This three-day wildlife-packed safari flies you into the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania from either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. Selous is the oldest and largest game reserve in Africa, and one of the largest in the world, covering more than 54,000 square kilometers (20,850 square miles). It is also, fittingly, one of Tanzania’s three World Heritage Sites. The reserve is home to three quarters of a million wild animals, including leopards, lion, hippo, crocodile, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, baboon, sable and roan antelope, and the elusive wild dog and black rhino. Here roam the mightiest population of elephants in East Africa and the biggest population of buffalo anywhere on the African continent. Selous offers an amazing introduction to unspoiled Africa. The game viewing is superb (especially in the peak season months) and the wilderness on display is some of the most untouched in Africa. Moreover, Selous has the greatest diversity of safari activities of all the Tanzanian safari parks. Each day, you will travel further afield, enjoying the benefits of different transportation options: Drift by boat on the rivers and lakes, approaching birds and animals closely (including crocodile and hippo); stretch your legs with a walking safari, inviting a real likelihood of encountering big game such as elephant, buffalo, and even lion; or opt for a game drive in an open 4×4 vehicle and experience first-hand the remoteness of this park when you realize that your vehicle will generally be the only one around! During your Selous adventure, you will be staying at the Selous Riverside Safari Camp. The camp consists of 10 spacious and beautifully decorated luxury tents, all with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms including a shower and wash basin, hot and cold running water, and a flush toilet. Each room also has a private veranda offering a commanding view of the Rufiji River. The camp has a pool located on the deck overlooking the river.
Kindly note that this safari does not run from April 1st to May 31st. For safety reasons, only children 12 and over may do the walking safaris.
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