Combine foot, boat and vehicle on a safari in the vast and remote wilds of Nyerere National Park. This itinerary includes two nights of fly-camping bookended by nights at a luxury fixed camp.
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Nyerere National Park (formerly known as Selous) is Africa's largest national park, protecting some 55,000 km² of prime wilderness. Little visited compared to other parks of East Africa, it is ideal for a genuine remote adventure on foot. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its biodiversity, the park has healthy numbers of the full range of East African game animals and their predators, and is a birding hotspot with over 400 recorded species.
Located overlooking the Rufiji River, Selous Impala is a comfortable 6-tent camp, and an ideal venue to combine safari styles. It's in an area with extensive wetlands and it's possible to drive, walk and take a boat on the same morning, maximising the wildlife spotting opportunities.
Camp guests can avail of walks year round, and for more intensive walks, fly-camping is offered in the dryer months from June to November. This is the time when walks are safest as vegetation is sparse, and wildlife is drawn to the water sources. The Fly Camp comforts are equal to those at the main camp, with large walk-in tents.
The minimum age for walks is 16, and maximum walking group size is 6.
Pick up from Mtemere Airstrip at Selous Nyerere National Park at about 11 am.
Then you will start the first special activities immediately after leaving the plane - a boat trip with a picnic lunch on the Rufiji River. You will arrive at Selous Impala around 16 hrs for check in. The trip briefing will happen in the evening with your professional guide. Dinner and overnight stay at Selous Impala Luxury Tented Camp.
From early morning to midday you will enjoy a walking safari with a special Tanapa ranger, guide, and Massai warrior. You will walk beside the Rufiji river to Lake Siwandu where you will have a bush lunch. After lunch about 2pm, you will do a game drive to Lake Tagalala for your dinner and your overnight stay at a Fly Camp located at Tagalala.
Morning walking safari until midday.
We will walk towards the Beho Beho hot spring. In this area, we will also find the grave of the explorer and founder of Selous, Mr. Frederic Selous, at the foot of the Beho Beho mountains. Around midday you will receive your bush lunch and relax in the area. In the afternoon you will do a game drive with our open Land Cruiser. Dinner and overnight stay at Fly Camp.
In the morning after a leisurely breakfast, you will go on the morning game drive to Impala Tented camp for your hot lunch. After lunch, you will relax at the pool or just enjoy nature. Around 3pm you will go on a second-time boat safari until sunset. This time you will pass through the Rufiji River to Siwandu lake and enjoy the evening light on the water.
Dinner and overnight stay at Selous Impala Tented Camp.
In the morning after breakfast, you will leave the area and head back to Mtemerere airstrip.
- Tea, Coffee and filtered water
- Two activities per day
- Transfers from Mtemere Airstrip
- Basic laundry
- Reserve Entry & Concession Fees $155 pppd
- Tourism Development Levy
- Park Ranger fee for walks
- Other activities (Fishing, Night Game Drive)