Selous Game Reserve/Kilwa Historical Tour- 5Days/4Nights
Day 1: Dar es Salaam/Selous Game Reserve
Morning after breakfast, drive to Selous Game Reserve. The journey will take 6 hours. In the afternoon sharing boat Safari on the majestic Rufiji River. One can see plenty of hippos, crocodiles and bird life is prolific. Dinner and overnight will be at the Camp. All meals included.
Day 2: Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, full day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve which is rich of wildlife: Buffaloes, lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, hippos and crocodiles. Meals and overnight will be at Camp.
Day 3: Selous Game Reserve/Kilwa Masoko
Early morning after coffee wilderness walking safari, the most exciting experience, unique in Tanzania, accompanied by armed rangers. Back to the camp for breakfast and there after drive to Kilwa, the town Kilwa as such is divided into three different towns. Kilwa Kivinje, Kilwa Masoko, Kilwa Kisiwani with Songo Mnara and Sanje Ya Kiti. Kilwa Masoko is however the least interesting history wise, but the modern town right now, and centre of operations as well as location of all modern day facilities. The others are the places to go for historical reasons. Dinner and overnight will be at Mjaka Hotel/Kilwa Ruins resort/Kilwa sea view resort or Kimbilio Lodge.
Day 4: Kilwa Kisiwani
Morning after breakfast, take a local dhow to Kilwa of the Island to visit the old ruins. Kilwa Kisiwani, is where one will find the greatest collection of ruins. Directly on the Northern shore one will find the old Omani Fort, which is built on the foundations of the old Portuguese fort, in the early 19th Century, and where still an old wooden door remains. The Big Mosque is from the 12th Century and was further extended up to the 15th Century. It was said to be the largest mosque in East Africa. The Great House directly south of the mosque was once a complex building which was most likely the Sultan´s palace. In it there are four graves, of which one is rumored to be of a Sultan. Back to Masoko by dhow for dinner and overnight at Mjaka Hotel/Kilwa Ruins resort/Kilwa sea view resort or Kimbilio Lodge.
Day 5: Kilwa Masoko/Dar es Salaam
Morning after breakfast we will visit Kilwa Kivinje 30k north of Kilwa Masoko. The town has a good number of old colonial buildings and crumbling remains of ancient Omani buildings. The Old German Boma in Kilwa Kivinje overlooks the waterfront and is the town’s oldest building. Kilwa Kivinje is a 19th Century Arabian slave and ivory trading town from which southern caravans started off into the interior of Africa. On the decline of Arab rule towards the end of the 19th century, the German colonial government constructed a fort and enlarged the town and there after drive back to Dar es Salaam
End of safari services
What included:- Pick /drop ex airport/seaport or hotel before and after the trip -Park entrance fees into the game reserve, The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide, Meals and game drives as per itinerary, Cook for prepare your meals, Activities as per itinerary, Drinking water, Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a roof hatch that pop up to enable easy game viewing and photography, Group size is 4 participants on private.
Not included in the cost:-Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages, Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary. Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and etc, Airport departure tax, Local/International flights, Visas, Travel/flying doctors rescue services, Personal and baggage insurance.