4Days Selous Game Reserve (By Air)

Safari Name4Days Selous Game Reserve (By Air)
Tour CodeTATS-S-4

Full Itinerary

Summary of Key Tour Details:

  • Duration: 4Days/3Nights
  • Destinations: Dar es salaam/Selous Game Reserve/Rufiji River
  • Accommodation: either in 5star/4star/3star Hotels/Lodges/Camps depending on your budget.
  • Transport: Using Custom-built 4×4 Landcruisers/Jeep with pop up rooftop for Game viewing
  • Flight Option: Flying option is available for this safari but at an extra cost.

The vast majority of Tanzania’s elephant herds live in one remote stretch of safari wilderness – the Selous Game Reserve. A feature of this safari is the opportunity to participate in classic style game drives as well as boat and walking safaris. Transportation from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve and back is by airplane. Thus, there is less travel time than some of the other safaris.

Day 1: Dar es salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Pickup Dar es Salaam and transfer to Dar es Salaam Airport for departure on a scheduled flight to Selous Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be met by Rufiji River Camp’s representative and transferred to the Rufiji River Camp for lunch. This evening, you will have the opportunity to participate in a game drive in the Selous. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 2: Full Day in Selous Game Reserve-

Enjoy a full day game viewing in the reserve. Participate in some classic – style game drives – exploring the bush in 4 x 4 vehicles. Waterbuck, southern reed buck and bushbuck are common in the Selous. Rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu also frequent this area. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve – Walking Safari to Rufiji River

After breakfast, accompany an armed ranger on a waking safari in the reserve. The sights and sounds (and smells) of a walking safari are a special treat that will live long in your memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals to “shoot” them with your camera is a great experience. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari where you will explore the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles. A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts, and other water birds may be seen. And you also see land mammals, such as giraffe and elephants. Meals and overnight at Rufiji River Camp.

Day 4: Rufiji River Camp-Dar es salaam-Departure

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Selous Game Reserve. Early lunch at the camp, followed by transfer to the airstrip for departure on a scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam. On arrival at Dar es Salaam Airport, you will be met and transferred to Dar es Salaam city centre.

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation in 4×4 Landcruiser Safari vehicle: 8seater or 6seater.
  • 8Seater Vehicle has 6 window seats: 5at the back and 1 in front next to driver.
  • 6Seater Vehicle has 5window seats: 4at the back and 1 in front next to driver.
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Driver guide.
  • Game drives and park entry fees.
  • Services of our Tours staff.
  • Tourism Development Levy US $ 1.50 per person per night.
  • Our 24hours support throughout the safari

  • All International Flights/local Flights + departure Taxes.
  • Visa fees, Inoculations and personal insurance.
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance and Baggage Insurance.
  • Meals and Accommodation in Dar es Salaam city
  • Excursions/services/activities not mentioned in this program.
  • Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost.
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc.
  • Xmas and Easter Holiday Surcharge: quoted separately.


To get costs for this tour, contact our Sales Office Team on sales@trailsofafrica.co.ke stating the Safari Tour Code and name of the safari you want to book and we shall revert back with safari costs and availability status.



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