5 Days/4 Nights The Vast Selous – Train Journey

From the mountains, to the plains, and onto the Lakes, Selous is, perhaps, the ultimate all in one safari destination. On foot, by boat, and, of course, in the 4×4, we are offering you the best of this magnificent game reserve from two beautiful, but very different camps.

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. Dry Season: June to mid November. This is the best time for game viewing along the rivers and lakes. Elephants come out of the bush at that time and predators are more commonly seen. December to February is good for game viewing but can be rather hot and humid.

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Day 1.

Depart TAZARA station, Dar es Salaam for Kisaki, Selous.Trains depart Tuesday 13.50, Friday 15.50 and the journey takes about 4 hours passing through rural villages and Selous Game Reserve. Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge.

Sable Mountain Lodge is set in the Beho Beho hills, with wonderful views to the Uluguru Mountains. Leaving the lodge, miombo woodland spread across the hills soon gives way to the plains and termite citadels of Northern Selous which fill with game in the green season.

Day 2.

Early morning foot safaris, looking for close encounters with all manner of big game. Afternoon drive into game rich areas within the reserve. Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge.

Day 3.

Game drive across the entire reserve, fascinating changes in terrene vegetation and wonderful game viewing. Afternoon boat safari on the river and overnight at Selous River Camp

Nestled within woodland along the banks of the great Rufiji River lies the award winning Selous River Camp, an enchanting safari camp tucked into the untamed African bush adjacent to the vast, unfenced Selous Game Reserve.

Day 4.

Explore the banks of the Rufiji River by foot and by car. Overnight at Selous River Camp.

Day 5.

After breakfast transfer to Mtemere airstrip for 10:15 flight to Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar

- All taxes/VAT
- Park fees & conservation fees
- Accommodation and all meals as mentioned in the tour description
- TAZARA train Dar Es Salaam-Selous
- Flight from Selous to Dar Es Salaam
- All activities as mentioned in the tour description
- A professional driver/guide
- Tourism Development Levy (TDL) Us$ 1.5 per person/night
- All transfers
- International flights from home and back
- Drinks
- Laundry
- Tips & porterage
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Other personal item

Tour Price:

Tour Duration: 5days 3nights Safari
Group Size: 1 person and above
Destination: Selous Game Reserve – southern of Tanzania
Special Category: Lodge safaris
Season: All Year Around except April and may due to heavy rain season.
Note: We consider last minutes booking

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