Selous Julius Nyerere National Park Safari (Add-on Tanzania)
Explore Julius Nyerere National park, also known as Selous Park, on this three-day adventure. Get up close and personal on a walking safari and see all the game and birds of the savannah in their natural environment. This adventure will take you up the Rufiji River by boat. Selous Park is a hidden gem on the southern Tanzanian Safari circuit and not too far from Dar-es-Salaam.
This is a great travel plan to combine with a Zanzibar trip. But for shorter day trips, check out our Timeless Tarangire travel plan, Short n’ sweet safari and a Taste of the savanna.
DAR-ES-SALAAM CITY – NYERERE NATIONAL PARK | RUFIJI RIVER CAMP OR SELOUS JIMBIZA CAMP
Pick up from Dar-es-salaam city center and proceed to Nyerere National Park with a picnic lunch. Late afternoon, enjoy a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. You will discover the Rufiji River by boat and encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Nyerere National Park. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.
Overnight at Rufiji River Camp or Selous Jimbiza Camp (Half Board) or Similar
WALKING SAFARI AND GAME DRIVE | RUFIJI RIVER CAMP OR SELOUS JIMBIZA CAMP
After early breakfast, Your day will start with an early morning walking safari, followed by a game drive with your picnic lunch. The Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds. It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger and takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance to see giraffes, zebra, elephants, and birds.
The Nyerere National Park, the former Selous Game Reserve, is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometers. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras, and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but shyer than the Northern Parks. Excursions by a 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of the vast park.
Overnight at Rufiji River Camp or Selous Jimbiza Camp (Full Board) or Similar
NYERERE NATIONAL PARK – DAR-ES-SALAAM CITY | END OF TOUR
After breakfast, return to Dar-es-Salaam with a picnic lunch.
Included in the price:
- Safari base vehicle
- English-speaking driver/guide
- 2 nights full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Pick up and drop off within Dar city center
- Boat & walking safari (shared)
- Park, concession fees & game drive
Excluded from the price:
- International and Domestic Flights
- Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Medical and luggage insurance
- Any deviation in the itinerary
- Tips (recommended)
- Dar es salaam airport transfers
- Other personal expenses
- Emergency evacuation insurance
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