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Elephants and wild dogs

                            at SELOUS

Highlights

Exceptional game viewing in the Selous Game Reserve.

Prolific bird life at the Rufiji River.

Tanzania's highest population of elephant.

The Selous is home to almost a third of Africa's wild dog population.

Far off the beaten track, these remote camps, in the spectacular north of the diverse Selous Game Reserve, provide an unmatched game experience. Explore Africa’s largest protected wildlife area by 4x4 safari vehicle, on foot and by boat as you traverse through grass plains, flourishing wetlands, swamps and dense forest.

Witness the congregation of game along the banks of the Rufiji River, with its lagoons, sand banks and lakes. Birding enthusiasts will delight in the variety of birds species found along the river's banks. Expect attention-to-detail service, breathtaking landscapes and exceptional accommodation.

Itinerary

Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.

This safari begins and ends at Dar es Salaam International Airport.

DAY 1: DAR ES SALAAM

Upon your arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be welcomed by a member of the team, who will drive you to the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam.

Spend one night at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 2, 3 & 4: SELOUS GAME RESERVE

Enjoy an early morning breakfast before you are chauffeured to Dar es Salaam Airport, where you will board your scheduled flight to the Selous Game Reserve.  On arrival, a vehicle will be waiting to take you to the lodge or camp of your choice.

Enjoy your selection of the following combinations:

Spend three nights at Beho Beho in a stone and palm thatched banda perched on a hillside with panoramic views of the Rufiji River floodplain. Your stay is on a full board basis, including a selection of game drives, walking safaris and game viewing cruises on the lake, as well as park fees.

Alternatively

Relax for a night in an open-fronted thatched cottage at Sand Rivers, with views over a wide and rocky stretch of the Rufiji River. Your stay is on a full board basis, including game drives, walking safaris, boating on the Rufiji River and fishing, as well as park fees.

 

Get up close and personal with the wonders of the bush during two nights fly camping at Sand Rivers. With just a bed roll and a mosquito net to shelter you from the African night, this rugged walking safari explores the game-rich northern parts of the Selous. Your stay is on a full board basis, including walking safaris.

 

Alternatively

 

Spend three nights in a luxury safari tents on a raised timber platform among a labyrinth of small channels, lakes and sand rivers at Selous Safari Camp. Your stay is on a full board basis, including game drives and park fees. Walking safaris and fly camping can be arranged at an extra cost.

DAY 5: DAR ES SALAAM

After breakfast you will be driven to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Dar es Salaam Domestic Airport. On arrival, you will be taken back to Dar es Salaam International Airport for your onward flight.

Rates & TERMS

Included

Twin / Single accommodation.

Greeting and assistance at the airport.

Meals as specified in the itinerary.

All drinks except champagne (excludes the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam).

Laundry (excludes the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam).

Scheduled domestic flights: Dar es Salaam Domestic Airport / Selous / Dar es Salaam Domestic Airport.

Scheduled road transfers: Dar es Salaam International Airport / Southern Sun Dar es Salaam / Dar es Salaam Domestic Airport / Dar es Salaam International Airport.

Scheduled game activities as specified in the itinerary.

Tanzania National Park fees.

Emergency medical evacuation insurance.

Excluded

Gratuities and All Items of a Personal Nature.

Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary.

Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes.

Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified in the itinerary.

International Flights to and from Dar es Salaam International Airport.

Domestic departure tax, currently USD 6-00 per person, from Dar es Salaam Airport.

Visa fees (if required).

Please don’t forget:

All pricing is indicative and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Rates are subject to two guests traveling together.

Beho Beho is closed from 21 March - 07 June.

Sand River is closed from 21 March - 31 May.

Selous Safari camp is closed from 16 March - 31 May.

Please note: Due to the increasing global cost of oil, fuel levies on scheduled and private flights as well as road transfers, may increase at any given moment. As this is not a lodge charge, this cost will unfortunately be passed onto you.

 

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary.

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