3-Day Zanzibar to Selous by Boat, Car & Airplane


On this tour, you will travel from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) via Dar es Salaam using a boat, then taken by car with our professional driver to Nyerere NP and back to Zanzibar by flight. Nyerere National Park is now the largest national park in Africa. Established in 2019, it covers over 30,000 square kilometers with relatively undisturbed ecological and biological processes, including a diverse range of wildlife as well as the Rufiji River.


Zanzibar to Selous via Dar es Salaam & Boat Safari

Our professional driver will pick you up at Dar es Salaam from where you will travel by boat to Zanzibar. Proceed to Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) via Kilwa road, a trip of about 5 hours, while Kisarawe road will be 4 hours. Upon arrival, you will be taken by our professional drivers to the accommodation at Africa Safari Selous for relaxation.

On the same day, from 16:00 up to sunset, you will do a boat safari tour on the Rufiji River, the biggest and longest river in Tanzania. It is approximately 600 kilometers (370 miles) long, with its source in southwestern Tanzania and its mouth on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean. The river has many attractions including crocodiles, hippos, river cliffs, birds and more.

Full-day Game Drive

After breakfast, you will do a full-day game drive from 07h30 until the evening in Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous Game Reserve). The journey will start from the Africa Safari Camp where you will be picked up by our professional drivers and guides.

Today, you will get to enjoy various tourist attractions like spotting wildlife including elephant, zebra, giraffe, antelope and more. You will also see birds and other landscape scenery with varied topography including wetlands, dry grassland, light acacia forest and higher ground with vast views of far-off mountains.

In the afternoon, you will get a packed lunch and some time to rest, then continue with the game drive until sunset. Return to Africa Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.

Bushman Walking Safari & Flying to Zanzibar

On your last day, before breakfast, you will do a walking tour in the forest with our Bushman, accompanied by an armed ranger. We return to the hotel for breakfast and prepare for our trip to the Mtemere Airstrip where you will be picked up by our drivers for your flight to Zanzibar.

Tour Include/Exclude

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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