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Wild Selous

Tanzania

5 days from $2,995 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Dar es Salaam 3 Nights Selous Game Reserve

The remote Selous National Park delivers unmatched Big Five wildlife viewing and the untamed ambiance of the Africa of generations ago. Join your expert rangers for daily game drives and bush walks. Boat along the rich waterways of the immense Rufiji River, haven to some 400 animal species. Wrap up your days with delicious dining and brilliant stargazing from your ideally-situated camp. 


Highlights

Explore the giant, remote Selous National Park, home to some 60,000 elephants and 200,000 buffalo.

Discover safariing by boat along the great Rufiji River delta.

Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five in a park four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland.

Enjoy luxurious tented accommodations at the Selous Serena Camp.

Accommodations

1. Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

The cosmopolitan Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel is an oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam. Encircled by tropical gardens, and just minutes from the Indian Ocean beaches, the hotel is a unique blend of pan African style. The relaxed atmosphere is extended to the spacious rooms. A selection of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and café areas, offer a number of dining experiences with both internationally themed, as well as locally inspired cuisine.

2. Selous Serena Camp

Tanzania, Selous Game Reserve

Selous Serena Camp is the ultimate wilderness retreat. Set amidst dense indigenous forests, the luxurious tents are an elegant mix of canvas walls, under thatch roofs. Decorated in time honored safari style, the tents feature Victorian-styled bathrooms, crystal chandeliers, opulent rugs and rosewood furniture. A private sun deck with expansive river views completes the experience. The charming central main lodge is slightly raised on timber decks with excellent views of the Selous Game Reserve. The open-sided dining room offers a selection of exclusive seating areas, an elegant library, a charming lounge, and a safari bar.  A spectacular ‘infinity’ pool and sundeck is situated high above the lodge.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arusha, Tanzania / Dar es Salaam

Transfer to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam. You are met on arrival by an African Travel Inc. representative and transferred to your hotel. (D)

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

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Day 2. Dar es Salaam / Selous Game Reserve

Fly off to the remote Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Tanzania’s second largest national park. Your hosts welcome you to your intimate safari camp, high above the Rufiji River. Selous - larger than the entire nation of Switzerland – boasts more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population. Begin your safari with a boat ride down East Africa’s largest river, the mighty Rufiji. Your expert boatman will quietly maneuver along the inlets to help you get close-up photos of the many hippos and crocodiles. Be sure to grab your binoculars for some of the world’s best water birding. Tonight, your wildlife immersion continues as you relax on your veranda watching the animals on the riverbanks. (BLD)

Selous Serena Camp

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Day 3. Selous Game Reserve

Following a leisurely breakfast, join your expert ranger for a game drive as the animals come down to the water to drink. Traverse the woodlands and plains, largely untouched by man, as you look out for some 60,000 elephant, 200,000 buffalo and nearly a third of the world’s approximately 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs. Spend the midday lounging near the pool at your camp and continue your exploration of the reserve’s wetlands this afternoon. After a fine dinner, tuck in for the night to a chorus of bellowing hippos and whooping hyenas in the distance. (BLD)

Selous Serena Camp

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Day 4. Selous Game Reserve

Rise early for a gentle stroll through the wilderness, taking a closer look at the smaller life in the bush with your guide. Depending on your interests, learn about the area’s ecology, birding, tracking and medicinal uses of trees. Later, venture to the stunning Stiegler’s Gorge, carved where the Great Ruaha River flows into the Rufiji River. Return to try some fishing on the lake or set out on an afternoon game drive. Toast your day’s adventures and enjoy a hearty dinner prepared by your chef. (BLD)

Selous Serena Camp

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Day 5. Selous Game Reserve / Depart

Revel in your last morning soaking up the pristine wilderness. You’ll soon be on your way to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Later tonight, you are transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jun 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $2,995
Single Room Supplement From $695
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $2,995
Single Room Supplement From $695

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01, Mar 30 - Apr 02, Dec 24-31 Closed April and May.

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