SELOUS GAME RESERVE AND KILWA 5 DAYS

Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve

Morning depart for Selous Game Reserve you will have a short break for hot lunch in Kibiti. The journey to Selous will take about 5 to 6 hours. Arrive for afternoon boat safari along the mighty Great Rufiji River. Boat safari brings you into close contact with hippo, crocodile and fantastic birdlife.  Animals make their way to the river to drink and boat may approach elephant, waterbuck and other on the river banks to within a few meters. Crocodile glide into the water as your boat approaches and hippo appear in frightening proximity, grunting and blowing steam.

 

Dinner and overnight will be at Campsite/ Tented camp or Lodge (inside or outside the reserve). Accommodation will depend on your budget.

Meal Plan: -Lunch and Dinner.

Day 02: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

 

You will have full day game drive In Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4wd vehicle; will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa, covering the area of 50,000square kilometers. Selous is famous for its Elephants, commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffalos, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebra, wildebeest and greater kudus.

Dinner and overnight will be at Campsite/ Tented camp or Lodge (inside or outside the reserve). Accommodation will depend on your budget.

Meal Plan: -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03: Selous Game Reserve/ Kilwa Masoko

 

Wakeup early in the morning and have a cup of coffee or tea, then go out for wilderness walking safari with guidance of an armed ranger which will take two to two and a half hours. Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for African wild. You will get the chance to touch the nature, see the different foot print and droppings of different wild animals and small creatures that you can’t see them during the game drive. After walking safari you will go back to the camp/ lodge for breakfast then pack your stuff and start drive to Kilwa, the town Kilwa as such is divided into three different towns. Kilwa Kivinje, Kilwa Masoko, Kilwa Kisiwani with Songo Mnara and Sanje Ya Kiti. Kilwa Masoko is however the least interesting history wise, but the modern town right now, and centre of operations as well as location of all modern day facilities. The others are the places to go for historical reasons. Dinner and overnight will be at Mjaka Hotel/Kilwa Ruins resort/Kilwa sea view resort or Kimbilio Lodge.

Meal Plan: -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Kilwa Kisiwani
Morning after breakfast, take a local dhow to Kilwa of the Island to visit the old ruins. Kilwa Kisiwani, is where one will find the greatest collection of ruins. Directly on the Northern shore one will find the old Omani Fort, which is built on the foundations of the old Portuguese fort, in the early 19th Century, and where still an old wooden door remains. The Big Mosque is from the 12th Century and was further extended up to the 15th Century. It was said to be the largest mosque in East Africa. The Great House directly south of the mosque was once a complex building which was most likely the Sultan´s palace. In it there are four graves, of which one is rumored to be of a Sultan. Back to Masoko by dhow for dinner and overnight at Mjaka Hotel/Kilwa Ruins resort/Kilwa  sea view resort or Kimbilio Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Kilwa Masoko / Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast we will visit Kilwa Kivinje 30k north of Kilwa Masoko. The town has a good number of old colonial buildings and crumbling remains of ancient Omani buildings. The Old German Boma in Kilwa Kivinje overlooks the waterfront and is the town’s oldest building. Kilwa Kivinje is a 19th Century Arabian slave and ivory trading town from which southern caravans started off into the interior of Africa. On the decline of Arab rule towards the end of the 19th century, the German colonial government constructed a fort and enlarged the town and there after drive back to Dar es Salaam. Drop off at your hotel, ferry or airport for your next destination.

Meal Plan: -Breakfast and Lunch

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End of safari.

Package includes:

  • Use of  4×4 safari vehicles with pop up  roof for game viewing
  • Accommodation as indicated in the safari itinerary
  • Meals as indicated  in the safari itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All park fees
  • All concession fees
  • Unlimited game drive
  • Drinking water during the safari
  • Walking safari in the wild
  • Boat Safari

Not included in the cost:-Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages, Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary. Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and etc, Airport departure tax, Local/International flights, Visas, Travel/flying doctors rescue services, Personal and baggage insurance.

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