vegan meals] on request.
Transport and game drives are facilitated by 4×4 safari vehicles that are customized for the ultimate safariing experience. The jeeps are accessorized with pop up roofs ideal for game viewing, hifi radio communication gadgets and comfortable seats.
While on your Selous lodge safari you will enjoy the services of our experienced driver guides who have enormous knowledge on wildlife as well as different sceneries you will be visiting.
The thrill of touring various wildlife gems is an adventure that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. Our classic lodge tour gives you the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity in terms of culture as you socialize with the locals as well as epic game viewing encounters in this premium reserve.
Contact us today and embark on the best Selous lodge safari package that meets your dream vacation on any budget.
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Three Days Selous Lodge Safari. [Itinerary]
Day One: Dar es Salaam – Selous
A representative from Kenya epic safaris will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will hand you over to your assigned driver guide to facilitate your Selous lodge safari. You will be driven to Selous national park by your driver guide who will keep you entertained and informed on different sceneries as you journey to your destination arriving in time for a hot delicious lunch.
You will be ushered to your respective rooms by the lodge concierge. Enjoy your afternoon utilizing the lodge facilities; spas, saunas, the pool or take a walk on the well manicured lawns as you socialize; later head out for a boat safari along the might Rufiji river. You will see plenty of hippos, crocodiles and bird life is prolific. Dinner and overnight Rufiji River Camp.
Day Two: Selous
Rise and shine to the intoxicating African sun rise. After a mouth watering breakfast embark on a morning game drive. Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, with an area of 54,600 sq. km.
It has large number of big game such as elephant, buffalo, rhino; other wildlife to en counter includes wildebeest, eland, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion. There are about 350 species of bird life. Lunch at the camp and later on proceed on with the evening game drive as the sun sets giving you a perfect setting to take amazing photos and selfies. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.
Day Three: Selous – Dar es Salaam
Pre breakfast game drive; depart the camp by 6:30 A.M and this will give you the opportunity to view the African sunrise and you will also get the chance to spot any game species you might have missed on our previous game drives.
Return to the camp around mid morning; your full breakfast will be served and afterwards depart and journey back to Dar es Salaam; lunch en route arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel or the airport where the best Selous lodge safari ends.
End of services.
- Transport in a customized safari jeep with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing .
- All park entrance fees.
- Accommodation on a full board basis subject to availability.
- Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Know Your Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve has an area of more than 50,000 sq km making it the world’s largest conserved area excluding polar regions. Selous is three times bigger than the Serengeti National Park. The reserve is a World Heritage Site and covers almost 6% of Tanzania’s land. The Selous takes its name from the famous hunter and conservationist Frederick Courteney Selous who was killed in action in WW1 within the now Selous. His grave lies close to the Beho Beho Hills and can be seen on a gamedrive in that area.
The Selous Game Reserve is home to a high diversity of both large mammal and bird species. The Selous Game Reserve has over 60,000 elephants and 40,000 hippos. The world’s largest population of African Hunting Dogs exists in the reserve. Of Tanzania’s 1,113 different species of bird, 430 have been positively identified within the Selous Game Reserve.
The photographic tourism section of the Selous is very atmospheric, displaying the grandeur of this incredible African wilderness. The Rufiji River meanders its way through the Miombo woodland and Acacia-Terminalia savanna, connected by streams to five attractive lakes, which teem with hippo, crocodile and waterfowl.
A game drive along the network of rough roads is reliably rewarding, especially during the dry season around the lakes. Whether you are camping in the bush or staying at a lodge it is very easy to arrange a walking safari, where you will have a ranger with you at all times. A boat safari on either the lakes or the Rufiji River is a fantastic opportunity to see the wildlife and thousands birds from a different perspective. When you leave the busier Mtemere region in the east other vehicles are a rare sight and you are just as likely to pass a ranger patrol vehicle as a safari car full of visitors.
Due to its sheer size and the remoteness of the Selous Game Reserve, a minimum of three nights is recommended although one or two nights is also possible. All inclusive fly-in safaris, with game viewing activities operated by the lodges are a popular choice. Should you really want the true Wild Things experience, choose several nights bush camping. The TAZARA Railway (Dar es Salaam to New Kipiri Mposhi in Zambia) passes through the Selous Game Reserve several times a week and is also a great mode of transport.
- Do not Litter the park/reserve.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the parks/reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, honk or play loud music as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals; it’s dangerous.