Details of Safari to Selous by Air - 4 days - southern side of Tanzania
The wildlife population of the Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa. Some of the animals of this area are the elephants, African Wild Dog, hippopotamus, crocodile and buffaloes. The park has a very difficult road access but it is easily reachable by train or a small aircraft from Dar es Salaam. Some of the touristic attractions of the Selous Game Reserve are the river Rufiji and the Stiegler canyon. You can even explore this park on a trekking safari.
Itinerary DAY 1: Flight to Selous Game Reserve Pick up from Dar City/Arusha center and transfer to Dar Airport/Arusha for departure on a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. Pick up from Dar City center and transfer to Dar Airport for departure on a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be met by Rufiji river camp representative and transferd to the camp for lunch, afternoon game viewing in the selous game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River camp. DAY 2: Selous Game reserve Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic-style game drives exploring the bush in open 4x4 vehicles. Selous landscape includes a wide variety of habitats from woodland grassland, opengrasslands, dense thicket, acacia woodland, riverine, ground water forest and miombo woodland. Most representatives of East African wildlife, including 200,000 buffalo, 30,000 elephant, 100,000 impala, 80,00 wildebeest and the country’s largest populations of crocodile and hippopotamus. It is home to the largest concentration of elephants in the world! Also, provides home to the largest populations of some of Africa's »most wanted« wild animals including: African Wild-dog, lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, and herds of different antelopes and gazelles. This magnificent ecosystem remains virtually untouched by man. Other wildlife species include the Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, Warthog, Greater Kudu, Liechtenstein’s’ Hartebeest, Impala, Nyasaland Gnu, Brindled Gnu, Reedbuck, Sable Antelope, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Waterbuck, and Wildebeest. Meals and overnight at Rufiji river camp. After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a walking safari in the reserve. The largest River in Tanzania and most magnificent, its labyrinthine network of lagoons, channels, islets and swamps cloaked in extendsive riverine forest, all of which attracts a mind boggling number of bird species. The sight and sounds and smels of a wlaking safari are 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 ride safari where you will explore the different channel s and lakes of Rufiji system , surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, stork, ducks, stilts, and other watr birds maybe seeb. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants. Selous landscape includes a wide variety of habitats from woodland grassland, opengrasslands, dense thicket, acacia woodland, riverine, ground water forest and miombo woodland. With its extensive area of miombo woodlands (about 75%), it has one of the largest forests under protection. The Rujifi River, which flows through it and its tributaries form a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris. And nowhere else in Tanzania you can combine a game drive with boat trips and walking safaris! A magnificent feature is also 8km long 100m deep and 100m wide Stiegler’s Gorge, named after a Swiss adventurer Stiegler who was killed there by an elephant. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River camp. DAY 4: Selous Game reserve Enjoy a morning game drive in the selous game reserve. Early lunch at the camp, followed by transfer to the airstrip for departure on a scheduled flight to Dar es salaam/Arusha.