Boat Safari

Boat Safari

Tanzania is unsurpassed in sub-Saharan Africa for Birdwatching, with one of the highest bird diversities (1113 species) including 29 endemics. Even the casual visitor can't fail appreciate the sheer abundance of bird-life.

One of the best ways to see many waterbirds in their natural habitats is on a boat safari. With a good guide and boatman team are able to get very close, often shutting down engines as you drift in towards a particularly interesting sighting.

Boat safaris are also great for Big Game viewing. Most plains animals will from time to time visit the waters edge for a drink. Many of these species spend the majority of their time close to the waters edge, from where you will get a unique viewpoint of their activities. You may get to see the spectacular sight of a herd of elephants as it crosses a river or lake.

Then of course there are the animals that you would expect to see, such as hippopotamus and crocodiles. These two species usually live in close proximity without much interaction, but every now and then you may witness a fight, or see the consequences.

Boating is a comfortable and relaxing way to enjoy the Tanzanian bush, offering a welcome alternative to classic game drives. The Selous Game Reserve is famous for it's lakes and the Rufiji River, all of which can be explored by boat. Other top boating locations include Katavi, Rubondo and Saadani.


  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013