Selous Elephants

THIS TOUR IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN IT STARTED IN AFRICA AND TENT WITH A VIEW LUXURY CAMPSITES. DURING IT, YOU WILL DO A LUXURIOUS 4 DAYS SAFARI IN SELOUS, STAYING IN THE WONDERFUL SABLE MOUNTAIN LODGE.

 

DAY 1: Selous Game Reserve

Having arrived in Dar es Salaam, you will be transferred to the TAZARA train station for the late afternoon connection to UNESCO World Heritage site, Selous Game Reserve. The train is a wonderful, albeit idiosyncratic experience, which may involve delays but guarantees a rich opportunity to observe rural life in Tanzania and your first glimpse of game in Selous. The train stops in the late evening at Kisaki station where you will be met by the Sable Mountain team and take a short night drive through the bush bordering the reserve to the lodge in time for a late dinner.

Full board and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge

DAY 2: Selous Game Reserve

Awaken to a beautiful dawn on your first morning and head out on a foot safari in the area around the lodge crossing through open woodland and rich riverine forest, using our hides along the way to study bird and mammal life and to get your first experience of the splendour of Selous. In the mid afternoon, perhaps after a swim in the cooling waters of the Sable Mountain pool, you will head out on your first game drive exploring the north west area of the reserve well known for its large elephant population and home to the rare Roosevelt Sable antelope. Plains game are plentiful, there are three established lion prides in the area and wild dogs are regular visitors.

Full board and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge

DAY 3: Selous Game Reserve

Starting once again at dawn, you will head out for a picnic breakfast on a wonderful extended game drive across a magnificent changing landscape to Lake Tagalala. From your boat, you will explore the extent of the lake famed for its massive crocodile numbers, rare birds, including African skimmers and the only recorded Humblots heron on the entire continent’s main land. Game driving back to the lodge for a late lunch, you have an excellent opportunity to see large cats, wild dogs and an extensive list of ungulates including Eland and Greater Kudu as well as large numbers of the more familiar mammals. The late afternoon offers you the chance to visit the excellent tree house at Sable Mountain and see which animals visit the water hole.

Full board and overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge

DAY 3: Selous Game Reserve

After breakfast, transfer to Matambwe airstrip for flight to Dar.

This tour can depart any day of the year.