Multi-Day Tour

Wild Selous (5 days)

African Travel, Inc.

Arusha, Tanzania To Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Arusha, Tanzania
Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel Dinner
Transfer to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam. You are met on arrival by an African Travel Inc. representative and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Selous Serena Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fly off to the remote Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Tanzania’s second largest national park. Your hosts welcome you to your intimate safari camp, high above the Rufiji River. Selous - larger than the entire nation of Switzerland – boasts more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population. Begin your safari with a boat ride down East Africa’s largest river, the mighty Rufiji. Your expert boatman will quietly maneuver along the inlets to help you get close-up photos of the many hippos and crocodiles. Be sure to grab your binoculars for some of the world’s best water birding. Tonight, your wildlife immersion continues as you relax on your veranda watching the animals on the riverbanks.
Day 3
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Serena Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Following a leisurely breakfast, join your expert ranger for a game drive as the animals come down to the water to drink. Traverse the woodlands and plains, largely untouched by man, as you look out for some 60,000 elephant, 200,000 buffalo and nearly a third of the world’s approximately 4,000 remaining rare wild dogs. Spend the midday lounging near the pool at your camp and continue your exploration of the reserve’s wetlands this afternoon. After a fine dinner, tuck in for the night to a chorus of bellowing hippos and whooping hyenas in the distance.
Day 4
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Selous Serena Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Rise early for a gentle stroll through the wilderness, taking a closer look at the smaller life in the bush with your guide. Depending on your interests, learn about the area’s ecology, birding, tracking and medicinal uses of trees. Later, venture to the stunning Stiegler’s Gorge, carved where the Great Ruaha River flows into the Rufiji River. Return to try some fishing on the lake or set out on an afternoon game drive. Toast your day’s adventures and enjoy a hearty dinner prepared by your chef.
Day 5
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
None Breakfast
Revel in your last morning soaking up the pristine wilderness. You’ll soon be on your way to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Dar es Salaam, where a day room has been reserved for your use. Later tonight, you are transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements.

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Description

Explore the giant, remote Selous National Park, home to some 60,000 elephants and 200,000 buffalo.Discover safariing by boat along the great Rufiji River delta.Experience the thrill of tracking Africa's Big Five in a park four times the size of the Serengeti and larger than the entire nation of Switzerland.Enjoy luxurious tented accommodations at the Selous Serena Camp.

About Us

African Travel, Inc. is a proud preferred partner of Virtuoso, and for over 40 years, we have created extraordinary, handcrafted luxury safari experiences ensuring immersive and authentic cultural encounters across the continent. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be a member of The Travel Corporation (TTC ), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.

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African Safari - September 2013

By: Nade & Fran


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

I could have have even imagined the experience that awaited us. The first night on a game drive we experienced watching lions eating a kill, so close you could smell the animals. All other animal siteings were equally as exciting. The lodging were excellent, service was first class and the people were wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. Post Haste Travel & African Travel did a fantastic job.!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

Flawless

By: MarilynRC


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

African Travel and Wilderness Safaris provided excellent service from door-to-door at every stop on our trip. Extremely knowledgeable safari guides, reliable transportation, and friendly service.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Highly recommended

By: patzie


Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Great team of guides and assistants.  They were on time, always friendly and helped us navigate airports, transfers and unfamiliar surroundings.  They did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Once in a lifetime

By: Don


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our African Travel experience was fantastic. We didn't know what to expect, but having said that, our African experience was far and away more than we could have dreamed. The game drives and safari hotels were all great. WE couldn't have planned this trip alone, so the African Travel Inc. portion was vital to our having a great time, which we certainly did.

great guides

By: braks


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

all guides and accomodations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Sheri Phillips

Great service

By: Julie


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Great trip for 6 - everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

expert service

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

It was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true, our guides were the best
Travel Advisor:  Uschi Helfrich

Uganda

By: nv


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Smooth transitions

By: Beverly


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Great trip. Almost seamless transitions from one camp to another. I am a bit baffled that the 5% repeat traveler was not applied to these last two trips to Africa with African Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Great people at Africa Travel

By: Africa Adventurers


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with at Africa Travel were great. They arranged the best guides and made sure our travel through every airport and border was smooth and without issues. Anytime we had a question, they quickly responded through their contact people in every location. Our travel advisor selected Africa Travel for us, but we cannot say enough good things about our accommodations and all of the logistical arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lukovic

South Aftrica Family Vacation

By: Greg Fletcher


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Everything was well organized and both communication and value for money was well worth organizing our family vacation through African Tranvel, Inc. When I travel in the area again I would not hesitate to use theri services again.
Travel Advisor:  Paddy Graetz

East Africa Travel

By: WJD


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

This was the first time that we have used Africa Adventure Company. Their recommendations for trip itinerary and accommodations were spot-on. The private guides were exceptional - extremely knowledgeable, courteous, accommodating, and professional. They were great ambassadors for their respective countries, and we saw many animals and rare animal behaviors because of their expertise, leadership, and guidance.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

RSA & Botswana

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent experience. Did have a major issue which the CEO of African Travel resolved to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

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By: tac


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

African Answers .was very easy to work with and ALWAYS available for questions. My contact at Africa Answers was Rowan and he did a great job; I was taken care of from the minute I stepped off the plane until I left the country. A person was assigned to me in both countries I visited. People who listened, were on time or early for pickups and very knowledgable about every portion of the area I was vacationing in. My last day in country I was not feeling well, so on the fly I asked to drop something that had been planned for me to do and instead just find a place to rest. The guys that Africa Answers was working with took care of everything. Book with these guys.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

South Africa Honeymoon

By: Ben Z


Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

African Travel was great! Other than a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown (which they remedied), the trip was awesome. The drivers and tour guides that they hire were all super friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The businesses they chose for Shark Diving, Cape of Good Hope, and the Thorny Bush Reserve were excellent places. My wife and I would definitely recommend African Travel to friends and family! Cheers!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand

Trip of a lifetime!

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

We didn’t know what to expect from our first trip to Africa. But our safari with African Travel exceeded our expectations. There were so many details, flights to catch, transfers, etc. and it all went as planned. The accommodations were amazing and the service was extraordinary. We also had wonderful guides that enhanced our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

African Safari

By: Sweet Pea


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Very good. My needs were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow