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Selous Game Reserve Safari
Sand Rivers Lodge nested on a rocky outcrop overlooking mighty Rufiji River, in the north of the Selous Game Reserve. Eight secluded luxury cottages lie along the riverbank, providing exclusive accommodation. Each cottage is constructed from local materials - stone and timbers from fallen trees
Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam
Arrive in Dar es Salaam Airport and transfer to Kilimanjaro Kempinski for overnight (BB).
Day 2: Fly-in to Selous Game Reserve
Pickup from Kilimanjaro Kempinski  in the morning (07:30) and transfer to the airport for ZanAir light plane to Selous Game Reserve, it is a 30 minute flight. Pickup from the airstrip and transfer to Sand Rivers Lodge; short game drive on arrival in an open car which guided by experienced guide who is always keen to share his knowledge of the wild with you
Afternoon lunch and then rest on the lodge’s terraces; late afternoon game drives along the open river beds viewing herds of giraffe and other species gathering on the dry rivers in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Sand Rivers Lodge
Day 3: Boat Safari the Rufiji River & Game Drive
3 hours Boat safari on the Rufiji River, which brings you close to hippopotamus and crocodiles, as well as a host of bird life, notably bee-eaters who burrow their nests into the banks and a number of different kingfishers. In the dry season particularly there is a very good chance of seeing a range of other game at the water's edge; especially elephant, giraffe and zebra. Late afternoon game drive  in an open car, dinner and overnight at the Sand Rivers lodge
Day 4: Foot-walking and Game Drive
Walking Safari is thrilled, filled with discovery as you are able to explore the network of sand rivers and pause along the way to enjoy the numerous spectacular lakes. Excellent birdlife along the way and opportunities to see Honey Buzzard, Pels Fishing Owl, African Hobby Falcon, African Broadbill, Bat Hawk, and Peregrine Falcon. Lunch in the bush or you meet the driver and drive back to the lodge for lunch and relax under the shade of a tree.
Walking safaris are usually done in the vicinity of the camp and offers a good chance of seeing giraffes, zebras, and elephants In the evening, formal dinner will be  served at the lodge
Day 5: Game Drive & Return to Dar es Salaam
Short game drive early in the morning before lunch and rest, at 15:30 departs for Dar es Salaam; complementary dinner at Kilimanjaro  Hotel Kempinski , late evening shuttle service to the airport for onward flight.



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