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Day 1: Pick-Up and Transfer to Selous National Reserve for a Game Drive

Day 2: Boat Trip, Walking Safari, and Return to Zanzibar

 

 

You’ve always wanted to go on a safari but camping is not your cup of tea? No worries, this safari experience will be exactly what you’ve been dreaming of. Exploring during the day and relaxing in our  hotels in the evenings.

Itineraries

Day 1

Pick-Up and Transfer to Selous National Reserve for a Game Drive

Your adventure begins with a 6:00 AM pick-up from your Hotel in Zanzibar, followed by a flight to Selous Game Reserve, the flight takes 50 minutes. You’ll arrive at Selous around 7:00 AM and embark on a full-day game drive, complete with a boxed lunch. In the evening, enjoy dinner and stay overnight at Selous Siwand camp.

Day 2

Boat Trip, Walking Safari, and Return to Zanzibar

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a thrilling boat safari. Later, you’ll have lunch at the lodge and set out on a 2-hour walking safari. At 4:00 PM, it’s time to depart for Zanzibar, arriving at 5:30 PM. Our driver will be waiting to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

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The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 square kilometres, is amongst the largest protected areas in Africa and is relatively undisturbed by human impact. The property harbours one of the most significant concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus and crocodile, amongst many other species. The reserve also has an exceptionally high variety of habitats including Miombo woodlands, open grasslands, riverine forests and swamps, making it a valuable laboratory for on-going ecological and biological processes.

This is a private tour and hence there won’t be any other guests joining the safari except for those in your party. It will just be you, your guide and the cook. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.

There is no set age limit, however, we discourage parents with children under the age of 5 to join such a safari due to the lengthy drives and the fact that nights are spent on unfenced campsites. If parents are nevertheless convinced that their child / children are unfazed by the long driving distances and the travel time that goes with it, children are welcome to join the safari. But please keep in mind that the responsibility for each child lies with you as a parent at all times.

Nights are spent on basic campsites inside the national parks or on the outskirts thereof. Clients are provided with spacious two-man dome tents (2.1 x 2.1 m) that are equipped with mosquito nets and comfortable 5 cm thick sleeping mats.

Yes, communal ablution facilities can be found on all campsites. Most of them are very basic and hot water is few and far between.

We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.

The tour is run on a full-board basis and meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is also provided, whereas all other beverages (soft drinks & alcohol) are excluded and on your own account.
Breakfast can include eggs, sausages or bacon and toast and jam. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also provided.
Lunch-boxes are provided for lunch and are enjoyed en-route at a picnic spot. These can contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
Dinner is freshly cooked and meals consist of meat or fish and some sort of starch (pasta, rice, mashed potatoes etc.) and vegetables.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

We will provide you with a detailed packing list at the time of booking
(please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or wish to hire a sleeping bag).

Luggage is restricted to one large bag / rucksack weighing no more than 15 kg. Furthermore, every traveller is allowed one piece of hand luggage.
Due to the limited space in the vehicle, we kindly ask guests to refrain from travelling with suitcases as storing them in the vehicle could prove a problem. Please also do not forget to check the baggage allowances of your respective airlines.

Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.

Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.

Most nationalities can apply for a visa upon arrival in Tanzania but all travellers need to contact their respective embassies to check the latest visa regulations. Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of each traveller to be in possession of the required documents.

We do recommend that you get a yellow fever vaccination as Tanzania finds itself in a yellow fever region.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are not required, but nevertheless recommend by us.
Malaria is also present and we hence suggest some precautions for this as well. Please contact a travel clinic or your health care practitioner for further information on prophylaxis and the effects and side effects that come with it.