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3 Day Wildlife Safari from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park Adventure

$1,150 per person sharing

3 Day Wildlife Safari from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park Adventure

$1,150 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating three-day safari adventure in the Selous Game Reserve, now part of the vast Nyerere National Park. Begin your journey with a scenic flight from Zanzibar, leading you into a wilderness rich with Africa’s most iconic wildlife. The itinerary is packed with thrilling game drives, offering opportunities to observe animals like elephants, lions, and the rare African wild dogs in their natural habitat. Enhance your experience with guided bush walks and a sunrise boat safari along the Rufiji River, each providing a unique perspective of the vibrant ecosystem.

The safari also includes a cultural dimension with a visit to a local village. This encounter allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and understand the daily lives of the indigenous communities. It’s a rare opportunity to witness the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature, adding depth and context to your wildlife adventure.

Your accommodation for two nights is a comfortable, mid-range facility located within 5km of the Mtemere gate of the park. This strategic placement ensures easy access to the park’s attractions while offering a peaceful retreat to unwind after a day of exploration. The lodge blends simplicity with comfort, providing an authentic safari experience in the heart of one of Africa’s most enchanting wildlife reserves. This three-day journey in Selous (Nyerere National Park) promises not just a safari but a holistic exploration of Africa’s natural and cultural wonders.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses accommodation located 6km outside the park.

activity

Activities

2 Game drives, bush walks, boat safari and village tour

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

calendar

Departure/ Arrival

From Zanzibar at 06:00/07:35, arrival time in Selous at 06:30 / 08:20

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Zanzibar.

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

calendar

Departure/ Arrival

From Selous at 16:00, arrival time in Zanzibar at 16:30/17:00

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-2
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Selous Safari Lodge
2
Silver
Day 3
Selous (Nyerere NP) – Flight – Zanzibar
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Zanzibar and Wildlife Encounter in Selous (Nyerere NP)

In the morning, embark on an exciting journey aboard a light aircraft from Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere NP), part of the vast Nyerere National Park. Upon landing at Mtemere airstrip, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our experienced driver guide, who will provide a detailed briefing about the safari.

Selous (Nyerere NP) is famed for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife, including large predators and the largest population of wild dogs in Africa. The day is filled with extensive game drives, offering ample opportunities to observe these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy picnic lunches in the heart of the park amidst the stunning African landscape. As the day winds down, return to the camp for a relaxing evening by a traditional fire bonfire. Savour a delicious dinner and spend the night under the stars, enveloped in the tranquil sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 1 Journey from Zanzibar and Wildlife Encounter in Selous (Nyerere NP) (Small)

Day 2: Exploring the Wild Heart of Selous (Nyerere NP)

After enjoying an early breakfast at the camp, set out for another adventurous day in the vast expanses of Nyerere National Park; the day is dedicated to exploring the diverse ecosystems within the park, which include rolling savannahs, lush wetlands, and dense forests. This varied landscape provides a habitat for a rich array of wildlife, making each game drive an exciting and unpredictable experience. Anticipate encounters with majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, formidable lions, sturdy buffalos, striped zebras, and possibly the elusive African wild dogs. Midday, savour a picnic lunch in one of the park’s scenic spots, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

In the afternoon, delve deeper into the bush, with potential visits to lesser-known areas of the park where you might spot hippos wallowing in muddy waters or crocodiles basking on the riverbanks. As the day winds down, return to the camp for some time to unwind, followed by another enjoyable dinner and overnight stay amidst the natural beauty of Selous.

Day 2 Exploring the Wild Heart of Selous (Nyerere NP) (Small)

Day 3: Nature Walks, Boat Safari, and Cultural Immersion before Returning to Zanzibar

The final day begins before dawn with a refreshing tea or coffee, setting the stage for an immersive guided bush walk. This early morning walk offers a unique opportunity to experience the bush up close, with expert guides sharing insights into the smaller wonders of the wilderness that are often overlooked during game drives.

After the walk, return to camp for a hearty breakfast before embarking on a serene sunrise boat safari along the Rufiji River. This excursion provides a different perspective of the park, allowing you to witness wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birds in their natural riverine habitat.

Post-lunch, the safari takes a cultural turn with a visit to a nearby village. This visit offers a glimpse into the local way of life, showcasing the daily routines, traditions, and community structures of the village inhabitants. Explore the local school, healthcare facilities, and bustling market, gaining a deeper understanding of the socio-cultural fabric of the region. The tour concludes with a drive to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Zanzibar, carrying with your memories of the diverse experiences and sights of Selous (Nyerere National Park).

Day 3 Nature Walks, Boat Safari, and Cultural Immersion before Returning to Zanzibar (Small)

Inclusions:

  • 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)
  • Taxes
  • Bottled water, teas, and coffee.
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • 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

Prices

$ 1,150 per person

$ 300 per person – Children (2-3 years)

$ 750 per person – Children (4-11 years)

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating three-day safari adventure in the Selous Game Reserve, now part of the vast Nyerere National Park. Begin your journey with a scenic flight from Zanzibar, leading you into a wilderness rich with Africa's most iconic wildlife. The itinerary is packed with thrilling game drives, offering opportunities to observe animals like elephants, lions, and the rare African wild dogs in their natural habitat. Enhance your experience with guided bush walks and a sunrise boat safari along the Rufiji River, each providing a unique perspective of the vibrant ecosystem.

The safari also includes a cultural dimension with a visit to a local village. This encounter allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and understand the daily lives of the indigenous communities. It's a rare opportunity to witness the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature, adding depth and context to your wildlife adventure.

Your accommodation for two nights is a comfortable, mid-range facility located within 5km of the Mtemere gate of the park. This strategic placement ensures easy access to the park's attractions while offering a peaceful retreat to unwind after a day of exploration. The lodge blends simplicity with comfort, providing an authentic safari experience in the heart of one of Africa's most enchanting wildlife reserves. This three-day journey in Selous (Nyerere National Park) promises not just a safari but a holistic exploration of Africa's natural and cultural wonders.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses accommodation located 6km outside the park.

activity

Activities

2 Game drives, bush walks, boat safari and village tour

shared tour

Shared tour

This tour will be shared with other guests in the camp; exclusive private tours can be organised at extra cost.

calendar

Departure/ Arrival

From Zanzibar at 06:00/07:35, arrival time in Selous at 06:30 / 08:20

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Zanzibar.

car

Game drives

Open-sided 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

calendar

Departure/ Arrival

From Selous at 16:00, arrival time in Zanzibar at 16:30/17:00

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-2
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Selous Safari Lodge
2
Silver
Day 3
Selous (Nyerere NP) – Flight – Zanzibar
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Journey from Zanzibar and Wildlife Encounter in Selous (Nyerere NP)

In the morning, embark on an exciting journey aboard a light aircraft from Zanzibar to Selous (Nyerere NP), part of the vast Nyerere National Park. Upon landing at Mtemere airstrip, you'll be warmly welcomed by our experienced driver guide, who will provide a detailed briefing about the safari.

Selous (Nyerere NP) is famed for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife, including large predators and the largest population of wild dogs in Africa. The day is filled with extensive game drives, offering ample opportunities to observe these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy picnic lunches in the heart of the park amidst the stunning African landscape. As the day winds down, return to the camp for a relaxing evening by a traditional fire bonfire. Savour a delicious dinner and spend the night under the stars, enveloped in the tranquil sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 1 Journey from Zanzibar and Wildlife Encounter in Selous (Nyerere NP) (Small)

Day 2: Exploring the Wild Heart of Selous (Nyerere NP)

After enjoying an early breakfast at the camp, set out for another adventurous day in the vast expanses of Nyerere National Park; the day is dedicated to exploring the diverse ecosystems within the park, which include rolling savannahs, lush wetlands, and dense forests. This varied landscape provides a habitat for a rich array of wildlife, making each game drive an exciting and unpredictable experience. Anticipate encounters with majestic elephants, graceful giraffes, formidable lions, sturdy buffalos, striped zebras, and possibly the elusive African wild dogs. Midday, savour a picnic lunch in one of the park's scenic spots, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

In the afternoon, delve deeper into the bush, with potential visits to lesser-known areas of the park where you might spot hippos wallowing in muddy waters or crocodiles basking on the riverbanks. As the day winds down, return to the camp for some time to unwind, followed by another enjoyable dinner and overnight stay amidst the natural beauty of Selous.

Day 2 Exploring the Wild Heart of Selous (Nyerere NP) (Small)

Day 3: Nature Walks, Boat Safari, and Cultural Immersion before Returning to Zanzibar

The final day begins before dawn with a refreshing tea or coffee, setting the stage for an immersive guided bush walk. This early morning walk offers a unique opportunity to experience the bush up close, with expert guides sharing insights into the smaller wonders of the wilderness that are often overlooked during game drives.

After the walk, return to camp for a hearty breakfast before embarking on a serene sunrise boat safari along the Rufiji River. This excursion provides a different perspective of the park, allowing you to witness wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birds in their natural riverine habitat.

Post-lunch, the safari takes a cultural turn with a visit to a nearby village. This visit offers a glimpse into the local way of life, showcasing the daily routines, traditions, and community structures of the village inhabitants. Explore the local school, healthcare facilities, and bustling market, gaining a deeper understanding of the socio-cultural fabric of the region. The tour concludes with a drive to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Zanzibar, carrying with your memories of the diverse experiences and sights of Selous (Nyerere National Park).

Day 3 Nature Walks, Boat Safari, and Cultural Immersion before Returning to Zanzibar (Small)

Inclusions:

  • 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)
  • Taxes
  • Bottled water, teas, and coffee.
  • Park fees
  • English-speaking driver-guide

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • 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

Prices

$ 1,150 per person

$ 300 per person - Children (2-3 years)

$ 750 per person - Children (4-11 years)