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Bat-eared Fox Fly-in Safari

This is an ideal first-time safari and is the perfect add-on to a holiday in Zanzibar. The Selous is Africa’s biggest game reserve and is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Bat-eared Fox Fly-in Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Bat-eared Fox Fly-in Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Dar es Salaam International Airport

This trip starts at the Domestic Terminal of Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is a walk of about 500m from the International Terminal.

Day 1

Dar es Salaam to Lake Manze: air & 4WD

From Dar es Salaam, your light-aircraft flight of around 45 minutes takes you south-west towards the wide Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve. After landing at Siwandu Airstrip, it's about an hour's drive to Lake Manze Adventure Camp, depending on the wildlife you see along the way.

Lake Manze Adventure Camp
Days 1-4

Lake Manze Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSelous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Nestled under rustling palms on a lake’s edge, traditional, simple Lake Manze Camp is where wildlife comes to you. Shaded by doum and barossa palms framing views of tranquil Lake Manze, this camp is dissected by wildlife trails. Giraffe amble past 12 simple tents, watched from private, shaded verandas. Elephant browse cheek by jowl with visitors dining in the main thatched building. Genet cats join guests for a sociable dinner under the stars.

Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Nestled under rustling palms on a lake’s edge, traditional, simple Lake Manze Camp is where wildlife comes to you. Shaded by doum and barossa palms framing views of tranquil Lake Manze, this camp is dissected by wildlife trails. Giraffe amble past 12 simple tents, watched from private, shaded verandas. Elephant browse cheek by jowl with visitors dining in the main thatched building. Genet cats join guests for a sociable dinner under the stars.

Billed as an adventure camp with an eco conscious outlook, Lake Manze offers just the safari essentials. The ambience is relaxed, warm and welcoming. Paraffin lamps replace electricity to enhance the balmy night. The tents with rustic but colourful décor are uncluttered and comfortable. En suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers are open air. Meals are simple but tasty, with vegetarian lunches a nod towards balancing the environmental cost of livestock farming.

Experiences concentrate on the surroundings and the wildlife encounters. Safari drives taking in varied open plain, lakeside and woodland environments are led by a personable guide and a driver, and usually limited to four guests. A boat safari is a must with a unique quiet, solar powered motor enabling a gentle glide by wildlife without startling.

"Location of the camp is great and we enjoyed [having] no electricity."

CC.fromPorto Alegre

Arrived 10 Nov 2019, 4 nights

No frills means a sandy floor in the main area, candle lit rooms and instant coffee, yet the convivial atmosphere and wilderness setting make a visit to Lake Manze a romantic and magical experience. See our full report on Lake Manze Adventure Camp

93%
208 reviews of Lake Manze Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Fishing

Guided walking safari

Day 4

Lake Manze to Dar by 4WD & light aircraft

The drive from camp to Siwandu Airstrip, skirting the edge of Lake Nzerakera, should take around an hour, watching out for wildlife along the way. From the airstrip, make the most of the 45-minute light-aircraft flight as it heads over the Selous before landing in Dar es Salaam.

Day 4

Ends: Dar es Salaam International Airport

Your trip ends at the airport's Domestic Terminal. If you're due to fly out of the country, you'll then have a walk of about 500m to the International Terminal.

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