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Our 3 days Selous Game Reserve Safari from Zanzibar Island is one of the most famous short safari tours from Zanzibar.  This 3-days safari from Zanzibar to the Selous Game Reserve is one of the few short tours that one can take by road from the capital city of Dar es Salaam after having flown from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam International Airport and back from Dar to Zanzibar.

We include flights from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam but not the transfer from your hotel to Zanzibar. We can also include the airport transfers at Zanzibar (airport pick up / drop off) if you give us the name of your hotel and location. From the Airport to most beach hotels the transfer costs USD 50 – 70 depending on the location of the beach hotel (2019 -2020 prices). Pick up from Stonetown Zanzibar Hotels to the airport costs USD 10 – 15.

Please check out our other safari tours that start from Zanzibar Island.

Activities for the 3 days Selous Game Reserve safari from Zanzibar

Ordinarily  when ones hears ‘Tanzania safaris’ what comes to mind is wildlife safari tour in the more prominent parks in the northern circuit of Tanzania; parks like The Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro Crater. This tour however takes you to the les crowded Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit that offers variable activities apart from the traditional game drives. This particular safari tour in the Selous, offers you the chance of not only to do game viewing in a 4×4 safari land cruiser but also go on an authentic walking safari in the largest game reserve in the world but also a rare boat safari in the great rufiji river.

Another similar program that we offer from Zanzibar tha also includes Selous Game reserve and Mikumi National Park for in one adventure in which you can explore the Southern Tanzania circuit is our 5 days Selous Game Reserve & Mikumi National Park from Zanzibar.

3 Days Selous Game Reserve from Zanzibar, where to stay

During this 3 days safari in Selous Game Reserve you will be staying in either the Selous Tented Camp or the Selous Mapumziko Lodge both accommodations located at the the banks of the Great Rufiji River. You can also stay at upgraded accommodations like Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Jimbiza Lodge or Selous Kulinda Camp. If you wish to stay at the deluxe lodges or camps you can stay at the Rufiji River Camp or Serena Safari Camp or Selous Mivumo River Camp.

You may also like our 3 days Serengeti Safari from Zanzibar that takes you to the famous Serengeti National Park.

See you soon in Tanzania when we offer you your next 3-day selous safari from Zanzibar Island!

Additional information

LocationSelous Game Reserve
PhysicalityStrenuous Drive

3 Day Selous Safari Tanzania from Zanzibar – Itinerary

Day 01

Fly Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam - Selous

This morning take a flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam where you will be met by your safari guide. You will arrive at Dar es Salaam around 08.00 hrs and your driver will take you straight to Selous Game Reserve where you will arrive around lunch time. You will settle down at your lodge or camp for hot lunch and some rest. In the afternoon you will be taken to the jetty where the boat safari starts. You will spend the afternoon doing a boat safari a magnificent experience in the Great Rufiji. Crocodiles, hippos, black and white colobus monkey, crocodiles and birds such us fish eagles, pied kingfishers, giant king fishers etc can be seen here as well as other animals as they converge to quench their thirst. Crocodiles take advantage to hunt their prey and you might be treated to sights of animal action if lucky. Late after enjoying great sights of the sunset you will return to your lodge / camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Selous Tented Camp or Selous Mapumziko Lodge perched right at at the banks of Rufiji River.

Day 02

Safari in Selous Game Reserve

Early morning breakfast this day at your camp / lodge then you will check in at  gates of the Selous Game Reserve for a full day of game viewing inside Selous; the largest game Reserve in africa.

You will spend this full day in the vast game reserve doing wildlife game drives in search of animals and birds. You expect to spot gazelles, giraffes, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, kudus, zebras, but also with a little luck you may spot the rarest of them all; the african wild dogs.

Selous was named after a prominent European explorer; the late Frederick Selous and the reserve was later on in time declared a world heritage site by the United Nations body UNESCO. Selous Game Reserve is roughly the size of Switzerland and the game reserve covers unexploited African wilderness with an interesting landscape that has topography that varies from prominent savannah woodlands, rolling savannah grassland plains, and rocky out crops that are believed to have been formed long time ago by the Rufiji River. Selous is also home to the big cats including the leopards and prides of lions. Overnight at Selous Tented Camp or Selous Mapumziko Lodge. All meals included

Day 03

Walking Safari in Selous - Fly Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

Early morning breakfast then you will go for a walking safari inside the Selous Game Reserve a rare chance to come close to the wildlife and explore the african wilderness on foot.  For your ultimate safety you will be escorted by an armed ranger who is also a trained naturalist. After the walking safari you embark on your drive back to Dar es Salaam by road.  You will arrive Dar es Salaam in the late afternoon if you drive by road. You will be dropped at the Dar es Salaam International Airport for your flight back to Zanzibar Island.

End of your 3 days selous safari from Zanzibar Island.

3 Day Selous Safari from Zanzibar – Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 987 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 832 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 791 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for price

Children Prices depend on Age of the child and room configuration.

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

Return flights from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and back Zanzibar

03 days private safari from Zanzibar to Selous for 02 – 06 persons

Transport and game drives in modified 4×4 land cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional experienced English speaking safari guide

All wildlife game reserve entry fees for Selous

All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

Afternoon boat safari in the Rufiji River

03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives

02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary

Ranger guided walking Safari at Selous Game Reserve

Concession fees / Bed night levy by WMA

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

International Flights

All items of a personal nature; tooth brushes, tooth paste, lotions, sunscreen

Gratuities for the safari guides and lodge staff (please tip separately)

Travel insurance if needed

Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)

Drinks and beverages in lodges

Airport pick up and transfers in private car at Zanzibar

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