Classic Selous on a budget

Return flights into the Selous, the largest game reserve in the world, and spend 3 nights at the comfortable Mbuyu Camp. Enjoy the variety of activities on offer including drives, walks & boat safaris

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Despite this great size, the reserve is largely uninhabited by man and is recognised as Africa’s largest unspoiled wilderness. Filled with game and known as the real ‘wild Africa’ the Selous is a great safari destination with so much on offer to see and do.


Day 1 - Selous National ReserveMeals: B L D
On arrival at the Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be met and assisted by an Albatros representative and transferred to your domestic flight to the Selous. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Mbuyu Safari camp where after a quick check in you can sit and enjoy lunch over looking the Rufiji River. After lunch its time for a quick snooze before you head out on the first of your game drives in the Selous before returning to camp in time for dinner in the early evening.

Accommodation: Mbuyu Safari Camp
Day 2 - Selous Game ReserveMeals: B L D
The best time to stop animals in the African bush is in the early morning, so after a wake up call head out as the sun rises to enjoy seeing the animals room the plains before they retreat back to the bush when the sun gets too hot. When the sun is high head back to the camp to enjoy breakfast before retreating to the camps infinity pool for a morning of relaxation before lunch. After lunch try fishing at the rivers banks before heading out on another game drive before enjoying dinner on the river banks.

Accommodation: Mbuyu Safari Camp
Day 3 - Selous Game ReserveMeals: B L D
This morning stretch those legs! Leave the 4x4 behind and go out on a bush walk with one of the camps guides, seeing game from foot is a different and humbling experience and one everybody should enjoy. Back at camp breakfast is serves, then get in some more pool time before your afternoon boat tour on the river. See what animals you can spot from the safety of your boat before enjoying your final game drive in the Selous before returning to the camp for your final dinner where you can toast your safari.

Accommodation: Mbuyu Safari Camp
Day 4 - DepartMeals: B
Today its time to leave the Selous behind as you are transferred to the airstrip in time for your scheduled flight back to Dar to catch your international flight home.
  • Secheduled flights Dar es Salaam - Selous - Dar es Salaam
  • Full Board accommodation on safari
  • Game drives in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Goverment taxes and levies
  • International flights
  • Visa's
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Item's of a personal nature

Tour starts/ends:

Starts: Unless otherwise stated, most tours start in Arusha. Zanzibar tours start at Zanzibar Airport.
Ends:  See itinerary for details
Note: we can also pick you up or drop you off at the hotel of your choice in the greater Arusha area if you notify us in advance.

Expected group size:

On regular group tours the expected total group size is between 2 and 10 travellers.

Type of vehicles used:

In Tanzania all your transfers and game drives will be in 4x4’s.

Level of ability required:

Although there will be no special strength and fitness requirements, please note that safari lodges situated in remote areas are by their very nature lacking in many of the modern conveniences found in cities. For this reason please be prepared for uneven floors and sometimes challenging access.
You must be able-bodied and have the ability to move independently without help on most of our tours. If you have any specific mobility requirements please contact us beforehand.

Food and dietary information:

The food prepared at the lodges and/or hotels on this tour will be of an international nature and suited to a broad range of visitors. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance so that we can inform the lodges and hotels along the route. Alcoholic drinks, unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary, are not included in the price.

Health and vaccinations:

You should speak to your health provider about what vaccinations you will need for your trip to Tanzania. In addition, most doctors recommend taking anti-malarial pills for your visit and following measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, such as covering up exposed arms and legs. Lodges will provide mosquito nets over the beds.
If you take any medication, be sure to bring it with you, as well as details of your prescription.

What to wear:

Although Tanzania lies in the tropics it can get chilly in the evenings and early mornings. On this trip we recommend that you include the following in your baggage:
- A pair of sturdy lightweight shoes or boots
- Light coloured clothing with long sleeves and legs for the evenings and early mornings
- A hat to keep the strong sun off your head

Baggage and what to bring:

Important note: If your itinerary includes a leg of the journey on a light aircraft then please be advised that the maximum TOTAL weight allowance including hand luggage is 15kg (approx.. 33lbs) and all luggage must be in a soft bag i.e. NOT a suitcase. These rules are imposed by the airlines and we are unable to make allowances.
We recommend that you do not forget to pack the following:
- Insect repellant cream/spray
- Camera and binoculars
- A torch (flashlight)
- A waterproof/dustproof bag

Visa requirements:

Depending on your nationality you will probably need a tourist visa to enter Tanzania for this tour. The current cost of a single-entry tourist visa is USD 50 per person if traveling on a British Passport and $100 per person for an American passport holder (subject to change) Other nationalities vary in fee’s from free to $50, and these can be purchased on arrival, for most nationals, in all major currencies.
For more comprehensive information visit the Project Visa website.

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