5 Days Selous Luxury Safari




5 days


Selous is one of the least known conservation areas in Tanzania, but don’t let this fool you. Selous, is large in size, imagine a game reserve that is four times larger than the Serengeti and covers 5% of Tanzania’s land area. One of its major attractions is the Rufiji River, where mass hippo pods and crocodiles mass around its banks and in its waters.
Selous is known for being the home of 1300 of the world's 4000 last remaining wild dogs, giving guests an opportunity to glimpse these exotic animals in truly unspoiled wilderness.


  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  •  Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  •  Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  •  All park fees;
  •  All accommodation under your program;
  •  Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Air tickets;
  •  Visa fee;
  •  Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari)
  •  Insurance;
  •  Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car)

Tour Plan

Meals: Lunch, Dinner Fly from Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve, landing at Selous 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(this is an optional extra activity and as such an extra fee in addition to the safari cost is applicable). Motor upstream toward Stiegler's Gorge and then slowly float back down the river in custom-built boats. Comfortable and with a cool box full of chilled drinks of your choice, an evening on the river provides the opportunity for the exceptional sundowner. Dinner and overnight at Mivumo River Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner To make the most of all that Selous Game Reserve has to offer, we do recommend a full-day game drive.  Leaving after breakfast, you can expect to drive through a variety of ecosystems and are likely to see elephants, buffalo, giraffes, lions,s and wild dogs to name but a few. A picnic lunch is set up under the shade of a tree with a camp table and chairs. Perhaps stop at the small but significant gravestone 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 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 River Lodge 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Enjoy a last morning in the Selous before your guide drives you to the Stiegler's Airstrip to meet your onward flight towards your next destination. You may want to include one of our optional activities in your itinerary as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may like to spend a few days relaxing on the white sand beaches that Zanzibar has to offer.

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