One of the most captivating activities you can do when visiting Africa is go on a safari in Tanzania. Safari meals journey / trip in Swahili. And you will definitely have a great trip one if you visit Selous Reserve.
Most people think of the Serengeti when they think of Safari in Tanzania, but there are other options that are less touristic, like Selous. You will have an amazing experience and up close and personal with the animals. (And completely safely!)
Getting to Selous Reserve
We arrived on a Friday evening spent the rest of the day in a short game ride and went back to our fabulous hotel. Here are a few pics. I felt like I should be on my honeymoon in a place like this. Which made me think about coming back, but sad that I was there by myself.
Where to Stay
I can highly recommend that Serena Mivumo River Lodge where you can stay in luxury bungalows along the river.
Each one of us had our own cabin with an amazing view of the river, where at night you will hear the hippos grunting. It was so serene with no cell service and so much breathtaking nature around I felt the weight of 36 days of straight working just melt away. This was sure to be the most relaxing safari in Tanzania.
The safari in Tanzania
The next day was spent in a full day safari, zooming through the reserve in an open 4×4 with a guide explaining everything we were seeing. They knew just the right spots to see the animals and there was never a dull moment.
We had a fancy picnic lunch (complete with tables and chairs) while some giraffes watched us from afar. We were able to get very close to the animals. Not too close for comfort, but it was clear that they didn’t have a lot of fear of us. Nor did they really understand what was inside this vehicle.
On our short trip, the last morning was spent in a river boat safari, mostly viewing hippos, crocs, and baboons. Not as exciting as the game ride, but definitely a great way to see more wildlife, especially the hippos.
Everyone needs to go on a safari once in their life!! I had such a good time in Tanzania! Let’s see what the next adventure brings.