4 Days Flying Safari – Selous Game Reserve (Now Known as Nyerere National Park)

Tour Summary

  • This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar
  • You'll visit Selous Game Reserve
  • Activities: Game Drives, Boat Safari and Walking Safari
  • Game drives: Open-roof 4×4 vehicle




Day 1: Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Selous Game Reserve

You will start your safari in Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam Airport whereby you have to arrive 60 minutes before your departure time of 0800hrs. On Arrival in Selous Game Reserve Mtemere Airstrip at 0915hrs or 0945hrs, you will be met by the driver guide who will transfer you to the camp or lodge for check-in. Then, at around 16h00 in the evening, depart for an adventurous and romantic sunset boat safari along the great Rufiji River to spotting hippos, crocodiles and birds, and enjoying the spectacular sundown.

Day 2 & 3: Selous Game Reserve

After early breakfast, depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch in the Selous Game Reserve, exploring the game in the surrounding areas. Animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos, zebras and even the rare African wild dogs, are common.  Before the end of the day, you will return to the camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar

Early morning walking safari usually start at 6-6.30am after first-morning tea or coffee, accompanied by an armed ranger, and it will take around 2-3 hours long. Walking safari is a fantastic way to experience more about the Selous Bushes. After enjoying your breakfast in the morning, check-out followed by transfer to Mtemere airstrip for the departure on a scheduled flight at 1030hrs or 1250hrs to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.


Price per person (Double occupancy)

Accommodation Level Prices
High End From   USD 3,190
Luxury From   USD 2,569
Mid-Range From   USD 2,380
Budget From   USD 1,493

Package Includes:

  • Return flight from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar
  • Airstrip transfers
  • All specified accommodation
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • Safari vehicle
  • All meals
  • Water in car
  • Park fees
  • Medical Kit
  • Camping gears and chef for a camping safari

At High-End Accommodation:

  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand, spirits and cigars)
  • Laundry services

Package Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.)
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Meals not specified
  • Sleeping bag for a camping safari
  • Tipping
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service