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5 Days Private Safari in Selous and Mikumi, Tanzania

Selous Tented Camp, Rufiji, Tanzania

Wildlife Tanzania Safaris

This experience is a fully inclusive nature based safari that explores the Selous and Mikumi Game Reserves. Join your hosts Wildlife Tanzania Safaris and admire the elephant, the giraffe, the zebra, the antelope, the eland, the crocodile, the hippo, and the baboon. Watch hippos wallowing and snorting at close range, take a thrilling boat safari and see crocodiles in their natural habitat, enjoy the scenery through the crude road, and enjoy this game drive with a sunset view.

Key information

  • Starting point and ending point: Dar es salaam
  • English speaking guide

Highlights

  • One full day game drive in Mikumi Game Reserve
  • One late afternoon thrilling boat safari on the Rufiji River
  • One full day game drive and one early morning walking safari in Selous
  • Chance to spot elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, elands, and crocodiles
  • Transportation in a 4x4 open roofed vehicle
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

You will be accommodated in Selous Tented camp for night 1 and 2 and in Camp Bastian for night 3 and 4.

Selous Tented Camp

Eco Friendly camp located along the River Rufiji, the camp is lit by solar power. Selous Tented Camp is set in an area of pristine wilderness, situated in the forest on the shores of the Rufiji River, outside the reserve, within 9 kilometers to Mtemere, the Selous Reserve main entrance gate

Selous Tented Camp offers a unique accommodation for travelers wishing to get closer to the unspoiled wilderness of the untouched Africa and enjoy wildlife and scenery undisturbed. The camp itself consists of the comfort and spacious tented rooms overlooking the River Rufiji.

Selous Tented Camp offers a magnificent safari experience in the heart of the African bush along the river, with comfortable accommodation perfectly in balance with the surroundings, unexpected in this remote area.

Enjoy the splendor of the natural African bush with breathtaking with stunning views of the river with delicious meals freshly cooked by local chef with local ingredients.

Camp Bastian

Camp Bastian: located outside the park and consists of 6 cottages and a camp site which has a private verandah and is decorated with locally made furniture and fabrics in order to keep an authentic atmosphere in the rooms.

The camp has en-suite cottages, en-suite superior chalet, 3 en-suite bedroom family cottages, budget cottage room and camping.

The cottages can be configured as single, double, triple, quadruple or as a family from 5-8 people

The cottages and the campsite are all located within the unique and natural settings of Camp Bastian, so no matter which type of accommodation you choose, you will wake up listening to uninterrupted sounds of beetles, crickets and birds. Enjoy local Tanzanian fresh food as the vegetable are grown in own garden. The bar offers a wide range of wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Program

Day 1: Dar es salaam to Selous

This day you will meet and greet in Dar es salaam at 7:30 a.m. and drive with lunch box to Selous. Enjoy late afternoon thrilling boat safari on the Rufiji River where you will see hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Overnight will be at Selous Tented Camp where you will enjoy lunch and breakfast.

Day 2: Selous

This day, you will enjoy a full day game drive with lunch box. You will spend the night in the same camp as day one, and you will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Selous to Mikumi

Early morning you will enjoy a walking safari. You will drive back to Mikumi with lunch box and enjoy the scenery through a crude road but one of the unforgotten safaris for the true traveler. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of landscape, which is dominated by hills and plains as well as part of the famous Miombo Woodlands, these varied habitats. This day you will spend the night at Camp Bastian where you will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Mikumi

This day will be a full day game drive with lunch box. Enjoy game drive with sunset view and watch the animal’s drinking water at hippo pool. You will spend the night at Camp Bastian.

Day 5: Mikumi to Dar es salaam

After breakfast, you will drive back to Dar with lunch box that will include breakfast and lunch. This will be the end of the trip. You will have the possibility to extend the journey with an additional activity.

A Maasai walking tour can be arranged for an additional cost of approximately 20 USD. The tour will consist of a 45-minute walk one way, spending approximately one hour at the Maasai Village with morning activities like milking cow. Departure will be at 6:00 a.m. and you will be back by 9:30 a.m. for departure back to Dar es salaam.

Location

This safari take place in Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.

Mikumi National Park

The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain also known as The mini Serengeti, the popular center piece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Commonly seen animals are elephant, giraffe, zebra, antelope, wildebeest, eland, crocodile, hippo, and the baboon.

If you are lucky, you will see the lion and the leopard. Over 300 spices of birds are seen such as the saddle bill stork, hammer kop, malachite kingfisher, lilac breasted roller, yellow throated long claw, and the battler eagle. Another attraction in this location are the hippo pools, where you can watch hippos wallowing and snorting at close range.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous has the finest unspoiled virgin bush, uninhabited, and little touched by human interference. Visitors will find themselves in a pristine wilderness far away from the established tourist routes. Home for thrilling boat and walking safari in Southern Circuit. Selous boost larger population of elephants as well as large numbers of buffalo, hippo, crocodile, and endangered wild dog. Commonly seen are pride of lion, bush buck, impala, warthogs, ostrich, giraffe, and eland.

Food

During this safari, you will enjoy three daily delicious meals plus one liter of mineral water per day. In the first day, you will enjoy lunch and breakfast, and throughout the safari, you will receive a lunch box for each excursion day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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)

Visit the Maasai Village

In this safari, a Maasai walking tour can be arranged for an additional cost of approximately 20 USD. The tour will consist of a 45-minute walk one way, spending approximately one hour at the Maasai Village with morning activities like milking cow. Departure will be at 6:00 a.m. and you will be back by 9:30 a.m. for departure back to Dar es salaam.

What's included

  • 3 daily delicious meals plus one liter of mineral water
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Admire the elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, elands, and crocodiles
  • One full day game drive in Mikumi Game Reserve
  • One late afternoon thrilling boat safari on the Rufiji River
  • One full day game drive and one early morning walking safari in Selous
  • Guide allowance
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Transport in open roofed 4×4

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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