Embark on an exclusive 2-day wildlife safari from Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park), a journey that blends luxury with adventure. Your experience starts with a flight to the heart of Selous, a haven for diverse African wildlife. Here, you’ll partake in game drives to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and the elusive wild dogs. Savor a picnic lunch in the wilderness, followed by an engaging afternoon boat safari along the Rufiji River, where hippos, crocodiles, and various birds can be observed in their natural habitat.
Your accommodation at the Serena Mivumo River Lodge, a luxurious retreat with breathtaking views of the Rufiji River, adds an element of elegance to your safari. Relax in comfort with world-class amenities, enjoying the tranquil river setting and a campfire under the stars.
The following day begins with a sunrise boat safari, offering a peaceful start and unique wildlife sightings. Continue exploring Selous with a game drive through areas rich in wildlife like Beho Beho and Tagalala. Midday, a picturesque picnic lunch awaits, giving you time to reflect on the morning’s sightings. The safari concludes with a return flight to Zanzibar in the afternoon. This all-encompassing tour includes flights, a luxury stay at Serena Mivumo River Lodge, all meals, and expert guidance, providing an unforgettable experience for those seeking a blend of adventure and comfort in the wild.
Day 1: Flight from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park – Immersive Game Drive Experience
Begin your safari adventure with a morning flight from Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park), one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Upon arrival at the Beho Beho airstrip in Selous, you’ll be greeted by our driver guide who will provide an overview and briefing of your safari itinerary.
Embark on a thrilling game drive through Selous, renowned for its extensive wildlife, including the continent’s largest population of wild dogs. Experience the excitement of observing predators and other large game in their natural environment. The day is enriched with a picnic lunch amidst the wilderness. As evening sets in, return to the camp for relaxation around a warm bonfire, followed by dinner and an overnight stay in the heart of Selous’ prime game-viewing area.
Day 2: Sunrise Boat Safari and Savannah Game Drive
Commence day two with a refreshing tea or coffee in the early morning, preparing you for a sunrise boat safari along the Rufiji River in Nyerere National Park. This tranquil river journey provides an exceptional opportunity to observe wildlife congregating at the water’s edge. In their natural habitat, you’ll get up-close views of bird colonies, hippos, and crocodiles. Following this serene river experience, indulge in a picnic bush breakfast.
Your adventure continues with a game drive through the sweeping savannah and along the lush riverbanks of Beho Beho and Tagalala, prime areas for spotting elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras, and possibly the elusive African wild dogs. Midday, pause for a picnic lunch in a picturesque park setting, allowing for relaxation and reflection on the morning’s sightings. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to further exploration of the park’s diverse landscapes and wildlife. Conclude your day with a return to the lodge, where you can unwind before enjoying dinner and spending another peaceful night in the park’s heart.
- Return flight from Zanzibar.
- Airstrip transfers
- All specified accommodation
- All activities as specified in the itinerary.
- Safari vehicle
- All meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Bottled water, teas, and coffee.
- Park fees
- English-speaking driver-guide
- International flights
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
- Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees