3 Days - Budget Safari To Selous

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I.

Dry Season: June to mid-November. This is the best time for game viewing along the rivers and lakes. Elephants come out of the bush at that time and predators are more commonly seen. December to February is good for game viewing but can be rather hot and humid.

Rainy Season: Mid November to mid-December and March to May. Although wonderful for birdlife and lush scenery, many roads become impassable after heavy rains. April and May thus form the low season for visiting the camp.

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  • What's included :
    • 2 nights’ accommodation
    • Bottled drinking water during the safari
    • Daily game drives
    • Daily meals as per itinerary
    • River boat safari and a walking safari
    • Services of a professional safari guide
    • Transport in a 4WD car with pop-up roof
    • National Park fees
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Airfare
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
    • Optional activities
    • Optional treatments
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa and passport fees
  • DAY 1 – Dar es Laam - Selous Game Reserve for an Evening Boat Safari

     You will be picked up in Dar es Salaam, then driven to Selous Game Reserve, which takes approximately five to six hours with lunch on the way. Upon arrival, check in at Selous Hippo Camp. In the evening, go for an evening boat safari through the Rufiji River.

    This safari allows you to experience the aquatic life, mostly crocodiles and hippos. You can see some animals come for drinking and you can also see an uncountable number of bird species since the reserve has over 440 species of birds, while enjoying an amazing reserve’s sunset. Back in the late evening for dinner and stay the night at Selous Hippo Camp.

    Meals: Picnic Lunch │Dinner

    Accommodation: Selous Hippo Camp.

    DAY 2 – Full Day Game Drive at Selous Game Reserve

     You will have an early breakfast at 7:00 a.m.,You will have a full-day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, and all the other major species including the rare African hunting dog.

    There will also be a great variety of bird species with wonderful scenery and varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and higher ground with long views of far-off mountains. Enjoy your packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch the animals coming to drink, a place with a clear view all round, so that no predator can creep up unseen. Dinner and stay the night at Selous Hippo Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast│Picnic Lunch │Dinner

    Accommodation: Selous Hippo Camp.

    DAY 3 – Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Laam

    You will have an early morning walking safari with a bushman across the reserve’s environment to learn various histories, including traditional trees for medicines, various animal footprints, and other small animals which you cannot see during the game drive. You will go back to the camp for breakfast afterwards.

    After breakfast, drive back to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way. You will arrive in the early evening then Drop off at your Hotel or Airport

    Meals: Breakfast │Picnic Lunch
  • Departure Point :
    Dar es Laam
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Da es Laam
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Backpackers Safaris

Activity ID: V-9542P26

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