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3 Days Budget Safari in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Ngalawa Camp, Mtemere Gate, Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Amazing Tanzania Safari

Join this 3-day safari with Selous Ngalawa Camp at Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. There, you will find many kinds of animals such as wild dogs, buffalos, and elephants. You can also find 2,100 plant species and 350 bird species. Moreover, you will find more than 350 types of birds such as the southern ground hornbill, African snipe, geese, bateleur eagle, kingfishers, crested lark, herons, green-headed oriole, and knob-billed duck!

Key information

  • Private safari with a minimum of 5 persons in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Starting point and ending point: Dar es Salaam
  • Children are allowed as non-participating guests
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Park fees are included

Meet the guides

Donatus
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Highlights

  • Explore Selous Game Reserve
  • 2 game drives, walking safari, or boat safari
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: crocodiles, southern ground hornbill, African snipe, and other birds
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals

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3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:30
Check-out Time:
13:30

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Tour assistance

The Selous Ngalawa Camp is a newly opened camp, bordering Africa's largest protected area, the untamed Selous Game Reserve.The Selous Ngalawa Camp, situated in its own forest reserve, is the original camp set up along the mighty Rufiji River near the Mtemere Gate, the eastern gate to the Selous Game Reserve.

Program

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Just 200 kilometers west of the city of Dar es Salaam, there is the great Selous Game Reserve which is the biggest national park in Africa. It is 4 times the size of the Serengeti; occupying over five percent of Tanzania’s area as well as bigger than Switzerland.

Fed by waters of River Rufiji, this reserve is habitat to more than one million large animals as well as home to more than half of the elephant population in Tanzania. The Selous possesses more than 2,100 plant species, 350 bird species, 60,000 elephants, about 1,300 of the 4,000 remaining uncommon wild dogs in the worlds, and 108,000 buffalos enabling its guests to view all of these uncommon animals within an un-spoilt wilderness. From Dar es Salaam, fly to the Selous or drive by car and enjoy a game drive on the way to Ngalawa Camp.

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner
  • Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours

Day 2: Explore Selous Game Reserve

Following the breakfast, you will have a selection of several activities: game drive, walking safari, or boat safari. There are huge numbers of elephant within the park. Roughly, seventy percent which is 60,000 of the total elephant population live within this reserve.

Other popular animals are the hippos about 40,000 around the river systems, decreased numbers of black rhinos, numerous buffalos - more than 160,000, wild dogs in addition to 5,000 lions.

Also, the animals living here are cheetahs, Nyasaland gnu, leopards, brindled gnu, wildebeest, hartebeest, giraffe, greater kudu, zebras, sable antelope, warthog, eland, waterbuck, reed buck, and the bushbuck.

You will find more than 350 types of birds such as the southern ground hornbill, African snipe, geese, bateleur eagle, kingfishers, crested lark, herons, green-headed oriole, and knob-billed duck. Reptiles like crocodiles as well as other snakes plus lizards can also be seen. Tonight you will sleep at Selous Ngalawa Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours
  • Sometimes the guide also performs and it is dressed as a bushman in an authentic African costume

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve - Dar es Salaam

You will have breakfast, following by a game drive, walking safari, or a boat safari. Later you will have lunch and afterward you will fly returning to Dar es Salaam.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Driving time could be up to 7.5 hours

Guides

Donatus Massawe

Location

This safari will take place in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania. The Selous Game Reserve is found in the southeast of Tanzania within a remote less-visited section of the country and occupies over five percent of Tanzania’s overall area. The Selous Game Reserve is just 200 kilometers west of the city of Dar es Salaam and an hour flight from the city.

Features

General

  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free parking
  • Tour assistance

Food

Selous Ngalawa Camp provides varieties of meals if you book all inclusive with. Those coming with tour operators can have a kitchen and cook their own meals.

For direct client's booking and inquiring full services from Ngalawa Camp, you should expect good simple fare, although there's not a huge variety.

Breakfast is a buffet consisting of hot cinnamon rolls, eggs and toast, served with coffee or tea, and juices. The lunch is a buffet or a simple packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, and cakes if you're going out on a full-day drive. The dinner is a 3-course affair - often taken out on the terrace under the stars weather permitting. The starters are served at your table, think tempura vegetables, or an onion soup with warm bread rolls.

The main course is a buffet of various meats, pasta, curries, and vegetarian dishes. Dessert was a sponge cake with chocolate sauce, a little bit bland, but Selous Ngalawa Camp was told that it's hard to get a lot of ingredients so far out in the bush. If you're lucky, the Bushmen may entertain you while you eat and during the walking safari, with singing and dancing.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Boat safari in Rufiji River
  • Cultural tour in Mloka village
  • Game drive / driving around the park with Selous Ngalawa Camp's Land Cruiser safari car
  • Walking safari

What's included

  • 2 game drives, walking safari, or boat safari
  • Boat fees
  • Car with fuel and an English-speaking guide
  • Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Walking guide
  • 2 nights' accommodations
  • Daily meals

What's not included

  • Accommodation on the last and first day within Dar es Salaam
  • All things of personal nature
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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