3 Days Guided Safari in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Amazing Tanzania Safaris
Join this breathtaking safari by Gecko Adventure Tanzania that will get you closer to nature more than you have ever been! In Selous Game Reserve, you will get the chance to encounter Africa's most famous faunas such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, and wild dogs in their natural habitat. Find yourself in a pristine wilderness far away from the established tourist routes and enjoy the finest unspoiled virgin bush, uninhabited, and little touched by human interference.
During this safari, you will stay at Selous Tented Camp in Selous Game Reserve for two nights. The camp is located just outside the Selous Game Reserve, close to Mtemere gate. It is beautifully set right on the banks of the Rufiji River, surrounded by lush riverine forest. A close-by pond attracts herds of elephant, giraffe, warthog, and other game that can be clearly viewed from your tree-hut as they come to quench their thirst.
By road from Dar es Salaam, the trip takes roughly five hours via Kibiti. The first two hours are traveled on tarmac, while the remaining time is on poor conditioned dirt road.
Day 1 - Drive to Selous Game Reserve
Get ready for a morning drive to Selous Game Reserve, arriving at the camp in time for lunch. Then, you can enjoy an afternoon boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River. Boating along one of the rivers of the Selous is a great way to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, waterbucks, and buffaloes along the riverbanks. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2 - Explore Selous Game Reserve
Today, you will take part in a full-day game drives with picnic lunches. Alternatively, you may decide to take a walking safari, which is possible and offers a totally different experience to game drives. Approaching animals on foot is a completely different experience than doing it in a vehicle. It is also a chance to get close and personal with some of the finer details of the African bush, like birds, trees, and plants.
You can also extend your walking safari into a multi-day walking safari and walk from point to point, camping along the way.
Day 3 - Drive to Dar Es Salaam
Get ready for an early morning pre-breakfast walking safari, returning to camp for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Later, you will drive back to Dar Es Salaam.
This tour includes boat safari on Rufiji River.
The safari will take place in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. Selous Game Reserve is a vast, 48,000 square-kilometer wilderness area lying at the heart of southern Tanzania. It is Africa’s largest wildlife reserve, and home to large herds of elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, wild dogs, many bird species and some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos.
Bisecting it is the Rufiji River, which cuts a path past woodlands, grasslands, stands of Borassus palm, and provides unparalleled water-based wildlife watching.