Selous Safari 3 days in Tanzania

Day 1:  Dar-es-Salaam – Selous National Park, Tanzania

selous in TanzaniaJust 200 kilometers west of the city of Dar es Salaam is the great Selous Game Reserve which is the biggest National Park in the whole of Africa. It is 4 times the total size of the Serengeti and covers over 5% of total area of Tanzania and is actually larger than the entire size of Switzerland.

fed by the mighty Rufiji River, the largest river in East Africa which, this reserve is fed by the great River Rifiji which is East Africa’s largest river that drains most of the water from  the largest part of Southwestern Tanzania and is  habitat to more than 1,000,000 huge animals as well as half of the elephant population in Tanzania.

Selous supports more than 2,100 plant species, 350 bird species, 60,000 elephant, approximately 1,300 wild dogs of the 4,000 estimated total populations remaining in the world and 108,000 buffalos offering guests a chance to marvel at all these animals in their true un-spoilt wilderness. From Dar-es-salaam catch a flight to Selous where you will have a game drive as you head to Selous Serena Wildlife Lodge.

Slumber at Selous Serena Wildlife Lodge
Meal Plan: {Lunch and Dinner}

 

Day 2:  Explore Selous National Park

lion in selousFollowing breakfast you have several alternatives of activities among which are a Walking Safari, Game drive or even a Boat Safari. There are big elephant populations within the park. Estimated to 70% about 60 000 of the total elephant population in Tanzania.

Other commonly seen animals are: hippos, about  40 000 dwell in the river-systems, deminishing numbers of the rare  black rhinos, big buffalo herds, more than 160 000, 5 000 lion as well as the wild dogs.

In addition are cheetahs, Nyasaland gnus, leopards, brindled gnus, wildebeests, hartebeests, giraffes, Greater Kudus, zebras, sable antelopes, warthogs, elands, waterbucks, reed bucks and bushbucks.

There are more than 350 bird species among which are the African snipes, Southern Ground hornbills, Bateleur eagles, crested larks, geese, Green-headed orioles, kingfishers, Knob-billed ducks and herons, in addition to Reptiles like variant snakes, crocodiles plus lizards.

Slumber at Selous Serena Wildlife Lodge

 

Day 3:  Selous National Park – Dar-es-Salaam

following breakfast, have a Game Drive, Walking Safari or take a Boat Safari, have lunch and later catch a return flight  to Dar es Salaam where you will arrive in the late evening.

Meal Plan (Breakfast)

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