5 Days Safari to Selous

Cultural Safari
Cultural Safari
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Dar Es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam
5 days
Max People : 6
1 to 6 people – 5 days Selous Game Reserve - Cultural Safari

Starting your trip from Dar es Salaam, Selous Game Reserve is a natural safari destination. Selous is the only place you can combine a normal safari by car with boat and walking safari. This is making your safari experience complete. Also, this trip is including the village life tour for getting closer to the local culture.

If you are continuing your trip to Zanzibar we advise to fly over to Zanzibar.


Day 1

We pick you at your house/hotel in Dar es Salaam and head out of time by daybreak. A five hours’ drive will take you to Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest protected wildlife area. As you arrive the mighty Rufiji River we will park the cars by the river bank and place your luggage in the boat for the transfer over to the other side of the river. Lunch will be prepared, but you may want to check in first before you can relax with a tasty lunch overlooking the river. In the afternoon, we take you for a boat safari, up the river to find the hippopotamus, crocodiles, birds and nests in the river wall. You may also see the local fishermen swimming in the river, or the ladies doing laundry while the children are taking a bath. The boat safari has been called; romantic, exciting, relaxing and even amazing as the hippopotamus is very photogenic and the sunset is painting the skies in the brightest romantic colors.

Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp

Day 2

Today you enjoy a full day of safari in Selous Game Reserve, the land of the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes as well as lions and other predators. This area is more than 50 km2, that is larger than Belgium. A UNESCO world heritage site, Selous gives you extraordinary possibilities for wildlife experiences. Since Selous is a game reserve (not a national park), we have the options of following the herds of animals outside the roads, into their natural habitats which give you the best chance for getting you the “million dollars” picture. You will return to the lodge before the sun sets. At the lodge, you can enjoy some snack around the fire as you watch the sun setting over the mighty Rufiji River. You will be served a delicious dinner before you go back to your tent/bungalow. In the evening, you can enjoy the safari stories around the fire or you can just relax in the cozy sitting area before you enjoy a tasty dinner.

Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp

Day 3

Today you start the before daybreak entering the reserve with both breakfast and lunch to get the best safari experience. In the morning, you may see the hippopotamus on land, running towards the river before the sun starts heating. The predators may still be wandering around before they go to rest in a tree, or a shady bush. For both breakfast and lunch you will enjoy in the shade of a tree, maybe even overlooking some animals strolling the open planes, or the hippopotamus hiding under the water in the lake.

Destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp

Day 4

This morning you have a late breakfast before you head to the village to get to know the villagers and the quiet life just outside the game reserve. A village where people wash their clothes in the river where the crocodiles are swimming and the hippopotamus are sleeping. In the afternoon, you go back to the lodge for lunch and rest before a walking safari in the area behind the lodge.

Day 5

After breakfast, we take you to the airstrip for your flight over to Zanzibar or to the car for your drive back to Dar es Salaam.

Price Detail

Price per person sharing:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

$2 100

$1 600

$1 365

$1 248

$1 217

$1 170

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Two full days of game drive in Selous
  • Boat safari and walking safari and village tour
  • Transport
  • Park fees
  • Drinking water in the car during the game drive
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Meals from lunch the first day including lunch the last day

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • International airfares and Visa entry to Tanzania and travel insurance
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