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 plant. 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.

Mivumo River Lodge 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.

OUTLINE ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – DAR ES SALAAM TO MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: Fly Dar es Salaam to the Selous, landing at Stieglers Airstrip where your guide will welcome you and drive you to the Mivumo River Lodge. Enjoy the privacy of your own river-view deck and in the evening we would suggest a Rufiji River cruise. Motor up stream toward Stieglers Gorge and then slowly float back down the river in our custom-built boats. Comfortable and with a cool box full of chilled drinks of your choice, an evening on the river is an exceptional sundowner. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

 

DAY 2 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: 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 Mivumo in time to enjoy pre dinner drinks around the fire. Dinner and overnight at MIvumo River Lodge

 

DAY 3 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: Perhaps enjoy a lazy start this morning and indulge in a private bush breakfast, a remarkable Out of Africa dining experience. After breakfast you could head off to explore the Maji Moto hot springs. Surrounded by lush vegetation, these picturesque pools are just cool enough to swim in. Return to Mivumo and the privacy of your own private plunge pool or enjoy a cocktail and a swim in the infinity swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

 

DAY 4 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: After breakfast, head off on a morning game drive, or perhaps you would prefer 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 lantern lit sandbank, returning to Mivumo River Lodge for a romantic dinner set up on your own river-view deck. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

DAY 5 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE TO DAR ES SALAAM: Enjoy a last morning in the Selous, before your guide drives you to the Stieglers Airstrip to meet your onward flight.

HOW TO GET THERE: There are direct daily scheduled flights from Dar es Salaam to Stieglers Airstrip, 45 minutes flight time one way. Connecting flights to Zanzibar, Arusha and Seronera are available. Stieglers Airstrip to Mivumo River Lodge, 30 minutes, game drive en-route.

NOTE: MIVUMO RIVER LODGE CLOSED IN APRIL AND MAY.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

OUTLINE ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – DAR ES SALAAM TO MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: Fly Dar es Salaam to the Selous, landing at Stieglers Airstrip where your guide will welcome you and drive you to the Mivumo River Lodge. Enjoy the privacy of your own river-view deck and in the evening we would suggest a Rufiji River cruise. Motor up stream toward Stieglers Gorge and then slowly float back down the river in our custom-built boats. Comfortable and with a cool box full of chilled drinks of your choice, an evening on the river is an exceptional sundowner. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

DAY 2 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: 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 Mivumo in time to enjoy pre dinner drinks around the fire. Dinner and overnight at MIvumo River Lodge

DAY 3 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: Perhaps enjoy a lazy start this morning and indulge in a private bush breakfast, a remarkable Out of Africa dining experience. After breakfast you could head off to explore the Maji Moto hot springs. Surrounded by lush vegetation, these picturesque pools are just cool enough to swim in. Return to Mivumo and the privacy of your own private plunge pool or enjoy a cocktail and a swim in the infinity swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

DAY 4 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE: After breakfast, head off on a morning game drive, or perhaps you would prefer 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 lantern lit sandbank, returning to Mivumo River Lodge for a romantic dinner set up on your own river-view deck. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge

DAY 5 – MIVUMO RIVER LODGE TO DAR ES SALAAM: Enjoy a last morning in the Selous, before your guide drives you to the Stieglers Airstrip to meet your onward flight.

HOW TO GET THERE: There are direct daily scheduled flights from Dar es Salaam to Stieglers Airstrip, 45 minutes flight time one way. Connecting flights to Zanzibar, Arusha and Seronera are available. Stieglers Airstrip to Mivumo River Lodge, 30 minutes, game drive en-route.

NOTE: MIVUMO RIVER LODGE CLOSED IN APRIL AND MAY.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

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