The Selous Game Reserve is one among the most important faunal reserves of the planet, located within the south of Tanzania.It had been named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho during this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during war I.
Like a small jewel within the Selous vicinity, near Mloka village; this lodge offers a wide ranging view of the Rufiji River which runs just few meters faraway from the Lodge’s edge. Selous Mapumziko Lodge has 7 well finished Mud-Bandas (typical village mud houses) and a good campsite with a kitchen, toilet facilities, & camping fire place where you’ll enjoy some stories within the evening as you enjoy your favorite local beer or wine. Each Banda features a very specious room area with a toilet with lavatory and running water. The roof is formed of local grass allowing the Banda interior to possess a cool temperature all day and night long.
Dry Season: June to mid November. this is often the simplest time for game viewing along the rivers and lakes. Elephants begin of the bush at that point and predators are more commonly seen. December to February is sweet for game viewing but are often rather hot and humid.
Rainy Season: Mid November to mid December and March to May. Although wonderful for bird life and plush scenery, many roads become impassable after heavy rains. April and should thus form the low season for visiting the camp.
Day 1 – Depart to Selous Game Reserve and an evening boat safari
You will be picked up at the airport or in Dar es Salaam, then driven to Selous Game Reserve, which takes approximately five to 6 hours with lunch on the way. Upon arrival, sign up at Selous Mapumziko Lodge. within the evening, choose a night boat safari through the Rufiji River.
This safari allows you to experience the aquatic life, mostly crocodiles and hippos. you’ll see some animals come for drinking and you’ll also see an uncountable number of bird species since the reserve has over 440 species of birds, while enjoying a tremendous reserve’s sunset. Back within the late evening for dinner and stay the night at Selous Mapumziko Lodge. Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2 – Full day game drive at Selous Game Reserve
You will have an early breakfast at 7:00 a.m., then drive to the Selous Game Reserve. you’ll have a full-day game drive during a specially modified safari vehicle with knowledgeable guide, during which you ought to see and learn much a few sizable amount of animals, including all the good favorites, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, and every one the opposite major species including the rare African dog.
There will even be an excellent sort of bird species with wonderful scenery and varied topography: wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest, and better ground with long views of far-off mountains. Enjoy your packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to observe the animals coming to drink, an area with a transparent view all round, in order that no predator can sneak up unseen. you’ll be back Selous Mapumziko Lodge by 6:30 p.m. for sunset and dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 3 – Early morning walking safari and depart to Dar es Salaam
You will have an early morning walking safari with a bushman across the reserve’s environment to find out various histories, including traditional trees for medicines, various animal footprints, and other small animals which you can’t see during the sport drive. you’ll return to the camp for breakfast afterwards.
After breakfast, repel to Dar es Salaam with lunch on the way. you’ll arrive within the early evening, and Gecko Adventure Tanzania will take you back to the hotel or catch your flight back home. Breakfast and lunch are included.
PRICE US$ 645 per person
- 2 nights’ accommodation
- All wildlife reserve or park entry fees
- Bottled drinking water during the safari
- Daily game drives
- Daily meals as per itinerary
- River boat safari and a walking safari
- Services of a professional safari guide
- Transport in a 4WD car with pop-up roof
What’s not included?
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
- Optional activities
- Optional treatments
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
- Travel insurance
- Visa and passport fees