Exploring the Wilds of Selous: A Fly-In Safari Adventure in Tanzania’s Largest National Park

4 Days
From $2,550
Activity Level
4x4 Land cruisers/ Air
Comfort Level

Trip Overview

Day 1: Fly to Selous

  • Arrive at Dar-Es-Salaam airport and board a domestic flight to Selous Game Reserve
  • Upon arrival, transfer to the semi-luxury accommodation and settle in

Day 2: Whole day Safari in the Game Park

  • Embark on a full-day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve, exploring the vast wilderness and spotting a wide variety of wildlife
  • Take a break for lunch and continue the safari in the afternoon

Day 3: Full day Adventure in Selous Reserve

  • Enjoy a full day of adventure in the Selous Reserve, including activities such as boat safaris, fishing, and bird watching
  • Take a break for lunch and continue the adventure in the afternoon

Day 4: Walking Safari and Return to Dar-Es-Salaam

  • Take a walking safari and explore the Selous Reserve on foot
  • Return to Dar-Es-Salaam in the afternoon and transfer to the airport for your international flight home.


Soaring over Tanzania: Day 1 of a Fly-In Safari Adventure to Selous National Park

Day 1 of your fly-in safari adventure begins with a 45-minute flight from Dar-Es-Salaam to Selous National Park, the largest conservation game reserve in Africa. This park offers one of the most natural experiences in the wild, and you are in for a treat.

Upon arrival at the airstrip, a representative from your chosen accommodation option will pick you up and escort you to the lodge. After a brief rest, you will embark on an afternoon boat ride on the River Rufiji. This boat ride offers an opportunity to explore the relationship between the river and the wild game. You will see elephants, buffalos, and hippos drinking water by the shores, and some birdlife may be seen resting on the water.

AA Safaris recommends adding authenticity to your adventure by spending a night in a well-designed modern mud hut. This will give you an opportunity to experience the traditional way of life in the park while enjoying modern amenities.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the wild as you explore Selous National Park.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Wildlife Watching at its Best: A Full-Day Safari in Selous National Park

On Day 2 of your safari adventure, you will embark on a full-day safari in Selous National Park. Selous is three times the size of Serengeti, and the best way to explore this vast reserve is on wheels. A car will allow you to cover more ground and see more wildlife in a shorter period of time.

As you drive around the reserve, you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals such as antelopes, elephants, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, wild dogs, and rhinos. This is a great opportunity to take photos and capture the beauty of the wild.

The park is known for its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, and the guide will take you to the best spots to see the animals. You will also have the opportunity to stop and take a break, enjoy a picnic lunch, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the reserve.

Get ready for an unforgettable day in the wild as you explore Selous National Park on a full-day safari.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Exploring the Depths of Selous: A Full-Day Adventure in Africa's Largest Game Reserve"

On Day 3 of your safari adventure, you will embark on a full-day adventure in Selous Game Reserve. This is Africa’s largest game reserve and offers a wide variety of activities for visitors to explore.

You have the option of starting your day early with a morning game drive or take it easy and go on an afternoon game drive. The reserve is home to a wide variety of animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and many more. Your guide will take you to the best spots to see these animals and ensure you have a great wildlife viewing experience.

If you prefer to stay back and relax, you can spend the afternoon by the swimming pool of a nearby lodge. After an exciting day of exploring, you can enjoy a picnic lunch during the game drive.

Get ready for an unforgettable day of adventure as you explore the depths of Selous Game Reserve.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp
Exploring the Wild on Day 4: A Walking Safari and Return to Dar-Es-Salaam

Day 4 of your safari adventure is a special one. You will be taking a guided walk down the trails to give you close up encounters with some of the most majestic animals on the African savannah.

First on the list is the elephant, the largest land animal on Earth. You will be able to see these magnificent creatures up close and personal as they roam the savannah. They are known for their intelligence and strong family bonds, and it is truly a sight to behold.

Next, you will encounter the elegant antelopes, such as the impala and the kudu. These graceful creatures are known for their agility and speed, and you will have the opportunity to see them in their natural habitat.

Giraffes are also on the list for today’s walking safari. These majestic animals are known for their long necks and gentle nature. You will be able to see them up close and learn more about their unique characteristics and behaviors.

Finally, you will come across a herd of zebras. These beautiful animals are known for their distinctive black and white stripes, and they are often found in large herds.

After the walk, you will have a late breakfast and then get transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar-Es-Salaam. This will be a bittersweet moment as you say goodbye to the wild, but you will return home with memories that will last a lifetime.

Overall, the walking safari is a fantastic way to experience the African savannah and its inhabitants. It allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, and it is truly an unforgettable experience. Make sure to bring your cameras as you will have plenty of opportunities to snap some amazing photos.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation



Explore the wilds of Selous National Park on a fly-in safari adventure. This exclusive tour will take you to one of the most remote and untouched wilderness areas in Tanzania, where you can spot big game and enjoy the scenic beauty of the park. From the comfort of a small aircraft, you’ll fly over the vast savannahs and waterways of Selous, taking in the spectacular views and getting up close to the wildlife that calls this park home. With expert guides and top-notch accommodations, this fly-in safari is the ultimate way to experience the natural wonders of Selous National Park.

The Selous Game Reserve is a hidden gem located in southern Tanzania, far from the crowds and a perfect destination for a fly-in safari adventure. It is Africa’s largest game reserve and is known for its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.

The rivers and lakes of the Selous are the lifeblood of the park, hosting a wide variety of animals such as elephants, wild dogs, buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, and a fantastic pride of lions. This reserve is a paradise for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

We offer a reliable domestic flight service that combines with excellent semi-luxury accommodation and ground transfers to make this an unforgettable and hassle-free experience. Our fly-in safari package is designed to give you the best of Selous Game Reserve, with all the comfort and luxury you need to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.

Come and discover the hidden gem that is the Selous Game Reserve and explore its vast wilderness, rich wildlife, and stunning landscapes. This fly-in safari will be an experience of a lifetime.


Rufiji River Camp
The Rufiji River Lodge is a hidden gem in the Selous Game Reserve. This fine little lodge is situated on the banks of the Rufiji River and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. The location of the lodge is perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature. The accommodations at the Rufiji River Lodge are nothing short of spectacular. The mud huts are spacious and decorated in vibrant African colors, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Each hut is equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, including comfortable beds, mosquito nets, and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge is best known for its spectacular sunsets, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own hut or while lounging on the riverbank. This is the perfect place to unwind after a day of safari adventures, and the campfire is the ideal spot to share stories and experiences with other guests. The Rufiji River Lodge offers a variety of safari options, including game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris. These activities provide guests with the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, crocodiles, and hippos. The knowledgeable and experienced guides will ensure that you get the most out of your safari experiences. The Rufiji River Lodge is a popular destination, and it gets booked up quickly. This is due to the fact that the lodge has only five huts, and it is best to book well in advance to secure your spot. This is an ideal place for those who want to experience the beauty of the Selous Game Reserve in a secluded and intimate setting. In conclusion, the Rufiji River Lodge is an absolute favorite place to stay in Selous Game Reserve. It guarantees spectacular sunsets, comfortable and colorful huts, and adventurous days full of safaris. The lodge is a perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and relaxation, and it is the ideal place to escape the everyday and immerse yourself in nature.
Rufiji River Camp
Rufiji River Camp

Availability and Prices

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Double Occupancy
$ 1,850
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 2,550
Per Person
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