Overview: Four day air safari to Selous Game Reserve is all about experiencing Africa’s biggest wildlife sanctuary. Bigger than Switzerland and four times the size of the Serengeti, the Selous Game reserve 50 000km2 wilderness area is the most alluring safari prospect on the African continent. Air safari to Selous game reserve is the place where the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus and crocodile are found, amongst many other species
DAY 1 Flight to Selous Game Reserve
Pick up from Dar City center and transfer to Dar Airport for departure on a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be met by Selous Hippo camp representative and transferred to the camp for lunch, afternoon game viewing in the Selous game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Selous Hippo camp.
DAY 2 Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic-style game drives exploring the bush in open 4×4 vehicles. Selous landscape includes a wide variety of habitats from woodland grassland, open grasslands, dense thicket, acacia woodland, ground water forest and miombo woodland. Most representatives of East African wildlife, including 200,000 buffalo, 30,000 elephant, 100,000 impala, 80,000 wildebeest and the country’s largest populations of crocodile and hippopotamus. It is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world!
Also, provides home to the largest populations of some of Africa’s »most wanted« wild animals including: African Wild-dog, lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, and herds of different antelopes and gazelles.
This magnificent ecosystem remains virtually untouched by man. Other wildlife species include the Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Warthog, Greater Kudu, Liechtenstein’s Hartebeest, Impala, Nyasaland Gnu, Brindled Gnu, Reedbuck, Sable Antelope, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Waterbuck, and Wildebeest. Meals and overnight at Selous Hippo camp.
DAY 3 Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve. The largest River in Tanzania and most magnificent, its labyrinthine network of lagoons, channels, islets and swamps cloaked in extensive riverine forest, all of which attracts a mind boggling number of bird species. The sight and sounds and smells of a walking safari are special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to shoot them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of Rufiji system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, stork, ducks, stilts, and other water birds maybe seen. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants.
Selous landscape includes a wide variety of habitats from woodland grassland, open grasslands, dense thicket, acacia woodland, riverine, ground water forest and miombo woodland. With its extensive area of miombo woodlands (about 75%), it has one of the largest forests under protection.
The Rufiji River, which flows through it and its tributaries form a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris. And nowhere else in Tanzania you can combine a game drive with boat trips and walking safaris! A magnificent feature is also 8km long 100m deep and 100m wide Stiegler’s Gorge, named after a Swiss adventurer Stiegler who was killed there by an elephant.
Meals and overnight at Selous Hippo camp.
DAY 4 Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy a morning game drive in the Selous game reserve. Early lunch at the camp, followed by transfer to the airstrip for departure on a scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam.
Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
3 nights full board accommodation at Selous hippo camp
Park fees & game drives
Boat & walking safari
Round trip Flight with coastal Aviation Dar-Selous-Dar
Complimentary mineral water on safari
Pick up and drop off Julius Nyerere Int. Airport
Donations and payments to local community project
Two nights’ accommodation at Dar es Salaam, first night of arrival and last night after safari.
Beverage (Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic)
Medical and luggage insurance
Tips Other personal expenses
Emergency evacuation insurance.