L – “KIBOKO” – SAFARI SELOUS GAME RESERVE BY PLANE
3 days, 2 nights
Departure from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar on a morning flight for the Selous Game Reserve. As fifty-five thousand square kilometres, Selous is the largest protected area in Africa or anywhere in the world. It is part of an even broader ecosystem, which extends into the Reserva do Niassa across the Mozambique border. The Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and has no human settlements, so it is a wild universe of great beauty and variety. Only the northern area, crossed by the Rufiji River, is open to tourism. In the afternoon one can choose between boat safari or game drive.
Today is dedicated to the exploration of the Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is home to the largest number of animals compared to any other protected area in Tanzania:sixty thousand elephants, forty thousand hippopotamuses, three thousand five hundred lions, one thousand three hundred African wild dogs (now the rarest predators in existence), five thousand sable antelope, one hundred and thirty thousand buffalo, and about four hundred and fifty species of birds. Selous is prevalently flat and characterized by higher temperatures than the parks on the northern circuit, with very different habitats like miombo forests, clearings dotted with baobab trees, ebony, acacias, stony hills with low grass, plains that flood during the rainy season, swamps and lakes amid the meanders of the Rufiji. Here tourists are fewer than in the busier Northern Parks.
Morning game drive. Transfer to the airstrip and departure for Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.
– All domestic flights indicated in the itinerary (Dar-Selous-Dar)
– 2 overnights in the Selous Game Reserve on a full board basis including game
activities (choice between full day with picnic lunch, walking safari, boat safari or
half day game drive)
– Park and entry fees
– All indicated activities
– English-speaking Guides
– Flying Doctors AMREF insurance (air evacuation in case of emergency)
– Bottled mineral water during game drives
– International flights
– Entry visa (EU, UK citizens = US$ 50, USA citizens = US$ 100, on arrival )
– Extras of personal nature
– Whatever not specified