AUTHENTIC SAFARIS & PERSONALIZED TOURS IN SELOUS WITH AFRICANMECCA
Cheetahs are rare on the plains or occasional leopards by the riverine forest, but you are certain to see matriarchal elephants leading their extended families to dig for water in partly dry river beds or to play in streams and muddy wallows. You will also surely see the fierce painted African wild dogs with their patchwork coats of black, white and reddish brown blending with shadows of tree branches against sand and red earth. Their huge, round, fur-lined ears catch every rustle of sound in savannah grass, whether of potential victims, mainly gazelle and impala, or enemy lions that often steal their prey and kill their young. The dogs hunt in the early morning and evening, coursing their targets co-operatively in relays, over many miles, and communicating in bird-like high-pitched yelps.
It is an incredibly rich and varied habitat, but because of its perilous nature, and also the struggle of controlling poachers, a strict curfew is maintained, forbidding night game drives and requiring visitors on photographic wildlife holiday in this zone of East Africa to return safely to their camps and lodges by 1830-1900 hours. Boat cruises on the Rufiji River and its amazingly beautiful ox-bow lakes can be taken in the afternoon, in shaded, flat-bottomed metal boats with powerful outboards, piloted by experienced river guides intimately acquainted with the aquatic life. They will introduce you safely to the fighting tiger fish that make such good eating, as well as to the basking crocs, bathing hippos and a fantastic variety of birdlife.
Other Tanzanian excursion activities on your AfricanMecca Selous itinerary can include cultural visits to local communities just outside the reserve boundaries, cycling around the villages and walking safaris, often with meals provided in the bush and such amazing birding this southern area can offer. Bush walks are leisurely Selous safari saunters setting out early to avoid the heat of the day in search of intimate knowledge of an area close to your accommodation. An armed guide accompanies you to point out fascinating details of tracks, droppings, medicinal herbs, reptiles, plants and insects you would never otherwise notice in finer detail while on a game drive.
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WHERE TO STAY IN SELOUS
There is a fantastic range of choice of Selous accommodations, from the ultimate in pampered colonial era sumptuousness to the most authentic simplicity and immersion in the wilderness experience.
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GUIDE ON SELOUS RESERVE
Selous is Tanzania's richest, yet little known and unfrequented wilderness area, where it is still possible to feel the isolation, the vastness and the splendor of authentic travel in Africa as it once was.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SELOUS
The best game viewing is to be had in the dry season, from late June to October, when vegetation is sparse and when thirsty ungulate herds move towards water, trailed by lions, hyenas, leopards and wild dogs.
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We have just recently returned from our trip to Tanzania. Our last stop was at the Retreat in Selous. The arrangements made by AfricanMecca were spot on. Our thanks to the AfricanMecca team and Raza for a most exceptional trip!
Warren & Sharon Hanselman - California, United States
Dear Altaf, We had a really remarkable time in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Our favorite was Mivumo River Lodge in Selous. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget it. Thanks to everyone at AfricanMecca Safaris for making our trip so special!
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We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
We had an absolutely unforgettable time. Both our guides were outstanding with so much knowledge. At Selous Game Reserve, we found a group of wild dogs cooling off near a pool of water. The safari was everything we had hoped for.
Gunnar and Liz Kristiansen - Ontario, Canada
I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR SELOUS IN SOUTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Selous Game Reserve, we recommend combining it with offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale.
You may optionally extend out to Northern Tanzania safari parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
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SELOUS CAMPS & LODGES
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