Boat safari on the Rufiji River (3 Hours)

Boat safari on the Rufiji River

(3 Hours)


Set sail on East Africa’s largest delta The Rufiji River is the lifeline of the Selous, with magnificent herds of wildlife congregating along its banks. Wide and winding, the river forms a number of scenic lakes in the heart of the game reserves, while its channels flow into the largest river delta in East Africa. Explore the sinuous waterways of the Rufiji by boat when the river’s waters are high or cruise one of its many tranquil lakes during the low water season. Sip sundowners or enjoy a delicious meal while watching the herds coming down to drink and getting to know a wonderful variety of beautiful bird species. The Rufiji itself is a sprawling waterway with 5 distinctive ‘lakes’ joined together by a myriad of channels. A birders paradise with over 440 species of birds recorded, including the rare Pel’s Fishing Owl and White-Backed Heron. It is also abundantly rich in fish eagles, herons, Egyptian geese, storks, bee eaters, and kingfishers. Bask in the beauty of your surroundings and gaze at the magnificence of the flaming orange orb as it slips below the horizon. As the only game area in Tanzania to offer river boat safaris, this serene experience is truly stunning.


Some Meals Provided

Breakfast included every day, as well as 3 dinners and 2 lunches. Ask your travel specialist for more details.


All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member


Tour Pricing

3 Hour Tour
2 People +
  • Return Shuttle
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations
5 Hour Tour
2 People +
  • Return Shuttle
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations


While we felt that information was a little vague during the planning stages, the execution and personal that we met during the trip were not notch. All the properties were excellent and the logistical attention to detail was outstanding. We have travelled to Africa before and expected that there would be some hiccups along the way considering the ever-changing testing requirements etc. But none of this occurred. From the time we landed at Kilimanjaro airport until the time we left, we were always informed and helped with whatever the next step in our travel would be. We would highly recommend the meet and greet service at the Kilimanjaro airport as it made what could have been a very long immigration process manageable.
Mark Hoyer
24 Feb 2022

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