Safari Selous Game Reserve Summary
4days safari to Selous Game Reserve :The Selous is Africa’s largest game reserve, a wilderness area bigger than Denmark or Switzerland. The park covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total land area. Selous is still an uninhabited, untamed slice of ‘Old Africa’. In 1982 the Reserve’s unique ecosystem was recognized internationally and the area designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
The Rufiji River: an outstanding water system
The wide, meandering Rufiji River is one of the largest water systems in East Africa. With its associated wetland, lakes and swamps it is one of the most outstanding exological systems in the whole eastern Africa. Boat trips and long safaris down the spectacular River offer visitors a chance to see hippos, bird life and even crocodiles up close.
See a pack of African Wild Dog!
During a game drive or walk one might be lucky enough to see a pack of African Wild Dog disappearing throughout Africa but thriving in the Selous. These complex and fascinating mammals show little fear of vehicles and it is often possible to observe their intense social life from close proximity. In the tourist aerea the density of dogs is higher than anywhere else in Africa.
Walking and boat safaris are on offer to visitors to the small and remote camps and lodges with little chance of bumping into any sign of human life. Fly camping or mobile walking safaris are becoming popular.
4days Selous Game Reserve Safari Details
Depart from Dar es salaam city center by 4 x 4 safari vehicle to the Selous Game Reserve. Enjoy a late lunch at the Ngalawa Camp.. Embark on an afternoon game drive in the reserve, and then return to Ngalawa Camp. for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Full Day Game Viewing in the Reserve
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives – exploring the bush in open 4x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushback are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelopes , lion, and greater kudu are also frequent in this area. Meals and overnight stay at the Ngalawa Camp.
Day 3: Walking Safari in the Reserve
After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to “shoot” them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also get to see land mammals such as giraffes and elephants. Meals and overnight stay at Ngalawa Camp.
Day 4: Game Drive in the Selous Game Reserve
Enjoy a morning game drive in the Selous Game Reserve. Early lunch at the camp, followed by departure transfer to Dar es salaam. Drop off in the city center.
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