User Reviews – Nyerere NP (Selous)

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Marianne Nabaloum   –  
France FR
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Nov 27, 2018

Email Marianne Nabaloum  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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We booked a three day safari at Selous Game Reerve with Hippocamp adventure rufiji river and we spent one of the best moments in our life.
Everything was perfect: the agency, the camp, the wildlife, food, transportation, and specially the guide who was the best who could have to live the great expérience.

He wasn't only a guide. He was always availabe and wanted to be sure that every minutes of out trip was good for us.
He constantly get managed to find all animals to satisfy us.
He was helpfully, always smiling and very professionnal.
We were very sad to leave him after three days.
Donatus was very reactive by email to give us all informations from France before the safari.
Mickael picked up us at the hotel at Dar es Salam with the 4×4 and we drove directly to the camp during 6 hours.
And we arrived, we have been welcomed by the staff.
All food and water is including expect soft drinks and alcohool.
The first day we made a boat safari on the rufiji river during 2 hours. There, we met hippos, crocodiles and a lot of birds.
The sunset was beautiful.
The day after, we made the safari in the reserve near the camp. We spent all the day from 8 am to 6pm.
We saw girafes, hippos, waldos, crocodiles, elephants, zebras, antilopas , birds, monkeys, lions, buffalos.
The landscapes were so beautiful that you have the feeling to be on another planet.
The last day, very early in the morning, we did a walking safari with a traditional hunter, Didi. It was an amazing meeting. Very impressive and unforgettable.
After the safari, we spendt 7 days at Zanzibar, so the agency was very nice to book the tickets boats and to leave us at the port.
The bungalow where we spendt 2 nights was very clean and confortable.
The electricity is cut off the night from 10 pm to 7 am.
To conclude, it was a big experience for all of us and we are glad to have it in these conditions and with this agency.

Martina Menicucci   –  
Italy IT
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2018

Email Martina Menicucci  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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here you can really see the pristine savannah and wild animals.

Craig Hobin   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 29, 2018

Email Craig Hobin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Everything we expected, wished for, and more. So lovely and just about the animals and your experience.

Veronica Merotta   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2018

Email Veronica Merotta  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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lovely landscape, many animals, quiet

Beatrice Svanström   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 14, 2018

Email Beatrice Svanström  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Everything was great, the staff was wonderful, lovely nature and we saw animals all the time!

Jaume   –  
Spain ES
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018

Email Jaume  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Great safari in Selous, last July 2018. Three days/two nights. We saw all the animals expected, including lions, buffalo, hippos, and a elephant. The weather was great in july: no rain and a great temperature. Selous occupies an enormous territory, so is difficult to find others vehicules, except in the encounters with lions and elephants because they are more difficult to find. Selous is an area not overcrowded by tourism.

Tor Arne Fallingen   –  
Norway NO
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: May 6, 2018

Email Tor Arne Fallingen  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The park displayed a lot of what I feel African nature is like, it has dense vegetation areas and sparse vegetarion areas. It has the common animals, but you may not get to see the more rare ones. As our guide said, Selous you might not see everything, but you get close to the animals you see. In Mikumi you drive in hills and mountains, you may see more, but need good spectacles to make out what animal it is. This is 2 reserves easily accessible from Dar es Salaam, its not Serengeti og NgoroNgoro, which I understand is something completely different in many ways. But when we visited, there were 1 other car in the park, we saw it at the gate going in, so we didnt drive in a Safari convoy, this I appreciate.

KrisNM   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Apr 27, 2018

Email KrisNM  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wild and wonderful
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This was the first park of our multi-day safari tour in southern Tanzania, and we enjoyed it tremendously. The first day we were treated to a boat tour near our accommodations at the Selous River Lodge, and we were able to see a great variety of birds (kingfishers, weavers, bee-eaters) as well as crocodiles (baby and adult) and hippos. At night, we could hear hippos grunting from our hut, and we saw at least two kinds of monkeys in the trees outside the hut. During the two days of driving in the reserve, we saw giraffes, buffalo, many birds, warthogs, impalas, water bucks, hippos, and so much more. We enjoyed some breakfast and lunch with our wonderful driver at relaxing spots in the park, and over the course of two days we saw very few people. It was just as wild and wonderful as we had dreamed, and we would go back in a heartbeat.

Ciril   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2018 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2018

Email Ciril  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

Just beautiful!

Andrey Lopatinskiy   –  
Russia RU
Visited: March 2018 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2018

Email Andrey Lopatinskiy  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Selious is big wild territory with wild roads, is more naturally, more real as I like.

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