South-eastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique do not attract mass tourism, making it very appealing for those who would like to experience a very individual trip.
- Discover the unknown southern Tanzania: Selous Game Reserve
- Historical sites near Kilwa (Tanzania)
- Crossing the famous Rovuma River
- Ibo Island
- Optional diving in the Indian Ocean, at Pemba (Mozambique)
- Ilha de Mocambique
- Baixa do Pindo
On request: extension to Zanzibar
Departure: from Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Or Nampula airport.
Day 1: Arrival Tanzania
On arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, a representative of Borderless Tours and Safaris Ltd will meet you at the airport and take you to Hotel in Dar es Salaam, for an overnight stay on Half and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Dar es salaam – Seleous
You will leave your hotel in Dar es Salaam for a six or seven hour drive to Selous Game Reserve. When you arrive in the late afternoon, you can enjoy a boat safari on the impressive Rufiji River. Stay overnight in Selous Wilderness Camp, full board.
Named after the legendary British explorer, Selous Game Reserve (three times the size of Serengeti National Park and twice the size of Belgium) was founded as a reserve in 1905 by the colonial administration and later expanded to include the traditional elephant migration routes. The reserve provides shelter for most of Tanzania’s largest elephant population, large herds of buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, a variety of 440 species of birds and over 2000 varieties of plants. Lions and leopards are also present, together with one of the greatest predators of Africa – the African wild dog. The park probably holds the largest concentration of this endangered animal, which hunts in large packs and has the reputation of being among the most formidable predators.
Covering 50,000 square kilometres, Selous is a true African wilderness that has seen missionaries, explorers and hunters from bygone days but has still managed to keep its doors closed to many. Hot volcanic springs, lagoons, the great Rufiji River and the diverse landscape is why Selous Game Reserve is a World Heritage site.
Selous Wilderness Camp is situated in the north-eastern part of Selous Game Reserve with a great view over the mighty Rufiji River. The camp accommodates guests in comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and veranda facing the river.