Selous is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, covering an area of about 50,000 square kilometres. Its vast size allows for diverse ecosystems, including grassy plains, woodlands, wetlands, and the mighty Rufiji River. It is home to an impressive array of wildlife, including large populations of elephants, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, and crocodiles. It also offers opportunities to spot rare species such as African wild dogs and black rhinos.
Dar es Salaam
Depart from Dar es Salaam in the morning usually by road (domestic flights also available) and arrive at Selous Game Reserve in the afternoon.
Check-in at Ngalawa Safari Camp and enjoy a delicious lunch.
In the afternoon, embark on a boat game drive along the Rufiji River, which offers fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, embark on a full-day game drive in Selous Game Reserve. The reserve is vast and teeming with wildlife, providing an excellent chance to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more.
Enjoy a packed lunch in the bush, allowing you to maximize your time for game viewing.
Explore different areas of the reserve, including diverse ecosystems like grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands.
Return to your accommodation in the late afternoon for dinner and an overnight stay.
Start the day with a morning walking safari accompanied by experienced guides. Walking safaris provide a unique opportunity to observe wildlife up close and learn about the smaller details of the ecosystem.
After the walking safari, return to the lodge for breakfast.
Check out from the lodge and prepare for departure.
Depart from Selous Game Reserve and head back to Dar es Salaam, either by road or domestic flight, concluding your safari adventure.
Dar es Salaam
-All Park fees and Taxes
-All Game drives with a certified and experienced local guide
-All the Transfers (car based + boat in Safari)
-Meals during safari (3 Meals a day)
-Lodge Accommodation at Nagalawa Safari Camp or Similar
-Visas, Flights and airport taxes
-Items of a personal nature
-Gratuities/Tip (Can ask for further advice if willing)
-Health requirements (Yellow Fever vaccination is compulsory if travelling to Tanzania)
-Alcoholic and beverage drinks
-Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
-Travel & Health insurance
-Extra Nights & Extra Activities (Can be arranged upon request with extra charges)
-Be sure to have all the items of personal nature per specific trip
-Make sure you have all the health requirements for visiting Tanzania
-As I and my fellow local guides have to cover as many places as possible, personally, I won't be able to be available everywhere and every time; so kindly trust me when I handle you to one of my colleagues.
-It's important to note that Selous is a protected area, and it's necessary to follow the park regulations and guidelines during game drives to ensure the conservation of wildlife and their habitats.
When preparing for a safari in Selous Game Reserve, it's important to pack the right essentials to ensure your comfort and convenience during your wildlife adventure. Here's a list of items to consider bringing:
Lightweight and breathable long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against the sun and insects.
T-shirts and shorts for hot days.
A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings.
Comfortable and sturdy closed-toe shoes or hiking boots for game drives and walking safaris.
A wide-brimmed hat or cap to shield from the sun.
Swimsuit if your accommodation has a swimming pool.
Binoculars for wildlife viewing.
Camera or smartphone with a good zoom lens for capturing memorable moments.
Extra camera batteries and memory cards.
Power bank or extra batteries for electronic devices.
Lens cleaning kit to keep your camera or binoculars clear.
Dry bag or waterproof cover for protecting your camera from dust and water.
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other bugs.
Sunscreen with a high SPF.
Hand sanitiser and wet wipes for personal hygiene.
Daypack or small backpack to carry essentials during game drives.
Water bottle or hydration bladder to stay hydrated.
Snacks or energy bars for quick refreshments.
Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries for evening activities.
Travel adaptor and charger for charging your devices.
Personal toiletries and any necessary medications.
Valid identification documents (passport, visa, and copies).
Travel insurance details.
Cash and/or credit cards for incidental expenses and tips.
A small waterproof bag or pouch for storing valuables.
A good book or travel guide for leisure time.