5 Day Safari at the Selous Game Reserve
THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa, a spectacular 55,000 km2. With a magnificent ecosystem of woodland, savannah, marsh, lake and river, the Selous, is home to over 400 species of bird and 2000 species of plants. It has the largest buffalo concentration in Africa, over half of Tanzania’s elephant population and a massive one third of Africa’s entire population of the rare and endangered wild dog.
Selous Luxury Camp is located in a pristine area of the Selous, close to Stieglers Gorge and offers luxurious accommodation, true African hospitality and outstanding standards of service.
Duration: 5 Days
Dar es Salaam to Selous Serena Camp
Fly Dar es Salaam to the Selous, landing at Stieglers Airstrip where your guide will welcome you and drive you to the Selous Luxury Camp. After lunch, head off on an evening game drive, or perhaps you would prefer to explore the Maji Moto hot springs. Surrounded by lush vegetation, these picturesque pools are just cool enough to swim in. Dinner and overnight at Selous Luxury Camp.
Selous Serena Camp
To make the most of all that the Selous has to offer, we do recommend a full day game drive. Leaving after breakfast, you can expect to drive through a variety of eco systems and are likely to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and wild dog to name but a few. A picnic lunch is set up under the shade of a tree with camp table and chairs. Perhaps stop at the small but significant grave stone of Frederick Courteney Selous, before returning to Camp in time to enjoy pre dinner drinks around the fire. Dinner and overnight at Selous Luxury Camp.
Selous Serena Camp
Perhaps enjoy a lazy start this morning and indulge in a private bush breakfast, a remarkable Out of Africa dining experience. In the afternoon, head out for an evening game drive or venture out on a bush walk for a different game viewing experience. Accompanied with an armed ranger the bush walks offer a fascinating insight into the world of birds, flora, fauna and a chance to learn about the tracks and signs of Africa’s wildlife. In the evening we would suggest a tranquil sundowner on a hill top, returning to Selous Luxury Camp for dinner on the deck. Dinner and overnight at Selous Luxury Camp.
Selous Serena Camp
Depart on an early morning game drive, or enjoy a bird walk around camp with our resident naturalist. In the afternoon we would suggest heading out on a Rufiji River cruise. Motor up stream toward Stieglers Gorge and then slowly float back down the river in our custom-built boats. Cat and Tiger fish are prolific in the river. If you’d like to try fishing, we will provide rods and a choice of sites and the kitchen is always delighted to cook your catch for you. Comfortable and with a cool box full of chilled drinks of your choice, an evening on the river is exceptional. Dinner and overnight at Selous Luxury Camp.
Selous Serena Camp
4 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Meet and greet Dar es Salaam
- Return flight Dar es Salaam to Stieglers Gorge
- Airstrip transfers Selous Game Reserve
- 3 nights full board accommodation Selous Luxury Camp
- 1 night full board accommodation Selous Luxury Camp - FREE
- All game drives, and a Rufiji river cruise and optional fishing
- Bush walk, bird walk and bush breakfast.
- All inclusive drinks
- Game Reserve and Concession fees of US$75 per person per night
US$ 1692 Per person sharing
US$ 2142 per person single
(Inclusive of 4th night free)
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Terms & conditions
Rates: All rates are quoted on a per person basis unless otherwise stated and are inclusive of all relevant taxes, levies, surcharges and service charges. Tour costs are based on all known costs and rates of exchange as at the 01st July 2012. Should these be subject to change in the interim (due to reasons beyond the control of Serena Hotels), they will be passed on to the client. Serena Hotels retains the right to alter any arrangements (as outlined above), which may become necessary due to prevailing local conditions/and/or events beyond our control.
Confirmations and deposits: Upon confirmation of your safari details, we will require a 25% non-refundable deposit on the total cost of the tour, the balance of which must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. We regret that in the absence of the above, we will be unable to confirm your safari; and in the absence of our receipt of full payment as indicated, your reservation will be cancelled (with the forfeit of the 25% deposit indicated).
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing to Serena Hotels at the address indicated below. Cancellations will be incurred as indicated below:
Between 30-45 days prior to date of commencement of tour:no refund of deposit.
Below 30 days prior to the date of the commencement of the tour no refund of the remaining tour costs.
Refunds/cancellation levies: We regret that in the event that any portion of your safari is unused (after the safari has commenced) no refunds regarding the unused portion will be possible. Note: these
cancellation terms do not include the cancellation penalties levied on airfares (locally or internationally).
Payment: We accept payment via the following credit cards: Visa, Access/Master Card, American Express, JCB, Senator, Diners Club International. We also accept proprietary traveller’s cheques. We regret that we are unable to accept personal cheques in the absence of prior clearance.
Child policy: Children under the age of two sharing a room with one or two adults are accommodated on a complimentary basis. Children between the ages of two and twelve sharing a room with one or two adults will be charged 50% of the adult rate or 75% of this rate if they are accommodated in a separate room. Young adults between the age of 13 and 17 years of age will be charged 75% of the adult rate regardless of whether they are sharing a room with their accompanying adults, or occupying a room of their own.
Tour completion preclusion: Serena Hotels retains the right to deny completion of the stated tour (as outlined above) to any person who, for whatsoever reason, is deemed to have caused undue hazard or inconvenience to his/her fellow travellers.