3 days / 2 nights Selous Game Reserve
Covering an area of around 50,000 sq.km, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the world. The reserve contains a wide variety of wildlife habitats, which include open grasslands, acacia and miombo woodlands, riverine forests, and swamps.
The River Rufiji is the main feature in the Selous Game Reserve, with main tributaries twisting and turning across the flood plains as the river runs towards the Indian Ocean. The river's delta contains the largest mangrove forest in the world. Boat Safaris on the river and on the adjacent lakes are a special way to observe wildlife and to see some of the best scenery in the reserve. Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes, and a large variety of water birds such as herons, kingfishers, and geese are abundant in and around the river.
Game drives are also attractive, especially along the shores of the lakes and the rivers. Evening drives provide a great experience of seeing the sun going down over the lakes. The adventure-seeking traveler can also explore this reserve on foot. The authority of the reserve or the camps organizing the tour will provide an armed ranger for these excursions.
Domestic Flight departure: 08.00 from Zanzibar airport to Selous - Mtemere airstrip at 09.15
Arrival. – 4 pm Boat Safari (2.5hrs)
8 am Full Day Game Drive (8-9hrs)
6 am Walking Safari (2-3hrs) – Departure.
Domestic Return Flight departure: 12.50 from Selous - Mtemere airstrip to Zanzibar at 14.20