Sport Fishing in Selous Game Reserve


The safari is concentrating with sport fishing in Selous Game Reserve. The river and lake is literally untouched. Therefore, the waters are full of fish. The main fishes are the tiger fish and the cat fish. The tiger is a fish that is famous for being a fighter with heart, and having the tools to back it up. They are powerful swimmers, often leaping several feet into the air whilst being fought. This particular species is plentiful in the waters and grows upto a size of 15 kilos, 5-10 being the average caught.

The second species is the cat fish. These can grow to be monsters.  They can grow to be fifty kilos and are the most commonly hooked and landed fish. The average catch size of one of these is 6 to 15 kilos.

 

5 Nights / 6 Days to Selous Game Reserve with Sport Fishing

 

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Pick up from DSM city center and proceed to Selous Game Reserve with picnic lunch,

Late afternoon, boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River,

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (L,D).

You will discover the Rufiji River by boat, encounter hippos and crocodiles in good numbers. Some 350 bird species have been recorded in the Selous Game Reserve. These are typical of miombo woodlands, and the bird life supported by Rufiji swamplands is of particular interest.

 

Day 2: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve

You will have full day in the Selous Game Reserve exploration of the Reserve by 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

The Selous Game Reserve is the largest in Africa, covering 54,600 square kilometer. The reserve gets its name from the hunter and explorer Frederick Courtney Selous. He was killed here during World War 1. Selous is famous for elephants. Other species commonly seen are lions, wild dogs, buffaloes, bushbuck, impalas, elands, baboons, zebras and greater kudus. It was originally set aside as a hunting area where animals are abundant but more shy then the Northern Parks. Excursions by 4×4 vehicle will permit you to have good photographic opportunities and the chance to explore different sections of vast park.

 

Day 3: Walking Safari in Selous Game Reserve

After early breakfast, another day in the Selous Game Reserve. You will start with early morning walking safari, followed by game drive with your picnic lunch.

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

Walking safari will give you a particularly intimate feel for the African wilds.

It starts in the morning with a guidance of an armed ranger, takes 2 hours before you meet the driver at the reserve gate. Walking safaris offer a good chance of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and good birding.

 

Day 4: Full day boat in Selous

After breakfast, perform sport fishing the whole day with picnic lunch inside the reserve.

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

 

Day 5: Full day boat in Selous

After breakfast, perform sport fishing the whole day with picnic lunch outside the reserve.

Dinner and overnight at Zarafa Tented Camp (B,L,D).

 

Day 6: Selous Game Reserve – Dar es Salaam

After breakfast, return to Dar es Salaam with picnic lunch (B,L).

END OF TOUR

 

Inclusive:

Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide

5 nights full board accommodation whilst on safari

Pick up and drop off within Dar city center

Boat, walking safari and Sport fishing

Park fees & game drives

 

Exclusive:

Fishing gears

Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

Medical and luggage insurance

Tips: we recommend US $ 20 per group per day

Dar es salaam airport transfers

Other personal expenses

Emergency evacuation insurance