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6 Days Nature tour itinerary for Dar es Salaam & Selous Game Reserve: Come Over To The Biggest Game Reserve In Africa

Dar es Salaam, Selous Game Reserve

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Bird Watching Tour
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Nature Tour
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Wildlife Tour

Visit the biggest game reserve of Africa- Selous Game Reserve. You will go on game safaris, animal spotting, and bird watching all around this UNESCO world heritage site that is the largest protected area on our planet, covering around 50,000 sq. km. You will also visit the mighty Rufiji river. 

DAY 01

arrival

  • Pickup up from Dar es Salaam International Airport and drive to city center. 

  • Overnight stay at Peacock Hotel

DAY 02

Selous

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  • Pick up and drive you Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch to be served on the way.

  • Arrive at the camp early afternoon and settle in. 

  • Head for a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. The river is formed by the confluence of Kilombero and Luwegu rivers. It is approximately 600 kilometers (370 miles) long and here you will see hippopotamus and crocodiles. Big herds of Tanzanian elephants are also attracted by the River Rufiji that flows through the reserve. Around 350 bird species can also be found in the Selous Game Reserve. 


  • End the day with  dinner and stay overnight at campsite. 

DAY 03

full day game drive at selous game reserve

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  • Leave for game drives after breakfast. 

  • Game drives continue at the Selous Game Reserve throughout the afternoon. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometers.  Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy than the Northern Parks. 


  • Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at campsite. 


DAY 04

full day game drive in selous game reserve -along Lake tagalala

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  • Have breakfast followed by another full day of game viewing and walking safari nears Lake Tagalala.

  • Relish picnic lunch near the Hot Springs. One of the main attractions of Selous is the variety of game viewing activities available here. They offer trips through the reserve by boat, fueled vehicle or on foot. Boat safaris allow you to drift on the lakes and channels approaching birds and animals closely including crocodiles.  The lodges also offer guided game walks for those aged 12 and over (16 at Lake Manze and Impala). Game drives are reliably rewarding, especially towards the end of the dry season, when large mammals concentrate around five lakes.

  • Late evening drive to reach campsite in time for dinner. 

DAY 05

full day game drive at selous game reserve

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  • Have an early breakfast, break the camp and drive around in Selous game reserve.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at the Camp. 

DAY 06

Departure

  • Morning meal and drive/flight from Selous to Dar-es-Salaam 

  • 2800 USD Per Adult
  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel. 

  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a modern 4×4 safari land cruiser (with seven window seats) with an --English speaking driver-guide. 

  • All drives/flights in Tanzania. 

  • Extra lunch at Carnivore restaurant.

  • Meals and accommodation as specified.

  • All park fees and government taxes.

  • 2 bottles of ½ liter mineral water per person per day on game drives.

  • This safari tour will take you to the largest game reserve and 2nd largest conservation area in Africa spanning across 5,000 square kilometers. This reserve is four times bigger than Serengeti. 

  • It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It covers about 5% of Tanzania.

  • Huge populations of elephant, wild dog, hippo, lion, and buffalo inhabit this reserve.

  • It is also a bird viewing sanctuary.

  • Incredible reserve for walking and boat safaris.

Dar es Salaam, Selous Game Reserve

Bird
Bird Watching Tour
Nature
Nature Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour
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Eliya Tumaini

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USD 2800
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