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Selous Fly-in Safari

3 day Safari - from £995

Experience the rugged wilderness of The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania’s remote south, on this fly-in safari. You can choose from two different properties, either will give you the opportunity to experience this magical reserve’s wildlife and amazing scenery.

Highlights:

  • Scenic flights to Africa’s largest game reserve
  • Game drives, river safari and bush walks
  • Incredible scenery, remote & little discovered
  • Truly authentic wildlife viewing
  • Choice of top quality lodge in the Selous
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to the Selous

Board your light aircraft at Dar Es Salaam for the 45 minute to Stiegler’s airstrip right in the heart of The Selous. On arrival, you’ll meet up with your ranger and take a game drive transfer to your luxury camp. In the afternoon take your first game drive where you may be lucky enough to spot lion or elephant along with many other animals. In the evening, return to your camp for dinner and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Selous Serena Camp: Set amidst dense indigenous forests with 360-degree views over the surrounding bush. The 12 widely spaced tents have private viewing decks, elegant Victorian style bathrooms, and luxurious decor including crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and rosewood furniture.

Upgrade to Mivumo River Lodge which stands high on the banks of the Rufiji River, with glorious views down to the plunging torrents of Stiegler’s Gorge. The 12 luxurious timber chalets have pitched ceilings and picture windows, whilst outside there is a private viewing deck with plunge pool and shower.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 - The Selous

Spend the day enjoying the vast, pristine wilderness with a choice of activity. Half or full day game drives are taken in open sided 4WD vehicles with a maximum of four people for a private experience, whilst river cruises allow you to explore the banks and sand bars for game.

At 54,000 square kilometers, The Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa and equivelent in size to Switzerland. The beautiful rugged landscape comprises of rolling savannah, lakes, rivers and deltas. It is also home to some of the largest concentration of elephants in the world, as well as numerous hippo, wild dog and all of the big cats.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Dar Es Salaam and farewell

After breakfast there may be time for one more game drive before your scenic flight to Dar Es Salaam. Alternatively, add an extra night or two to extend your safari, or speak to one of our consultants about adding a stay on one of Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches.

Meals: Breakfast

3 day Safari - from £995

With flights from £1708

Options

  • Add extra nights from £292
  • Upgrade to Mivumo River Lodge from £215
  • Fly to Zanzibar (instead of returning to Dar Es Salaam) from £72
  • Add a Zanzibar beach stay from £69 per night
  • Chose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

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Lodges closed Apr – May. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing and include en suite accommodation, game drives and most meals. Flights not included.

 

Your Safari Experience

Discover amazing wildlife and sample the local culture on a real African adventure.

Your safari includes:

  • Return scenic flights to Selous
  • Choice of luxury lodge
  • Most meals and selected drinks
  • Airstrip transfers
  • 4WD game drives
  • Park fees

Departure dates:

Safari departs daily.

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