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Wild Selous

5 days with African Travel, Inc.   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
All This Included
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.
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD) 
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
Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel
Selous Game Reserve: Selous Serena Camp
Notes
  • Surcharges Apply Jan 01, Mar 30 - Apr 02, Dec 24-31 Closed April and May.
  • Tour flights included in land arrangements.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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