Dar es Salaam Tours
3 Days Safari - Selous Game Reserve
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3 Days Safari - Selous Game Reserve

By Gecko Adventure Tanzania
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
This Safari is designed to save the peoples with limited time and budget. Perhaps of their time scarce or budget issues but they enjoy much their safari.
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$950.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-95, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French
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  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Parking Fees
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Selous Game Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Selous Game Reserve
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Travel Insuarance

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Pickup details
  • This Safari is designed to save the peoples with limited time and budget. Perhaps of their time scarce or budget issues but they enjoy much their safari.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), 46M5+82W, Julius K. Nyerere Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Dar Es Salaam Port
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 178767P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 178767P1

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      • Gecko Adventure Tanzania
        147
        Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
        Joined in July 2017
      • sergea760
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An incredible tour with the Gecko team.
        We visited Tanzania with a few friends and Gecko Adventure was completed with honest service. Our guide was honest and incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Our porters and chefs also made sure we were well fed and comfortable on the mountain. We managed to get to the top and had an incredible adventure with the Gecko team. Many many recommend.
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good Trip in Tanzania
        Me and my family travelled with Gecko Adventures, we visited Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire the trip was spectacular guided with the best tour guide. We also witnessed the Great migration show was incredibly breathtaking. I would recommend another safari with Gecko Adventure.
        Written July 10, 2024
      • J9508FGmaximm
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Friendly guide and driver
        My guide was excellent! He was friendly, informative, and enthusiastic about animal, bird, and plant life. He allowed me to see a lot of animals and was very patient during animal viewing, which made my experience more enjoyable. It was thrilling to have lunch while watching cheetahs, large prides of lions and rhinos. Exceptional driving skills on muddy terrain added to our experience. He gave me an experience that exceeded my expectations. We would definitely recommend Gecko Adventure to anyone who wants to go on safari.
        Written July 8, 2024
      • 259ibrahimz
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great experience with Gecko Adventure
        Our experience with Gecko Adventure as our guide for our honeymoon was more than we could have imagined! We know from experience that searching and deciding on the right safari tour is a long quest stop your search now and book this trip! Choosing to go on this trip was a huge financial decision for us but it was worth every single penny. We will forever remember this trip and cherish what we learned and experienced. We chose Gecko Adventure for its great reviews and it is completely family run with Tanzanian staff and owned by a former safari guide. They are absolutely wonderful and committed to making sure their guests have the best experience.
        Written July 4, 2024
      • W9494GFmarcoo
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        3 Days with perfect guy for driver and tourguide names Hendrik
        What should we say? Everything worked out perfectly. Booking, transfers, super friendly welcome from the boss. Hendrik is a super nice, perfect driver, tour guide and personally a very nice guy. It would be an honor for us to possibly do it again. Only then another national park. We can recommend this agency 200%. Thank you for everything. Kind regards from Germany from Nadja and Marco
        Written July 3, 2024
      • thierryn411
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It's was a fantastic trip
        We had an amazing safari with Gecko Adventure! We had it on a 9-day adventure safari. Everything was perfectly planned and we lacked for nothing. Our experience was great even before the safari started. They helped us customize our safari according to our needs and preferences, answered all our questions and shared tips with us. Our guide was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, professional and great to see the animals.Thanks to him, we learned a lot about Tanzania, its people, plants and animals.
        Written July 2, 2024
      • sonnye887
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Journey
        Our trip was unbelievable, we had a great time as long as we stayed...thanks to our guide who made our experience unforgettable, super friendly and helpful, we've been able to appreciate all the creatures in their habitat and nearby. I recommend Gecko Adventure's for assistance throughout our trip!
        Written June 28, 2024
      • valentinon312
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Memories for life
        Fantastic trip from start to finish! Can recommend Gecko Adventure to anyone looking to go on safari in Tanzania, both the service and experience were great! The guide is an amazing kind hearted person! Thanks Gecko Adventure for giving such a beautiful safari gift.
        Written June 28, 2024
      • K8658ETalana
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        A wonderful day trip
        A wonderful day trip We didn't expect much but we were totally surprised because everything was planned we got very friendly drivers and really they are the best so we got to see a lot of animals. They tried their best and we had very lucky and unforgettable moments from that visit. In short our beach safari in Zanzibar was unforgettable thanks to Gecko Adventure.
        Written June 23, 2024
      • vincentpX748TO
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Trip
        This safari adventure was an absolutely unforgettable experience. Our guide is not only highly professional but also boasts of a decade of safari experience. He tirelessly searched for wild animals for us, the best guide I have ever met. His skill and dedication was evident as we had countless lion sightings, consistently finding the best angles for me, enabling me to capture many stunning images on this tour. The highlights were undoubtedly the breathtaking scenery at Ngorongoro and Ndutu, where the wildlife provided a spectacular backdrop for my photography. I am already looking forward to my next adventure with Gecko Adventure and hope to return next year for another incredible experience.
        Written June 22, 2024
      • gloriapW7725WR
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Safari Trip!
        Had a wonderful trip to Selous after holidaying in Zanzibar with Gecko Adventure Tanzania. We had a game drive where we saw elephants, lions, wild dogs, hyenas, gnus, giraffes and zebras among many other animals. The highlight of the trip was the boat safari along River Rufiji. It was so enchanting seeing elephant herds, hippos, water birds from the boat as we glided along the river. I highly recommend visiting Selous and going with a great guide like Otto from Gecko Adventure Tanzania.
        Written May 28, 2024
      • 588adelinan
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        Fantastic Trip with Fabulous Otto
        Such an amazing and unforgettable experience to Tanzania. We did the less traveled southern circuit and are so thrilled to have been part of such an amazing experience. Otto did not disappoint, his game drives led us to great viewing spots where we enjoyed amazing views. His knowledge of the parks enriched the experience because his choices led us from action to more action. I have been to Tanzania twice before however this time it was more fun and enjoyable for the family. We particularly the privacy and exclusivity in the parks and lodges. Probably we are able to pay for better services unlike during our backpacking days. Thank you all for giving us an amazing time. Highly recommended!
        Written May 1, 2024
      • jacobhI5779RE
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        Unforgettable Honeymoon Experience
        We had an awesome honeymoon experience in Mikumi Tanzania. Ramadhan had booked us at the Stanley's Kopje which is a phenomenal property. They treated us to the finest wining and dining and even had an amazing honeymoon suite for us. We went for game drives with our guide Otto and he's incredible. He spotted so many animals including a rare sighting of leopard with a cub and a troupe of wild dogs. By the end of the trip we had seen all the big 5 and horde of many other animals. We had so much fun and I owe it all to the perfect organization and hosting by Rama and his team at Gecko Adventure Tanzania.
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      • Compass519043
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        Fantastic trip
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        Written April 6, 2024
      • olgagK4222ZH
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An outstanding Safari in Tanzania
        I had a very nice vacation with my husband in Tanzania with Gecko Tanzania. We had a very good safari guide Endrick guiding our tour to the parks - Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. He knew how and where to spot the wildlife. With his expertise we saw so many animals, ranging from lions, buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, cheetahs, rhinos, vulture and thousands of wildebeest to name but a few. He answered all our questions with detailed explanations and also shared a lot of stories from his past experiences. He made sure that the 4x4 vehicle was clean, and well stocked with water and snacks. He had a complete safari travelling kit that had a table and seats, and would set them up at the picnic spots. The daily experience in the parks is something that we enjoyed extensively, getting so close with nature was both thrilling and fun! Sleeping under canvas in the open parks was exciting too. I am happy with the overall experience from Gecko Tanzania. It is second to none
        Written March 25, 2024
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      Stefan M
      Podgorica, Montenegro1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Couples
      We took the trip to Tanzania and have had an incredible experience visiting Selous Game Reserve. This park is so vast and abundantly endowed with wildlife species that we hardly scratched the surface in the three days we spent there.
      I am glad that we chose this off the beaten path because there were hardly any other people. The natural attractions are in pristine condition, and it was much more than fun than we expected.
      Musa was an amazing guide and gave us an amazing experience.
      We will definitely be returning to Tanzania and we will not be looking further than Gecko Adventure Tanzania
      Written August 28, 2023
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      Jeremy W
      Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      It was amazing, the guide was so cool and amazing too. We saw a lot of differnt animals. 3 days was great as we were able to do a boat safari, a car safari, a walk with a bushman and the visit of a Masaï village.
      We stayed at the "Selous Safari Lodge", it was good, people were very welcoming and the place was beautiful and relaxing even beyond our expectations. The food of the lodge was good but we didn't have different choices, there were an unique menu for all.
      Written August 20, 2023
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      Serdar Y
      Istanbul, Türkiye2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      We had a fabulous adventurous trip to Tanzania. Our choice to visit Selous was perfect because we saw all the big five and also saw rare wild dogs, a leopard and many other animals.
      our guide Musa was outstanding. He knew all the lovely spots in the park where we could sight wildlife comfortably without spooking it.
      Accommodations organized was top class which was an additional great experience.
      The boat safari along Rufiji River were epic. We had a different perspective to see the wildlife.
      Written December 12, 2023
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      Claire Shoesmith
      Manchester, UK2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      We returned to Tanzania for an awesome tour to Selous. Rama hosted and made us feel special. Exploring the expansive park with Rama was magical. He has done this trip numerous times and knows everything about the place.
      It was surreal viewing game on a boat along River Rufiji. We did a mix of camping and lodges making our romantic adventure wholesome.
      Written June 18, 2023
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      mouel25
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2019 • Couples
      The driver had big experience of the bush and wild animals. He was patient and conscientious we saw almost animals living in the park : Lions, hyna, elephant, crocodile, girafe, hippo, devra, wapiti, impala...
      Written November 9, 2019
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      Thank you very much for such a great review. It was our pleasure to organize your tour & the whole team here are so grateful to hear that you have enjoyed your tour. Best Regards Rama
      Written November 11, 2019
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      xrkanios
      Athens, Greece13 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2019
      we make the 3 days safari to selous game reserve!everything was great with Zacharias our driver!! The boat safari and full day safari was incredible experience, despite the fact we did not saw lions, but i recommend to skip walking safari because it is not inside the reserve but close to the camp. If you can add another day for safari to reserve. Selous reiver camp was great to stay!!
      Written September 11, 2019
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      véro
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      A 2-week trip to Tanzania / 2 adults (the grandparents) and 1 12-year-old teenager (the granddaughter) / 1 week focused on diving at Mafia Island and a safari.
      For the safari we chose, after several researches and quotes, Gecko adventure a local company from Dar Es Salaam. It was very easy to communicate with Ramâ (the boss) by email and Whatapps. He offered us 2 options adapted to our budget and our availability. We opted for 3 days in Nyerere Park in the Selous Reserve. 1/2 day transfer (5 hours of trails) from Dar es Salaam/ meal break at the lodge/ safari on the Rufiji River // the next day full day of safari with picnic // the 3rd day morning safari / return to the hotel with picnic. For the 3 of us, available: a landcruiser in very good condition with a large cooler full of bottles of water / a driver guide (Erik), an independent French-speaking guide (Hassan). Full board stay at Selous safari lodges (comfortable, in a pleasant setting, friendly staff, good food). A clear quote, payment in euros on a secure site and a safari in accordance with the commitments. Thank you Ramâ for your responsiveness, for this good organization and for the quality of your guide collaborators. We are far from the tourist factories! We really recommend your company and wish it a long life.
      The Selous reserve is not overcrowded. It offers superb varied landscapes (lakes, rivers, baobabs, acacias, etc.) and a rich fauna (elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, impalas, large kudus, wildebeests, warthogs, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, crocs, monitor lizards, birds and many more). other than our 2 very professional and very experienced guides who introduced us to them. They have a perfect knowledge of the environment. They are second to none when it comes to spotting and safely approaching animals. We were able to observe them at length. (notably a group of elephants) MAGIC! The AR trip was an opportunity over the km to discover the Tanzanian reality, to exchange with humor about our 2 countries and to learn a multitude of things about Tanzania. Truly moments of "very enriching exchanges. Thank you 2. Erik you impressed us with your concentration and your mastery of driving for long hours in difficult conditions both on the slopes, in the park or in traffic in Dar es Salaam .We always felt safe. And our slightly worn backs held up the trip well! Hassan, you speak perfect French and you are very cultured. You taught us a lot of things about your country and about animals. We left you with great emotion. Unfortunately we won't be able to send you the group photo because our camera was stolen! But we have wonderful memories thanks to you. We will not forget you friends and we wish you the best for you, your families and your country. Julie, Jean-Michel and Véronique
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      Written March 27, 2024
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      Nicole Zinsberger
      Vienna, Austria2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023
      This was an amazing safari with this company. Every aspect of the safari was planned down to the last detail.
      Our driver Makelele was knowledgeable and treated us to the best guiding experience. We saw all the animals we had hoped for and more. It was an amazing experience to see the wildlife from our boat slowly cruising on the Rufiji River.
      I also can't forget the magical sunsets from our room at Rufiji River Camp.
      Google
      Written September 18, 2023
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      Boris
      Berlin, Germany1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2023 • Couples
      We just finished our three day safari to Selous. Our guide Rama was an excellent driver and even better as a guide. His remarkable skills in getting us into the action are unmatched. Selous is the authentic safari experience. The park is huge and has fewer visitors which makes the safari special. I'm glad we agreed to do the boat safari on the Rufiji River because it was amazing. The accommodations were well planned and very comfortable. This trip was worth every penny.
      Google
      Written September 7, 2023
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      3 Days Safari - Selous Game Reserve provided by Gecko Adventure Tanzania

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