3-Day Selous Camping Expedition: Magical Camping in Selous National Park

3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Moderate
  • Hotels, lodges, tented camps
  • All Seasons
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a magical 3-day camping expedition into the heart of Selous National Park, Tanzania’s largest protected wildlife reserve. This immersive safari experience promises unparalleled encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife amidst breathtaking landscapes.

As you venture into Selous, you’ll be welcomed by vast savannahs teeming with life, from majestic elephants and graceful giraffes to elusive antelopes. Your journey will lead you to an exclusive camping site, where the rhythm of nature will serenade you under the starlit African sky.

During the day, set out on thrilling game drives, tracking wildlife and exploring the park’s hidden gems. Picnic by the Rufiji River, watching hippos bathe and crocodiles bask in the sun. Glide along the river on a boat safari, getting up close to a vibrant array of birdlife and aquatic species.

Evenings are spent around the campfire, swapping stories of the day’s adventures as the sounds of the wilderness lull you into a peaceful slumber. Rise with the sun for a guided bush walk, immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the African bush.

This expedition offers more than just a safari; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form, leaving you with memories to cherish long after your journey ends.

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Trip Highlights

  • Arrival at Selous National Park, the largest protected wildlife reserve in Africa
  • Scenic drive through the park with opportunities to see elephants, giraffes, and antelopes
  • Evening game drive to explore the park's hidden corners and witness nocturnal wildlife
  • Full day of safari adventures with game drives to track wildlife
  • Delicious dinner around the campfire under the African sky
  • Picnic lunch overlooking the Rufiji River, watching hippos and crocodiles
  • Boat safari along the Rufiji River to observe birdlife and aquatic specie
  • Evening stargazing around the campfire
  • Guided bush walk to explore the African wilderness on foot



Your adventure begins as you arrive at Selous National Park, one of Tanzania’s hidden gems and the largest protected wildlife reserve in Africa. You’ll be greeted by your experienced safari guide who will accompany you throughout the expedition.


After settling into your comfortable safari vehicle, you’ll embark on a scenic drive through the park, marveling at the diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Keep your camera ready as you may encounter elephants, giraffes, and antelopes along the way.


Arrive at your exclusive camping site nestled in the heart of Selous. Your guide will introduce you to the camp setup and ensure you have everything you need for a magical camping experience. Relax and enjoy lunch under the shade of acacia trees, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush.


As the sun begins to set, embark on an evening game drive to explore the park’s hidden corners and witness the nocturnal creatures emerge from their daytime hiding spots. Return to camp as darkness falls, where a delicious dinner awaits you around the campfire. Share stories of the day’s sightings and listen to the symphony of sounds echoing through the wilderness before retiring to your cozy tent for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. After a hearty breakfast, set out for a full day of safari adventures. Your guide will lead you on game drives through Selous, tracking wildlife and seeking out the park’s most iconic inhabitants.


Stop for a picnic lunch at a scenic spot overlooking the Rufiji River, where you can watch hippos bathing and crocodiles sunning on the banks. Take a refreshing dip in the river to cool off before continuing your safari exploration.


Embark on a boat safari along the Rufiji River, one of the best ways to observe Selous’ abundant birdlife and aquatic species up close. Glide past lush riverbanks teeming with wildlife and keep an eye out for elephants, buffalo, and waterbuck coming to quench their thirst.


Return to camp as the sun begins to set, marking the end of another unforgettable day in Selous. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your camp chef and spend the evening stargazing around the campfire, soaking in the tranquility of the African night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Rise early for a guided bush walk, immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the African wilderness. Your knowledgeable guide will point out animal tracks, medicinal plants, and fascinating insects as you explore the bush on foot.


Return to camp for a leisurely brunch, savoring your last meal in the wilderness before packing up and saying farewell to Selous. Take one last look around, committing the sights and memories to heart.


Bid adieu to Selous National Park as you embark on your journey back to civilization. Reflect on the incredible experiences and wildlife encounters you’ve had during your camping expedition, knowing that the magic of Selous will stay with you forever.

Breakfast, Lunch



  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What should I pack for the camping expedition?

It is recommended to pack lightweight, neutral-colored clothing suitable for safari activities. Essentials include sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sturdy walking shoes, and a reusable water bottle. Don’t forget your camera to capture the incredible wildlife and landscapes!

Are meals provided during the camping expedition?

Yes, all meals are provided during the safari, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are freshly prepared by a camp chef and are served at the campsite or during game drives, providing a delightful dining experience in the wilderness.

Is it safe to go on a bush walk?

Yes, guided bush walks are conducted by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. They prioritize safety and will provide instructions on how to conduct yourself during the walk to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What wildlife can be expected to see during the safari?

Selous National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. While sightings can never be guaranteed, the park’s abundant wildlife offers excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

What is the mode of transportation during the safari?

The safari includes game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles, providing a comfortable and safe mode of transportation for exploring the park’s vast landscapes and wildlife-rich habitats.

What is the currency in Tanzania, and should I bring cash or use credit cards?

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). While credit cards are accepted in larger hotels, restaurants, and stores in major cities like Arusha and Dar es Salaam, it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially for purchases in smaller shops, markets, and remote areas where cards may not be accepted. ATMs are available in major towns and cities for cash withdrawals, but it’s recommended to notify your bank before traveling to ensure your cards will work internationally.

Can I extend my stay in Tanzania after the safari?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Tanzania before or after the safari. There are many attractions to explore, such as visiting other national parks, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar, or experiencing the local culture in Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Our customer support team can help arrange any additional trips or activities.

What type of accommodations are available during the safari?

Accommodation options vary from luxury lodges and tented camps to more budget-friendly options. Most accommodations offer comfortable amenities and are located in or near the national parks for easy access to wildlife viewing areas.

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3-Day Selous Camping Expedition: Magical Camping in Selous National Park
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