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Selous Game Reserve, Swahili Coast

Day 1: Dar es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve/Selous Safari Camp

Welcome To Dar es Salaam! From the international terminal, you will take a transfer to the domestic terminal to
catch your flight to the Selous Game Reserve.
The schedule flight departs Dar es Salaam at 08h30 and lands in Selous at approximately 09h15 (45 minute flight)
- there might be some stops in between – you will only get off at Siwandu airstrip. Here you will be met by our
driver guide and taken back on a short safari to Selous Safari Camp in time for lunch.

Selous is Africa’s largest Game Reserve, the size of a European country and one of the last great wilderness areas
on the continent. We will spend three unforgettable nights here as well to take full advantage of the opportunities
for wildlife, either by boat, vehicle or on foot..
After lunch, there will be the opportunity to take the first of the chosen activities and head out to explore, returning
in time for sunset and dinner.

Days 2– 4: Selous Game Reserve/Selous Safari Camp

An early morning tea or coffee will be served in your tents before we head out, with a choice of the following
By boat following the course of the mighty Rufiji River, weaving amongst the pods of hippo and crocodile lining
the bank, as we observe the game coming down to drink.

Start the day earlier on a game walk, heading out on Selous’ most privileged of experiences. Accompanied by our
experienced guide and an armed ranger, we walk out into Africa’s largest wilderness, learning about the complex
eco-system that it embraces, encountering the thrills and visceral contentment of being at the heart of Nature.

Explore the game in the surrounding areas, from your seat on an open-sided vehicle, a comfortable and privileged
journey through the wild African bush. We can expect to see any of the major African mammals, including
elephant, giraffes, lions, leopard and even the rare African Wild Dog.

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Return to camp for a splendid lunch, then a difficult decision between a siesta and a dip in the swimming pool whilst we wait for the heat of the day to subside. The late afternoon is an excellent time to head out. We all meet for a cup of tea or cooling lemonade and scrumptious cakes under the Jackel Berry tree, and then move onto our respective safaris - slowly meandering along the Rufiji River again or perhaps tracking a leopard and her cub through the woodland.

We also have the opportunity to fly camp in the Selous, to take us back to the original 'Safari Style'. Taken on a walk or drive, we arrive at a camp set up exclusively for our use on the shores of the lake. We then take hot bucket showers, and meet by the fire for a sundowner and dinner. Accommodation is in small dome tents, with a basin and hand towel outside each tent. The next morning we can make our way back to camp having experienced a true African camping safari in the vast Selous for one night. (This experience takes some planning and we advise you to pre-book, or you can book in camp subject to availability).

Day 4: Selous Game Reserve - Ras Kutani/Ras Kutani Lodge

Early morning tea or coffee in bed overlooking Lake Nzerakera is a fine start to our last day here, and before we have to move on we can take an early boat or game drive, or lie in and meet for a leisurely breakfast. After bidding farewell to camp managers and staff, we take a slow drive to the airstrip - our last viewings of the great Maasai giraffe and if we are lucky their new born babies along the way.

Depart at 09h00 for a short game drive to the airstrip for the flight to Dar es Salaam. Flights leaves Siwandu at 09h45 and lands Dar at 10h20. On arrival in Dar es Salaam you will be met by a driver, and take a road transfer to Ras Kutani. The journey time is approximately 90 minutes, and you will arrive in Ras Kutani in time for lunch.
The tranquil Indian Ocean shores of Tanzania - Ras Kutani is a small coastal lodge of castaway luxury, set alone on a pristine beach of white sands, cooled by the Indian Ocean. This will be our base as we immerse ourselves in the spirit of relaxation and indulgence that is Ras Kutani’s specialty. With a choice of walks along the beach or through the coastal forest, the opportunity to boogie board or kayak, or to watch turtles hatch, there is always plenty to do between relaxing!

Days 4 – 7: Ras Kutani/Ras Kutani Lodge

You may wish to book for one of our massages in a small room looking out over the Indian Ocean, or perhaps try something more challenging. For those more interested in ocean sports, depending on weather there is good snorkeling from the shore and kayaking in the lagoon. Nature lovers will find their pleasure close to home. The tropical, coastal forest behind the lodge boasts some 132 different species of trees in many of which one can watch the antics of four species of monkey, including the spectacular black-and-white colobus. Next to this forest walk one can also make a visit to the village nearby to taste Swahili life.

Day 7: Ras Kutani - Dar es Salaam

Before lunch you will take a transfer/flight back to Dar es Salaam airport, International terminal and on your
arrival you will take a transfer to the international terminal ready for your flight back home – Bon Voyage and
Karibu Tena!
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