4 Days Selous Game Reserve Safari

4 days Selous Safari to explore the Africa largest and most untouched game protected area located in the southern part of Tanzania rich in Wildlife. The Selous game reserve which is currently known as the Nyerere National Park is extremely huge with diverse animal habitats which offer a unique safari experience. The reserve is very rich in wildlife and it also one of the most scenic wildlife destinations which utterly beautiful of African Wilderness.  Safari in Selous game reserve gives you the chance to experience beauty of the African Wildlife and nature on boat safari along Rufiji River, walking safari and on standard game drives.

Selous game reserve is said to boast the largest population of the African elephants than in any other places on the planet. During you 3 days Selous safari you will get a rare opportunity to witness the large herds of elephants wandering around the reserve bushes. Some of the herds can also be spotted along the tributaries of the Rufiji River drinking and grazing on the fresh grass and shrubs. Selous game reserve is also a home to varied species of animals such as Lions, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile, Impalas, Bush buck, Warthogs, Giraffe, Ostrich, Eland, Zebras and endangered Wild dog. Other animals that you can see during your 3 days Selous Safari are Hyenas, Kudu, Baboon, rare sable antelope and Leopard.

For bird lovers, Selous is a bird paradise with over 400 species recorded. Among the birds that you will see while pursuing safari in Selous game reserve include 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 do not miss this 3 days safari in Selous game reserve as it is a perfect short holiday which will provide you an unforgettable African safari experience


Selous Game Reserve Safari Itinerary


Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve.

Departs Dar es Salaam at 06:00 am for the journey to Selous Game Reserve. Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel, airport or resident house for this beautiful journey which is the beginning of your bush adventure in one of the African largest game protected area home to a huge number of mammals, reptiles and birds. Check in at Selous Kinga Lodge, which is perched on the edge of the mighty Rufiji River. The lodge Cottages are beautifully designed and furnished in a romantic contemporary African style. Each comes equipped with en-suite facilities, two private bathroom, a lounge and a spacious bedroom area. Afternoon departs for a 3 hours boat excursion in the great Rufiji River which is one of the highlights of the Selous Safari. The boat safari is the best option to explore the beautiful scenery of the meandering Rufiji River with its famed hippos, crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. In addition to that you will also enjoy the sunset right from the boat which is an amazing experience. After the boat safari you will return back to Selous Kinga Lodge for hot shower, campfire, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 & 3: Full Day Selous Game Reserve Safari

Spend the second and third day of your Selous Safari to conduct the classic  game drives in flood plains located in the northern side of the Rufiji River. The area is also features the attractive oxbow lakes such the Lake Manze, Lake Tagalala, Nzerakera and Siwandu which are the home to a wide array of game include residence crocodiles and hippos .  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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