Set off on a 2-day safari from Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere National Park), a journey into one of Africa’s vast game reserves. Your adventure starts with a flight from Zanzibar, leading to a game drive in Selous, where you’ll spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and the famed wild dogs. Savour a picnic lunch in the wild before embarking on an afternoon boat safari, closely observing wildlife like hippos and crocodiles at the water’s edge. The day ends with a relaxing campfire and overnight stay in a comfortable safari camp, conveniently located less than 5 km from the park’s gate.
The next morning begins with an early breakfast, followed by a full-day game drive exploring areas like Lake Manze, Tagalala, and Siwandu, which are known for their abundant wildlife. A scenic picnic lunch offers a break before an afternoon of further exploration, increasing your chances of diverse wildlife sightings. The tour concludes with a return flight to Zanzibar in the afternoon. This comprehensive safari, including all flights, meals, and guide services, promises a memorable experience for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
Day 1: Zanzibar to Selous – Game Drive and Sunset Boat Safari
Your safari begins with a morning flight from Zanzibar in a light aircraft to Selous, Africa’s famed game reserve. Upon arrival at Mtemere airstrip, our driver guide will warmly welcome you and provide a detailed briefing about your tour.
Game drives are a perfect way to encounter larger games and predators. Selous is renowned for its significant population of wild dogs, a highlight for lucky visitors. You’ll start with game drives, enjoying picnic lunches, and later return to the camp for a short rest. In the afternoon, embark on a boat safari, an excellent chance to see wildlife at the water’s edge and get close to bird colonies, hippos, and crocodiles. The day ends with relaxation at a campfire bonfire, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Full Day Safari in Selous and Afternoon Departure to Zanzibar
Start with an early breakfast before heading out for a full day of exploring Selous. Your game drive will take you through diverse landscapes, including savannah plains and along riverbanks and lakes. Areas like Lake Manze, Siwandu, Nzelekela, and Tagalala are rich in wildlife. Expect sightings of elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras, and potentially rare African wild dogs. Midday, enjoy a picnic lunch in a scenic spot with expansive views of the park.
After lunch, the adventure continues with more game viewing. You’ll have the opportunity to explore different regions of the park, possibly encountering various bird species, smaller mammals, and unique flora. This comprehensive exploration provides a deeper understanding of the park’s ecosystem.
In the late afternoon, you’ll return to the airstrip, reflecting on the day’s experiences, before catching your scheduled flight back to Zanzibar.
- 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