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Boat Selous Safari Overviews

Boat Safari Selous Tanzania; A three days safari to the largest and untouched game reserves in the southern Tanzania remote area with abundant wildlife , “The Selous Game Reserve”. This reserve is one of most scenic wildlife destinations which utterly beautiful of African Wilderness.  Furthermore the beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; boating, walking and fly camping compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas.


Wildlife Of The Selous

Selous game reserves boast the largest population of Elephants in the country as well as significant numbers of Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile and endangered Wild dog. While on game drive you can easily see prides of lions, herds of Impalas, Bush buck, Warthogs, Giraffe, Ostrich, Eland and Zebra. Other animals that you can also encountered on game viewing are Hyenas, Kudu, Baboon, rare sable antelope and Leopard.

In additional to the presence of abundant wildlife the Selous game reserve boast over 400 species of bird life. Among the birds which you can see while in Selous includes the Secretary bird, Fish eagle, Sunbird,  Kingfisher, Hammer kop, Open bill stork, Red & Yellow bill stork, Weavers, vulture’s, Marabou stork and several Water birds. Therefore the variety of the wildlife to be explored are endless

Therefore a 3 days Selous Safari is a perfect short holiday providing a unique African safari experience to the wildlife lovers.



Brief Safari Information

DEPARTURE From Dar es Salaam any day of the week. Subject to availability of accommodation and rental vehicle.
RETURN Dar es Salaam
PASSENGER Minimum 1 person
STYLE Private Safari
VEHICLE Ordinary or extended 4×4 Toyota land cruiser
PLACES Selous Game Reserves
COMBINATION This tour can be tailored to your exact requirements and number of days available.

Boat Safari Selous Itinerary


Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve.
Your 4 days Selous boat safari starts from Dar es Salaam at 06:00 am by picking you up from the hotel for the journey to Selous Game Reserve. This is the beginning of your bush adventure in the African wilderness, where you will spend 3 nights at Selous Butembo Tented Lodge, which is perched on the edge of the mighty Rufiji River. The tents are generously structured with a safari atmosphere, tastefully furnished and with en suite toilets, sinks and showers. All tents are facing the Rufiji River. You arrive in early afternoon, take a light lunch and relax before you start off for a boat safari on the great Rufiji River. This late afternoon boat safari trip is an ideal beginning to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the snaking Rufiji River with its famed hippos, crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. The sunset on the boat can be stunning – there is nothing quite like the serenity of the river while the sun dips below the horizon. Then back to the Butembo Lodge for dinner and overnight stay on full board basis.


Day 2 & 3: Full Day Game Drives
Enjoy 2 full days game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic style game drives – exploring the bush in 4×4 vehicles. During the game drives one might be lucky enough to see a pack of African Wild Dog even though becoming extinct in most parts of Africa, they are thriving in the Selous. Just bear in mind that the Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and Denmark and has the largest population of elephant in Tanzania as well as large number of buffalos, hippos and wild dogs. To be seen also are an array of lions, elands, bushbuck, giraffes, impalas, baboons, zebras, crocodiles and greater kudus, just to name but a few. Also it might be your lucky day to spot the rare sable antelope.


Day 4: Walking Safari – Drive back to Dar es Salaam
The walking safari starts as early as 06.30am. The crispy fresh African air mixed with the wild waft of the animals evokes your sense of smell to the intoxication unique bush odors of Africa. This allows you to get a real feel of the African bush. The sights, sounds and smells of a walking safari are a special treat that will live a long in your memory. The thrill of being close up to the animals and to “shoot” them with your camera is one of the greatest unforgettable experiences one carries back to the “civilized” world. Thereafter back to the Butembo Lodge for breakfast before departing for the journey to Dar es Salaam

Selous Safari Price

2 pax: US $ 625 per person
3 – 4 pax: US $ 600 per person
5 – 7 pax: US $ 560 per person

Accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking
Single room supplement: If required , contact us

NB: Other options of Accommodation available on request & price will vary


Price includes

Transport in a private safari vehicle

Full board accommodation at Hippo camp

Park entrance fee

Game drives

Salary for a professional English Speaking driver guide


Price excludes

Tip for the driver guide

Laundry services

Drinks and beverages at the camp/lodge

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