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GAME DRIVES: (Offered at the Main Camp on the Rufiji River and at the Kisaki Annex Camp). This is the classic style of Safari exploring the bush. Our vehicles are specially designed open 4 wheel drive. Equipped with features to make your trip as comfortable as possible. In this safari it is possible to cover the largest area in a short time, increasing the chances of seeing a variety of animals & sights.

Game Drives can also be tailored to be done over a half day or a full day including packed lunch in the bush.

The vehicles used at our two camps within the Selous are:

2x Open Safari special Land Rover 110. Seating 5 to 7 persons.

WALKING SAFARIS: (Offered at the Main Camp on the Rufiji River and at the Kisaki Annex Camp). There can be little to compare with a walk in the bush. The sights and sounds (and smells!) of a walking safari will long live in the memory. The thrill of creeping up to animals and then to "shoot" the animal not with a gun but with your camera, is a great experience.
On a Walking safari, you are accompanied at all times by an expert tracker or guide.

Walking safaris can be tailored to a persons wish, as distances and temperature are to be considered for each person. Walks do not cover, as much distance as drives, so one may not see as many animals. But a walking safari takes interest into smaller things, such as birds, bugs, trees, flowers or tracks. Although you may come across bigger Game as well.

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BOAT SAFARIS: (Offered only at the Main Camp on the Rufiji River). Exploring the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River system, surrounded by hippos and crocodiles, is an experience of a lifetime.

On boat safaris one will also be able to do a lot of "water birding". A large variety of herons, storks, ducks, stilts & other water birds may seen and observed.

NOTE: For all the above mentioned safaris: Specific Bird Watching for the Ornithologist can be arranged on this safari.
There are more than 400 different species of birds recorded in the Selous.
If you wish to do an ONLY Bird Watching safari please inform us so we can arrange a seperate safari for you if resources permit us too.

FISHING TRIP: Fishing on the Rufiji River can also be arranged. There are plenty of interesting fish to catch, such as the Big Catfish or Vundu, maybe you can beat the Selous Game Reserve record of 49 KG. Or Tigerfish, or just the small Squeckers.

HOT SPRINGS & SELOUS GRAVE: (Offered only from the Kisaki Annex camp as a Full day safari). There are several Hot Springs or "Maji Moto" as they are called in Kiswaheli, hidden within the Beho Beho Hills and surroundings in the Selous Game Reserve.
Some of these Hot springs are easy to reach by vehicle or by a small walk into a ravine surrounded by lush vegetation. Hot sulphurous water flows from the rocks, pours down the mountain in little streams forming a series of picturesque pools. A Hot Spring like this one has been the source of that legendary water which was supposed to have made the warriors of the 1905 "Maji Maji" uprising invulnerable against the bullets of the German colonial troops.
On the way to the Hot Springs one will pass the Grave of Frederic Courtney Selous, a naturalist, explorer, hunter and soldier, who was killed in 1917, during World War One near the Beho Beho Hills.
Along the entire safari one will be able to watch game as well.

VILLAGE TRIP: (Offered from the Main Camp on the Rufiji River visiting Mloka Village, or from the Kisaki Annex visiting Kisaki Village). Visit a local village on the outskirts of the Selous Game Reserve, and walk around on the farms, seeing the different crops planted by the villagers in this area, and maybe even the difficulties of running a small farm near a Game Reserve.

On the village trip we also visit the local school and may be invited into local homes as well as join into village dances if they are being held as well as the odd football match might be visited.

WALKING SAFARI with the Famous Mloka Village Bushman.

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